In 1955, Variety predicted rock 'n roll would be dead by summer. Ha! We can't predict the future either, but we can invite you to learn the ups and downs of hosting a TV show from comic W. Kamau Bell.
Michigan Stadium, also known as "The Big House."
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Ann Arbor is a city of many nicknames, and this week we add 'Puzzleville, USA.' Listen as Michiganders do math at the movies, try on famous hats and make the sounds of sports mascots. Go Blue!
Brush up your British slang with Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Lord of the Rings), who talks getting into the mind of Caesar the ape and reveals the origin of Gollum's creepy voice.
Close, but no cigar.
Give your brain the ultimate workout as we revisit more of our toughest games to date — can you name famous commercial jingles when sung in Italian, or insert comic strips into your favorite novels?
Get your popcorn ready for a thrilling, action-packed hour, as our V.I.P., Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman, shares his formula for making an edgy, mind-blowing blockbuster film.
As the saying goes, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery," and this week's Very Important Puzzler, actor Justin Long has a knack for impressions.
They Might Be Giants.
Brooklyn's oldest opera house is the stage for a new song from special guests They Might Be Giants, and WNYC's Radiolab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich spar over who has to have the last word.
Ian MacKaye: Punk rock icon, dental missionary. He joined Ask Me Another at NPR Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Shake things up in our nation's capital with one of D.C.'s music legends. V.I.P Ian MacKaye, of punk bands Fugazi and Minor Threat, shares tales from the road and muses about what "punk" means today.
Host Ophira Eisenberg.
We quiz TV critic Emily Nussbaum on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, peek into the world of Wiki-wars and relive some great movie soundtrack moments. Who will vanquish the competition?
Get ready for trivia!
Our V.I.P. this week is Piper Kerman, author of the memoir-turned-TV series Orange is the New Black: My Year In A Women's Prison. Plus, two Mystery Science Theater 3000 veterans riff on bad movies.
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