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How To Be Black

If you love playing around with palindromes and quoting Downton Abbey's Dowager Countess, then this episode will make you so happy, you'll want to clap your hands. Plus, this week's hilarious guest, Baratunde Thurston, has some advice for the Area Man or Woman in all of us.

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SAT Analogies

SAT Analogies

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The Puzzle Master Takes On The Puzzle Grasshopper

This week, famous works of art and literature are slapped with product placement, we honor "Weird Al" Yankovic's timeless tunes, and one of Ask Me Another's own challenges the puzzle world master, Will Shortz, in an anagram showdown for the ages.

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Sublime Rhymes

Sublime Rhymes

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The Big, Mean, and Green

Can you tell the difference between a Harry Potter spell, a prescription drug, and a piece of IKEA furniture? Plus, meet a Rhodes Scholar-turned-filmmaker and comic book scribe: Hulk writer Greg Pak.

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Extended Play

Extended Play

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The Girl Who Played With Her Food

Translate international film titles, like "Meetings and Failures in Meetings," back into English. Then meet our guest, the sweet-toothed chemist who invented "crack pie," Christina Tosi.

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Movies In Other Languages

Movies In Other Languages

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Silent Knight

Silent Knight

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Vowel Play

Vowel Play

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Secret Agent Man

We're serving up presidential tunes from our nation's capital! Also on the menu are a variety of cheeses...or are they dance moves? V.I.P. Peter Earnest probably knows. His specialty is intelligence.

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Literally!

Literally!

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Odd Couples

Odd Couples

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