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The Curious Listener: You Want To Be 'Asked Another'?

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Ask Me Another is one of NPR's exciting new shows, and its audience is growing with each weekly episode. That's why today we're featuring a listener letter that will solve a puzzle many an Ask Me Another fan has ruminated on since the show's inception: How can I be a contestant?

The note is from Katy, a Curious Listener who recently discovered the show, can't get enough of puzzles, word games and trivia, and wants to be a contender on the Ask Me Another stage.

We love to hear from fans of our various shows. And — let's be honest — fans make the best contestants, right? So whether you're new to Ask Me Another like Katy or have been a devotee since the beginning, we want you to know how to be a part of one of NPR's newest programs.

Seriously. Just discovered this game show while driving to and from the grocery store, and I'm hooked. I'm now on my laptop listening the podcast and enjoying answering as many questions as I can, and going "oh!" for every one that I don't know.

So could I be on it? Please? I know I'm in Texas but maybe you should come to Texas. Or maybe you should fly me up there. I'm geeky and weird and want to sit around and answer questions and laugh. =]


Dear Katy,

Thank you for contacting NPR. We appreciate your interest in Ask Me Another.

If you are interested in being a contestant on the show, please send an email to and the producers will follow-up with a quiz. Be sure to indicate the date in which you would like to compete. You will find a complete fall schedule and ticket information here:

For additional information about the show, visit You will also find updates and behind the scenes information on Twitter and Facebook.


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For those of you in the New York area and anyone planning to swing through the city in mid-June, we've got the golden-egg of trivia opportunities (and this one's not for the feeble-kneed either folks). Ask Me Another is looking for contestants to join the team in their free SummerStage event on Friday, June 14. You'll be on stage at the Central Park Bandshell for the taping, which features VIPs including singer-songwriter Nellie McKay, puzzlemaster Will Shortz, Studio 360's Kurt Andersen and his wife, writer Anne Kreamer.

Think you've got the chops? Email to request a Contestant Quiz.

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