June 21, 2013 Those two little dots that get placed over vowels are known as umlauts. They're used to indicate that the vowel is pronounced in an unusual way, if the word is foreign. Or pretentious. Puzzle guru Art Chung leads this final round full of double-dotted words.
June 21, 2013 Sorry, Beatles fans: This hour, Jonathan Coulton turns some of the Fab Four's most beloved hits into trivia questions about famous historical figures. Is nothing sacred? We'll also put the King of Horror's son, novelist and B-movie aficionado Owen King, in the puzzle hot seat as our V.I.P. Plus: Play a game that has nothing to do with the HBO series Game of Thrones, and translate common expressions into medical conditions.When it comes to our contestants, you never know what is going to come out of their alimentary canals.
June 21, 2013 The son of horror author Stephen King discusses his new, non-horror novel, Double Feature, and explains why his advice to young writers is that they sometimes need to quit. Plus, he goes toe-to-toe with his childhood best friend, novelist Emma Straub, in a game about movies about movies.
June 21, 2013 Whether it's logs of phone calls or GPS data, commentator Geoff Nunberg says it still says a lot about who you are: "Tell me where you've been and who you've been talking to, and I'll tell you about your politics, your health, your sexual orientation, your finances," he says.