April 6, 2013 Rick Nielsen formed Cheap Trick with three of his friends back in 1973 in Rockford, Ill., and since then they've traveled the world and put out more than 16 albums. He'll play a game called "BAAAAAAAA." Three questions about sheep tricks.
April 5, 2013 With a V.I.P. as exciting as legendary sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, we had to pull out all the stops. So we conducted a highly-scientific sex survey of our audience and quizzed Dr. Ruth on the results. Suffice it to say, the lady knows sex. Plus, Jonathan Coulton plays a sexy song about about monogamy—a cover of George Michael's "Faith."
April 4, 2013 Now that Facebook is following Apple, Microsoft and Google into the mobile device business, others must surely be on the way. Imagine what a LinkedIn phone, a Yahoo phone or even an NPR phone might do for you.
April 1, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a marvel of snack engineering: deep-fried chili balls. Finally, you can take chili on the go, as if you're going anywhere.
March 31, 2013 You will be given some words. For each one, provide a four-letter word that can follow the first to complete a familiar two-word phrase. The four letters of the second word can always be found inside the first word. For example, given "personal," you would say "loan."
March 29, 2013 The "Frankenstein-Dracula," the "King's Indian" and the "Fried Liver" are all famous ways to do what? As this week's V.I.P., International Grandmaster of chess Maurice Ashley, knows, they're all strategies to begin a chess match. In this episode, Ashley divulges his own chess-playing strategy that combines Zen-like meditation with CIA-like mind games. Plus: anagrams for foodies, cartoon characters with speech impediments, and gender-bending pop songs. Ready to play? Check and mate.
March 25, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we sample the McCamembert. It's what you get when you're a French person who walks into a McDonald's, which is weird, because we figured what you'd get is deported.
March 24, 2013 You'll be given clues for some five-letter words. In each case, the letters of the answer can be found consecutively somewhere inside the clue. For example, given "Some teenagers' language," the answer would be "slang" (hidden inside "teenagerS' LANGuage").
March 22, 2013 In the final act of this collection of favorite movie games, examine films with hilarious subtitles, like "Air Bud: Golden Receiver," in the game "Electric Boogaloo." Plus Ophira Eisenberg and the puzzle gurus lead "Movies In Other Languages" and "All Movies Are The Same."