May 20, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we celebrate an expert panel's recommendations about salt intake by taking in as much salt as we can, with The Saltwich.
May 20, 2013 The screenwriter, producer, director and actor, whose name has become synonymous with American comedy, talks about his penchant for spoofs and his decades-long friendship with Carl Reiner. Brooks, who is among a handful of people who've won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards, is the subject of a new documentary on PBS.
May 17, 2013 This week, Ask Me Another leaves the decision making up to host Ophira Eisenberg, as we revisit some of her favorite games from the past two seasons. Ophira's motto: the weirder, the better. We'll analyze literary classics and bestsellers based on one-star Amazon reviews, flip through the pages of etiquette manuals published in the early 1960s, and even attempt the impossible: play Pictionary...on the radio! Plus: a tribute to a Billy Joel classic, reading advertising slogans like Valley Girls, and a quiz all about Starchild, Demon, Space Ace, and Catman — otherwise known as the rock band KISS. It's a trip down Ophira's memory lane — no flashback sequence necessary.
May 13, 2013 Now we know why it takes astronauts three hours to get into their spacesuits.
May 10, 2013 In this rousing hour, taped live in Boston, we poke a little 'pun' at the local accent, imagine famous songs as if they had been written about Boston neighborhoods, and sing everyone's favorite Fenway Park anthem. Plus, play games with three hometown heroes: film critic Wesley Morris, young adult author Lois Lowry, and the wit of Capitol Hill—former Congressman Barney Frank.
May 6, 2013 Peter Sagal's in New York, so what did he go get for this week's Sandwich Monday? A classic New York hot dog? A pastrami sandwich from 2nd Avenue Deli? No, a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich.
May 4, 2013 Steve Martin is a comedian, a playwright, an author, an art collector, an actor, a Grammy-winning banjo player, a composer and, as we all know, a "wild and crazy guy." So we've decided to ask him questions about the most mundane and dull guys we could find.
May 3, 2013 This week's Very Important Puzzler talks about his life as a "human guinea pig," from trying to become the healthiest person in the world, to living by the Bible for a whole year. Plus, we put Jacobs in the puzzle hot seat for an Ask Me Another Challenge about famous people who go by two initials and a last name.