June 7, 2013 Very Important Puzzler Lizz Winstead is a huge fan of the "portmanteau," a word formed by combining two other words. In this game, Lizz joins host Ophira Eisenberg to prompt contestants to make their own portmanteaus by combining a famous person's name with a food item.
June 7, 2013 Hear the comedian and co-creator of The Daily Show explain how the idea for a fake news show came to her during a disastrous blind date. And to prove she's a bonafide word nerd and game fanatic, Winstead shares some useful vocabulary and party games of her own creation.
June 7, 2013 Word nerds, unite! This week's show will whet your appetite for wordplay with a game that mashes up famous names and food items into portmanteaus. Our Very Important Puzzler, comedian and co-creator of The Daily Show Lizz Winstead, is a bonafide game fanatic who shares the definitions of her own, made-up vocabulary. Plus, get tongue-tied in Italian and find out which of your friends have "aptronyms" for names. It may even be you.
June 3, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the new Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich from Dunkin' Donuts. It's only in Boston, but a taste this disgustingly delicious won't stay local for long.
May 31, 2013 In honor of V.I.P. Dan Kennedy and his new novel American Spirit, puzzle guru John Chaneski cooks up a patriotic final round in which all the answers are phrases or titles that contain the word "America" or "American." America's got talent" — and yes, we mean you, brainy listeners.