December 17, 2013 Why should Christmas get all the attention? Host Ophira Eisenberg teams up with comedian John Hodgman for a spirited reading of the famous poem popularly known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," with the lines rewritten to be about some less popular holidays and days of observance.
December 5, 2013 Considering the satin-voiced singer's fourth record, Normal as Blueberry Pie, was a tribute to Doris Day, we put McKay in the puzzle hot seat for a quiz about the legendary actress and singer. Plus, hear what vinyl she's currently spinning, and why she brought a pair of leopard-print, "second-hand love cuffs" to the show.
November 21, 2013 We put the best-selling horror author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series to the test in this Ask Me Another Challenge based on an audience poll. Did Stine know what scares our listeners more: ghosts, or being alone for the rest of your life? Plus, Stine reveals his own biggest fear.
November 21, 2013 If you're a person of a certain age, this horror author probably terrified or delighted you with his Goosebumps and Fear Street series. Stine joined Ask Me Another to recount his origins as a humor writer and his "controversial" thoughts on things that go "bump" in the night.
November 14, 2013 Once we discovered that our V.I.P., actor Justin Long, had a knack for celebrity impersonations, we had to hear them. So we put Long to work reading famous movie lines in the voices of actors Michael J. Fox, Sam Rockwell, Woody Allen and more. Plus, Jonathan Coulton performs a cover of Lionel Richie's "All Night Long." Yeah, we went there.
November 7, 2013 The director of Bridesmaids and The Heat shares his ongoing campaign to put more funny women on movie screens. And as the creator of the beloved show Freaks and Geeks, Feig is not without his own geeky beginnings, and reveals his past as a child magician.
October 31, 2013 Throughout his career as a musician, MacKaye has played, listened to and analyzed countless hours of music. But how will he fare in our version of "Name That Tune"? MacKaye teams up with NPR's Stephen Thompson to identify acoustic renditions of punk songs performed by house musician Jonathan Coulton.
October 31, 2013 The front man of the bands Minor Threat, Fugazi and The Evens played a fundamental role in the development of Washington, D.C.'s punk and straight-edge scene. Hear MacKaye opine on everything from performing for audiences with the lights on, to the importance of dental care.
October 24, 2013 The author of the memoir Orange Is The New Black: My Year In A Women's Prison speaks about navigating the prison social structure, how cooking behind bars allowed her to bond with fellow inmates, and the differences between her actual experiences and those depicted in the hit Netflix series based on her story.
October 24, 2013 Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax, make fun of bad movies for our enjoyment. On Ask Me Another, the pair goes head to head to guess whether hilarities such as "War With the Mutant Spider Ants" or "Death Bed: The Bed That Eats" are movie titles, Choose Your Own Adventure book titles, or Weekly World News tabloid headlines.
October 10, 2013 The former Late Show With David Letterman writer has penned fake oral histories of former President George W. Bush and reclusive writer J.D. Salinger. Hear Ruprecht explain how he crafts these phony accounts, and play a game in which he must distinguish quotes by Bush, Holden Caulfield, and David Hasselhoff.
October 3, 2013 With New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz as our V.I.P. Puzzle Guru, we knew he'd come up with a doozy of a final round. So when the last two standing turn out to be Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen and Wet Hot American Summer filmmaker David Wain, this anagram showdown gets even more heated.