Speeches And Songs This audio quiz is for people who are well-versed on both political speeches AND popular music. Hillary Clinton fought for human rights, but who's fighting for your right to party?
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Speeches And Songs

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Our next game is called Speeches And Songs. We'll play you an audio mash-up of a famous speech and a popular song. Identify the speaker and the musical artist. Each is worth one point, and your opponent can steal any points that you don't get. OK. Here's your first clip.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

HILLARY CLINTON: If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, let it be that human rights are women's rights. And women's rights are human...

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT")

BEASTIE BOYS: (Singing) Right to party.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Christa.

CHRISTA CRUIKSHANK: OK, so Beastie Boys is the musical part of it.

EISENBERG: Yeah.

CRUIKSHANK: And the speaker - was that Elizabeth Warren?

UNIDENTIFIED AUDIENCE: Oh.

CRUIKSHANK: No.

EISENBERG: Sorry, that is incorrect. But Beastie Boys is correct. Elizabeth, can you take the other point?

ELIZABETH HARRELL: I'm going to say Hillary Clinton.

EISENBERG: Yeah.

CRUIKSHANK: Yeah.

EISENBERG: You're going to say correct. Yeah.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: OK. This one starts with a 2011 commencement speech.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

SHERYL SANDBERG: Do not lean back. Lean in.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LEAN ON ME")

BILL WITHERS: (Singing) Lean on me when you're not strong.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Elizabeth.

HARRELL: The song is "Lean On Me."

EISENBERG: OK, but we need...

(LAUGHTER)

HARRELL: Is it Bill Withers?

EISENBERG: Yes.

HARRELL: OK, Bill Withers.

EISENBERG: Yup.

HARRELL: And I do not know the speaker.

EISENBERG: You do not know the speaker. OK. Well, Bill Withers is worth one point. Christa, can you steal?

CRUIKSHANK: Sarah Palin.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: "Lean In" is her book, and that was Sheryl Sandberg.

CRUIKSHANK: Oh.

EISENBERG: All right. This mash-up begins with a 1976 keynote address by a U.S. House representative from Texas.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

BARBARA JORDAN: More is required of public officials than slogans and handshakes and press releases. More is required...

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "SHALLOW")

BRADLEY COOPER: (Singing) Or do you need more? Is there something else you're searching for?

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Elizabeth - excited about half of this clue.

(LAUGHTER)

HARRELL: How did you know, Ophira?

EISENBERG: (Laughter) 'Cause you danced.

(LAUGHTER)

HARRELL: The second half would be Bradley Cooper.

EISENBERG: Yes, indeed. How about the first half?

HARRELL: Oh, I have no clue.

EISENBERG: OK.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Christa, can you identify the person giving the speech in the first half of what we're looking for here?

CRUIKSHANK: Sure. Ross Perot.

EISENBERG: Good guess. That was actually Barbara Jordan.

(LAUGHTER)

CRUIKSHANK: Oh, I knew it wasn't Ann Richards. That's all I knew.

EISENBERG: All right. This is your last clue.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

RONALD REAGAN: Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this...

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "THE WALL")

PINK FLOYD: (Singing) Wall. All in all you're just another brick in the wall.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Elizabeth.

HARRELL: OK. This happened, I think, the year I was born, so I (laughter)...

UNIDENTIFIED AUDIENCE: (Booing).

HARRELL: I'm sorry.

EISENBERG: Why do people always feel the need to point out what year they were born?

HARRELL: I'm sorry.

JONATHAN COULTON: I'm going to say ahead of time, no points will be awarded.

EISENBERG: Yeah, exactly.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Minus points.

HARRELL: Oh, was it Ronald Reagan? It was Ronald Reagan. I'm going with Ronald Reagan. And then I already - I was trying so hard to concentrate on getting the speaker right.

EISENBERG: Yeah.

HARRELL: I wasn't really paying attention to the song. I don't know.

UNIDENTIFIED AUDIENCE: Oh.

HARRELL: David Hasselhoff.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Elizabeth, your youth gives and takes.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Christa, can you give us...

CRUIKSHANK: Yes.

EISENBERG: ...The musician?

CRUIKSHANK: That was Pink Floyd - "The Wall."

EISENBERG: There you go.

(APPLAUSE)

HARRELL: (Laughter).

EISENBERG: I think there's, like - we're going to incite a riot with what's going on here.

COULTON: I actually felt some physical pain when you said David Hasselhoff.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: All right, well done. After two games, it looks like Elizabeth is going to our final round.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

EISENBERG: Coming up, Trace Adkins will be here. Later, maybe someone from his family will come up on stage, lie down on a giant sheet of paper so I can trace Trace Adkins' kin.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: I'm Ophira Eisenberg, and this is ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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