Ask Me Another

Saturdays at 10 a.m. on 91.3
  • Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg

Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal walk into a bar... No, it's not the start of a joke. It's the essence of Ask Me Another, a rambunctious hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites in-studio guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones, and enjoy witty banter and guitar riffs from house musician Jonathan Coulton.

Supreme Supremes

Jul 23, 2021

If there are two things that exude the same type of power in this world, it's Motown powerhouses and deluxe menu items from Taco Bell. That's why in this music parody game, The War Report podcast hosts Shalewa Sharpe and Gastor Almonte are served a hefty helping of Supremes songs rewritten to be about fast food chains.

Heard on MathNuggets.

Body Of Work

Jul 23, 2021

Ask Me Another's staff recently learned that, back at the New York office, there is an ever-growing pile of listener mail from film-buff surgeons. Thus, hosts of the podcast The War Report, Shalewa Sharpe and Gastor Almonte, play this word game in which every answer is the title of a movie, with one of the words replaced with a rhyming body part.

Who Owns What?

Jul 23, 2021

Many companies own other companies, brands or things that you may not expect. Shalewa Sharpe and Gastor Almonte, hosts of the podcast The War Report, figure out which corporate relationships are true and which are false. Pet food candies? Cheesecake workouts? These days, who's to say.

Heard on MathNuggets.

Peppermint

Jul 16, 2021

RuPaul's Drag Race alum and Call Me Mother co-host Peppermint talks about how her love of peppermint as a flavor led to her choosing it as a name, even if she now says "it was a dumb mistake, but I guess it's too late to change it." She talks about the winding road of her theater career, from "knocking on Broadway's door" and getting "no one's home" in response, to becoming the first out trans woman to originate a role on Broadway. Then, she plays a colorful game all about shades of red, blue, and green.

Other Tens

Jul 16, 2021

"How many decade-themed music parodies can they play??" As many as there are decades, buddy! Miracle Workers actors Geraldine Viswanathan and Karan Soni take on this latest installment, venturing through the "tens" of centuries past.

Heard on We Ship It.

Hey There, Hot Stuff

Jul 16, 2021

Things get a bit toasty in this game with Miracle Workers stars Geraldine Viswanathan and Karan Soni... No, like, literally. This game is about things that reach very, very hot temperatures. Please bring flame resistant clothing, or at least some oven mitts.

Heard on We Ship It.

Uzo Aduba: In Treatment

Jul 9, 2021

In Treatment and Orange Is the New Black actor Uzo Aduba shares that when she was growing up, she and her sister learned a secret language— their brother, on the other hand, missed the lesson. This, of course, leads to years of inside jokes and secret conversations, much to her brother's annoyance. She talks about how playing a therapist— In Treatment's Dr.

Elemental Nightlife

Jul 9, 2021

As if being in a regular nightclub wasn't stressful enough, Quinta Brunson (A Black Lady Sketch Show, She Memes Well) and Taylor Garron (Look I Bought Plants: And Other Poems About Life and Stuff, As of Yet) navigate some new clubs themed after elements on the periodic table.

The Sounds of TikTok

Jul 9, 2021

Quinta Brunson (A Black Lady Sketch Show, She Memes Well) and Taylor Garron (Look I Bought Plants: And Other Poems About Life and Stuff, As of Yet) identify the TV clips that have been haunting everyone's For You Pages.

Better Call Saul and The Mandalorian star Giancarlo Esposito's on-screen interests include running a drug empire and hunting Baby Yoda. Off-screen, Esposito's interests include playing the saxophone and designing hats. In this interview, Esposito talks about his initial reluctance to take on the role of Gus Fring in Breaking Bad and its prequel, Better Call Saul.

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