Ask Me Another

Saturdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. on KUAR 89.1
  • Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg

Ask Me Another brings the lively spirit and healthy competition of your favorite trivia night right to your ears. With a rotating cast of funny people, puzzle writers and VIP guests, it features the wit of host Ophira Eisenberg, the music of house musician Jonathan Coulton, and rambunctious trivia games, all played in front of a live audience.

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GOAT (Greatest Of All Time)

1 hour ago

In the final round of the Battle of the Podcast Stars, the two surviving podcast hosts go H2H in this T/F game about commonly-used acronyms. Who will take the L?

Heard on Ben Sinclair: High Maintenance And The Battle Of The Podcast Stars.

I'm Just The Messenger With Ben Sinclair

1 hour ago

On the HBO series High Maintenance, actor Ben Sinclair plays a weed delivery man. But can the man behind The Guy identify the famous historical messengers in this quiz?

Heard on Ben Sinclair: High Maintenance And The Battle Of The Podcast Stars.

Hold Me Close, Tiny Glucose

1 hour ago

Unofficial Expert podcast hosts Marie Faustin and Sydnee Washington put their confectionery knowledge to the test in this delectable music parody game where every answer is a dessert.

Heard on Ben Sinclair: High Maintenance And The Battle Of The Podcast Stars.

Final Round

Feb 7, 2020

The finalists cover everything from tectonic plates to sparkling water brands in this rapid-fire round that requires smarts and strategy.

Heard on Tan France: Naturally Tan.

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Queer Eye fashion expert Tan France had his first date with his now-husband at an Olive Garden. Inspired by that incredible story, France guesses whether an ambiguously-named product is a chain restaurant, a skin care product, or a scented candle.

Heard on Tan France: Naturally Tan.

Punk Goes Pop

Feb 7, 2020

Spike up that mohawk, put on those JNCO's, and grab your combat boots, because in this music parody game classic punk rock clash songs with fads that, while popular, were not all that punk rock.

Heard on Tan France: Naturally Tan.

Make It a Double

Jan 31, 2020

Finalists go double-or-nothing in a quiz where every answer begins with "double."

Heard on John Cameron Mitchell: Getting Shrill.

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Future Imperfect With John Cameron Mitchell

Jan 31, 2020

Writer and performer John Cameron Mitchell plays a game about past predictions of life in the 21st century. It'll make you think, "Yeah, why don't we have super chimpanzees?"

Heard on John Cameron Mitchell: Getting Shrill.

Purple Prince

Jan 31, 2020

This is what it sounds like when the contestants play a music parody game based around Prince's discography and the artist's favorite color.

Heard on John Cameron Mitchell: Getting Shrill.

Final Round

Jan 17, 2020

The final two contestants test their knowledge of everything from world leaders to puppets in this rapid-fire game of smarts and strategy.

Heard on Justin Long And Marina Franklin: Franklin My Dear, I Don't Give A Long.

The Swing Of Things

Jan 17, 2020

Revisit the New Jack Swing, you know, that musical genre trend of the mid-1980's to the early-'90s that fused R&B with jazz, soul, and hip-hop. In this music parody game, songs from the New Jack Swing movement are rewritten about things that very literally swing — or can be swung.

Heard on Justin Long And Marina Franklin: Franklin My Dear, I Don't Give A Long.

This Is United States

Jan 17, 2020

The contestants swap two-letter terms and phrases for states that share those same two letters in this high-concept word game. It's that simple!

Heard on Justin Long And Marina Franklin: Franklin My Dear, I Don't Give A Long.

What A Geome-Treat

Jan 3, 2020

In this final round, every answer is a 2-D or a 3-D shape.

Heard on Luke James: Not 'Chi' About Singing.

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Hungry Like The Wolf

Jan 3, 2020

A lover of wolves, singer, actor and model Luke James comes back to play a game where his wolf knowledge is put to the test.

Heard on Luke James: Not 'Chi' About Singing.

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Jingle All The Way

Jan 3, 2020

In this music parody, contestants guess which movie or TV show a fictional product or company is from.

Heard on Luke James: Not 'Chi' About Singing.

Stand Up First Ladies

Dec 20, 2019

In this audio game, two returning champions guess which sassy first lady they're hearing.

Heard on Kal Penn And Dan Soder: The Tournament Of Champions.

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Read It? I Devoured It!

Dec 20, 2019

Returning champions mash up authors and foods in one of Ask Me Another's most challenging word games ever.

Heard on Kal Penn And Dan Soder: The Tournament Of Champions.

Hits And Misses

Dec 20, 2019

In this music parody about famous flops, contestants are punished for the mistakes of previous contestants — just like in a real relationship.

Heard on Kal Penn And Dan Soder: The Tournament Of Champions.

Respect Spell Check

Dec 6, 2019

Inspired by the queen of R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Aretha Franklin, every answer starts with "R," is seven letters long, and must be spelled correctly.

Heard on Paula Cole: Where Have All The Puzzles Gone?

Fun Old Birds With Paula Cole

Dec 6, 2019

Did you know "wink-a-puss" is an old name for an owl? Singer-songwriter Paula Cole and Jonathan Coulton team-up to guess what birds were formerly known by much more ridiculous names.

Heard on Paula Cole: Where Have All The Puzzles Gone?

One Hit Wonders

Dec 6, 2019

In this music parody game, contestants show their age when they try to guess what '80s trend is being sung about.

Heard on Paula Cole: Where Have All The Puzzles Gone?

XXX

Nov 22, 2019

Everything's bigger in Texas, but some places are bigger than Texas. In this final round, contestants guess whether a geographic area is larger than the Lone Star state.

Heard on Robert Earl Keen: Texas Troubadour.

Guac-pocalypse Now With Robert Earl Keen

Nov 22, 2019

In the first season of Queer Eye, previous Ask Me Another guest Antoni Porowski broke the Internet by making guacamole with Greek yogurt. Inspired by this, singer-songwriter and Tex-Mex fan Robert Earl Keen tackles questions about other guac-troversies.

Heard on Robert Earl Keen: Texas Troubadour.

Queso-ra Sera

Nov 22, 2019

Inspired by San Antonio's queso connection, Ask Me Another's house musician Jonathan Coulton performs another music parody about cheese.

Heard on Robert Earl Keen: Texas Troubadour.

5318008

Nov 8, 2019

In this final round, every answer can be spelled on a traditional LCD calculator by turning it upside-down.

Heard on Alejandro Escovedo: Punk Rock Roots In Texas.

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Off Field Injuries

Nov 8, 2019

Songwriter Alejandro Escovedo returns to the stage for multiple choice quiz that challenges his baseball expertise in a game about mundane baseball injuries... will he hit a home run?

Heard on Alejandro Escovedo: Punk Rock Roots In Texas.

Buddy's Hollywood

Nov 8, 2019

In this music parody game, the songs by Buddy Holly are reworked to be about everyone's favorite buddy movies.

Heard on Alejandro Escovedo: Punk Rock Roots In Texas.

Older Or Younger Than 25?

Oct 25, 2019

In this final round, Ask Me Another celebrate the 25th anniversary of Santa Barbara's public radio station KCLU in a game where contestants must decide if these things are younger or older than the station.

Heard on Michael McDonald: Once A Doobie, Always A Doobie.

For Santa Barbara residents, Lil' Toot is simply a water taxi. But to the Ask Me Another staff, Lil' Toot became something of an obsession. The captain of the boat, Fred Hershman described it as a "cute, lil' yellow tug boat that goes back and forth across the harbor." While the ride only lasts 12 to 15 minutes, the boat is equipped with a cute little horn, and bubbles coming out of the smokestack.

Non Surfing Safari

Oct 25, 2019

Inspired by the hard truth that The Pacific Ocean is actually really cold, in this music parody game we rewrote songs by The Beach Boys to be about beach activities you can do without getting more than your feet wet.

Heard on Michael McDonald: Once A Doobie, Always A Doobie.

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