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Games, puzzles, and contests plus odd stories from comedy, art, and society.

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Sunday Puzzle: Decipher These Phrases

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 08:03:26 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle this week with Dawn Ladd of New Port Richey, Fla.

Not My Job: We Quiz Quarterback Tom Brady On 'The Brady Bunch'

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 07:46:52 -0400

Three questions about the classic TV sitcom for the five-time Super Bowl winner and New England Patriots passer.

I Smell A Rat

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:18:42 -0400

It's time to RATchet up the stakes: the answer to each question in this final round game contains the consecutive letters R-A-T.

Ask Me Another Again Later

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:18:42 -0400

In a brand-new segment, host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton test their trivia acumen against their toughest competitor yet: a Magic 8-Ball.

Singing Around The House

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:18:42 -0400

In this music game, we've rewritten songs with the word "house" in the title to be about famous residences.

Mary J.K. Blige

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:18:42 -0400

Every answer in this game is the name of a famous person with initials in their name. We replaced those initials with an initialism beginning with the same letters.

William Jackson Harper: Getting To The Good Place

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:18:42 -0400

William Jackson Harper shares where he was (physically and emotionally) when he was cast on 'The Good Place.' Then NYT ethics columnist Kwame Anthony Appiah joins him in a game about everyday ethics.

Tunes For Tots

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:18:42 -0400

We'll play a children's song by a well-known musical artist, and contestants ring in to tell us who's singing.

Memorabilia For Real, Ya?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:18:00 -0400

Guess which pieces of celebrity memorabilia are real and which are fake.

Sunday Puzzle: Just Drop It

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 08:16:24 -0400

NPR's Renee Montagne and Weekend Edition's puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle with Aaron Morris of Ventura, Calif.

Not My Job: We Quiz Economist Austan Goolsbee On Home Economics

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 08:16:55 -0500

The former top economic adviser to President Barack Obama returns to the program for three questions about a different kind of economy.

Sunday Puzzle: O-S-C-A-R

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 08:01:50 -0500

NPR's Renee Montagne and puzzlemaster Will Shortz play a game using the letters that spell "Oscar."

Not My Job: Cross-Country Skier Jessie Diggins Gets Quizzed On Skee-Ball

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 07:31:09 -0500

Diggins won a gold medal at the Winter Olympics, so she clearly knows how to ski. But does she know how to skee-ball? She answers three questions about the classic arcade game.

The Prime Directive

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 12:56:27 -0500

Our two finalists go head to head in this math-inspired final round. The catch? Each answer has a prime number in it.

Mystery Guest

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 12:56:27 -0500

Amanda Brennan's job title is "Senior Content Insights Manager." Ophira and Jonathan ask yes-or-no questions to figure out what on earth she actually does.