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



Last Build Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:02:04 -0400

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Sunday Puzzle: Double Down

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:02:04 -0400

NPR's Renee Montagne and Will Shortz, New York Times crossword editor and Weekend Edition's Puzzle Master, play this week's puzzle with Phil Sweet of Sparta Township, N.J.



The End

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:03:21 -0400

In this final round, contestants must endure an impending letter trend that portends the end: every answer contains the letters "E-N-D" in consecutive order.



Mystery Guest

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:03:21 -0400

This episode's mystery guest, Steve Baldwin, leads an unusual tour through Brooklyn. Can you guess his secret before Jonathan and Ophira do?



Monkee Business

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:03:21 -0400

This music parody quiz is exactly as fun as a barrel of Monkees! We rewrote Monkees songs to be about other zoo animals. Hey hey, we're the Giraffes!



Spelling Bee Style

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:03:21 -0400

Way less A-W-K-W-A-R-D than your average middle school spelling bee. In this quiz, contestants need to identify a fashion label and then correctly spell the brand name.



Adam Conover: Adam Fixes Everything

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:03:21 -0400

Adam Conover from truTV's 'Adam Ruins Everything' tells us why ignorance is not bliss. Then we challenge the notorious debunker to a game we call Adam Fixes Everything, about famously broken things.



Pre-K Education

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:03:21 -0400

For ages 3 and up: Every answer in this quiz will be something you learned in school, but we've changed one letter to a K.



Caller ID

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:03:00 -0400

In this audio quiz, we open up the Ask Me Another hotline to phone calls from TV and movie characters and musicians. After the famous callers say hello, contestants must answer questions about them.



Marc Maron On Robin Williams, Barack Obama And Learning To Be A Good Listener

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 05:08:00 -0400

NPR interviewed Maron in the cramped garage where he tapes most of his podcast, WTF. When he's the interviewer, he says, "I generally don't have a page full of questions, like you have there."



Sunday Puzzle: Capital Letters

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 07:52:41 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Will Shortz, New York Times crossword editor and Weekend Edition's Puzzle Master, play this week's puzzle with Phil Jacknis of Dix Hills, N.Y.



Not My Job: We Quiz Conan Sidekick Andy Richter On 'Conan The Destroyer'

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 10:57:14 -0400

Conan O'Brien's longtime announcer gets to answer questions about the less-successful sequel to the Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle Conan The Barbarian.



Sunday Puzzle: Put These Stars On The Map

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 08:08:00 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Puzzlemaster Will Shortz of The New York Times play the Sunday Puzzle with Laurel Chessin of Mountain View, Calif.



Not My Job: We Quiz Adam Scott Of 'Ghosted' On Ghosting

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 07:59:00 -0400

The actor plays a paranormal investigator in a new sitcom. So we ask him about the dubious practice of ending a relationship by simply ceasing all communication — also known as ghosting.



Does Not Compute

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:35:32 -0400

Our final two contestants get their heads out of the cloud to compete in this trivia game involving words associated with computing.



Mac Daddies

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:35:32 -0400

We rewrote Fleetwood Mac songs to be about things with "mac" in their names.