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

Last Build Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:02:38 -0500

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Sunday Puzzle: A Twisted Ending

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:02:38 -0500

The New York Times crossword editor and Weekend Edition puzzlemaster Will Shortz presents this week's puzzle to Robert Switzer of West Hollywood, Calif., and NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

Not My Job: We Quiz 'Star Wars' Director Rian Johnson On 'Storage Wars'

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 07:30:12 -0500

The man behind The Last Jedi answers three questions about the reality show where people guess the contents of repossessed storage lockers.

Give Us Your Moments Of Love; We'll Give You A Poem

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:58:00 -0500

For Valentine's Day, we offer a love poem request line. Tell us about a moment in your life involving love, and NPR's Rachel Martin and author Kwame Alexander will find a poem to capture that feeling.

Movie Sandwiches

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:14:21 -0500

In this final round, we took movies with three-word titles and removed the middle word. Contestants tell us what the missing word is.

Stuck Singing "The Middle" With You

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:14:21 -0500

This one goes out to all you Jimmy Eat World superfans! We've rewritten their song "The Middle" to be about other things that are in the middle.

Appiness Is A Warm Pun

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:14:20 -0500

We redesigned popular smartphone applications to do exactly what their names suggest. Contestants guess the app based on its revised, more literal description.

Luka Kain: Pikachu, Strike A Pose

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:14:20 -0500

Luka Kain talks about his breakout role in the movie Saturday Church, about a genderqueer teen finding community in the NYC ballroom scene. Plus, he's gotta guess 'em all in a Pokémon challenge!

Whistle While You Work

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:14:20 -0500

In this audio quiz, contestants hear clips from popular songs that feature whistling and ring in with the name of the song or artist.

For Your Amusement...Park

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:14:20 -0500

Is the Screamin' Gator Zip Line a real or fake amusement park attraction? We describe a park or attraction, and our contestants guess if it's real, or one we made up.

Mystery Guest

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:14:00 -0500

Amy Webb has an interesting job that incorporates data and advice. Can you guess what it is before Ophira and Jonathan?

Sunday Puzzle: What's The Fourth Word?

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 08:06:34 -0500

New York Times crossword editor and Weekend Edition puzzlemaster Will Shortz presents this week's puzzle to James Wilhoit of Renton, Wash., and NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.


Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:00:14 -0500

First up, a word game that reimagines a movie's plot based on its anagrammed title. tPlus, a high stakes game about low stakes horror films, and a final round that will "Melt" your "Frozen" heart.


Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:00:14 -0500

We revisit our interview with actor-director brothers Jay and Mark Duplass. Then, a music parody game about unlikely movie-to-musical adaptations.


Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:00:14 -0500

First, you've heard of dinner and a movie, but what about dinner in a movie? Then, a James Bond themed parody game about other people named James.

How To Master Your Robert Siegel Impression

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:32:00 -0500

How are we at NPR coping with Robert Siegel's retirement? By honing our Siegel imitations! Our general manager of podcasts, Neal Carruth, leads the way and is coached by actor and comedian, Jonathan Kite.