NPR's Ask Me Another is a lively hour of puzzles, word games, and trivia played in front of (and with) a live audience. Listeners can play along, testing their knowledge of history, geography, literature, grammar, spelling, pop culture and even mathematics along with the competitors called up to the stage. Ask Me Another host, noted comedian and storyteller Ophira Eisenberg, guides listeners with her witty banter aided by the comedic riffs and songs of house musician Jonathan Coulton. Each episode features an interview with a Mystery Guest (noteable actors, comedians, and authors whose identities are revealed via puzzle clues throughout the show), who then takes a turn in the contestant's chair facing trivia games written especially for him or her.
Snap Judgment tells intriguing stories about extraordinary and defining events in people’s lives. The program’s raw, intimate, and musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see a sliver of the world through another's eye. Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington takes listeners on a narrative journey - leaping from one person's frying pan into another person's fire. Deejay-driven musical delivery, paired with lush sound design, drops listeners into the very heart of what matters.
Whad'Ya Know? Radio Hour is a one-hour comedy/quiz/interview show distributed by PRI, Public Radio International. Regular elements of every program include a Whad'Ya Know? Quiz, host and quiz-master Michael Feldman's foray into the live studio audience to chat with fans, and banter with sidekick Jim Packard. During the Quiz, Feldman invites callers and audience members to test their knowledge from five categories drawn from his seemingly limitless store of insignificant (but also somehow, important) information.
NPR's Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! takes a fast-paced, irreverent look at the news of the world—and the weird. The show offers a modern and sometimes raucous twist on the old-time radio quiz show, mining NPR news stories for quiz questions. The host is Peter Sagal, who is an award-winning playwright and father of three in his spare time. America's favorite newscaster, NPR's Carl Kasell, is the show's official judge and scorekeeper. A rotating trio of witty panelists completes the Wait Wait team. They include author and humorist Roy Blount Jr., Boston Globe writer Charlie Pierce, Washington Post columnist Roxanne Roberts, writer/performer Adam Felber, BBC contributor Sue Ellicott, author P.J.
Riverwalk Jazz presents a season of captivating shows that tell the story of jazz in America. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band's music covers the genre's early years — from turn-of-the-century blues and cakewalks, to the small swing ensembles of the 1920s and '30s. Hosted by the award-winning storyteller David Holt and bandleader Jim Cullum, "Riverwalk Jazz" features The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and special guest artists.
All Things Considered is a NPR radio newsmagazine that delivers in-depth reporting and transforms the way listeners understand current events and view the world. The program presents breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special -- sometimes quirky -- features. Guy Raz hosts All Things Considered Sunday.