‘Ask Me Another’ Debuts Friday

NPR introduces puzzles, word games and trivia show
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Don’t know the difference between Kimye, kimchee and akimbo? Time to get crackin’.

NPR’s new show “Ask Me Another” premiered at 10 a.m. Friday for a 13-show run, combining puzzles, word games and pub trivia. Local times and stations may vary.

Hosted by Canadian comedian, storyteller and Moth radio personality Ophira Eisenberg, each show will put a brainteaser headlock on a rotating group of puzzle gurus, audience members and mystery guests.

These guests include author/humorist John Hodgman, blogger/media personality Meghan McCain and The Book of Mormon’s Tony Award-winning actress Nikki M. James. Computer programmer-turned-Internet phenomenon Jonathan Coulton will provide each show’s entertaining off-the-cuff musical score.

Recorded live at The Bell House in Brooklyn to an audience of more than 4,000, the show will nonetheless capture the “casual intimacy of game night at a friend’s house: one where scores are forgotten in favor of hilarious gaffes,” promises a press release from NPR.

Besides airing on NPR stations, “Ask Me Another” will be available as a podcast and on mobile devices.