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‘Ask Me Another’ Debuts Friday

NPR introduces puzzles, word games and trivia show

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.