Ask Me Another http://tpr.org en The Body Eclectic http://tpr.org/post/body-eclectic Make no bones about it, this final round is body-licious! The answer to every clue contains the name of a body part. Who will prove themselves head and shoulders above the rest?<p><em>Heard in <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/330185780/live-puzzle-repeat" target="_blank">Episode 321: Live. Puzzle. Repeat</a></em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:07:00 +0000 editor 34824 at http://tpr.org Doug Liman: Action Speaks Louder http://tpr.org/post/doug-liman-action-speaks-louder Since his earliest films, director Doug Liman has been a rule breaker. He shot <em>Swingers</em> in increasing order of what scenes were most likely to get him arrested. When he made <em>The Bourne Identity</em> and <em>Mr. & Mrs. Smith</em>, Liman treated the multi-million dollar productions like a film school, figuring out every last detail out on the fly.<p>And in his latest film, <em>Edge of Tomorrow</em>, Liman stays true to that belief, as he cast Tom Cruise in a role he's never taken on before: an inept, cowardly soldier.<p>"[Cruise] loved that. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:07:00 +0000 editor 34825 at http://tpr.org Doug Liman: Action Speaks Louder The Soundgarden Of Music http://tpr.org/post/soundgarden-music We mashed up popular musicians with the names of Broadway shows to create a can't-miss theatre lineup. Look out for the show about a rap artist who meets a girl named Maria: <em><em>Kanye West Side Story</em>.</em><p><em>Heard in <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/330185780/live-puzzle-repeat" target="_blank">Episode 321: Live. Puzzle. Repeat</a></em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:07:00 +0000 editor 34826 at http://tpr.org Abumrad And Krulwich: Lab Partners Forever http://tpr.org/post/abumrad-and-krulwich-lab-partners-forever <strong><strong></strong></strong>Although the on-air chemistry between Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, hosts of WNYC's<a href="http://www.radiolab.org/"><em> Radiolab</em></a>, is a big reason for their show's success, their initial collaborations were not so smooth. They first met when Krulwich ripped up Abumrad's script for a fundraising promo and then proceeded to improvise a new one — somehow mentioning aliens in the process. The pair soon began to meet for weekly breakfasts to chat about science and other worldly matters, and from that the beginnings of Radiolab emerged. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:31:00 +0000 editor 34069 at http://tpr.org Abumrad And Krulwich: Lab Partners Forever Just Sit Right Back http://tpr.org/post/just-sit-right-back It used to be that a TV theme song told an entire show's premise. Lately, all you get is a wordless ditty. In this game, we've rewritten the lyrics to classic TV tunes to be about modern-day dramas.<p>Plus, They Might Be Giants perform a new song, "Hate The Villanelle," live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:28:00 +0000 editor 34070 at http://tpr.org Just Sit Right Back Rule of Three http://tpr.org/post/rule-three It's said that all good things come in threes — which is why this final round is all about three-word groupings that always go together. Go! Fight! Win! Three cheers for this week's champion.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/325530804/we-might-be-giant-nerds"><em>Heard in Episode 320: We Might Be Giant Nerds</em></a> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:24:00 +0000 editor 34068 at http://tpr.org Rule of Three I Sense A Theme Music http://tpr.org/post/i-sense-theme-music Who could forget Celine Dion's <em>Titanic</em>'s love anthem, "My Heart Will Go On"? We wish we could. In this game, identify movies from their famous soundtrack moments.<p><em><a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/321081265/two-can-slay-that-game">Heard in Episode 319: Two Can Slay That Game</a></em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:05:00 +0000 editor 33277 at http://tpr.org P.S. I Love You http://tpr.org/post/ps-i-love-you The final round is a postscript to our show, so in this game, we took that idea literally: all the answers are two-word names or phrases with the initials "P.S." Which gal "got married" in a 1986 film?<p><em><a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/321081265/two-can-slay-that-game">Heard in Episode 319: Two Can Slay That Game</a></em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 editor 33273 at http://tpr.org Emily The Puzzle Slayer http://tpr.org/post/emily-puzzle-slayer We quiz Emily Nussbaum, TV critic for <em>The New Yorker</em>, on her favorite show: <em>Buffy The Vampire Slayer</em>. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 editor 33274 at http://tpr.org Emily The Puzzle Slayer Compound Fractures http://tpr.org/post/compound-fractures Compound words combine shorter ones, like "milkshake." The answers in this game seem compound, but aren't: you get a floor covering ("carpet") by combining a vehicle (car) with the family dog (pet).<p><em><a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/321081265/two-can-slay-that-game">Heard in Episode 319: Two Can Slay That Game</a></em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 editor 33275 at http://tpr.org