In 1996, Wil Smith enrolled as a freshman at Maine's Bowdoin College. At 27, he had recently finished serving in the Navy. But he set off for school with his 1-year-old daughter, Olivia, in tow. Now that she's a teenager, Olivia sat down with her dad at StoryCorps to look back on their "college days" together.
Quizmaster John Chaneski asks contestants to open their minds, and attempt a wily word game that requires them to add letters to both ends of a word. For example, "RAISIN" plus "speaking highly of" becomes "PRAISING." Scrabble tiles not included.
To determine this week's grand prize winner, John Chaneski heads up this final game, in which contestants must decipher some everyday initials and acronyms. Does MYOB stand for "mind your own business," or is it "munch yesterday's ornate bologna"?
Contestants want to go where everybody knows their name: Ask Me Another! In this game, host Ophira Eisenberg and resident music laureate Jonathan Coulton recites lyrics from famous TV theme songs in the style of spoken word poetry.
Remember when a young Robert Jordan took a break from battle for a bean burrito in Ernest Hemingway's "For Whom the Taco Bell Tolls"? Jonathan Coulton demonstrates product placement at its best, or what we here at NPR call "underwriting."
Jurors in the trial against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky heard from three more alleged victims during the fourth day of testimony today. Amid more graphic testimony, they told similar stories about how they say Sandusky made them feel special.