Music

Monkey See
4:03 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Neil deGrasse Tyson Investigates The Space Science Of Summer Movies

There's plenty of starfield action going on in Prometheus.
Twentieth Century Fox

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 10:56 am

If you make movies that have anything to do with science, please note: Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, pays attention.

Read more
Interviews
3:42 am
Fri June 15, 2012

A Single Dad And His Unlikely College Roommate

Wil Smith visited StoryCorps with his daughter, Olivia, in Sheffield, Mass.
StoryCorps

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 1:33 pm

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.

Read more
Deceptive Cadence
2:03 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Tracing The Trail Of Musical Fathers

Fathers have played an important role in shaping musical history.
Matthew Scherf iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 10:56 am

With Father's Day coming up this weekend, Morning Edition music commentator Miles Hoffman has been thinking about a few musical dads and their children.

Read more
Ask Me Another
10:44 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

David Greene: From Russia to NPR with Love

greene.
NPR

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 4:54 pm

Read more
Ask Me Another
9:23 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Expand Your Mind

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.

Ask Me Another
9:23 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Basic Initialisms

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"?

Ask Me Another
9:23 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

TV Poetry

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.

Ask Me Another
9:23 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Replacement Math

Take Ask Me Another to your next party with this downloadable game.
NPR

Originally published on Sat December 22, 2012 1:34 am

Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Yeah. Welcome our two new contestants everybody.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: In front of me right now is Todd Etter and Brian Gonyor. Hello...

TODD ETTER: Hello.

(APPLAUSE)

BRIAN GONYOR: Hi.

EISENBERG: ...Todd, Brian.

Brian.

GONYOR: Yeah.

EISENBERG: I was doing some research on you. I know that you work at the National Archives, what do you do there?

Read more
Ask Me Another
9:23 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Product Placement

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."

The Two-Way
7:21 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Jurors In Sandusky Trial Hear From Three More Alleged Victims

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 9:27 pm

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.

The AP reports:

Read more

Pages