That one time I was a game show contestant


Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton host the “Ask Me Another” radio show and podcast.

UPDATE: The podcast episode has been published! Click here for more details on how to listen.


I apparently need to brush up on my ’80s teen movie villains.

And rappers. And constitutional delegates of the 1770s.

But I wouldn’t know I need to do any of this if it weren’t for “Ask Me Another.” It’s a quiz show heard regularly on NPR (on air and in podcast form). And it’s pretty fun.

I fulfilled my lifelong dream of becoming a game show contestant when “AMA” came calling. I had to take a very difficult contestant quiz that challenged my knowledge of history, pop culture, vocabulary and general useless knowledge.

I’m good at the useless knowledge part.

Based on my success there, I received the call to become an actual contestant.

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6 Things I’ll Miss in Charlottesville

Blue Mountain Brewery Beer

Alright, it’s official. I’m leaving Charlottesville.

I’ve been in Central Virginia for four-and-a-half years. In that time, I’ve done as much as I could in the area while still not doing enough. From tubing on the James to Fridays after Five to skiing at Wintergreen, it’s difficult to be bored in the Piedmont.

So here is my list of things I’ll miss so much about this region that New York just won’t be able to offer.

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