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Ask Roulette

Ask Roulette is a conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions, live on stage. It's a mix of conversation, comedy, and storytelling -- there's also music. David Plotz of Slate calls it "great" and the Observer says it's one of NYC's 10 Best Podcasts.The podcast features highlights from our live events at Housing Works Bookstore in New York, including appearances by special guests. Past guests have included Robert Krulwich of Radiolab, Kurt Braunohler, Julie Klausner, Baratunde Thurston, Kevin Allison of RISK, and many many more.Ask Roulette is hosted by Jody Avirgan, a producer at WNYC Radio in New York.More, including information about attending the live show, at www.askroulette.net www.askroulette.net | @AskRoulette | facebook.com/askroulette

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Ask Roulette (Live from DC) - Linda Holmes of NPR, Movie of Your Life, Forgetting, Your First CD

Ask Roulette is a conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions on stage. This excerpt is from our August show at Politics and Prose in Washington DC, and features Linda Holmes of NPR, house band Eli Bolin, and some audience members. Questions Asked: -- What season of the Real World would you be on? -- What was the first CD you bought with your own money? -- Is forgetting to be polite a sign of intimacy or carelessness? -- More! More information about Ask Roulette, including future events: www.askroulette.net Thanks to Digg.com and Digg Reader for their support of Ask Roulette. Subscribe (please rate and review!) to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-roulette/id527319855 Follow us Twitter.com/askroulette | Facebook.com/AskRoulette Music: Cot Dam by Clipse | Credible Threats by One AM Radio

13mins

29 Oct 2013

Rank #1

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Ask Roulette 2nd Birthday Supercut

Ask Roulette is a conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions on stage. This is a super-cut of our favorite moments from the second year of the show. More information about Ask Roulette, including future events: www.askroulette.net Thanks to Digg.com and Digg Reader for their support of Ask Roulette. Subscribe (please rate and review!) to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-roulette/id527319855

28mins

4 Jan 2014

Rank #2

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Ask Roulette - W. Kamau Bell, Bell House, Remembering David Carr

Ask Roulette is the conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions live on stage. This excerpt is from our 2014 show at Brooklyn's Bell House, and features comedian W. Kamau Bell, as well as house band Eli Bolin and audience members. We also remember New York Times columnist David Carr with an excerpt from his appearance on the show. More podcasts and info about the live show on the website: www.askroulette.net Ask Roulette Intro Theme: "Let Her Go" by Mac Demarco Ask Roulette Outro Theme: "Credible Threats" by The One AM Radio

39mins

13 Feb 2015

Rank #3

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Ask Roulette - Roger Bennett, First Kiss, Inventing a Drug, Best Days

Ask Roulette is a conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions on stage. This excerpt is from our November regular show at Housing Works Bookstore, and features Roger Bennett house band Eli Bolin, and some audience members. Questions Asked: -- Do you remember what you said after your first kiss ever? -- Are your best days ahead of you or behind you? -- If you could invent a drug, what would it be? -- More! More information about Ask Roulette, including future events: www.askroulette.net Thanks to Digg.com and Digg Reader for their support of Ask Roulette. Subscribe (please rate and review!) to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-roulette/id527319855 Follow us Twitter.com/askroulette | Facebook.com/AskRoulette

20mins

18 Feb 2014

Rank #4

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Mixtape: Best of Ask Roulette Year 3

Ask Roulette is a conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions on stage.  The best of Ask Roulette year three! Featuring, among many others: W. Kamau Bell, Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich of Radiolab, John Dickerson of Slate, Jay Smooth, Anna Holmes of Fusion, Rembert Browne of Grantland, Lizzie O'Leary of Marketplace, Chuck Klosterman, Kurt Andersen of Studio 360...and lots more. More podcasts and info about the live show on the website: www.askroulette.net Subscribe (please rate and review!) to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-roulette/id527319855 Follow us Twitter.com/askroulette | Facebook.com/AskRoulette Ask Roulette Outro Theme: "Credible Threats" by The One AM Radio

24mins

22 Jan 2015

Rank #5

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Ask Roulette - David Carr (Extended), Dave Hill

Ask Roulette is a conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions on stage. This extended excerpt of New York Times writer David Carr is from our February event at Housing Works Bookstore in New York City. Also features comedian Dave Hill. More information about Ask Roulette, including future events: www.askroulette.net Follow us Twitter.com/askroulette | Facebook.com/AskRoulette Music: Cot Dam by Clipse | Credible Threats by One AM Radio

14mins

15 May 2012

Rank #6

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Ask Roulette - Moving to the Suburbs, Sex While Abroad, Dreams of My Mother

Ask Roulette is a conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions on stage. This excerpt is from our December event at Housing Works Bookstore in New York City. More information about Ask Roulette, including future events: www.askroulette.net Follow us Twitter.com/askroulette | Facebook.com/AskRoulette Music: Cot Dam by Clipse | Credible Threats by One AM Radio

9mins

15 May 2012

Rank #7

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Ask Roulette (Bonus) - FULL SHOW w/ Lizzie O'Leary, Dapwell, and Matt Zoller Seitz

We're still on podcast hiatus, but here's a bonus full episode from one of our recent favorite live shows. And be sure to come to the November 13th show at Housing Works! Back with new episodes soon. Info at www.askroulette.net

1hr 22mins

3 Nov 2014

Rank #8

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Ask Roulette - DAPWELL, Bad Dates, Shower Routines, Clinton

Ask Roulette is a conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions on stage. This excerpt is from our January regular show at Housing Works Bookstore, and features DAPWELL of Das Racist, Chillin Island, and more, plus house band Eli Bolin -- and some audience members. Questions Asked: -- What was the last date you went on that you instantly regretted? -- What's your shower routine? -- What president would you like to be in an elevator with? -- More! More information about Ask Roulette, including future events: www.askroulette.net Subscribe (please rate and review!) to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-roulette/id527319855 Follow us Twitter.com/askroulette | Facebook.com/AskRoulette

17mins

15 Apr 2014

Rank #9

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Ask Roulette - John Dickerson, Advice from Strangers, Hidden Talents

Ask Roulette is a conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions on stage. This excerpt is from our April show at Politics and Prose bookstore in DC, and features Slate's John Dickerson, plus house band Eli Bolin -- and some audience members. Questions Asked: -- What dinosaur would you like to domesticate? -- What's the best advice you've gotten from a stranger? -- What about you do you suspect drives your friends crazy? -- More! More information about Ask Roulette, including future events: www.askroulette.net Subscribe (please rate and review!) to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-roulette/id527319855 Follow us Twitter.com/askroulette | Facebook.com/AskRoulette

25mins

12 May 2014

Rank #10

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Ask Roulette - NPR's Tamara Keith, Cringing, The Beach Sucks

Ask Roulette is a conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions on stage. This excerpt is from our April show at Politics and Prose bookstore in DC, and features NPR's Tamara Keith, plus house band Eli Bolin -- and some audience members. Questions Asked: -- What would you do if you didn't do what you do? -- Have you ever had a crush on some kind of fictional character? -- What memory still makes you cringe? -- More! More information about Ask Roulette, including future events: www.askroulette.net Subscribe (please rate and review!) to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-roulette/id527319855 Follow us Twitter.com/askroulette | Facebook.com/AskRoulette

21mins

30 May 2014

Rank #11

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Ask Roulette - Clinton Yates, Mars vs. Trucking, Advice to Yourself (And That Buzz)

Ask Roulette is a conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions on stage. This excerpt is from our April show at Politics and Prose bookstore in DC, and features Clinton Yates of the Washington Post, plus house band Eli Bolin -- and some audience members. Questions Asked: -- What advice would you give your younger self? -- Would you rather go to Mars but lose all your brain cells, or drive a truck? -- What was your best summer job? -- More! More information about Ask Roulette, including future events: www.askroulette.net Subscribe (please rate and review!) to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-roulette/id527319855 Follow us Twitter.com/askroulette | Facebook.com/AskRoulette

20mins

10 Jun 2014

Rank #12

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Ask Roulette (Bonus) - FULL SHOW w Jad Abumrad, Shani Hilton, Roger Bennett

We're still on podcast hiatus, but here's a bonus full episode from one of our recent favorite live shows. And be sure to come to the September 25th show at Housing Works. Info at www.askroulette.net

1hr 35mins

16 Sep 2014

Rank #13

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Ask Roulette - Erin Ryan of Jezebel, You as Ghost, Dirty Laundry, Lions

Ask Roulette is a conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions on stage. This excerpt is from our October regular show at Housing Works Bookstore, and features Erin Ryan of Jezebel, and some audience members. Questions Asked: -- Is it harder to fall in love the older you get? -- Would you rather ride a lion to work each day or go to the moon? -- What's your best "playing hooky" story? -- If you were a ghost, who would you haunt? -- More! More information about Ask Roulette, including future events: www.askroulette.net Thanks to Digg.com and Digg Reader for their support of Ask Roulette. Subscribe (please rate and review!) to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-roulette/id527319855 Follow us Twitter.com/askroulette | Facebook.com/AskRoulette Music: Cot Dam by Clipse | Credible Threats by One AM Radio

19mins

10 Nov 2013

Rank #14

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Ask Roulette - Kevin Allison of RISK, Norms and Routines, Being Totally F*cked

Ask Roulette is a conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions on stage. This excerpt is from our October regular show at Housing Works Bookstore, and features Kevin Ryan of the storytelling series RISK, and some audience members. Questions Asked: -- What would you be, if you were a sandwhich? -- What does no one know about you? -- When were you totally and completely fucked? -- Who's your craziest neighbor ever? -- More! More information about Ask Roulette, including future events: www.askroulette.net Thanks to Digg.com and Digg Reader for their support of Ask Roulette. Subscribe (please rate and review!) to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-roulette/id527319855 Follow us Twitter.com/askroulette | Facebook.com/AskRoulette Music: Cot Dam by Clipse | Credible Threats by One AM Radio

22mins

26 Nov 2013

Rank #15

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Ask Roulette - Jad Abumrad, Ghost or Wind, Your Worst Heartbreak

Ask Roulette is a conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions on stage. This excerpt is from our January regular show at Housing Works Bookstore, and features Jad Abumrad of Radiolab, house band Eli Bolin, and some audience members. Questions Asked: -- How much money would it take for you to have sex with someone purely for money? -- Do you have any true-life ghost stories? -- If you could implant one idea in everyone at the same time, what would it be? -- More! More information about Ask Roulette, including future events: www.askroulette.net Thanks to Digg.com and Digg Reader for their support of Ask Roulette. Subscribe (please rate and review!) to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-roulette/id527319855 Follow us Twitter.com/askroulette | Facebook.com/AskRoulette

23mins

5 Mar 2014

Rank #16

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Ask Roulette - Kurt Andersen, Masturbation Realism, Brunch, Ideal Animal

Ask Roulette is a conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions on stage. This excerpt is from our November regular show at Housing Works Bookstore, and features Kurt Andersen of Studio 360, and some audience members. Questions Asked: -- Can you name a time when you were embarrased for a parent? -- What's your favorite brunch food? -- When was the last time you felt most in love with the world? -- How based-in-real-life experience are your thoughts when you masturbate? -- More! More information about Ask Roulette, including future events: www.askroulette.net Thanks to Digg.com and Digg Reader for their support of Ask Roulette. Subscribe (please rate and review!) to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-roulette/id527319855 Follow us Twitter.com/askroulette | Facebook.com/AskRoulette

16mins

21 Jan 2014

Rank #17

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Ask Roulette - Matt Zoller Seitz, Breakup Routines, A Million Chances

Ask Roulette is a conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions on stage. This excerpt is from our January regular show at Housing Works Bookstore, and features Matt Zoller Seitz of NYMag, house band Eli Bolin, and some audience members. Questions Asked: -- If you could have a million of anything, what would it be? -- When did you realize you weren't going to be the person you thought you were going to be? -- What's your breakup routine? -- More! More information about Ask Roulette, including future events: www.askroulette.net Subscribe (please rate and review!) to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-roulette/id527319855 Follow us Twitter.com/askroulette | Facebook.com/AskRoulette

23mins

1 Apr 2014

Rank #18

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Ask Roulette - Buzzfeed's Shani Hilton, Couch Surfing Etiquette, Oral Sex vs. Cheese

Ask Roulette is a conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions on stage. This excerpt is from our January regular show at Housing Works Bookstore, and features Shani Hilton of Buzzfeed, house band Eli Bolin, and some audience members. Questions Asked: -- Would you rather give up oral sex or cheese? -- What do you suspect your friends are lying to you about? -- When was the last time you were completely fucked? -- More! More information about Ask Roulette, including future events: www.askroulette.net Thanks to Digg.com and Digg Reader for their support of Ask Roulette. Subscribe (please rate and review!) to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-roulette/id527319855 Follow us Twitter.com/askroulette | Facebook.com/AskRoulette

17mins

18 Mar 2014

Rank #19

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Ask Roulette - Lizzie O'Leary, Nostalgia, Licking Armpits

Ask Roulette is a conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions on stage. This excerpt is from our March regular show at Housing Works Bookstore, and features Lizzie O'Leary of Marketplace, plus house band Eli Bolin -- and some audience members. Questions Asked: -- What would your 12 year old self think of you right now? -- Would you rather lick an armpit or have your armpit be licked? -- What's the most surprising thing you've learned about your parents? -- More! More information about Ask Roulette, including future events: www.askroulette.net Subscribe (please rate and review!) to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-roulette/id527319855 Follow us Twitter.com/askroulette | Facebook.com/AskRoulette

22mins

29 Apr 2014

Rank #20