Rank #1: Natasha Lyonne: Random Houses
VIP: Natasha Lyonne
Rank #2: Chris Colfer: Fans, Fiction, And Fan Fiction
Chris Colfer recounts auditioning for the hit show Glee, and how his distaste for reality led to his best-selling Young Adult series, The Land of Stories.
Rank #3: Anthony Ramos: A Quiz-mas Carol
Ophira and Jonathan use the power of trivia to melt the heart of puzzle guru Ebenezer Scrooge. With special guest Anthony Ramos (Hamilton, She's Gotta Have It), and Merriam-Webster's Kory Stamper!
Rank #4: Literary Favorites
Rank #5: Annabelle Gurwitch: 'Don't Treat Me Like Family'
Annabelle Gurwitch shares stories from her humorous memoir, 'Wherever You Go, There They Are.' Then we challenge the former 'Dinner and a Movie' co-host to guess real and fake recipes from the show.
Rank #6: Dascha Polanco And Mo Amer: Orange Is The New Black Flag
Dascha Polanco shares a wild OITNB audition story and Mo Amer talks about how he got into comedy.
Rank #7: Mike Rowe And NASA Scientists: Dirty Jobs In Spaaace!
VIP: Mike Rowe
Rank #8: Eugene Mirman: Burger On A Sesame Seed Pun
AMA goes back to school at Haverford College with all-student contestants! Plus, comedian Eugene Mirman, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in comedy, plays Burger of the Day—AMA style.
Rank #9: Judy Gold: Very Special Episodes
Comedian Judy Gold talks about coming out to her audience, and her podcast "Kill Me Now."
Rank #10: Amy Sedaris: Etsy Or Smithsonian?
Amy Sedaris talks about finally starting her dream project, a TV show about hosting.
Rank #11: We Might Be Giant Nerds
(Episode 320) Brooklyn’s oldest opera house is the stage for a new song from special guests They Might Be Giants, and WNYC’s Radiolab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich spar over who has to have the last word.
Rank #12: Gillian Jacobs And Kate Micucci: Your Brain Is Not Enough
G. Jacobs and K. Micucci
Rank #13: Cameron Esposito And Craig Robinson: Every Action Movie Has An Equal Opposite Reaction Movie
VIP: Cameron Esposito
Rank #14: Jim Gaffigan: The Dad Bod Diet
VIP: Jim Gaffigan
Rank #15: Penn Jillette: Fool Us Once
Ask Me Another is in Phoenix, Arizona with Penn Jillette! He pulls back the curtain on his distaste for magic and his working relationship with Teller.
Rank #16: Jason Jones: Comfy Bunny Hug
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Rank #17: Jeff Goldblum, Maika Monroe, 'Weird Al' Yankovic: 10 Out Of 10 Goldblums
VIP: Jeff Goldblum, more
Rank #18: TV Favorites!
Get ready for TV on the radio! We revisit TV-themed games, including bizarre season finales and classic theme songs. Then we find out what Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic Emily Nussbaum is watching.
Rank #19: Jeff Goldblum, Maika Monroe, 'Weird Al' Yankovic: 10 Out Of 10 Goldblums (R)
VIP: Jeff Goldblum
Rank #20: Coupe De Grace
This week on the show, break the rules of spelling, sing along to our re-write of Lorde's "Royals" (that is about actual royalty), and, if it pleases the court, test your knowledge of cliché legal phrases with star of Benched and Happy Endings, Eliza Coupe.