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'Giri/Haji' Is A Story Of Cultural Cross Pollination Unlike Anything Else On TV

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How A Heart Attack Brought Antonio Banderas Closer To 'Pain And Glory'

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Contestants go head-to-head in Ask Me Another's final round at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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Make It a Double

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John Cameron Mitchell plays a game with Jonathan Coulton and Ophira Eisenberg on Ask Me Another at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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Future Imperfect With John Cameron Mitchell

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Jonathan Coulton leads a music parody game alongside Ophira Eisenberg on Ask Me Another at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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Purple Prince

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Contestants Dan Predoehl and Diana Hirota play games on Ask Me Another at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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This, That, Or The Other: Archaic British Insults Edition

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Contestants Leah Scrivner and Hannah Corrigan face-off in a game on Ask Me Another at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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Literature After Dark

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Ophira Eisenberg performs on stage alongside Jonathan Coulton on Ask Me Another at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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Rhyme Signature

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Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg interviews John Cameron Mitchell at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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John Cameron Mitchell: Getting Shrill

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A Poem For Those Who Dropped The Ball On New Year's Resolutions

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