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Any Questions?

Fridays, 6:25 p.m. on Northeast Report Late Edition
  • Hosted by Ian Pickus
  • Local Host Mike Nothnagel and Ian Pickus

About Any Questions?

WAMC's Friday quiz segment, Any Questions?, puts news director Ian Pickus in the hot seat, as he and listeners field questions from resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel. Nothnagel is Associate Professor of mathematics at The Culinary Institute of America, and a crossword constructor for the New York Times and Games Magazine, among other outlets. Often, Mike and Ian switch seats or feature guest answerers, such as Will Shortz, Liane Hansen, John Flansburgh and Mike Doughty. Any Questions? airs Friday during Northeast Report Late Edition on WAMC.

Last week's challenge: Four NFL teams share their name with a franchise from one of the other three major North American sports – the NHL, NBA and Major League Baseball. What are the four teams? As a hint, two share a home stadium.

Answer: Giants, Jets, Cardinals, Panthers.

THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: WHAT'S MISSING?

On-air questions: OK, Ian; this week I brought a game I’m calling “What’s Missing?” because that’s what you’ll have to figure out. I’ll give you the members of a certain group, but I’m going to leave one out. You tell me what the missing member is that completes the group. For example, if I said “candlestick, revolver, lead pipe, wrench, knife”, you would say “rope” because that’s the missing weapon from the game Clue.

1. Chemistry, Economics, Literature, Physics, Physiology or Medicine
2. Angel Stadium, Oakland Coliseum, Oracle Park, Petco Park
3. Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia
4. Great Seal of the U.S., U.S. Treasury, White House, U.S. Capitol, Independence Hall
5. Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx, Sidney Poitier, Forest Whitaker

Extra credit

1. Arts & Literature, Entertainment, Geography, History, Sports & Leisure
2. Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Big, Awakenings, Renaissance Man, The Preacher’s Wife, Riding in Cars with Boys
 

This week's challenge: Start with the phrase MISSING PIECE. Rearrange the letters to spell the six-letter names of two members of a group of twelve. What are the words?

About Any Questions?

WAMC's Friday quiz segment, Any Questions?, puts news director Ian Pickus in the hot seat, as he and listeners field questions from resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel. Nothnagel is Associate Professor of mathematics at The Culinary Institute of America, and a crossword constructor for the New York Times and Games Magazine, among other outlets. Often, Mike and Ian switch seats or feature guest answerers, such as Will Shortz, Liane Hansen, John Flansburgh and Mike Doughty.

Any Questions? airs Friday during Northeast Report Late Edition on WAMC. 

 

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel look for a missing piece.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel go with the halfback option on this week's show.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel kick off their 10th season by looking back on their 10th episode.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel mark the "end" of summer.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel swap seats for an "apt" quiz.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel try to pass the "test."

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel swap seats for a different breed of show.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are back in the middle. 

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel return for another baseball show.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel celebrate a delayed baseball opening day.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel reprise an old favorite.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel make it a "long" weekend.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel swap seats for a possessive program.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel return the favor with a show whose answers are made up by the letters in "reciprocate."

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are back for a "belated" show.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel plot some virtual trips.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel swap seats for a car sale.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel continue to socially distance.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel try to reassess the meaning of time.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch seats, but try to remain A-1.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel say "home."

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are together, but apart.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel swap seats without coming within 6 feet of one another.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel host a socially distant quiz.

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel do a show based on an event that has since been canceled, but they have fun anyway!

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel swap seats for a show on -ologies.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel play defunct football league categories.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel refill their "pens."

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel have a "real" good "time."

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel mark Valentine's Day with a show about hearts.

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