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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: Start with the phrase LONG DISTANCES. Rearrange the letters to spell two words (six letters and seven letters) that name things made by pouring a substance into molds. What are the words?

Answer: The words are INGOTS and CANDLES.

THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: "BEFORE AND AFTER No. 7"

On-air questions: We haven’t played a round of Before and After in a while, so this week we’re going to play a round of Before and After. To refresh everyone’s memories: the answer to each question is a combination of two things, where the final word of the first thing is the same as the first word of the second thing, like “Oliver Twist and Shout.”

1. What classic 1969 album features songs about the Sun King, Her Majesty, and a PBS series about the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants?
2. What 2000 movie starring Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott recounts their efforts to locate their missing NPR automotive repair/advice podcast?
3. What 1964 children's book is about a building that has an Inventing Room, a Fizzy-Lifting Drink Room, and a Chewing Gum Stretching Room, and is located near a Cold-War era crossing between East Berlin and West Berlin?
4. What landmark 1803 court case established judicial review and held that U.S. courts can strike down laws that are contrary to the U.S. Constitution, especially those about a famous New York City sports venue?
5. What song by Public Enemy that was featured in the 1989 movie "Do the Right Thing" was also used by James K. Polk as a campaign slogan to further his goal of annexing land in the Pacific Northwest up to a certain line of latitude?

Extra credit1. What long-running musical, which had more than 2500 performances on Broadway between 2003 and 2009, was inspired by children's television shows such as Sesame Street and is about a home-shopping channel?
2. What song, the title track from Milli Vanilli's debut album, is about an HBO anthology series that has starred, at various times, Matthew McConaughey and Mahershala Ali?
 

This week's challenge: Start with the words TWO PHRASES. Change one letter to a P and you can rearrange the result to spell a six-letter word for a person you see in a church and a four-letter word for things you see in a church. 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 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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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are "back!"

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel make amends.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothangel aim for 10 percent effort.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel welcome Jim Levulis to the show as the first guest of 2020.

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel wrap up another year.

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel still need to buy some holiday gifts.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel add some trivia to their life.

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel write a new chapter.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch seats for a show about acronyms.

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are back, hear?

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