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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 name NEW HAMPSHIRE. Add a letter and you can rearrange the result to spell a six-letter word for a type of song and a seven-letter word for what you probably don’t do when you’re singing that song. What are the words?

Answer: Add and T and you can spell WHISPER and ANTHEM.

THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: "CAMP Categories"

On-air questions: It’s summer camp season for many young people across our region, now that school is out. This week, we’ll go to camp, too. I’ll give you a category, and you give me four possible answers for each using the letters C, A M, P.

1. Countries of Europe
2. Disney characters
3. U.S. vice presidents
4. Classic cocktails
5. Cities with a current NHL franchise

Extra credit1. Shakespeare plays  
2. Monopoly properties
 

This week's challenge: Start with a word for a person common at summer camps. Rearrange the letters and you can spell proper names from mythology. 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 turn on the dark.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch seats to honor a trivia forebear.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel channel Steve Kornacki for a show about maps.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel swap seats for an altered Halloween show.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel continue their October tradition.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel look for some common bonds.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel swap seats and a letter.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel start off October with their eyes on the O.C.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel swap seats for a show inspired by the late RBG.

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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.

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

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