Skip to main content
Ask Questions

Ask Questions

By Ask Questions
An improvised interview with a guest improvisor. Not a real expert. Not real journalists.
Listen on
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Currently playing episode

The Godfather - With Alex Denney

Ask Questions

1x
Mother's Day Flashback
This mother's day we rewind it back to when Sarah's very own mom guested on Ask Questions
34:20
May 12, 2022
Fishin' Chips - With Spencer Frankenberger
This week the crew gets a special guest from across the pond.
49:12
May 05, 2022
The Big Hack - With Spencer Frankenberger
Minds get simultaneously expanded and exploded in this week's episode. 
38:36
April 28, 2022
Potty Mouths
Find some pearls to clutch because on this episode we say some dirty stuff.
31:08
April 15, 2022
Ted: America's Funny Daddy - With Skyler Applebee
Tyler publishes a book and schedules himself on the show using his pen name, but Sarah and Cathy aren't fooled.
32:07
April 07, 2022
The Cost of Art - With Nirav Gandhi
This week the team explores the real cost of art.
34:50
March 31, 2022
Who Let The Dogs Out - With Allison Summers
This week the crew sits down with a guest that's more than meets the mind's eye.
30:10
March 17, 2022
Hold Me Closer Horse Dancer - With Clyde
The week Tyler brings a court ordered four legged friend. 
32:58
March 10, 2022
The Godfather - With Alex Denney
Sarah gets more than she bargained for when she contracts the show's next guest.
32:50
March 03, 2022
The Cali Grand Slam
Adario Mercadante is back BABYYYY. Join us to joust for Dolleritas while we're eating good in the neighborhood. 
28:47
February 24, 2022
Tornado Sarah
On this week's show Sarah gets a make over.
33:01
February 17, 2022
Miracle Podiatry - With Alex Denney
This week Sarah and Cathy tackle religion when a faith healer sits down on the show.
34:42
February 10, 2022
50 Episodes: Lightning in a Bottle
This week we take a moment to appreciate the journey to 50 epispodes with this recap of some of our favorite "lightning rounds" from the show. Guests on this compilation are: Adario Mercadante, Jay Bennet, Andrew Morrison, Grace Piper, Brian Hines, Courtney Doyle, Leah Jereb, Bridgette Flahartey, and Chris Bower.  Episodes featured in order are: 4, 14, 18, 25, 28, 29, 30, 32, 35, 37, and 45. 
30:22
February 03, 2022
Let It All Out - With Jason Bornstein
Feelings and fluids fly when the team sits down with an empathic poet.
35:15
January 27, 2022
Food Pictures - With Jason Bornstein
When an artist comes on the show Sarah decides to discuss how much she knows about art..again.
34:12
January 20, 2022
Bird John Wilkes Booth - With Wiley Jones
This week the cast explores the dark side of politics while Tyler gets inspired.
31:05
January 13, 2022
Is This Your Card? - With Brent Trueblood
Sarah and Cathy take a magical journey on the recording session before the Ask Questions Christmas Party.
30:01
January 06, 2022
Ask Merry Questions
The episode goes off the rails when the Ask Questions cast partake a little too much at the studio Christmas party. 
42:47
December 30, 2021
Season 1 Highlight - Brian and Chris
In this last season one recap we revisit Brian Hines and Chris Bower, two of the best voices to grace our microphones!
01:03:35
December 23, 2021
Season 1 Spotlight - Bridget and Grace
This week we ask that if you can please give to relief causes to aid those affected by the tornado that left a path of devastation across four states. The crew here at the show have seen the devastation first hand as it has affected our area and words can not do it justice. Please give anything within means, because the recovery is going to take a very very long time. There is a link here in the show notes but if you can give anywhere reputable you're comfortable with please do so. With love and appreciation, thank you for giving and thank you for listening. https://www.facebook.com/IndependenceBank/posts/4627524120669735?__cft__[0]=AZU4QI4QC69fHh7XkUWpR7QmwB0D6vISaiEDsOB-x-wxoz7_r3UsaHm44XrtsJris7qDeDtKNUTnDFLI1nd7KJ7b08IhmHGfAmxiPinsTXbpCv2VGg5vT-FN4866dzXkv5U&__tn__=R]-R
01:01:38
December 16, 2021
Season 1 Spotlight - Spencer Frankeberger
Join us this holiday season as we send season one off with the guests of episodes past. This first week features reoccurring guest Spencer Frankeberger. Be sure to keep an eye out for our upcoming Happy Holidays episode and until we see you next year we love you and thank you for listening!
57:00
December 09, 2021
Tug King - With Adario Mercadante
Ask Questions takes a walk on the seedier side of postcasting in this weeks episode featuring a tow boat captain with a loose grasp of the law.
37:31
December 02, 2021
Holiday Flashback
This Thanksgiving the Ask Questions crew is giving thanks for the bounty of guests we've had with this flashback episode featuring Nirav Ghandi in which he discusses the Harvest Bug....or something like that. Happy Thanksgiving! 
37:41
November 25, 2021
The Human Touch with Leah Jereb
Is the Ask Questions gang lonely? Is Sarah selfish? Are all our guests murderers? 
29:12
November 18, 2021
Don't Look Behind You - With Adario Mercadante
The fear may be late for Halloween but it's all to real for home security expert Ray on this week's episode of Ask Questions.
31:09
November 11, 2021
The Wing It Party - With Brian Hines
On this week's episode the Ask Questions team gets into the kitchen were the sausage of legislation is made and find out that maybe it's not quite up to code.
30:00
November 04, 2021
Hangnail in the Coffin - With Isabel Klein
Things almost get heavy in the studio as Sarah and Tyler talk last wishes with funereal director Monica Ginsberg.
36:07
October 28, 2021
From the Vault: Emilio the Hamster - With Adario Mercadante
Imagine if you will a reality where Tyler never became the co-boss/co-owner of Ask Questions. Where Sarah and showrunner Johnathan are dating. Where Crypto Currency and Macaroni meet on even terms. And most horrifyingly, Tyler's mic has a slight short. Experience these realities and more on Ask Questions!
31:13
October 21, 2021
Tyler goes on Improv Summit PT 2
This week's episode is a sample of Tyler's second stop on the Improv Summit with friend of the podcast, Spencer Frankeberger. 
01:00:60
October 14, 2021
Odessa the Tooth Lady - With Bridget Flahartey
Join the Ask Questions team as they sit down with the not so shady tooth collector Odessa.
33:49
October 07, 2021
Taste of Romance - With Chris Bower
The smell of romance is wafting in the air as the crew sits down and interviews the internet's foremost food critic, in 60 words or less.
24:30
September 30, 2021
Nutrition Mountain - With Chris Bower
Tyler drops some big news right before the team sits down with the King of Nutrition. 
32:02
September 23, 2021
Passion of the Fruit - With Spencer Frankeberger
While Tyler is still out on hiatus Cathy and Sarah are joined by Fret. Who is something of a passionate fruit enthusiast. 
35:42
September 16, 2021
Hammer of Justice - With Leah Jereb
Join the Ask Questions team on this episode as they learn some ins and outs of the law, family life, and a strong google password.
35:52
September 09, 2021
The Clip Show
It's clip show time!  Special thanks to all the guests you'll hear on this episode : Bridget Flahartey , Jason Edwards , Nirav Ghandi, Andrew Morrison, Spencer Frankeberger, Grace Piper, Brian Hines, Courtney Doyle, and of course Adario Mercadante!!
53:21
September 02, 2021
Mr.D
What is Sarah's big announcement?! What happened to the studio?! Who the heck is Mr.D?! Get the answers to these questions and more on this week's episode of Ask Questions!
28:44
August 26, 2021
Punching Phil - With Courtney Doyle
It's a whimsical trip down history lane as actress Anna Corwin joins the team to discuss her latest film about the Berlin Wall. In the process we find out how Sarah really feels about Tyler, and how Tyler really feels about Dr.Phil.
31:31
August 19, 2021
Power #$@!s - With Courtney Doyle
It gets raunchy in the studio this week as the interview gets derailed. Sarah tries to be the "fun one"  and Tyler tries to negotiate for lawn decorations. But seriously, don't listen to this one with the kids in the car.
32:47
August 12, 2021
Space is Lonely - With Adario Mercadante
Get a dose of existential dread when Tyler and Sarah sit down with a (not really) a xenobiologist aboard (not really) a spaceship. What is the future of space tourism? Is there life bigger than a person among the stars? Does Elsa live on Pluto? Find out on this week's episode of Ask Questions!
32:28
August 05, 2021
A Warehouse in Nottingham - With Brian Hines
On today's episode Cathy and Sarah interview Norm, a likeable criminal who runs something of a warehouse in disguise.
32:43
July 29, 2021
Mustache You a Question - With Grace Piper
On this week's episode the team combs through the nitty gritty of facial hair with Missy, a professional mustache lifestyle coach. Are barbers just a poor man's mustache groomers? Is mustache contact a thing? Does your chakra start on your face? Get the answers to these questions and more on this week's Ask Questions!
27:52
July 22, 2021
The Accountant's Apprentice - With Carmen Scott
Join the crew when they explore the magically world of accounting and pugs as they sit down with Mitchelena, an accountant's apprentice. Special thanks to this weeks guest Carmen Scott!
30:29
July 15, 2021
Deliver Success with Grace Piper
On this week's episode Tyler and Sarah meet Crystal, an individual who is trying to climb to the top of pizza mountain. Can they figure out the future of pizza delivery together? Is it drones? Is it utility suits? Does Ben Affleck like Sprite? Find out the answers to these questions and more on Ask Questions!
31:34
July 08, 2021
License to Bore - With Adario Mercadante
The bar gets lowered when the Ask Questions team are faced with possibly the most mundane man alive. Insults are hurled, marriages are counseled, and our freedoms are exercised this week on Ask Questions!
30:51
July 01, 2021
Tyler goes on Improv Summit
This week someone else is asking the questions as Tyler sits down with Spencer Frankeberger on his show Improv Summit. The full episode won't post on the Summit's channel until August but in the meantime you can catch Adario's interview already already up on the channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuWkZDybs4U
25:22
June 24, 2021
J.J's Place - With Spencer Frankeberger
While Sarah takes a couple weeks off Tyler and Cathy sit down with Paulie Moss, the proprietor of a doggy daycare. Together they learn that sometimes the only thing stopping dog from eating dog is some fine print and a T.V judge.
29:19
June 17, 2021
Justified - With Spencer Frankeberger
Tyler is confronted with past misdeeds when Jeff Harper from the Coast Guard sits down for an Ask Questions interview. How wide is the Coast Guard's jurisdiction? How does maritime law really work? And isn't the real crime the 2011 film Sucker Punch? Find these answers and many more on this weeks episode of Ask Questions!
28:26
June 10, 2021
Graduation Cake - With Adario Mercadante
This week Mason Black, a face from Tyler's past, joins the team to explore the ups and downs of event coordinating. What's the most exotic animal Mason has brought to a party? What remote locations are the worst for an event ? Just how long did it take for Mason to fire Tyler? Find the answer to these questions and more on this week's Ask Questions! 
27:42
June 03, 2021
Who the @#$%! is Elon? - with Andrew Morrison
This week on Ask Questions the team sits down with Barry, a down to earth mild mannered truck driver. As the crew explores Barry's backstory they find out he doesn't know much about being flashy, vigilante justice, or the coming automation revolution.
29:40
May 27, 2021
Tractor Bug - With Nirav Gandhi
This week Sarah and Tyler sit down with local Arachnologist John Badtman. John has a lot to say about Spiders, Tyler has some things to say about a tractor, and Sarah says something about dragons. But they all have something to say about unrequited justice. Also this episode is dedicated to Tyler's dead plant, President Fernie Sanders.
37:41
May 20, 2021
The Three Toms
That's a wrap for Tyler. On his way out he decides to put his exit interview and how he really feels about the Ask Questions team on the record. How does he feel about Sarah? How does he really feel about Johnathan? How does he feel about famous people named Tom? The answers might surprise you on this week's episode of Ask Questions.
30:48
May 13, 2021
Ceiling Whoopi with Andrew Morrison
The Ask Questions crew explore the spiritual realm with Hollywood medium Chase Now. Is Whoopi Goldberg the MVP of mediums? Is a pig smarter than a Clooney? Can Chase save Tyler and Sarah's fake marriage ? Chase helps them find these answers and more on this week's episode of Ask Questions.
28:42
May 06, 2021
He Who Buffers Last - With Adario
Cathy and Sarah decide to find out just how much it would take to put Tyler in an existential crisis. As it turns out, not much at all.
27:27
April 29, 2021
The Lock Up
The head of the network has finally had enough of Sarah and Tyler's bickering. Will they be able to find common ground while locked up not only in the studio, but also in their own preconceived notions about each other? 
27:58
April 22, 2021
Pancake, Community Pancake (The Pilot)
This week we're giving a behind the scene glimpse at the early production of the Ask Questions podcast. While the sound and tone of the show is different the spirit of the show is still there. So we're dusting off the pilot and hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.
22:54
April 15, 2021
Verminhide IPA with Adario Mercadante
While Cathy is away at a network convention Sarah and Tyler sit down with nationally distributed brewer Steven. Steven wants the interview sticking just to beer talk, but the only thing on tap is the cold truth about a father accepting his son. Also rats.
28:14
April 08, 2021
Cat Things, Cat Things - with Jason Edwards
The Ask Questions staff ends up getting more than they bargained for when they sit down to interview an acclaimed cat trainer. Together they unravel a ball of yarn only to find money, mayhem and do it yourself taxidermy. 
23:14
April 01, 2021
Bathroom Spaghetti with Brenda Hines
Sarah and Cathy interview Samantha French, a cat burglar who has found a moral way of burgling. Tyler is late and hungover. Brenda Hines is Samantha. Thank you to Anxiety America for our music.
34:20
March 25, 2021
The Duolingo Stone with Nirav Gandhi
Sarah and Tyler interview, Kirk Togglesmith, a cryptographer. Are numbers real? Or aren't they?  Kirk discusses how he used the Duolingo Stone to decipher Ancient Sumerian while Tyler and Sarah experience a role reversal.  Thanks to Nirav Gandhi for playing Kirk. You can hear him on his podcast Game Busters! at on Twitter or Instagram @Gandheezy
31:10
March 18, 2021
The Next Brad Pitt with Adario Mercadante
Tyler, Sarah, and Cathy interview Sky Phillips, an expert in children's theater. He hopes to craft the next Brad Pitt. He thinks it might be Derek Diddy. Adario Mercadante as Sky. Thank you to Anxiety America for our music.
28:33
March 11, 2021
The Big One with Bridget Flahartey
Tyler and Sarah interview Megan Hines an oil driller from Tuskaloosa, Iowa. She tells us all about how oil is king and will remain king after 'The Big One.'  Megan is played by LA comedian Bridget Flahartey. Listen to her on her podcast "Sex With Ghosts" or follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @bridget_suckit
28:08
March 04, 2021
Billy and the Cows with Luke Watson
Tyler and Sarah interview Brian Richardsonson a medical expert in disease who is known for his work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. His cows may or may not be zombies.  Featuring Luke Watson of Third Coast Comedy Club in Nashville, TN as Brian.  Thank you to Anxiety America for our music. 
33:27
February 25, 2021
The Man and the Mask with Adario Mercadante
Tyler, Cathy, and Sarah interview "Matthew," the man behind the mask. At night, he's none other than El Tigre.  Adario Mercadante as El Tigre and Matthew  Thank you to Anxiety America for our music. 
32:18
February 18, 2021
Roger Part 2 with Adario Mercadante
Roger, the prolific actor portraying a boom mic operator comes back on the show. He's gotten paid, he's gotten an agent, and we come up with an idea for a new search engine.  Roger is played by Adario Mercadante. Thank you to Anxiety America for our music. 
21:29
February 11, 2021
Oh My Brick with Adario Mercadante
Today Tyler, Sarah, and Cathy interview Grant, who uses bricks to fill the hole in his soul.  Adario Mercadante is our expert. New improvisors coming soon. Thank you to Anxiety America for our music. 
28:59
February 04, 2021
Say Something Nice
We wanted to interview a professional cuddler, but he didn't make it to the studio. Sarah, Tyler, and Cathy end up having to ask each other questions.  Thanks to Anxiety America for our music. 
28:58
January 28, 2021
BBD with Adario Mercadante
Join improvisors Tyler, Sarah, and Cathy in interviewing Edgar Donovan - a "dermatologist." Talking points include the Big Book of Dermatology, snake oil, and the Hippocratic oath.  The part of Edgar was played by Adario Mercandante. Thank you to Anxiety America for our music. 
21:49
January 21, 2021
Roger PT 1 with Adario Mercadante
Tyler, Sarah, and Cathy interview Sam Sanderson star of the hit film Roger.  Ask Questions is an improvised podcast. Thank you to Adario Mercadante for playing Sam Sanderson in this episode. Thank you to Anxiety America for our music. 
27:01
January 14, 2021