The Brief: r/IAMA is a subreddit on which Redditors are able to interview individuals with specific backgrounds. Past interviews have featured Elon Musk, Chris Pratt, Barack Obama, and many more. 


IAMA is short for “I am a (insert job or hobby).” Generally, the interviewee makes a post describing their area of expertise and allows Redditors to ask them questions. Users can also make AMA, or “Ask Me Anything,” requests in which they try to find someone with a specific background to interview. 

I am Elon Musk, CEO/CTO of a rocket company, AMA! from IAmA

I’m Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ask Me Anything. from IAmA

I am Barack Obama, President of the United States — AMA from IAmA

Chris Pratt. AMA. I’m an open book. Come get some!! from IAmA

I am Senator Bernie Sanders. Ask Me Anything! from IAmA

I am Bill Nye and I’m here to dare I say it…. save the world. Ask Me Anything! from IAmA

I am Buzz Aldrin, engineer, American astronaut, and the second person to walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 moon landing. AMA! from IAmA

We are the ACLU. Ask Us Anything about net neutrality! from IAmA

I am Steven Pruitt, the Wikipedian with over 3 million edits. Ask me anything! from IAmA

I spent 21 years in prison for a murder I didn’t commit, and my story was just made into a movie. AMA. from IAmA

Good news, Redditors! We are Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, Billy West, and John Dimaggio, here to talk all things FUTURAMA! Ask away, meatbags! from IAmA

IamA Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang AMA! from IAmA

I’m Conan O’Brien, host of CONAN on TBS and renowned microbiologist. Ask me anything! from IAmA

I’m the Monopoly Man that trolled Equifax — AMA! from IAmA

I am Leah Remini, Ask Me Anything about Scientology from IAmA

I was Goofy at Walt Disney World for over 20 years! AMA! (This post is not for those who wish to preserve the Disney Magic) from IAmA