Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR. During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads what might be characterized as the news Olympics. Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightning speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. Listeners vie for a chance to win the most coveted prize in radio: having official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell record the outgoing message on their home answering machine.

Saturday 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on WUSF 89.7

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Peter Sagal

Prior to becoming host of Wait Wait in 1998, Peter had a varied career including stints as a playwright, screenwriter, stage director, actor, extra in a Michael Jackson video, travel writer, essayist, ghostwriter and staff writer for a motorcycle magazine. In October 2007, Harper Collins published Peter's first book, The Book of Vice: Naughty Things and How to Do Them, a series of essays about bad behavior, which was released in paperback in 2008. He lives in the Chicago area with his family. Since he now has his own Web site, he is finally a real boy.

From Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me!

  • Prediction
    <p>Our panelists predict now that mayochup has arrived, what will be the next big food. </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=604574424' />
  • Remembering Carl Kasell
    <p>Our Remembrance of Carl Kasell, our Judge and Scorekeeper Emeritus, who passed away this week at the age of 84.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=604574291' />
  • Lightning Fill In The Blank
    <p>All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=604574192' />
  • Limericks
    <p>Bill Kurtis reads three news-related limericks: <em>Wooly Wonder, Go To The Light and Stinky Clean.</em></p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=604574078' />
  • Panel Questions
    <p>Dating 101; Pizza, pizza, everywhere.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=604574068' />
  • Bluff The Listener
    <p>Our panelists read three stories about someone getting a big break in an unusual way, only one of which is true.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=604574060' />
  • Panel Questions
    <p>Senator Tammy's Duck-ling.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=604574052' />
  • Who's Bill This Time
    <p>Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: "James and The Giant Orange," " Fox Fixer" and "Not So Hot Sauce."</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=604573949' />
  • Not My Job: We Ask 'Sopranos' Star Edie Falco 3 Questions About Tenors
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/04/19/gettyimages-96164531_wide-0eb4e00d46c70b94c6da0387ad7cd00a17b85c40.jpg?s=600' alt='Edie Falco poses for a portrait during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.'/><p>Falco gained fame and a boatload of awards playing Carmela on HBO's <em>The Sopranos.</em> She followed that up by creating the iconic role of Nurse Jackie on Showtime<em>.</em> Her new movie is<em> Outside In.</em></p><p>(Image credit: Matt Carr/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=604114135' />
  • Prediction
    <p>Our panelists predict what Paul Ryan will do once he leaves Congress.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=602868409' />


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