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.
Schedule:

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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Host:
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 what will be the must have gadget at next year's Consumer Electronics Show.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577778596' />
  • 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=577778492' />
  • Limericks
    <p><em>Naked Truth, Everyday Is A Picnic Here </em>and <em>H2 Oh-No.</em></p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577778409' />
  • Panel Questions
    <p>"Get A Life, Hack" game, The Happiest Cadaver Lab On Earth.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577778001' />
  • Bluff The Listener
    <p>Our panelists read three stories about a retailer offering a surprising promotion to potential customers, only one of which is true.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577777496' />
  • Panel Questions
    <p> iColon.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577777352' />
  • Who's Bill This Time
    <p> Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's new: "Bleephole," " O-val Office," and "Senior Gizmos."</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577777250' />
  • Not My Job: We Quiz 'Star Wars' Director Rian Johnson On 'Storage Wars'
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/01/12/rianj_wide-4d7e275f615346a6f6dea6315051ee8c42c1f468.jpg?s=600' alt='Rian Johnson appears at the world premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in late 2017.'/><p>The man behind <em>The Last Jedi</em> answers three questions about the reality show where people guess the contents of repossessed storage lockers.</p><p>(Image credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=577669636' />
  • Panel Questions With Patton Oswalt
    <p>Space Cop and Death Wash.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=576083042' />
  • Not My Job: Football Wide Receiver Jerry Rice Gets Quizzed On Hannah Montana
    <p>The hall-of-famer who caught many passes from quarterback Joe Montana answers three questions about the Disney teen musical comedy. <em>Originally broadcast Aug. 12, 2017.</em></p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=576072260' />

 

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