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!

  • Predictions
    <p>Our panelists predict what song will replace "Baby, It's Cold Outside."</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=674810035' />
  • 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=674809588' />
  • Limericks
    <p>Bill Kurtis reads three news-related limericks: <em>Screw-top Tuna, Honda Ramen </em>and <em>Be My Wingman.</em></p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=674808984' />
  • Panel Questions
    <p> Nobody Can Eat Just Six, Hind Date. </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=674808651' />
  • Bluff The Listener
    <p>Our panelists read three stories about something that took nine minutes, only one of which is true.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=674808226' />
  • Panel Questions
    <p>Must Sea TV.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=674807914' />
  • Who's Bill This Time
    <p>Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: "Joe 2-point-No!" "Muellered Whine" and "X'ed Xmas Carols." </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=674807217' />
  • Not My Job: We Quiz Candice Bergen Of 'Murphy Brown' On Murphy's Law
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/12/07/gettyimages-693924646_wide-1da3ce23e8466327469e5afc372766c8cd61eca9.jpg?s=600' alt='Candice Bergen arrives at the Dolby Theatre on June 8, 2017 in Hollywood, Calif.'/><p>Thirty years after it first debuted in 1988, the sit-com <em>Murphy Brown</em> is back — and Bergen is still in the title role.</p><p>(Image credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Turner)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=674532937' />
  • Predictions
    <p>Our panelists predict, now that the new probe has landed on Mars, what will it find there?</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=672526002' />
  • 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=672525845' />