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 what will be the next embarrassing way a White House staffer finds out they're fired.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=594463215' />
  • 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=594462897' />
  • Limericks
    <p>Bill Kurtis reads three news-related limericks: <em>Lager Lunge</em>, <em>Kissing Cousins</em>, and <em>Enchanted With The Boss.</em></p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=594462623' />
  • Panelist Questions
    <p> Singles Market, Instrument Of Theft. </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=594462552' />
  • Bluff The Listener
    <p>Our panelists read three stories about a blockbuster movie causing a problem beyond just being terrible, only one of which is true. </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=594462267' />
  • Panel Questions
    <p> It's a "Schmaltz World." </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=594461897' />
  • Who's Bill This Time
    <p> Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: "And You're Fired," "Kids Protest The Darnedest Things" and "Amazon-dot-drunk." </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=594461313' />
  • Not My Job: We Quiz Quarterback Tom Brady On 'The Brady Bunch'
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/03/16/tbrady_wide-e9ff5818f0468657d08b1462220fd0d6d898966a.jpg?s=600' alt='Tom Brady of the New England Patriots speaks to the press before Super Bowl LII in 2018.'/><p>Three questions about the classic TV sitcom for the five-time Super Bowl winner and New England Patriots passer.</p><p>(Image credit: Elsa/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=594235358' />
  • Prediction
    <p>Our panelists predict, after the debacle on <em>The Bachelor</em>, what'll be the next big reality show scandal. </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=592577396' />
  • 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=592577231' />


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