Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
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NPR's weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what's real and what we've made up.
||CleanLiz Climo||Liz Climo, illustrator and children's book author, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca, and John Hodgman.||11/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLee Unkrich||Lee Unkrich, director of Pixar's "Coco" joins us along with panelists Roxanne Roberts, P. J. O'Rourke, and Tom Bodett.||11/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Kelly||Scott Kelly, astronaut, joins us along with panelists Faith Salie, Helen Hong, and Alonzo Bodden.||11/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrian May||Author, PhD. astrophysicist and former Lead Guitarist for the rock band Queen joins us along with panelists Luke Burbank, Adam Burke and Paula Poundstone.||10/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlan Page||Alan Page, former Minnesota Viking and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice, joins us along with panelists Roxanne Roberts, Adam Burke, and Negin Farsad.||10/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest of WWDTM||We revisit our time with Eddie Izzard, Aubrey Plaza, and Bernie Parent, as well as listen to some never-before-aired moments with our panelists.||10/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndy Richter||Andy Richter, comedian and late night talk show announcer, joins us along with panelists Roy Blount, Jr., Helen Hong, and Brian Babylon.||10/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdam Scott||Actor Adam Scott joins us along with panelists Mo Rocca, Amy Dickinson, and Alonzo Bodden.||9/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLee Daniels||Producer/Director Lee Daniels joins us along with panelists Luke Burbank, Roxanne Roberts, and Adam Burke.||9/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: A Visit to the Poundstone Institute||If you like listening to Paula Poundstone rant about the scientific studies on Wait Wait, check out this episode of her new podcast, "Live From the Poundstone Institute." Each week Paula goes toe to toe with the scientists behind these studies and subjects celebrity guests to her own psychological research.||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoshua Homme||Musician Joshua Homme joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Amy Dickinson, and Hari Kondabolu.||9/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWin Butler||Win Butler from Arcade Fire joins us along with panelists P.J. O'Rourke, Helen Hong, and Tom Bodett.||9/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: The Activity Booht!||In this bonus podcast we take a look at Jennifer's....fan art? See it (and try it) for yourself at npr.org/activitybook||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRaphael Bob-Waksberg||Raphael Bob-Waksberg, creator of the show BoJack Horseman, joins us along with panelists Adam Felber, Roxanne Roberts, and Mo Rocca.||9/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSimone Biles||Guest Host Tom Hanks, filling in for Peter Sagal, is joined by Paula Poundstone, Luke Burbank and Faith Salie in this encore presentation.||8/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest of Not My Job||This week we rebroadcast our interviews with Stephen Colbert, Alan Cumming, Daniel Radcliffe, and Governor John Hickenlooper. We also highlight some fun moments with our panelists.||8/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJerry Rice||Jerry Rice, NFL Hall of Famer, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Alonzo Bodden, and Roy Blount, Jr.||8/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: S(miles) Though Your Heart is Breaking||On this bonus podcast Miles cries (again) and Jennifer emotes...?||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeffrey Tambor||Jeffrey Tambor, actor, joins us along with panelists Patton Oswald, Faith Salie, and Adam Burke.||8/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRyan Dempster||Ryan Dempster, World Series Champion pitcher, joins us along with Adam Felber, Roxanne Roberts, and Mo Rocca.||7/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Best programming on NPR
This show is half current events quiz, half satirical take on the news. The sum total is almost always very funny (although when Paula Poundstone is one of the guests, the funny quotient dips somewhat) and best of all, if the call-in contestents fail to answer correctly, they get no prize whatsoever. And the prize they are playing for? NPR newsman Carl Castle agreeing to voice their home answering machine message. If you like this show, you should check out Harry Shearer's "Le Show", also available on podcast.
Laugh out loud, smart and entertaning.
I have always been a fan of this show and I listen to it every Saturday, but its a hassle to plan out a time in the morning. I was so excited to see it on iTunes. The show takes some of the funniest people I have ever heard and tests their knowlege of the weeks news. I have even seen the show live in Chicago and they really know how to entertain. This is a must-hear with great content, cast, and ideas that will have you on the floor laughing.
Finally, podcasting for WWDTM
Thank goodness, in a week that brought us the SOTU speech by King George, there is something to be happy about: the podcasting of Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me. Thanks WBEZ and the folks at WWDTM.