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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.
||CleanRian Johnson||Rian Johnson, writer and director of The Last Jedi, joins us along with panelists Roy Blount, Jr., Helen Hong, and Adam Felber.||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest of WWDTM with Lindy West||Writer Lindy West joins in on this second Best of 2017 along with Ryan Dempster and Jerry Rice. We also feature some never-before-aired material.||1/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest of WWDTM with Lars Ulrich||Lars Ulrich, drummer from Metallica, joins in on the Best of WWDTM 2017. Others include Mavis Staples, Ina Garten, and Stephen Colbert.||12/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBradley Whitford||Bradley Whitford, actor, joins us along with panelists Peter Grosz, Roxanne Roberts, and Alonzo Bodden.||12/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKaty Tur||Katy Tur, NBC News Correspondent, joins us along with guest host Mike Pesca and panelists Mo Rocca, Negin Farsad, and Tom Bodett.||12/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMethod Man||Method Man, hip hop artist and actor, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Faith Salie, and P. J. O'Rourke.||12/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreta Gerwig||Greta Gerwig, director of the new film "Lady Bird" joins us in Seattle along with panelists Luke Burbank, Negin Farsad and Hari Kondabolu||12/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndrew Zimmern||Andrews Zimmern, chef and host of Bizarre Foods, joins us as well as mogul skier Hannah Kearney, author Nora Roberts, and comedian Bassem Youseff.||11/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
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.