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.
||CleanBest of Not My Job||On this "prize winning" edition of WWDTM, we feature interviews with Jessie Diggins, Michael Rosbash, Bernie Parent, Al Roker, and Peter Buttigieg.||8/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeff Tweedy||Jeff Tweedy, musician, joins us along with panelilsts Bobcat Goldthwait, Amy Dickinson, and Peter Grosz.||8/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWait Wait Naked and Ashamed: Mo Rocca||In honor of our 20th anniversary, Faith Salie sits down with Peter, Bill, a bunch of her fellow panelists and a handful of producers to give you an unflinching look behind the scenes of Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! We call it Wait Wait: Naked and Ashamed. First up, one of Faith's oldest friends, Mo Rocca.||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUzo Aduba||Uzo Aduba, actor, joins us along with panelists Alonzo Bodden, Roxanne Roberts, and Adam Burke.||8/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJon Batiste||Jon Batiste, musician, joins us along with guest host Faith Salie and panelists Adam Felber, Rashawn Scott, and Tom Bodett.||7/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJames Comey||James Comey, former FBI Director, joins us along with panelists Mo Rocca, Helen Hong, and Alonzo Bodden.||7/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristine Lagarde||Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Adam Burke, and Faith Salie.||7/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest of Not My Job||Eddie Izzard, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, and more, plus a little song we made up.||7/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFabien Cousteau||Fabien Cousteau, oceanographer, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Tom Papa, and Negin Farsad.||6/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Wise||David Wise, gold medalists in men's freestyle ski, joins us along with panelists Mo Rocca, Faith Salie, and Alonzo Bodden.||6/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLouie Anderson||Louie Anderson, actor/comedian, joins us along with panelists Roy Blount, Jr., Roxanne Roberts, and Hari Kondabolu.||6/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKeith Hernandez||Keith Hernandez, former MLB first baseman, joins us along with panelists Luke Burbank, Bim Adewunmi, and Peter Grosz.||6/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWait Wait Jr. With Neil Patrick Harris and More!||This week we feature some favorite guests as well as some never-before-heard material from our recent taping of Wait Wait Jr., a kid-centric version of our show. Paula Poundstone, Maz Jobrani, and Mo Rocca team up with kids for Bluff the Listener, and Neil Patrick Harris plays Not My Job.||6/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetta||Retta, comedian, joins guest host Helen Hong and panelists Adam Felber, Paula Poundstone, and Hari Kondabolu.||5/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCyndi Lauper||Cyndi Lauper, singer, joins us along with panelists Roxanne Roberts, Tom Bodett, and Tara Clancy.||5/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMayim Bialik||Mayim Bialik, actor and neuroscientist, joins us along with panelists Helen Hong, Alonzo Bodden, and Janelle James.||5/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritt Daniel||Britt Daniel, co-founder of the band Spoon, joins us along with panelists Luke Burbank, Faith Salie, and Maz Jobrani.||5/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanH. Jon Benjamin||H. Jon Benjamin, actor/comedian, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Brian Babylon, and Negin Farsad.||4/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEdie Falco||Edie Falco, actor, joins us along with panelists Maz Jobrani, Helen Hong, and Mo Rocca.||4/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaurie Metcalf||Laurie Metcalf, actress, joins us along with panelists Tom Bodett, Faith Salie, and Adam Burke.||4/14/2018||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.