Show cover of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

NPR's weekly news quiz. Have a laugh and test your knowledge with today's funniest comedians. And if you can't get enough, try our new mid-week show, Everyone & Their Mom. Each Wednesday, host Emma Choi takes the story everyone's talking about and uses it as an excuse to hang out with culture makers, Wait Wait panelists, and hilarious new comedians.Hate free content? Try a subscription to Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!+. Your subscription supports public radio and unlocks fun bonus episodes along with sponsor-free listening. Learn more at https://plus.npr.org/waitwait

Tracks

Natasha Lyonne
Natasha Lyonne is an actor, writer, and director with one of the most recognizable voices in the world. She stars in the new series Poker Face, so we ask her three questions about getting botox.Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
47:26 1/28/23
Everyone & Mistaken Identity
Guest hosts Karen Chee and Josh Gondelman dive head first into alternate universes. Plus we get to the bottom of the Masters tournament mistaken identity kerfuffle.
11:03 1/25/23
Secretary of State Antony Blinken
Secretary of State Antony Blinken takes some time out from his busy schedule to tell panelists Dulcé Sloan, Eugene Cordaro, and Tom Bodett about his musical alter ego, ABlinken, and to answer three questions about Matthew Mcconaughey.Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
47:55 1/21/23
George Saunders
Celebrated short story author George Saunders joins us to answer three questions about court stories. With panelists Paula Poundstone, Peter Grosz and Emmy Blotnick.Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
48:10 1/14/23
Mariska Hargitay
Mariska Hargitay, star of Law and Order, SVU, answers three questions about Sweet Valley High, the location depicted in the teen book series. We also revisit our moments with Sean Hayes, Myles Stubblefield, and Mo Amer.
47:59 1/7/23
The Man Bill-hind the Voice!
Peter sits down with our very own judge and scorekeeper, Bill Kurtis, to learn about the legendary anchorman's life and career.
14:10 1/4/23
Best of Not My Job December 2022
In this episode, we revisit our times with Ralph Macchio, Eleanor Holmes Norton, the hosts of the podcast "Ear Hustle" Earlonne Woods and Nigel Poor, and Matt Walsh.
47:13 12/31/22
Sarah Polley
Actor and director Sarah Polley plays our game called "Sarah Polley, wanna cracker?" Three questions about parrots. Joining her are panelists Roxanne Roberts, Adam Burke, and Shane O'Neill.
46:42 12/24/22
Everyone & Improv Nerds
Emma and Vice columnist Alzo Slade try to solve the improv coolness crisis with the help of comedy icon Colin Mochrie. Plus: Emma tries her best to annoy Peter Sagal.
16:31 12/21/22
Andrew Bird
Singer-songwriter and world class whistler Andrew Bird plays our game called, "Put Your Lips Together and Blow" Three questions about referees. Joining him are panelists Adam Burke, Tom Papa, and Zainab Johnson.Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
49:17 12/17/22
Gayle King
Host of CBS Mornings, Gayle King plays our game called, "Gayle King, meet the real Gale Kings" three questions about meteorologists. She is joined by panelists Negin Farsad, Peter Grosz, and Faith Salie.
47:02 12/10/22
How to Become a Listener Contestant with Peter, Miles, and Sofie
Have you ever wanted to become a listener contestant on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me? Host Peter Sagal and producers Miles Doornbos and Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis discuss how they select which callers make it to the air.
12:31 12/7/22
Dana Carvey
This week on "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me," we are back with a brand new show from the Studebaker Theatre in Chicago featuring panelists Josh Gondelman, Skyler Higley, and Paula Poundstone. Plus, we quiz comedy legend Dana Carvey on a subject he knows nothing about in our "Not My Job" game.Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
48:52 12/3/22
WWDTM Best of NMJ Thanksgiving
Nathan Lane, Puja Patel, Darryl "Cornbread" McCray, and Jeremy O. Harris are featured in this Thanksgiving edition.Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
47:22 11/26/22
Everyone & Giant Puzzles
Comedian Maeve Higgins and Emma build the world's largest puzzle.
13:31 11/23/22
Freddie Johnson
This week we come to you from the Palace Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky with panelists Paula Poundstone, Adam Burke, and Alzo Slade. Our guest is Freddie Johnson of Buffalo Trace Distillery.Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
47:45 11/19/22
Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson, star of the Office and host of Peacock's Harlem Globetrotters: Play It Forward, plays our game about Craigslist. Joining him are panelists Tom Papa; Negin Farsad and Brian Babylon.
49:08 11/12/22
Behind the scenes with Peter and Lillian
Peter asks Producer and Editor Lillian King why some questions don't make the show. PLUS: Lillian plays those questions!
13:58 11/9/22
Amber Ruffin
Amber Ruffin, host of The Amber Ruffin Show on Peacock and the purple M&M, plays our game called "Roughin' It" Three questions about camping. Joining in are panelists Karen Chee, Hari Kondabolu and Maz Jobrani.Subscribe to Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org/waitwait.
49:09 11/5/22
Hasan Minhaj
Hasan Minhaj, comedian with the new Netflix special "The King's Jester" and former host of Patriot Act, plays our game about former Patriot Rob Gronkowski. Joining him are panelists Helen Hong, Mo Rocca, and Shane O'Neill.
48:25 10/29/22
Everyone & The Supernatural
Comedian Mo Rocca considers buying a lighthouse and Emma goes ghost hunting.
17:37 10/26/22
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, a real genius
Dr Ibram X Kendi, author and MacArthur Genius, plays our game about the Genius Bar at Apple Stores. Joining him are panelists Alonzo Bodden, Josh Gondelman and Amy Dickinson.
50:07 10/22/22
Vivek Murthy
Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General of the United States, answers three questions about the mysterious and often huge fish, the sturgeon. Also featured are interviews with Jeremy Allen White and Mandy Moore.
48:26 10/15/22
Behind the scenes with Peter Sagal and Emma Choi
Peter and Emma sit down with Executive Producer Mike Danforth to answer some questions that you have about the making of Wait Wait.
20:22 10/12/22
Ralph Macchio
Ralph Macchio, star of Netflix's "Cobra Kai" plays our game called "Wax On, Wax Off, Yeowww!" Three questions about hair removal. He is joined by panelists Emmy Blotnick, Alzo Slade and Adam Felber.
48:55 10/8/22
Julio Torres
Julio Torres, creator and star of HBO's Los Espookys, plays our game about The Addams Family called, "Los Ookys." Joining him are panelists Tom Papa, Dulcé Sloan, and Hari Kondabolu.
47:46 10/1/22
Everyone & Spoons
Comedian Hoja Lopez and Emma get salty with the latest spoon technology and test out new talents nobody asked for.
13:06 9/28/22
Michael Strahan
Michael Strahan, NFL legend and Good Morning America host, Michael plays our game called "Strahan? Meet Stray Hams" Three questions about wild hogs. He is joined by panelists Karen Chee, Negin Farsad, and Shane O'Neill.
49:09 9/24/22
Everyone & A Giant Worm
Comedian Karen Chee and Emma meet a giant worm and learn how to write a spooky children's book.
14:41 9/21/22
Mo Amer
Groundbreaking Palestinian-American comedian Mo Amer, star of the Netflix series Mo, joins us at the Studebaker Theatre in Chicago along with panelists Roy Blount, Jr., Helen Hong and Adam Burke to play a game about things called Les.
47:39 9/17/22