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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

NPR's weekly news quiz hosted by Peter Sagal. Have a laugh and test your knowledge with today's funniest comedians and a celebrity guest.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

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WWDTM: Sam Sanders & Zach Stafford
This week, Wait Wait is live in Chicago with special guests Sam Sanders and Zach Stafford and panelists Tom Papa, Paula Poundstone, and Emmy BlotnickLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
47:20 7/13/24
WWDTM: Happy Independence Day!
This week, we celebrate the 4th of July with some of our favorite guests!Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
47:18 7/6/24
WWDTM: Christian McBride
This week, we're live in Philly with jazz legend Christian McBride. He talks about the secret power all bassists possess and translates Philly slang for panelists Peter Grosz, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, and Dulcé Sloan.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
47:12 6/29/24
WWDTM: Erik Weihenmayer
Erik Weihenmayer was the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest, but may be best known for a viral news blooper in 2006. He joins us to talk about a very specific kind of fame, plus what life is like as a blind adventurer.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
48:27 6/22/24
WWDTM: Michelle Williams
On this week's episode, actor and singer Michelle Williams talks growing up in the church, auditioning for Destiny's Child, and how to get an NPR audience to sing a hymn. Plus, panelists Alonzo Bodden, Helen Hong, and Paula Poundstone talk flags.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
46:56 6/15/24
WWDTM: Charlamagne tha God
This week, Charlamagne the God talks his new book, growing up a nerd, and loving Judy Blume. Plus panelists, Shane O'Neill, Alzo Slade, and Karen Chee rub your back.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
48:28 6/8/24
WWDTM: Summer Is (Almost) Here Edition!
This week, we celebrate the return of summer with some of our favorite guests, including Bob Seger, Dakota Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, John Wilson, and Molly Seidel!Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
46:41 6/1/24
WWDTM: J. Kenji López-Alt
This week, we're live in Seattle with food genius J. Kenji López-Alt to talk about food, science, food-science, and the magic of Winnie the Pooh onsies. Plus, panelists Shantira Jackson, Luke Burbank, and Jessi Klein pass the blame around.WWDTM+ listeners! For contractual reasons, there will not be a sponsor-free version of this episode. We apologize. But we will have a sponsor-free program available to you as always next weekend. We appreciate your support! Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
47:38 5/25/24
WWDTM: Maya Hawke
Actor and singer Maya Hawke joins us to talk Stranger Things, childhood songs, and folk music beefs with panelists Adam Burke, Faith Salie, and Negin Farsad.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
47:10 5/18/24
WWDTM: Chappell Roan
Queer pop icon Chappell Roan joins panelists Tom Papa, Brian Babylon, and Meredith Scardino to talk drag personas, the life changing magic of Ke$ha, and why her first record deal always makes her think about hot lunchLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
47:09 5/11/24
WWDTM: Lyndon Barrois, Sr.
This week, artist Lyndon Barrois Sr. joins us to talk about his beautifully detailed gum wrapper sculptures, working in movies, and why he's Hollywood's go-to animator of animals who know karate. Plus, Josh Gondelman and Joyelle Nicole Johnson welcome new panelist River Butcher!Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
47:03 5/4/24
WWDTM: Renée Elise Goldsberry
Renée Elise Goldsberry won a Tony and Grammy for her role in Hamilton, and currently stars in Netflix's Girls5Eva. She joins panelists Jason Isbell, Alonzo Bodden, and Shantira Jackson.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
48:11 4/27/24
WWDTM: Judith Butler
This week, Judith Butler joins panelists Roy Blount, Jr., Maz Jobrani, and Faith Salie to talk about gender, performativity, and their dream of becoming a clown.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
48:08 4/20/24
WWDTM: Bill Cowher
We're live in Pittsburgh this week, where Steelers legend Bill Cowher joins panelists Negin Farsad, Mo Rocca, and Maeve Higgins to talk winning the Super Bowl, yelling on NPR, and why his 20th high school reunion was such a nightmare.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
47:39 4/13/24
WWDTM: Chris Pine
This week, Chris Pine joins us to talk his new movie Poolman, imitating William Shatner, and where he ranks on the list of Hollywood Chrises.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
47:29 4/6/24
WWDTM: Spring Break Edition!
To celebrate Spring Break, we hit the beach with some of our favorite guests, including John Stamos, Malala Yousafzai, Kaila Mullady, David Axelrod, and Gabrielle Dennis!Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
48:06 3/31/24
WWDTM: Laurene Powell Jobs
Philanthropist and Founder and President of Emerson Collective Laurene Powell Jobs joins Helen Hong, Hari Kondabolu, and Adam Felber to tell us the real story of how she met her husband Steve and the secret to throwing the best Halloween parties in Palo Alto.Get access to bonus episodes, sponsor-free listening, and the chance to participate in a quiz with Peter Sagal when you sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!+ at plus.npr.org/waitwait.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
47:27 3/23/24
WWDTM: David Alan Grier
David Alan Grier joins Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca, and Adam Burke to talk his new movie, announcing at the Oscars, and why you didn't see him in Forrest Gump.Get access to bonus episodes, sponsor-free listening, and the chance to participate in a quiz with Peter Sagal when you sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!+ at plus.npr.org/waitwait.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
48:23 3/16/24
WWDTM: Claudia Goldin
Claudia Goldin is one of the world's leading economists, a Nobel Prize winner, and a time Person of the Year. She joins Josh Gondelman, Roxanne Roberts, and Maeve Higgins to talk 4:30am phone calls, Nobel parties, and yodelingGet access to bonus episodes, sponsor-free listening, and the chance to participate in a quiz with Peter Sagal when you sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!+ at plus.npr.org/waitwait.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
46:49 3/9/24
WWDTM: Danny Brown
Danny Brown helped redefine Detroit's rap scene with XXX, then moved to Austin in 2021 to do it all again. He joins panelists Alzo Slade, Karen Chee, and Peter Grosz to talk playing pickleball, rapping Dr. Seuss, and accidentally offending Adele. Want to tell us what you REALLY think about Wait Wait? We'd love to hear it (and then lose sleep thinking about it)! Take our anonymous survey at: https://npr.org/waitwaitsurveyLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
48:27 3/2/24
WWDTM: Hail to the Chief Editon
To celebrate Presidents' Day, we're revisiting interviews that would EASILY win the popular vote, including Ray Romano, Rosie Perez, Steve Earle, and more!Get access to bonus episodes, sponsor-free listening, and the chance to participate in a quiz with Peter Sagal when you sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!+ at plus.npr.org/waitwait.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
48:23 2/24/24
WWDTM: Sleater-Kinney
Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker, of the legendary rock band Sleater-Kinney, join guest host Tom Papa, Dulcé Sloan, Amy Dickinson, and Hari Kondabolu to talk their new album and 30 years of being a band. Get access to bonus episodes, sponsor-free listening, and the chance to participate in a quiz with Peter Sagal when you sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!+ at plus.npr.org/waitwait.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
48:27 2/17/24
WWDTM: Lena Waithe
This week, A Thousand and One producer and Emmy winner Lena Waithe joins panelists Adam Burke, Negin Farsad, and Maz Jobrani to talk Blockbuster, Jennifer Aniston, and Guy Fieri. 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/waitwaitLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
48:05 2/10/24
WWDTM: Kristen Kish
This week, Top Chef's Kristen Kish joins Josh Gondelman, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, and Brian Babylon to talk bivalves, airballs, and cheese curds. Get access to bonus episodes, sponsor-free listening, and the chance to participate in a quiz with Peter Sagal when you sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!+ at plus.npr.org/waitwait.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
48:48 2/3/24
WWDTM: Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen
This week, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen joins Dulcé Sloan, Tom Papa, and Shane O'Neill to talk the economy, how she prepared to smoke weed for the first time, and her Candy Crush score. Get access to bonus episodes, sponsor-free listening, and the chance to participate in a quiz with Peter Sagal when you sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!+ at plus.npr.org/waitwait.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
47:17 1/27/24
WWDTM: David Oyelowo
Actor David Oyelowo joins panelists Faith Salie, Helen Hong, and Tom Bodett to talk being mistaken for MLK, how a crush led to his acting career, and more. Get access to bonus episodes, sponsor-free listening, and the chance to participate in a quiz with Peter Sagal when you sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!+ at plus.npr.org/waitwait.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
48:02 1/20/24
WWDTM: Jason Isbell
Jason Isbell joins panelists Maeve Higgins, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, and Peter Grosz to talk backhanded compliments from John Mayer, praise from Bruce Springsteen, and keeping eye out for boogers with his wife, Amanda ShiresLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
47:25 1/13/24
WWDTM: Now With Real Journalists!
It's the new year, and we're bringing you new interviews with Rachel Maddow and Bob Woodruff, plus a never-before-heard Bluff the Listener game!Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
46:50 1/6/24
WWDTM: 25th Anniversary Spectacular Part IX - Best of 2023
To celebrate the holidays, we hand out the greatest gift of all: interviews with Geena Davis, Weird Al, Karen Allen, and 5th generation lobsterman Jacob Knowles!Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
48:03 12/30/23
WWDTM: Molly Seidel
Olympic marathoner Molly Seidel joins panelists Shantira Jackson, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Roxanne Roberts to talk joints, Instacart, and working out like Taylor SwiftLearn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy
49:02 12/23/23

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