Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Schedule

Saturday 11:00 AM to Noon and Sunday 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on WUSF 89.7

This is a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers in the form of an oddly informative news quiz from NPR. During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads what might be characterized as the news Olympics. Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightening speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks.

From Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Our panelists predict what will be next for rats now that they've been cleared of the plague....
All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else....
Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Choosy Mothers Do Not Choose Jihad....
Bill reads three news-related limericks: Obama's Right & Left Hand Man; Jewish Ju-Ju; Dove Bar Skin Care....
Our panelists tell three stories about a way in which Patrick Swayze's legacy still guides us, only one of which is true....
More questions for the panel: Sculpturebombing; Marvin Don't Take My Kodachrome; Very Tightie Whities....
Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Homeland Insecurity; Is She or Isn't She?; Gerbils!...
Marky Ramone, who has just written a memoir called Punk Rock Blitzkrieg, will see if he can correctly answer three questions about Marky Mark and the ...
We replay our magical moments with actor Daniel Radcliffe who answers three questions about Hairy Pottery, more commonly known as Chia Pets. Originall...
We revisit the time we asked Henderson about the Ig Nobels — awarded for real, if ridiculous, research. Originally broadcast Oct. 25, 2014....

Hosted By

Peter Sagal

Prior to becoming host of Wait Wait in 1998, Peter had a varied career including stints as a playwright, screenwriter, stage director, actor, extra...
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