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'll be the next big viral fundraiser after the Ice Bucket Challenge....
All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else....
Move over, Freddy Krueger....
Bill reads three news-related limericks: A Furry Free Gift, Sleeping In and Slow Food....
Our panelists tell three stories of newspapers trying brand new innovations, only one of which is true....
More questions for the panel: Three Mice Who May Or May Not Be Blind; The Potatoes Have Eyes....
Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: Wetting Ourselves, Shaken Bottles and Super Spectator Brothers....
The governor of the commonwealth of Massachusetts will answer three questions about the annual art festival taking place in the desert of northern Nev...
The former bouncer for the Rolling Stones answers three questions about the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, which was involved in sports doping scan...
Our panelists answer some questions about the animal kingdom....

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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