Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me!, the 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 lightning speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. Listeners vie for a chance to win the most coveted prize in radio: having official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell record the outgoing message on their home answering machine.

Saturday 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on WUSF 89.7

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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 in a Michael Jackson video, travel writer, essayist, ghostwriter and staff writer for a motorcycle magazine. In October 2007, Harper Collins published Peter's first book, The Book of Vice: Naughty Things and How to Do Them, a series of essays about bad behavior, which was released in paperback in 2008. He lives in the Chicago area with his family. Since he now has his own Web site, he is finally a real boy.

From Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me!

  • Prediction
    <p>Now that he's out of work at Fox News, our panelists predict what Bill O'Reilly will do next.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525226785' />
  • Lightning Fill In The Blank
    <p>All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525226782' />
  • Limericks
    <p>Bill Kurtis reads three news-related limericks... Let's Get Bi-det! Starbucks Clear; Crackerjack Pants</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525226779' />
  • Panel Questions
    <p>We take a trip to the Trump Dump; Loose Juice</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525226776' />
  • Bluff The Listener
    <p>Our panelists read three stories about a head of state upsetting their people with erratic behavior, only one of which is true.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525226773' />
  • Round One
    <p>The Tao of Tidy Bowl</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525226770' />
  • Who's Bill This Time
    <p>Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news...Where-craft Carriers? The O'Reilly Ick Factor; Calling all Cars</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525226767' />
  • Not My Job: We Quiz The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, On Footwear
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/04/20/inagarten_2016headshot_wide-dccacffada280c395954aed522c6d375ab438c2e.jpg?s=600' alt='Ina Garten'/><p>In 1978, Garten left her government job and bought a specialty food store in the Hamptons. That store grew into a career, a series of cookbooks and a popular show on the Food Network.</p><p>(Image credit: Courtesy of Penguin Random House)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=524938956' />
  • Not My Job: We Quiz Gymnast Simone Biles On The History Of The iPhone
    <p>Tom Hanks asks gold medal gymnast Simone Biles three questions about Apple's iPhone, which marked its 10th anniversary in 2017. <em>Originally broadcast Jan. 14, 2017.</em></p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=524012353' />
  • Failing Pile
    <p>Guest host Tom Hanks performs what is perhaps the greatest role of his lifetime.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=524012350' />

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