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>Our panelists predict what Playboy will try next, if bringing back nudity doesn't work.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=515948632' />
  • 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=515948629' />
  • Limericks
    <p>Bill Kurtis reads three news-related limericks...Gleaming The Cubicle, S & Mmmm, Litter Boxed Wine</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=515948626' />
  • Panel Round Two
    <p>More questions for the panel... Wandering Eyes.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=515948623' />
  • There Should Be A Word For That
    <p>Bill Kurtis introduces two new words to our vocabulary.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=515948620' />
  • Bluff The Listener
    <p>Our panelists read three stories about someone figuring out a new way to get backstage, only one of which is true.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=515948617' />
  • Panel Round One
    <p>Our panelists answer questions about the week's news...Me Harmony, Hello Copter.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=515948614' />
  • Who's Bill This Time
    <p>Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news...Don's Solo, Canadian Shakin', What's Old is Nude Again</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=515948611' />
  • Not My Job: Author Nora Roberts (aka JD Robb) Gets Quizzed On J.D. Salinger
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/02/17/nora-roberts_jd-robb_credit-_wide-4af8f63ed84dcd298d04e8916c23beae966e2a25.jpg?s=600' alt='Nora Roberts'/><p>Nora Roberts, who sometimes publishes under the name JD Robb, has had 198 books on the <em>New York Times</em> best-seller list. We'll ask her three questions about a somewhat less prolific author.</p><p>(Image credit: Bruce Wilder/St. Martin's Press)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=515781132' />
  • Prediction
    <p>Our panelists predict now that he's mastered kitesurfing, what Barack Obama will do next.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=514683523' />

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