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.
Schedule:

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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Host:
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 will be the royal couple's favorite wedding present.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612487150' />
  • 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=612487044' />
  • Limericks
    <p>Bill Kurtis reads three news-related limericks: <em>Wild Prom, Overworn Underwear</em> and <em>Great Ape.</em></p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612468596' />
  • Panel Questions
    <p>Emojihad, Confusing Chow, The High Seas.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612467999' />
  • Bluff The Listener
    <p>Our panelists read three stories about someone getting their name in a unique way, only one of which is true. </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612465991' />
  • Panel Questions
    <p> The Trump Dump. </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612465374' />
  • Who's Bill This Time
    <p>Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: "The Royal We Do," "A High Stakes High Court Decision" and "Do You Hear What Yanni Hear?" </p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612464575' />
  • Not My Job: We Ask Singer Cyndi Lauper Three Questions About The Titanic
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2018/05/17/gettyimages-113804889_wide-c4a54b75710457cccdaf66859316d5d080df38cb.jpg?s=600' alt='Cyndi Lauper performs during the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.'/><p>Lauper was one of the icons of the 1980s with hits such as "Girls Just Want to Have Fun." Change two letters in the title of her musical <em>Kinky Boots</em> and you end up with "sinky boats." Hence, our quiz.</p><p>(Image credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=612075280' />
  • Prediction
    <p>Our panelists predict, after "Be Best," what will be the next slogan to come out of the White House.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=610559104' />
  • 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=610558991' />

 

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