Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! from NPR

Saturdays 11AM-12PM and Sundays 10AM–11AM (2nd airing)
Peter Sagal

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's Peabody-award-winning weekly hour-long humorous quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:02 am
Sat April 21, 2012

Science Writer Mary Roach Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat April 21, 2012 12:03 pm

The science writer known for tackling death in her book Still, sex in her book Bonk and space travel in her latest book, Packing For Mars, takes a quiz in honor of the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Brothers. (Rebroadcast from Sept. 18, 2010)

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:02 am
Sat April 21, 2012

Novelist Carl Hiaasen Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat April 21, 2012 12:03 pm

The Florida novelist tells us what he finds so weird and inspiring about South Florida and answers three questions about extreme cold-weather activities. (Rebroadcast from Feb. 5, 2011)

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:02 am
Sat April 21, 2012

Newbery Medal Winner Jack Gantos Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat April 21, 2012 12:03 pm

Award-winning children's book author and recent recipient of the Newbery Honor joins us to talk about his other distinction: his arrest on drug smuggling charges. Then he takes a quiz on Harlequin romance novels. (Rebroadcast from Jan. 28, 2012)

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:02 am
Sat April 21, 2012

Novelist Tom Robbins Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat April 21, 2012 12:03 pm

Author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Skinny Legs and All, and most recently B is for Beer, joins us to talk about Seattle, taking LSD and answer questions about the other Mr. T. Robbins. (Rebroadcast from June 5, 2010)

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:02 am
Sat April 21, 2012

Writer Susan Orlean Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat April 21, 2012 12:03 pm

New Yorker staff writer and author of the Orchid Thief and the recent biography of movie canine Rin Tin Tin takes a quiz on other things that sound like "Rin Tin Tin": Tintin, Tauntaun and TomTom. (Rebroadcast from Dec. 3, 2011)

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat April 14, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat April 14, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat April 14, 2012 5:30 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, how will Ozzie Guillen upset Miamians next time? Alonzo Bodden?

ALONZO BODDEN: Ozzie's going to lose his accent and when they can understand what he's saying, there's really going to be trouble.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Jessi Klein?

JESSI KLEIN: He will be caught on tape saying he loves everything about Florida except the old people.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Mo Rocca?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat April 14, 2012

Who's Carl This Time

Carl reads three quotes from the weeks news: A Grand Old Sendoff, March Madness and a Major League Misstep.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat April 14, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Don't Text and Maul.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat April 14, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell us three stories of life before the Internet, only one of which is true.

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