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!
5:35 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Speedskater Nick Pearson Plays Not My Job

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It's been 10 years since Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics, and the city remains a mecca for winter sports, especially for speedskating. Two-time Olympian speedskater Nick Pearson came to Salt Lake to train and compete in the 2002 Olympics and never left.

We've invited Nick to play a game called "Whoaaa ... slow down there, friend." Three questions about things that go very, very slowly for a person who likes to go dangerously fast.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 11, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Carl reads three quotes from the week's news: The Never-ending Story, Presidential Promises, and Protecting the Passer.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 11, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Does This Collar Make Me Look Fat?

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 11, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell us three stories of dumb cops, only one of which is true.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 11, 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 February 11, 2012

Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: Sweet and Really Low, Lean On Me, and Where to Have the Best of Times.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 11, 2012

Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: An Excuse Not to Buy Flowers, Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together, and An Icelandic Problem.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 11, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat February 11, 2012 11:35 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, who will finally swoop in and save the GOP? Paula Poundstone?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Giselle Bundchen, who will say to the Republicans, "my husband can't throw the ball and win the election at the same time."

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Tom Bodett?

TOM BODETT: We're going to need one part Newt Gingrich, one part Rudy Giuliani, one part Arnold Schwarzenegger - we're talking Vladmir Putin.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Roxanne Roberts?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 4, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat February 4, 2012 11:05 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what is everybody going to be talking about after the Super Bowl? Mr. PJ O'Rourke?

PJ O'ROURKE: Well, Indiana's passed the right to work act and the unions are angry, and I think they've got an idea for a pretty attention getting protests. A bunch of burly AFL-CIO guys, this is not a wardrobe malfunction you're going to want to look at.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Charlie Pierce?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 4, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Carl reads three quotes from the weeks news: Poor Mitt; Half-time with Madonna; and Snakes on an Everglade.

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