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Saturday, August 5, 2023

WWDTM: Maggie Smith by NPR

Maggie Smith is one of the world's most beloved poets. She joins us to talk about her new memoir, how she owes her fame to Starbucks, and why her mom may get banned from the library.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Saturday, July 29, 2023

WWDTM: Randall Park by NPR

For some, being a triple-threat actor/writer/comedian is enough, but not for Randall Park, who decided to add "director" to the list with his debut film Shortcomings. He joins guest host Kar…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Saturday, July 22, 2023

WWDTM: Damian Lillard by NPR

Damian Lillard joins us in Portland to talk about his storied career, from Dame Time, to rap battles, to owning a Toyota Dealership. He's assisted by panelists Luke Burbank, Paula Poundstone…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Saturday, July 15, 2023

WWDTM: Patti Lupone by NPR

Patti Lupone joins panelists Emmy Blotnick, Adam Felber, and Joyelle Nicole Johnson to talk birds, Broadway, and the proper way to swipe a cell phone.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Saturday, July 8, 2023

WWDTM: 25th Year Spectacular Part IV! by NPR

This week, we're diving back into the archives for Part IV of our 25th Year Spectacular! We've got interviews with George Takei, Martha Stewart, and Mariska Hargitay, plus some time with Bar…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Saturday, July 1, 2023

WWDTM: Aleeza Ben Shalom by NPR

Aleeza Ben Shalom is the star of Netflix's Jewish Matchmaking, and she joins panelists Adam Burke, Brian Babylon, and Roxanne Roberts to talk about how matchmaking is just like a live-action…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Saturday, June 24, 2023

WWDTM: Karen Allen by NPR

We're back in Tanglewood and joined by the amazing Karen Allen, who plays the iconic Marion Ravenwood in the Indiana Jones movies. She joins Karen Chee, Roy Blount, Jr. and Negin Farsad to t…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Saturday, June 17, 2023

WWDTM: James Marsden by NPR

James Marsden joins panelists Adam Felber, Karen Chee, and Faith Salie to talk Jury Duty, playing yourself, and what it's like to be the Baxter in a romcom.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Saturday, June 10, 2023

WWDTM: Radhika Jones by NPR

On this week's episode, Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Radhika Jones joins us to talk about Rupert Murdoch, Little House on the Prairie, and the rules of underboob. Plus, Tom Papa, Emmy Blotnic…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Saturday, June 3, 2023

WWDTM: The First Quarter Century, pt. III by NPR

We continue our look back at 25 years of shows with Keegan Michael-Key, Regina King, and Susan OrleanSupport NPR by signing up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.n…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Saturday, May 27, 2023

WWDTM: John Goodman by NPR

We're back in New Orleans with the legendary John Goodman! He talks leaving L.A., The Big Lebowski, and being the voice of the St. Louis airport.Support NPR by signing up for Wait Wait... Do…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Saturday, May 20, 2023

WWDTM: Golda Rosheuvel by NPR

Golda Rosheuvel was so captivating as Bridgerton's Queen Charlotte that Netflix made a show all about her. She joins Luke Burbank, Negin Farsad, and Adam Burke to talk wigs, neck braces, and…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Saturday, May 13, 2023

WWDTM: Gabrielle Dennis by NPR

On this week's show, The Big Door Prize's Gabrielle Dennis joins panelists Paula Poundstone, Alonzo Bodden, and Adam Felber to talk about living to your full potential and the job at Six Fla…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Saturday, May 6, 2023

WWDTM: Ray Romano by NPR

Ray Romano joins panelists Tom Papa, Matt Rogers, and Helen Hong to talk about the secret to marriage, rewatching yourself on TV 15 years later, and having a good poker face.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:55AM
Saturday, April 29, 2023

WWDTM: Brad Paisley by NPR

Brad Paisley joins us live in Nashville to talk about getting recognized for insurance commercials, his skill at writing impromptu jingles for chili, and whether his kids think he's cool.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:04PM
Saturday, April 22, 2023

WWDTM: Weird Al Yankovic by NPR

Weird Al joins panelists Josh Gondelman, Robby Hoffman, and Tom Bodett to talk about his new (mostly real) biopic, and what he would've done if Prince hadn't turned him down.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Saturday, April 15, 2023

WWDTM: Kaila Mullady by NPR

Kaila Mullady started beatboxing in 5th grade to impress a boy, and since then has become a two-time world champion. But, can she answer questions abut boxes that get beat, AKA piñatas?Supp…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Wednesday, April 12, 2023

WWDTM: Everyone & Goodbyes by NPR

Emma and some of her co-hosts say goodbye to the greatest podcast the world has ever seen.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:00AM
Saturday, April 8, 2023

WWDTM: The First Quarter Century by NPR

We celebrate our 25th anniversary with Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Ed Helms, Bonnie Raitt, and more!

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:55AM
Saturday, April 1, 2023

WWDTM: Michelle Rodriguez by NPR

On this week's episode, action star Michelle Rodriguez joins us to talk about The Fast & The Furious, Dungeons & Dragons, and her personal state slogan for New Jersey. Support NPR by…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:01PM
Saturday, March 25, 2023

WWDTM: David Axelrod by NPR

On this week's episode, we head to Tucson to talk politics with David Axelrod, the former consultant who helped get President Obama elected.Support NPR by signing up for Wait Wait... Don't T…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:58AM
Saturday, March 18, 2023

WWDTM: Sam Waterston by NPR

On this week's episode, guest host Karen Chee talks with legendary actor Sam Waterston about Law & Order, how to look good in a stovepipe hat, and where to see raccoons doing Shakespeare…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Saturday, March 11, 2023

Nick Kroll by NPR

Nick Kroll is a brilliant comedian and one of the minds behind Big Mouth and History of the World, Part II. We Rick Roll Nick Kroll, that is, ask him questions about roles played by actors n…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:55AM
Wednesday, March 8, 2023

The Wait Wait Anthology: Reality TV Edition by NPR

On this episode of The Wait Wait Anthology, we bring the drama and dive deep into the world of reality TV. From The Bachelor to The Kardashians, we leave no stone unturned and no suite un-fa…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 05:35PM
Saturday, March 4, 2023

Malala Yousafzai on winning the Nobel Peace Prize while in chemistry class by NPR

At the age of 17, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize, and now a documentary she executive produced is nominated for an Oscar. And, if she answers our th…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Saturday, February 25, 2023

Best of the First 25 Years by NPR

We celebrate our 25th anniversary with Mikeael Shiffrin, Leonard Nimoy, Mae Jemison, Stephen Colbert, John Hodgman, and Ozzie Smith.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:02PM
Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Everyone & Spotify Stalking by NPR

Comedian Dulcé Sloan and Emma give your playlists the side eye. Plus we ask Pitchfork Editor-in-Chief Puja Patel if you should be self conscious about your bad taste in music.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:52AM
Saturday, February 18, 2023

Rosie Perez by NPR

Rosie Perez is a cultural icon, from Do The Right Thing to White Men Can't Jump to her new role on Showtime's Your Honor. She's the best part of any project she's in, but can she answer our …

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Saturday, February 11, 2023

Geena Davis by NPR

Geena Davis went from being an Oscar-winning actor to a skilled archer to an activist to an author, and she's now executive producer of CBS' Mission Unstoppable. But, can she answer our thre…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Wednesday, February 8, 2023

The Wait Wait Anthology: Cats Edition by NPR

Introducing The Wait Wait Anthology, a deep dive into the Wait Wait archives hosted by Bill Kurtis

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 03:33PM
Saturday, February 4, 2023

Billy Porter by NPR

Billy Porter is an absolute legend. With a career that started in his teens, he's now 3/4ths of the way to an EGOT. He's also a style icon, who's always the most fashionable person in any ro…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards