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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
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Natasha Lyonne by NPR

Natasha Lyonne is an actor, writer, and director with one of the most recognizable voices in the world. She stars in the new series Poker Face, so we ask her three questions about getting bo…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Everyone & Mistaken Identity by NPR

Guest hosts Karen Chee and Josh Gondelman dive head first into alternate universes. Plus we get to the bottom of the Masters tournament mistaken identity kerfuffle.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 03:47PM
Saturday, January 21, 2023

Secretary of State Antony Blinken by NPR

Secretary of State Antony Blinken takes some time out from his busy schedule to tell panelists Dulcé Sloan, Eugene Cordaro, and Tom Bodett about his musical alter ego, ABlinken, and to ans…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:07PM
Saturday, January 14, 2023

George Saunders by NPR

Celebrated short story author George Saunders joins us to answer three questions about court stories. With panelists Paula Poundstone, Peter Grosz and Emmy Blotnick.Sign up for Wait Wait... …

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:50AM
Saturday, January 7, 2023

Mariska Hargitay by NPR

Mariska Hargitay, star of Law and Order, SVU, answers three questions about Sweet Valley High, the location depicted in the teen book series. We also revisit our moments with Sean Hayes, Myl…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:59AM
Wednesday, January 4, 2023

The Man Bill-hind the Voice! by NPR

Peter sits down with our very own judge and scorekeeper, Bill Kurtis, to learn about the legendary anchorman's life and career.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:23AM
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Best of Not My Job December 2022 by NPR

In this episode, we revisit our times with Ralph Macchio, Eleanor Holmes Norton, the hosts of the podcast "Ear Hustle" Earlonne Woods and Nigel Poor, and Matt Walsh.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Saturday, December 24, 2022

Sarah Polley by NPR

Actor and director Sarah Polley plays our game called "Sarah Polley, wanna cracker?" Three questions about parrots. Joining her are panelists Roxanne Roberts, Adam Burke, and Shane O'Neill.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:00PM
Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Everyone & Improv Nerds by NPR

Emma and Vice columnist Alzo Slade try to solve the improv coolness crisis with the help of comedy icon Colin Mochrie. Plus: Emma tries her best to annoy Peter Sagal.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:40PM
Saturday, December 17, 2022

Andrew Bird by NPR

Singer-songwriter and world class whistler Andrew Bird plays our game called, "Put Your Lips Together and Blow" Three questions about referees. Joining him are panelists Adam Burke, Tom Papa…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 11:59AM
Saturday, December 10, 2022

Gayle King by NPR

Host of CBS Mornings, Gayle King plays our game called, "Gayle King, meet the real Gale Kings" three questions about meteorologists. She is joined by panelists Negin Farsad, Peter Grosz, and…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:03PM
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

How to Become a Listener Contestant with Peter, Miles, and Sofie by NPR

Have you ever wanted to become a listener contestant on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me? Host Peter Sagal and producers Miles Doornbos and Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis discuss how they select which…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 10:01AM
Saturday, December 3, 2022

Dana Carvey by NPR

This week on "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me," we are back with a brand new show from the Studebaker Theatre in Chicago featuring panelists Josh Gondelman, Skyler Higley, and Paula Poundstone. Pl…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 12:51PM

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