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 new home remedy will be created in response to the new health care bill.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=521484086' />
  • 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=521484083' />
  • Limericks
    <p>Bill reads three news-related limericks...The Purrfect Scent, Lunges At the Lourve, Date Bait</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=521484080' />
  • Panel Round Two
    <p>More questions for the panel...F-Rated!</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=521484077' />
  • Bluff The Listener
    <p>Our panelists tell three stories about a snake joining the workforce, only one of which is true.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=521484074' />
  • Panel Round One
    <p>Our panelists answer questions about the week's news....Score!</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=521484071' />
  • Who's Bill This Time
    <p>Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news...King Of The Hill, TrumpCares, Bored Game</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=521484068' />
  • Not My Job: Country Singer Charley Pride Gets Quizzed On Shame
    <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/03/24/gettyimages-476664316_wide-54e9c726eca20c458c65dc79accd04d692894960.jpg?s=600' alt='Charley Pride performs in Nashville, Tenn., on June 10, 2015.'/><p>Charley Pride, one of the first African-American stars in country music, has sold more records for RCA than anyone not named Elvis Presley.</p><p>(Image credit: Erika Goldring/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=521368806' />
  • Prediction
    <p>Now that we know our microwaves are spying on us, our panelists predict what will be the next household item to betray us.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=520657946' />
  • 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=520657943' />

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