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NPR's weekly news quiz. Have a laugh and test your knowledge with today's funniest comedians. And if you can't get enough, try our new mid-week show, Everyone & Their Mom. Each Wednesday, host Emma Choi takes the story everyone's talking about and uses it as an excuse to hang out with culture makers, Wait Wait panelists, and hilarious new comedians.Hate free content? Try a subscription to Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!+. Your subscription supports public radio and unlocks fun bonus episodes along with sponsor-free listening. Learn more at https://plus.npr.org/waitwait

NPR's weekly news quiz. Have a laugh and test your knowledge with today's funniest comedians. And if you can't get enough, try our new mid-week show, Everyone & Their Mom. Each Wednesday, host Emma Choi takes the story everyone's talking about and uses it as an excuse to hang out with culture makers, Wait Wait panelists, and hilarious new comedians.Hate free content? Try a subscription to Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!+. Your subscription supports public radio and unlocks fun bonus episodes along with sponsor-free listening. Learn more at https://plus.npr.org/waitwait

 

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Billy Porter

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 room he's in. His new movie is 80 For Brady, but what does he know about the Brady Bunch?Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at [plus.npr.org] (http://plus.npr.org/waitwait) . ... Read more

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Natasha Lyonne

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 botox.Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at [plus.npr.org] (http://plus.npr.org/waitwait) . ... Read more

28 Jan 2023

47 MINS

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28 Jan 2023


#298

Everyone & Mistaken Identity

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. ... Read more

25 Jan 2023

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25 Jan 2023


#297

Secretary of State Antony Blinken

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 answer three questions about Matthew Mcconaughey.Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at [plus.npr.org] (http://plus.npr.org/waitwait) . ... Read more

21 Jan 2023

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21 Jan 2023


#296

George Saunders

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... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at [plus.npr.org] (http://plus.npr.org/waitwait) . ... Read more

14 Jan 2023

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14 Jan 2023


#295

Mariska Hargitay

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, Myles Stubblefield, and Mo Amer. ... Read more

07 Jan 2023

47 MINS

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07 Jan 2023


#294

The Man Bill-hind the Voice!

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

04 Jan 2023

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04 Jan 2023


#293

Best of Not My Job December 2022

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. ... Read more

31 Dec 2022

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31 Dec 2022


#292

Sarah Polley

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. ... Read more

24 Dec 2022

46 MINS

46:42

24 Dec 2022


#291

Everyone & Improv Nerds

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. ... Read more

21 Dec 2022

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21 Dec 2022


#290

Andrew Bird

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, and Zainab Johnson.Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at [plus.npr.org] (http://plus.npr.org/waitwait) . ... Read more

17 Dec 2022

49 MINS

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17 Dec 2022


#289

Gayle King

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 Faith Salie. ... Read more

10 Dec 2022

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10 Dec 2022


#288

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

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 callers make it to the air. ... Read more

07 Dec 2022

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07 Dec 2022


#287

Dana Carvey

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. Plus, we quiz comedy legend Dana Carvey on a subject he knows nothing about in our "Not My Job" game.Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at [plus.npr.org] (http://plus.npr.org/waitwait) . ... Read more

03 Dec 2022

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03 Dec 2022


#286

WWDTM Best of NMJ Thanksgiving

Nathan Lane, Puja Patel, Darryl "Cornbread" McCray, and Jeremy O. Harris are featured in this Thanksgiving edition.Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at [plus.npr.org] (http://plus.npr.org/waitwait) . ... Read more

26 Nov 2022

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26 Nov 2022


#285

Everyone & Giant Puzzles

Comedian Maeve Higgins and Emma build the world's largest puzzle. ... Read more

23 Nov 2022

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23 Nov 2022


#284

Freddie Johnson

This week we come to you from the Palace Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky with panelists Paula Poundstone, Adam Burke, and Alzo Slade. Our guest is Freddie Johnson of Buffalo Trace Distillery.Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at [plus.npr.org] (http://plus.npr.org/waitwait) . ... Read more

19 Nov 2022

47 MINS

47:45

19 Nov 2022


#283

Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson, star of the Office and host of Peacock's Harlem Globetrotters: Play It Forward, plays our game about Craigslist. Joining him are panelists Tom Papa; Negin Farsad and Brian Babylon. ... Read more

12 Nov 2022

49 MINS

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12 Nov 2022


#282

Behind the scenes with Peter and Lillian

Peter asks Producer and Editor Lillian King why some questions don't make the show. PLUS: Lillian plays those questions! ... Read more

09 Nov 2022

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09 Nov 2022


#281

Amber Ruffin

Amber Ruffin, host of The Amber Ruffin Show on Peacock and the purple M&M, plays our game called "Roughin' It" Three questions about camping. Joining in are panelists Karen Chee, Hari Kondabolu and Maz Jobrani.Subscribe to Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at [plus.npr.org/waitwait] (http://plus.npr.org/waitwait) . ... Read more

05 Nov 2022

49 MINS

49:09

05 Nov 2022