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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.

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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me‪!‬ Wait Wait Don't Tell Me!

    • Comedy
    • 4.5 • 727 Ratings

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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

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Gayle King doesn't need coffee (Wait Wait+)

    Gayle King doesn't need coffee (Wait Wait+)

    We're back with another bonus episode for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ listeners! This episode, Gayle King — host of 'CBS Mornings' — shares her secret for waking up at 3:30 AM without coffee, and spills some tea about her most memorable interviews. To unlock access to this and other bonus episodes, sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org. And don't worry: regular episodes haven't changed and will continue to be available as usual. To send us feedback or questions for a future episode, find us on Facebook and Twitter:https://www.facebook.com/nprwaitwaithttps://twitter.com/waitwait

    Natasha Lyonne

    Natasha Lyonne

    Poker Face star Natasha Lynne answers three questions about Botox face pokes

    • 47 min
    Everyone & Mistaken Identity

    Everyone & Mistaken Identity

    Guest hosts Karen Chee and Josh Gondelman dive head first into alternate universes and a mistaken identity kerfuffle.

    • 11 min
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken

    Secretary of State Antony Blinken

    Secretary of State Antony Blinken takes some time out from his busy schedule to hang with panelists Dulcé Sloan, Eugene Cordaro, and Tom Bodett.

    • 47 min
    A new quiz game: the Wait Wait Wayback Machine (Wait Wait+)

    A new quiz game: the Wait Wait Wayback Machine (Wait Wait+)

    This bonus episode, Mike Danforth and Peter Sagal welcome a Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ subscriber to play a new quiz game we're calling the Wait Wait Wayback Machine. The game is simple: our contestant has to answer questions about the week's news — questions used on our actual show. The catch? That show aired 20 years ago. Produced with help from Miles Doornbos and Vaishnavi Naidu. Engineered by Brian Jarboe. To unlock access to this and other bonus episodes, sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org. And don't worry: regular episodes haven't changed and will continue to be available as usual.

    George Saunders

    George Saunders

    Celebrated author George Saunders joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Peter Grosz and Emmy Blotnick.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
727 Ratings

727 Ratings

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Excellent show. Funny, smart, entertaining, informative- so so so good!

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Makes my day

Always a highlight of the week. Still figuring out what Karen Chee has brought to the party with her appearances though, the comedy input there is pretty much zero. It’s noticeable that no matter the other two guest panelists, they carry maybe 3/4 of the contributions while she chuckles and eventually comes up with something insipid.

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Makes me happy

I love listening to this weekly it always makes me happy at the end of a tough week.

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