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NPR's weekly news quiz hosted by Peter Sagal. Have a laugh and test your knowledge with today's funniest comedians and a celebrity guest.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

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

    • Comedy
    • 4.7 • 164 Ratings

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NPR's weekly news quiz hosted by Peter Sagal. Have a laugh and test your knowledge with today's funniest comedians and a celebrity guest.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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    WWDTM: Judith Butler

    WWDTM: Judith Butler

    This week, Judith Butler joins panelists Roy Blount, Jr., Maz Jobrani, and Faith Salie to talk about gender, performativity, and their dream of becoming a clown.

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    WWDTM: Bill Cowher

    WWDTM: Bill Cowher

    We're live in Pittsburgh this week, where Steelers legend Bill Cowher joins panelists Negin Farsad, Mo Rocca, and Maeve Higgins to talk winning the Super Bowl, yelling on NPR, and why his 20th high school reunion was such a nightmare.

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    • 47 min
    Pitcher Ryan Dempster shares his impersonation of a legendary sportscaster (WW+)

    Pitcher Ryan Dempster shares his impersonation of a legendary sportscaster (WW+)

    We're celebrating the start of baseball season with this extended interview with retired Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster. It's from 2017. He advised the Cubs on their World Series championship win a year earlier. In this bonus episode, we hear how Dempster got into baseball, how he feels about razzing from the fans, and his impersonation of a legendary Chicago sportscaster.This interview is a Wait Wait staff pick from Colin Miller, business and operations manager for the show. Keep an eye out for other Wait Wait staff favorites like this one in the bonus feed!To unlock bonus access and support NPR, sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.

    WWDTM: Chris Pine

    WWDTM: Chris Pine

    This week, Chris Pine joins us to talk his new movie Poolman, imitating William Shatner, and where he ranks on the list of Hollywood Chrises.

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    WWDTM: Spring Break Edition!

    WWDTM: Spring Break Edition!

    To celebrate Spring Break, we hit the beach with some of our favorite guests, including John Stamos, Malala Yousafzai, Kaila Mullady, David Axelrod, and Gabrielle Dennis!

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    • 48 min
    Peter and Emma go on a Chicago culinary adventure! Part 2 (Wait Wait+)

    Peter and Emma go on a Chicago culinary adventure! Part 2 (Wait Wait+)

    In this second part of a special series just for WWDTM+ supporters, Peter Sagal takes Emma Choi to learn about the classic Italian beef sandwich. To unlock bonus access and support NPR, sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
164 Ratings

164 Ratings

Wait wait don’t tell me fans ,

Wait wait don’t tell me

This is amazing it’s comedy and news in one

yoshi.22 ,

Hilarious

I love this 'mock the week' & 'whose line' mashup, including audience members & call in listeners. Glad to have found it, it's comedy brilliance! This needs to be a chart topper for more to hear it.
- a UK listener.
- 2014

- still loving it in 2021

a.disappointed.fan ,

Horribly irresponsible

Hi I was horrified by the irresponsible reporting saying that chiropractors are not doctors in this episode. They are very much doctors- doctors of chiropractic. In the 1980s the AMA was found guilty of trying to wipe out the practice of chiropractic with slander like this so I would do more research. Chiropractors spend more hours on nutrition and anatomy then a medical doctor does and has to complete board exams. They do not just treat back and neck problems- they are looking at how your whole body functions. I found it really irresponsible for you to make jokes about something that actually helps people and yes that does include children. Full disclosure, I am not a chiropractor, but have been happily treated by them for many years.

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