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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
    • 4.6 • 33.6K 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

    WWDTM Best of NMJ Thanksgiving

    WWDTM Best of NMJ Thanksgiving

    Nathan Lane, Puja Patel, Darryl "Cornbread" McCray, and Jeremy O. Harris are featured in this Thanksgiving edition.


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    Everyone & Giant Puzzles

    Everyone & Giant Puzzles

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

    • 13 min
    Michael Strahan Can Still Be Mean When He Wants To (Wait Wait+)

    Michael Strahan Can Still Be Mean When He Wants To (Wait Wait+)

    We're back with another bonus episode for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ listeners!

    This episode, an extended interview with Super Bowl champion and broadcaster Michael Strahan — who appeared on the show this year to talk about trash-talking on the football field, hosting Good Morning America, and travelling into space.

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    Freddie Johnson

    Freddie Johnson

    Panelists Paula Poundstone, Adam Burke, and Alzo Slade join us from the Palace Theatre in Louisville, along with special guest Freddie Johnson of Buffalo Trace Distillery.

    • 47 min
    Craig Robinson

    Craig Robinson

    Craig Robinson, star of the Office and host of Peacock's Harlem Globetrotters: Play It Forward, is joined by panelists Tom Papa; Negin Farsad and Brian Babylon.

    • 49 min
    Behind the scenes with Peter and Lillian

    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!

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
33.6K Ratings

33.6K Ratings

Herbcat ,

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Amazing show! Carl Kasell and Peter Sagal are a humorous team that take the week's news point out the irony, discontinuity, or radicalness. The panel adds comedy to the mix, and together, they are the best way to enjoy the week's events. In my opinion, the Paula Poundstone episodes are the best.

Marshall St. ,

More I love it

Make one with the host of the Netflix show is it cake

Hold Hands & Kumbaya ,

Always Good

This show makes me happy even when the subjects in the news are upsetting. Everyone is entertaining but Maeve Higgins is my queen! Can’t get enough of her. Had the pleasure of meeting Peter after a show and he was personable and kind. Thank you all for producing a show I look forward to every weekend.

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