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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!

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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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    In this 2004 film, nature is the enemy... (Wait Wait+)

    In this 2004 film, nature is the enemy... (Wait Wait+)

    Do you know the answer? In this bonus episode, executive producer Mike Danforth and guest host Alzo Slade challenge a Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ supporter with questions about news events from our actual show — but the catch is these shows aired 20 years ago! It's our Wait Wait Wayback Machine! If you want a chance to play the Wayback Machine with Peter, sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org/waitwait and listen to this episode for instructions on how to enter!

    WWDTM: Maya Hawke

    WWDTM: Maya Hawke

    Actor and singer Maya Hawke joins us to talk Stranger Things, childhood songs, and folk music beefs with panelists Adam Burke, Faith Salie, and Negin Farsad.

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    WWDTM: Chappell Roan

    WWDTM: Chappell Roan

    Queer pop icon Chappell Roan joins panelists Tom Papa, Brian Babylon, and Meredith Scardino to talk drag personas, the life changing magic of Ke$ha, and why her first record deal always makes her think about hot lunch

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    The animal that terrifies Peter, and other 'Wild Card' topics (Wait Wait+)

    The animal that terrifies Peter, and other 'Wild Card' topics (Wait Wait+)

    In this bonus episode, Peter is joined by Rachel Martin, host of Wild Card, a new NPR podcast that's part-interview, part-existential game show. Peter opens up about a childhood nightmare that's stayed with him, his feelings on the big questions of the universe, and the moment in his life he'd like to live through again. You can check out Wild Card here:https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510379To unlock bonus access and support NPR, sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.

    WWDTM: Lyndon Barrois, Sr.

    WWDTM: Lyndon Barrois, Sr.

    This week, artist Lyndon Barrois Sr. joins us to talk about his beautifully detailed gum wrapper sculptures, working in movies, and why he's Hollywood's go-to animator of animals who know karate. Plus, Josh Gondelman and Joyelle Nicole Johnson welcome new panelist River Butcher!

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    WWDTM: Renée Elise Goldsberry

    WWDTM: Renée Elise Goldsberry

    Renée Elise Goldsberry won a Tony and Grammy for her role in Hamilton, and currently stars in Netflix's Girls5Eva. She joins panelists Jason Isbell, Alonzo Bodden, and Shantira Jackson.

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