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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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    • 4.6 • 35.4K 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: Allyson Felix

    WWDTM: Allyson Felix

    This week's show was recorded in Chicago, with guest host Karen Chee, Not My Job guest Allyson Felix and panelists Shantira Jackson, Hari Kondabolu, and Roy Blount, Jr.

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    • 48 min
    In 2004, this was a surprising bestseller... (Wait Wait+)

    In 2004, this was a surprising bestseller... (Wait Wait+)

    Think you know the answer? In this bonus episode, executive producer Mike Danforth and Peter Sagal 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, in July 2004! 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: Sam Sanders & Zach Stafford

    WWDTM: Sam Sanders & Zach Stafford

    This week, Wait Wait is live in Chicago with special guests Sam Sanders and Zach Stafford and panelists Tom Papa, Paula Poundstone, and Emmy Blotnick

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    • 47 min
    WWDTM: Happy Independence Day!

    WWDTM: Happy Independence Day!

    This week, we celebrate the 4th of July with some of our favorite guests!

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    • 47 min
    Outtakes: Good-looking people are more likely to do what? (Wait Wait+)

    Outtakes: Good-looking people are more likely to do what? (Wait Wait+)

    You can hear the answer to this question and more in this bonus episode! We love quizzing our panel about the week's news, but not everything makes it into the final show. So today, we're giving you an extended cut of that segment from our most recent taping in Philadelphia. Hear more of our panelists Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Peter Grosz, and Dulcé Sloan!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: Christian McBride

    WWDTM: Christian McBride

    This week, we're live in Philly with jazz legend Christian McBride. He talks about the secret power all bassists possess and translates Philly slang for panelists Peter Grosz, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, and Dulcé Sloan.

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    • 47 min

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