350 episodes

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 • 35.3K 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: Erik Weihenmayer

    WWDTM: Erik Weihenmayer

    Erik Weihenmayer was the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest, but may be best known for a viral news blooper in 2006. He joins us to talk about a very specific kind of fame, plus what life is like as a blind adventurer.

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    • 48 min
    In 2004, this politician wasn't interested in being a VP... (Wait Wait+)

    In 2004, this politician wasn't interested in being a VP... (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 June 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: Michelle Williams

    WWDTM: Michelle Williams

    On this week's episode, actor and singer Michelle Williams talks growing up in the church, auditioning for Destiny's Child, and how to get an NPR audience to sing a hymn. Plus, panelists Alonzo Bodden, Helen Hong, and Paula Poundstone talk flags.

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    • 46 min
    WWDTM: Charlamagne tha God

    WWDTM: Charlamagne tha God

    This week, Charlamagne the God talks his new book, growing up a nerd, and loving Judy Blume. Plus panelists, Shane O'Neill, Alzo Slade, and Karen Chee rub your back.

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    • 48 min
    Renée Elise Goldsberry on the song people sing to her at the airport (WW+)

    Renée Elise Goldsberry on the song people sing to her at the airport (WW+)

    It's our extended interview with actress and singer Renée Elise Goldsberry. She currently stars in the sitcom Girls5eva about an early 2000s girl group that's trying to make a comeback. In this bonus episode, Goldsberry tells us about her time in an actual girl group, embracing her character's bad behavior, and the song people come up and sing to her at the airport.Listen also to find out how you could enter for a chance to play the Wayback Machine, our quiz game for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ supporters! 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: Summer Is (Almost) Here Edition!

    WWDTM: Summer Is (Almost) Here Edition!

    This week, we celebrate the return of summer with some of our favorite guests, including Bob Seger, Dakota Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, John Wilson, and Molly Seidel!

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
35.3K Ratings

35.3K Ratings

Herbcat ,

NPR's best programming!

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.

awise111 ,

Great podcast!

Especially enjoy Paula Poundstone !!!

ToneDeafRabbitt ,

More WWDTM. More Peter.

I have listened to this show faithfully for over 15 years. I now listen to the new ones and go back and listen to old ones. I love that the podcast allows me to do this. I do not like the little add-on shows. Sorry, but I don’t find them clever, insightful or funny. The show, however, is all those things. Peter, I don’t want to pile on, but I would like to see two shows a week from you and the crew. I know you have it in you. This would be of value to listeners and I am sure your subs would skyrocket if you made the additional show an exclusive to members. Anyway, love the show. I miss Carl but love Bill too. Love the guests and the callers. I’m sure the production crew works very hard on every show. You all do such a great job. 👏🏼

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