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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 • 33.5K 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

    Julio Torres

    Julio Torres

    Julio Torres, creator and star of HBO's Los Espookys, joins us along with panelists Tom Papa, Dulcé Sloan, and Hari Kondabolu.

    • 47 min
    Everyone & Spoons

    Everyone & Spoons

    Comedian Hoja Lopez and Emma get salty with the latest spoon technology and test out new talents nobody asked for.

    • 13 min
    Sean Hayes Is A Huge Hypochondriac (Wait Wait+)

    Sean Hayes Is A Huge Hypochondriac (Wait Wait+)

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

    When celebrity guests appear on Wait Wait to play 'Not My Job,' we often don't have time to include their complete interviews in the show. That's because our show also airs on the radio, where they care about things like "time." But now, no one can stop us from sharing those complete interviews here, for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ subscribers!

    This episode: actor Sean Hayes, who told us about his early years in LA, his work on Broadway, and why he's such a huge hypochondriac.

    To unlock access to this and other bonus episodes, subscribe to Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.

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    Michael Strahan

    Michael Strahan

    Michael Strahan, NFL legend and Good Morning America host, joins us along with panelists Karen Chee, Negin Farsad, and Shane O'Neill.

    • 49 min
    Everyone & A Giant Worm

    Everyone & A Giant Worm

    Comedian Karen Chee and Emma meet a giant worm and learn how to write a spooky children's book.

    • 14 min
    Mo Amer

    Mo Amer

    Comedian Mo Amer, star of the Netflix series Mo, joins us along with panelists Roy Blount, Jr., Helen Hong and Adam Burke to play a game about things called Les.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
33.5K Ratings

33.5K 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.

MollyElizabethC ,

Great panelists

Love Dulce Sloane! Love Tom Pappa! Love the new guy who wrote about the unzipped jeans. And of course, Maeve!

Mstove ,

Used to be five

Still love the show, but they’ve cluttered the feed with a second show that is not worth the time, and now there are subscription episodes you can’t mark as played. Makes it a pain to navigate.

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