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On this week's episode, we head to Tucson to talk politics with David Axelrod, the former consultant who helped get President Obama elected.Support NPR by signing up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
On this week's episode, guest host Karen Chee talks with legendary actor Sam Waterston about Law & Order, how to look good in a stovepipe hat, and where to see raccoons doing Shakespeare.Support NPR by signing up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
Nick Kroll is a brilliant comedian and one of the minds behind Big Mouth and History of the World, Part II. We Rick Roll Nick Kroll, that is, ask him questions about roles played by actors named Rick.Support NPR by signing up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
At the age of 17, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize, and now a documentary she executive produced is nominated for an Oscar. And, if she answers our three questions about puzzles correctly, she'll win the inaugural Nobel Pieces Prize.A message to listeners: a recent error with Apple Podcasts meant you might not have been able to hear our regular weekend show without signing up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+. We have worked with Apple to correct the error. Regular episodes have not changed and will remain free and available. We've shared some information about managing your subscription via Apple on our Facebook page: https://bit.ly/3mamqm2Support NPR by signing up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
Rosie Perez is a cultural icon, from Do The Right Thing to White Men Can't Jump to her new role on Showtime's Your Honor. She's the best part of any project she's in, but can she answer our questions about advice columns?
Geena Davis went from being an Oscar-winning actor to a skilled archer to an activist to an author, and she's now executive producer of CBS' Mission Unstoppable. But, can she answer our three questions about blue jeans?Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
Billy Porter is an absolute legend. With a career that started in his teens, he's now 3/4ths of the way to an EGOT. He's also a style icon, who's always the most fashionable person in any room he's in. His new movie is 80 For Brady, but what does he know about the Brady Bunch?Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
Natasha Lyonne is an actor, writer, and director with one of the most recognizable voices in the world. She stars in the new series Poker Face, so we ask her three questions about getting botox.Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken takes some time out from his busy schedule to tell panelists Dulcé Sloan, Eugene Cordaro, and Tom Bodett about his musical alter ego, ABlinken, and to answer three questions about Matthew Mcconaughey.Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
Celebrated short story author George Saunders joins us to answer three questions about court stories. With panelists Paula Poundstone, Peter Grosz and Emmy Blotnick.Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
Mariska Hargitay, star of Law and Order, SVU, answers three questions about Sweet Valley High, the location depicted in the teen book series. We also revisit our moments with Sean Hayes, Myles Stubblefield, and Mo Amer.
Singer-songwriter and world class whistler Andrew Bird plays our game called, "Put Your Lips Together and Blow" Three questions about referees. Joining him are panelists Adam Burke, Tom Papa, and Zainab Johnson.Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
Host of CBS Mornings, Gayle King plays our game called, "Gayle King, meet the real Gale Kings" three questions about meteorologists. She is joined by panelists Negin Farsad, Peter Grosz, and Faith Salie.
Have you ever wanted to become a listener contestant on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me? Host Peter Sagal and producers Miles Doornbos and Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis discuss how they select which callers make it to the air.
This week on "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me," we are back with a brand new show from the Studebaker Theatre in Chicago featuring panelists Josh Gondelman, Skyler Higley, and Paula Poundstone. Plus, we quiz comedy legend Dana Carvey on a subject he knows nothing about in our "Not My Job" game.Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
This week we come to you from the Palace Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky with panelists Paula Poundstone, Adam Burke, and Alzo Slade. Our guest is Freddie Johnson of Buffalo Trace Distillery.Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
Amber Ruffin, host of The Amber Ruffin Show on Peacock and the purple M&M, plays our game called "Roughin' It" Three questions about camping. Joining in are panelists Karen Chee, Hari Kondabolu and Maz Jobrani.Subscribe to Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org/waitwait.
Hasan Minhaj, comedian with the new Netflix special "The King's Jester" and former host of Patriot Act, plays our game about former Patriot Rob Gronkowski. Joining him are panelists Helen Hong, Mo Rocca, and Shane O'Neill.
Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General of the United States, answers three questions about the mysterious and often huge fish, the sturgeon. Also featured are interviews with Jeremy Allen White and Mandy Moore.
Michael Strahan, NFL legend and Good Morning America host, Michael plays our game called "Strahan? Meet Stray Hams" Three questions about wild hogs. He is joined by panelists Karen Chee, Negin Farsad, and Shane O'Neill.
Groundbreaking Palestinian-American comedian Mo Amer, star of the Netflix series Mo, joins us at the Studebaker Theatre in Chicago along with panelists Roy Blount, Jr., Helen Hong and Adam Burke to play a game about things called Les.
Abbi Jacobson, star and producer of the new series "A League of Their Own" joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Faith Salie and Luke Burbank play a game about a different league, The XFL.Subscribe to Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org/waitwait.
Emma gets ready for a new school year by revisiting lessons from Everyone & Their Mom! We learn how rats help each other, how dolphins say hi to their friends, and what to do if you see someone you know but aren't sure if you should say hi.
Robin Thede, creator of A Black Lady Sketch Show, plays our game about Bob Ross, "A White Dude Painting Show," along with guest host Negin Farsad and panelists Adam Burke, Amy Dickinson and Hari Kondabolu.
Jeremy Allen White, star of Hulu's The Bear plays our game called "Please Look After This Bear" three questions about Paddington Bear. He is joined by guest host Tom Papa and panelists Helen Hong, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Faith Salie.
Puja Patel, editor-in-chief of Pitchfork, plays our game about ceremonial first pitches in baseball games. Tom Papa guest hosts and is joined by panelists Adam Burke, Paula Poundstone and Emmy Blotnick.
Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda, creators of the new comedy series about E-sports, Players, on Paramount+ play our game about a C-sport: croquet. Joining them are panelists Peter Grosz, Adam Burke and Helen Hong.
Actor and podcast host Sean Hayes plays our game called, "Sean Hayes, Meet Purple Haze" Three questions about odd strains of marijuana. He is joined by panelists Bobcat Goldthwait, Maeve Higgins, and Brian Babylon.
Kenan Thompson, the longest-tenured cast member of Saturday Night Live, plays our game about people who only lasted one day on the job. He is joined by panelists Luke Burbank, Negin Farsad and Hari Kondabolu. Please help us out by telling us what you like and how we could improve by completing a short anonymous survey at npr.org/podcastsurvey.
Earlonne Woods and Nigel Poor, hosts of Radiotopia's Ear Hustle podcast, play our game about the Steer Hustle, AKA, the rodeo. They are joined by panelists Maz Jobrani, Adam Burke and Paula Poundstone.
British historian Dan Snow, a member of the team that discovered Ernest Shackleton's lost ship, plays our game about the artists lost at the bottom of the Lollapalooza lineup. He is joined by panelists Luke Burbank, Emmy Blotnick and Roxanne Roberts.
One of the stars of Atlanta, Zazie Beetz, plays our game called "Zazie Beetz, meet Sassy Beats!" Three stories about Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts. She is joined by panelists Roy Blount Jr, Helen Hong and Mo Rocca.
Elana Meyers Taylor, the most decorated Olympic American Bobsledder, plays our game called, "You've medaled alright...in Death Metal!" She is joined by panelists Negin Farsad, Alzo Slade and Paula Poundstone.
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams plays our game called "Real Housewife meet a Fake Housewife." She is joined by panelists Faith Salie, Joel Kim Booster and Hari Kondabolu. Filling in for Bill Kurtis is Chioke I'Anson.
Comedian Josh Gondelman joins Emma Choi to discuss a saucy situation, celebrity chef Roy Choi troubleshoots a recipe with Emma's Grandma, and we finally settle an age old debate: heels or rollerblades?
Introducing Everyone & Their Mom from Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Every week, there's an odd or funny story that everyone & their mom seems to be talking about. On this new show from your friends at Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, host Emma Choi takes that story and uses it as an excuse to talk to culture makers, Wait Wait panelists, and hilarious new comedians. New episodes every Wednesday, starting February 23rd. Tell your mom.
Booker Prize-winning novelist Marlon James, author of the Dark Star Trilogy fantasy series, plays our game about fantasy football. He is joined by panelists panelists Ashley Ray, Peter Grosz, and Negin Farsad.
TikTok Historian Shermann 'Dilla' Thomas plays our game celebrating Tom Brady's retirement from the NFL called, "You're The Goat, Literally." Three questions about actual goats. He is joined by panelists Adam Burke, Paula Poundstone and Tom Papa.
Tony-nominated playwright Jeremy O. Harris plays our game called, "You're a playwright, these guys play wrong!" Three questions about athletes making terrible plays. He is joined by panelists Alzo Slade, Karen Chee, and Josh Gondelman.
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves plays our game called, "O, Say Can You See." Three questions about national anthems. She is joined by panelists Maz Jobrani, Helen Hong, and Emmy Blotnick.
WWDTM rings in the new year with some of our favorite moments from 2021, with Martin Short, Robin and Brook Lopez, Jane Kaczmarek, and André de Shields. Plus we feature some new moments with our panelists.
Bashir and Sultan Salahuddin, creators and stars of HBO Max's South Side, play our game called "Welcome to the Real South Side!" Three questions about Antarctica. They are joined by panelists Cristela Alonzo, Luke Burbank and Maeve Higgins.
Brook and Robin Lopez, twin brothers playing in the NBA, play our game called "Lopez's Meet the Low Prezzes," Three questions about the shortest US Presidents. They are joined by panelists Hari Kondabolu, Adam Felber and Atsuko Okatsuka.
Actor and Environmental Activist Ed Begley Jr. plays our game called "Ed Begley Jr. Meet Bee Movie Sr" three questions about The Bee Movie. He is joined by panelists Paula Poundstone, Alonzo Bodden, and Emmy Blotnick.
Chance The Rapper plays our game called, "Chance, Meet Community Chest," three questions about Monopoly. He is joined by panelists Bobcat Goldthwait, Brian Babylon and Negin Farsad at the Harris Theater in Chicago.
Hockey All-Star P.K. Subban plays our game called, "That's Icing! Delicious Icing!" Three questions about bakeries. He is joined by guest host Negin Farsad and panelists Amy Dickinson, Josh Gondelman, and Peter Grosz.
Jane Kaczmarek, who played Lois on Malcolm In The Middle, plays our game called "Malcolm in the Middle, meet Finger in the Middle." She is joined by panelists Paula Poundstone, Josh Gondelman, and Maz Jobrani.
This week, WWDTM is on Summer Break, so enjoy some of our favorite moments from past shows with guests Zach Galifinakis, Kristine Lilly, and Charlie Day, plus the mysterious case of the Pooperintendent.
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, subject of the series Philly DA, plays our game called "There's Mo... there's Larry... hmm... who's missing?" He is joined by panelists Dulcé Sloan, Mo Rocca, and Alonzo Bodden.
Dr. Ellen Stofan, Under Secretary For Science and Research at the Smithsonian, plays our game about other strange collections of artifacts. She is joined by panelists Karen Chee, Laci Mosley and Bobcat Goldthwait.
WWDTM presents some favorite segments to remind everyone what shows with actual audiences sound like, with Leslie Odom, Jr., Regina King, and Laird Hamilton. We also feature some moments with our panelists, some of which have not been aired before.
Roger Bennett, co-creator of Men In Blazers and an impressive sports broadcaster, answers our three questions about bowling. He is joined by guest host Faith Salie and panelists Paula Poundstone, Cristela Alonzo, and Peter Grosz.
T-Pain, the musician who won the first season of The Masked Singer, answers three questions about the half-masked singer, i.e. The Phantom of the Opera. He is joined by panelists Brian Babylon, Amy Dickinson, and Josh Gondelman.
Anna Konkle, co-creator and star of Hulu's junior high comedy PEN15, plays our game about a drink that will give you a junior high: Red Bull. She is joined by panelists Dulcé Sloan, Faith Salie, and Luke Burbank.
During this week that marks the beginning of summer fun, WWDTM revisits some of the funnest people we know., with Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody, as well as Este and Alana Haim.
Desus Nice and The Kid Mero from Showtime's Desus and Mero, play our Not My Job game. They join panelists Maz Jobrani, Karen Chee and Josh Gondelman, as well as Host Peter Sagal and Official Judge and Scorekeeper Bill Kurtis.
On this week's episode, Faith talks with the show's staff about job hazards, and we discover Peter's favorite day of the week. With Ian Chillag, Michael Danforth, Robert Neuhaus, Lorna White, Philip Goedicke, Miles Doornbos, Jennifer Mills, and Doug Berman.