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Wait Wait... Don't Tell me
Saturdays at 10 AM

For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR.

During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads what might be characterized as the news Olympics. Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightning speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. Listeners vie for a chance to win the most coveted prize in radio: having official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell record the outgoing message on their home answering machine.

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is co-produced by NPR and WBEZ, Chicago.

Latest Episodes
  • We've invited the Haims to play a game called "You're my Wonderwall." Three questions about Liam and Noel Gallagher, the brothers behind Oasis. Originally broadcast Dec. 19, 2020.
  • The Latest In Sponge Weaponry, The Ken Burns Effect
  • You might know Patinkin from The Princess Bride, or Sunday in the Park with George, or Homeland, or ... TikTok, where he has nearly 1 million followers. Originally broadcast Jan. 23, 2021.
  • Our panelists predict, after the Friends reunion special, what will be the next big reunion.
  • Bill Kurtis reads three news-related limericks: When Five Fingers Isn't Enough; Mile High Matrimony and Down and Dirty Victory.
  • All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.
  • All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.
  • Our panelists predict when we finally identify those UFOs, what they will turn out to be.
  • Bill Kurtis reads three news-related limericks: Sparkling Gherkins; A Fowl Fountain of Youth; and Junky Chic.
  • Our panelists predict what the Brood X cicadas will find when they return in 17 years.