Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up.
Wait Wait Don't Tell Me is a co-production of NPR and Chicago Public Radio.
Each week, two million radio listeners test their knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world: They try to figure out "Who's Carl This Time?" They race against the clock on "Lightning Fill in the Blank." On the "Not My Job!" segment of the show, they listen to a celebrity guest answer questions on a topic totally outside his or her area of expertise. The results have delighted legions of listeners for ten years and made Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! a fan favorite with an ever expanding audience and a 2007 Peabody Award for excellence in radio broadcasting.
Host Peter Sagal, scorekeeper (and veteran NPR newscaster) Carl Kasell and a weekly dream team of panelists keep the live studio audience on the edge of their seats - and in stitches. The laughs are fast-paced, irreverent, and informative, courtesy of author and humorist Roy Blount Jr., writer and performer Adam Felber, Boston Globe writer Charlie Pierce, comedian Paula Poundstone, Washington Post columnist Roxanne Roberts, and television funnyman Mo Rocca. Featuring "Not My Job" guests Ted Koppel, Michael Moore, and Drew Carey - plus an unforgettable program outtake available only on this collection.
The first Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! collection focused on the best of the "Not My Job" segment of the program.
This second collection skims the cream off the entire archive of the show, with selections from "Who's Carl This Time?" "Lightning Fill in the Blank," "The Listener Limerick Challenge," "Not My Job!" and more.
Panelists include author and humorist Roy Blount Jr., author and radio anomaly Tom Bodett, syndicated advice Amy Dickinson ("Ask Amy"), journalist P.J. O'Rourke, Washington Post columnist Roxanne Roberts, Boston Globe writer Charlie Pierce, comedian Paula Poundstone, and television personality Mo Rocca.
(The last track "The Thing We Couldn't Broadcast" is hysterical.
Who knew you could have so much fun with sign language on the radio!)