Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! The Best of Not My Job (2006)
The first audio collection from NPR's "oddly informative news quiz" spotlights the "Not My Job" segment of the show, with celebrity guests including Tom Hanks, Terry Gross, Jeopardy Grand Champion Ken Jennings, and then-Illinois Senator Barack Obama.
Format: MP3. From 2 CDs (2 hours)
Bitrate: ~100kbps (iTunes 8, 96kbps, VBR medium, 44kHz, stereo)
12 tracks total
Publisher: HighBridge Company (2007)
ISBN-10: 159887070X; ISBN-13: 978-1598870701
Original radio broadcast
Nice introductions on the tracks by Peter Sagal, with brief background and dates (2001-2006).
If this makes you chuckle, you'll like the 2nd release, "Best of Wait Wait..." (2008).
Originally posted: Minonova, Demonoid, TPB
The first audio collection from NPR's "oddly informative news quiz" spotlights the "Not My Job"
segment of the show, with celebrity guests including Tom Hanks, Terry Gross, Jeopardy Grand
Champion Ken Jennings, and then-Illinois Senator Barack Obama.
Each week, 2 million listeners tune into Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, the hour-long news quiz from
NPR and Chicago Public Radio. They test their knowledge of the week's dumbest news against some of
the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world. Host Peter Sagal and scorekeeper (and
veteran NPR newscaster) Carl Kasell join panelists including author and humorist Roy Blount Jr.,
Washington Post columnist Roxanne Roberts, Boston Globe writer Charlie Pierce, and comedian Paula
Always a high point of the show, the "Not My Job!" segment features a celebrity guest who must
answer three questions on a topic totally outside his or her area of expertise. Nice guy Tom Hanks
is asked about Hollywood's biggest louts. Magician Penn Jillette can't escape three questions about
Ben Franklin. Jeopardy Grand Champion Ken Jennings is almost (but not quite) stumped by "What in
the world does Ken Jennings not know?" And Barack Obama, Democratic Senator from Illinois, takes
the floor for three questions about the superstitions of Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs.
Introduced by Sagal, with hilarious interjections from panel members, the first-ever Wait Wait
audio is fast paced, funny—and oddly informative.
"This is one of those audio experiences you can't turn off and that holds up after multiple