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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m.

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 Chicago Public Radio.

Latest Episodes
  • VaxStage pass, Southern democracy on the skids, and proof there are stupid questions.
  • Our panelists read three stories about crooks getting caught, only one of which is true.
  • Ally Love's regular Sunday classes, "Sundays with Love," have made the beloved spinning teacher a pandemic celebrity. We've invited Love to play a game called "Peloton? Meet Skele-ton."
  • Bill Kurtis reads three news-related limericks: Podcaster Boyardee; Tropicana Pizza Split; and Living Room Luaus.
  • After the All-Star Game left Georgia, our panelists predict what the next surprising corporate boycott will be and why.
  • All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.
  • Take me out, Coach!
  • Our panelists read three stories about a wedding announcement that went viral, only one of which is true. From May 2018.
  • Batiste comes from a family of musicians; he played percussion with the Batiste Brothers Band as a kid, and his debut album came out before he could vote.Originally broadcast July 28, 2018.
  • In December 2017 while performing in Seattle, our phone lines failed, so we gave our audience members a chance to play Limericks.