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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

NPR's weekly news quiz. Have a laugh and test your knowledge with today's funniest comedians. And if you can't get enough, try our new mid-week show, Everyone & Their Mom. Each Wednesday, host Emma Choi takes the story everyone's talking about and uses it as an excuse to hang out with culture makers, Wait Wait panelists, and hilarious new comedians.And if you hate free content, try Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Plus. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at https://plus.npr.org/waitwait

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Episodes

It's an 'Everyone & Their Mom' family reunion!

Emma throws a family reunion! Uncle Dennis sings Elvis, her mom shares all her tips for avoiding bad luck, and Emma embarrasses her dad and little brother. Grab a plate, it's a party!
2022-08-17
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Best of Not My Job

Steve Buscemi, Lars Ulrich, Aidy Bryant, Alan Cummings, and Jeff Daniels play Not My Job.
2022-08-13
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Everyone & Asparagus

Comedian Marie Faustin and Emma learn the future from a bunch of asparagus and meet a mystery person while Emma's mom stops by with a helpful tip.
2022-08-10
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Robin Thede

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.
2022-08-06
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Everyone & Socks

Comedian Alzo Slade and Emma seek legal counsel from 'The People's Court' Judge Marilyn Milian and pass judgment on an unfair pair of socks and a bad bowl of grits.
2022-08-03
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Jeremy Allen White

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.
2022-07-30
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Everyone & Van Gogh

Comedian Vinny Thomas and Emma discover Van Gogh's ghost and get inspired by an artist with a selfie stick.
2022-07-27
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Nathan Lane

Nathan Lane, star of stage and screen, plays our game about Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. He is joined by guest host Tom Papa and panelists Cristela Alonzo, Josh Gondelman and Matt Rogers.
2022-07-23
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Everyone & Minions

Comedian Emmy Blotnick and Emma get overrun by Minions while Jenny Slate explains just what it takes to create an adorable little superstar.
2022-07-20
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Puja Patel

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.
2022-07-16
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Everyone & Games

Emma discovers a room of lost games! This secret box of treasures teaches us how to lasso, manage conflict, and make friends forever.
2022-07-13
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Del the Funky Homosapien

Del the Funky Homo Sapien, rapper and producer, answers three questions about mankind's ancient ancestors, neanderthals.
2022-07-09
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Everyone & Cowboys

Comedian Josh Gondelman and Emma learn how to parallel park a horse and wrangle up a varmint with help from a rootin' tootin' roster of guests.
2022-07-06
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Darryl "Cornbread" McCray

Darryl "Cornbread" McCray, called the creator of modern graffiti, plays a game about another kind of tagging. He is joined by panelists Alonzo Bodden, Faith Salie, and Josh Gondelman.
2022-07-02
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Everyone & Lost and Found

Reporter Shane O'Neill and Emma learn at the Lost and Found not all is lost, then think deep thoughts with an old friend.
2022-06-29
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Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda

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.
2022-06-25
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Everyone & Elvis

Comedian Mic Nguyen and Emma search for someone to fill some very hard to fill shoes, and Mic gets lessons from the King.
2022-06-22
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Sean Hayes

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.
2022-06-18
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Everyone & Dolphins

Comedian Maeve Higgins and Emma learn why you never want to be recognized by a dolphin and find out where the magic happens.
2022-06-15
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Kenan Thompson

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.
2022-06-11
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Everyone & Peter Sagal

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal pops by to share his favorites from the podcast so far. Turns out Peter loves Mountain Dew, Emma's Grandma's Kimchi, and unsolved ham mysteries.
2022-06-08
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Best of NMJ June 2022

This week as we (hopefully) say goodbye to Zoom shows, we feature Kacey Musgraves, Brian Cox, Audra McDonald, and Woody Hoburg.
2022-06-04
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Everyone & Graduation

Comedian Hari Kondabolu and Emma congratulate seniors and stress out over the cap and gown shortage. And Hari graduates with his degree in inspiration.
2022-06-01
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Earlonne Woods and Nigel Poor

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.
2022-05-28
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Everyone & Cruise Ship Love

Comedian Ashley Ray and Emma discover love on the open sea, find out who really likes shrimp and ask "What would Jesus do?"
2022-05-25
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