Episodes
Published 02/27/24
To celebrate Presidents' Day, we're revisiting interviews that would EASILY win the popular vote, including Ray Romano, Rosie Perez, Steve Earle, and more! Get access to bonus episodes, sponsor-free listening, and the chance to participate in a quiz with Peter Sagal when you sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!+ at plus.npr.org/waitwait. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
Published 02/24/24
Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker, of the legendary rock band Sleater-Kinney, join guest host Tom Papa, Dulcé Sloan, Amy Dickinson, and Hari Kondabolu to talk their new album and 30 years of being a band. Get access to bonus episodes, sponsor-free listening, and the chance to participate in a quiz with Peter Sagal when you sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!+ at plus.npr.org/waitwait. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
Published 02/17/24
This week, A Thousand and One producer and Emmy winner Lena Waithe joins panelists Adam Burke, Negin Farsad, and Maz Jobrani to talk Blockbuster, Jennifer Aniston, and Guy Fieri. Hate free content? Try a subscription to Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!+. Your subscription supports public radio and unlocks fun bonus episodes along with sponsor-free listening. Learn more at https://plus.npr.org/waitwait Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
Published 02/10/24
This week, Top Chef's Kristen Kish joins Josh Gondelman, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, and Brian Babylon to talk bivalves, airballs, and cheese curds. Get access to bonus episodes, sponsor-free listening, and the chance to participate in a quiz with Peter Sagal when you sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!+ at plus.npr.org/waitwait. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
Published 02/03/24
This week, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen joins Dulcé Sloan, Tom Papa, and Shane O'Neill to talk the economy, how she prepared to smoke weed for the first time, and her Candy Crush score. Get access to bonus episodes, sponsor-free listening, and the chance to participate in a quiz with Peter Sagal when you sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!+ at plus.npr.org/waitwait. Learn more about sponsor message choices:...
Published 01/27/24
Actor David Oyelowo joins panelists Faith Salie, Helen Hong, and Tom Bodett to talk being mistaken for MLK, how a crush led to his acting career, and more. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
Published 01/20/24
Jason Isbell joins panelists Maeve Higgins, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, and Peter Grosz to talk backhanded compliments from John Mayer, praise from Bruce Springsteen, and keeping eye out for boogers with his wife, Amanda Shires Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
Published 01/13/24
It's the new year, and we're bringing you new interviews with Rachel Maddow and Bob Woodruff, plus a never-before-heard Bluff the Listener game!
Published 01/06/24
To celebrate the holidays, we hand out the greatest gift of all: interviews with Geena Davis, Weird Al, Karen Allen, and 5th generation lobsterman Jacob Knowles!
Published 12/30/23
Olympic marathoner Molly Seidel joins panelists Shantira Jackson, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Roxanne Roberts to talk joints, Instacart, and working out like Taylor Swift
Published 12/23/23
Host Peter Sagal and producer Miles Doornbos challenge a Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me listener with questions about news events from our actual show — but the catch is they're shows that aired 20 years ago! The Wait Wait Wayback Machine is normally a bonus episode that only Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ supporters can hear and play. Today, we're making it available for everyone. If you want a chance to play the Wait Wait Wayback Machine, sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts...
Published 12/19/23
We're back at Carnegie Hall, and joined by business mogul, philanthropist, and reality TV royalty Bethenny Frankel! She talks with Peter and panelists Josh Gondelman, Helen Hong, and Alzo Slade about feuds, throwing drinks, and becoming an accidental influencer.
Published 12/16/23
Today we're giving you a chance to hear an episode that we'd usually share with our Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ supporters! It's an extended cut of our interview with actor, producer, and activist Dakota Johnson, whose new documentary is The Disappearance of Shere Hite. That's right — an extended cut. Our celebrity interviews sometimes last much longer than what we're able to include in our regular show. Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ supporters can hear extended cuts in regular bonus episodes....
Published 12/11/23
The B-52's Fred Schneider joins panelists Eugene Cordero, Luke Burbank, and Paula Poundstone to talk Christmas albums, thrown ham, and singing "Love Shack" at karaoke.
Published 12/09/23
Dakota Johnson, whose new documentary is The Disappearance of Shere Hite, joins panelists Adam Felber, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, and Alonzo Bodden to talk famous families, Fifty Shades of Grey, and more.
Published 12/02/23
Our deep dive into our 25-year history continues with appearances from Jane Curtin, Adam Savage, Hannah Kearney, Muffet McGraw, and more!
Published 11/25/23
L.L. Bean CEO Stephen Smith joins Hari Kondabolu, Maeve Higgins, and Roy Blount, Jr. on stage in Maine to talk about jelly beans.
Published 11/18/23
John Stamos joins panelists Emmy Blotnick, Skyler Higley, and Tom Bodett to talk about his new memoir, his feud with Tony Danza, and more!
Published 11/11/23
Dr. Rae-Wynn Grant is a bear expert and one of the new hosts of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. She joins panelists Adam Burke, Maeve Higgins, and Tom Papa to talk bear attacks, gummy bears, and the strange joy of being squeezed by a boa constrictor.
Published 11/04/23
This week, Bernie Taupin joins guest host Peter Grosz and panelists Alonzo Bodden, Zainab Johnson, and Paula Poundstone to talk about his new memoir Scattershot
Published 10/28/23
James Patterson, the best selling author in the world, joins panelists Alzo Slade, Faith Salie, and Matt Rogers to talk about feuds, fights, outlines, and airports.
Published 10/21/23
We're celebrating 25 years on the air with another dive into our archive. Enjoy interviews with John Goodman, Sam Waterston, Jenny Slate, and a never-before-heard Bluff game!
Published 10/14/23
Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar joins panelists Shantira Jackson, Maz Jobrani, and Roy Blount, Jr, to talk about how being named Miss Idaho prepared her for the Supreme Court
Published 10/07/23
This week, we're live in LA with comedy legend Bob Odenkirk, and his daughter Erin. They talk their new book of poems, growing up with a dad on TV, and more.
Published 09/30/23