Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me

Saturdays 1pm - 2pm
Peter Sagal

It's the news that got buried... and the news you wish got buried. This NPR News Quiz is a fast-paced and irreverent review of the past week's news. Host Peter Sagal leads a group of regular panelists while listeners try their hand and their wit at a series of games designed to test their knowledge of the week's news.

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Games + Leisure
12:31 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

Not My Job: 'Eat, Pray, Love' Author Gets Quizzed On Dieting, Blasphemy, Hate

Jennifer Schatten The Penguin Group

Elizabeth Gilbert was a successful magazine writer in New York when she went through a life crisis and decided to travel the world. When she got back, her book Eat Pray Love become one of the biggest best-sellers of the past decade, along with its sequel Committed. Her latest novel is called The Signature of All Things.

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Food
3:03 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Sandwich Monday: The (Knockoff) Cronut

New York gave Chicago "the cronut," just as Chicago gave New York "Kanye West."
NPR

Originally published on Mon July 8, 2013 4:13 pm

By now, you've probably heard of cronuts, the half-doughnut, half-croissant pastry equivalent of a liger. They're so coveted, people line up for hours at the Dominique Ansel bakery in New York, where they're made, or they pay exorbitant sums on the cronut black market.

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Sports
11:16 am
Tue May 28, 2013

NFL Sideline Reporter Michele Tafoya Plays Not My Job

Frederick M. Brown Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 3:03 pm

Michele Tafoya is the Emmy award-winning reporter for NBC's Sunday Night Football, but she's spent time on basketball courts, softball diamonds, gymnastics mats and now public radio quiz show game grids.

We've invited Tafoya to play a game called "Enter at your own risk!" As one of the first female reporters to be allowed inside the NFL locker room, she has been a pioneer in her field. But there are still places out there where they believe in cooties, so Tafoya will answer three questions about men's-only clubs.

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Games + Leisure
9:10 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Not My Job: Three Headless Chicken Questions For Alice Cooper

Courtesy Alice Cooper

Originally published on Sat May 18, 2013 2:41 pm

When you think about heavy metal — the costumes, the makeup, the outfits, the huge stage shows filled with effects and pyrotechnics — pretty much all of that was invented, or at least perfected, by Alice Cooper. If it weren't for him, bands like Slayer and Megadeth would be playing love songs in identical suits and bowl haircuts.

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Live Cinema Event
3:49 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Live Cinema Event

Credit NPR/WWDTM

It's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! like you've never seen it before! Because, well, normally you can't see it -- it's a radio show.

Watch the TRAILER here.

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Food
10:19 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Sandwich Monday: The Butter & Sugar Burger

Via Arbroath

Originally published on Mon November 26, 2012 1:34 pm

This is something that exists in Asia:

NPR still stubbornly refuses to pay for our travel — something about "sullying NPR's image abroad" and "Ian, how many times do we have to tell you, you don't really work here" — so we had to make our own version.

A disclaimer: We tried putting one together according to the specs of the image above, but no one could get down even a single bite. We lowered the butter content slightly.

Peter: I like the crunch of the sugar. It's like your teeth start decaying immediately.

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