Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Podcast

NPR's weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what's real and what we've made up.

Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston, star of Breaking Bad, joins us along with panelists Tracy Clayton, Joel Kim Booster and Tom Bodett....

Ramy Youssef
Ramy Youssef, actor and comedian, joins us along with panelists Helen Hong, Josh Gondelman, and Negin Farsad....

Ramy Youssef
Ramy Youssef, actor and comedian, joins us along with panelists Helen Hong, Josh Gondelman, and Negin Farsad....


Padma Lakshmi
Padma Lakshmi, cooking show host, joins us along with panelists Jessi Klein, Peter Grosz, and Dulcé Sloan....

Maria Konnikova
Maria Konnikova, author and professional poker player, joins us along with panelists Demi Adejuyigbe, Amy Dickinson, and Alonzo Bodden....


Jameela Jamil
Jameela Jamil, actor, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Maz Jobrani, and Maeve Higgins....

WWDTM Quarantine Edition
Tom Hanks, Big Boi, and others join us for this quarantine edition of our show....

Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle, actor, joins us along with panelists Mo Rocca, Faith Salie, and Hari Kondabolu....


Dan Riskin
Dan Riskin, bat expert, joins us along with panelists Tom Papa, Roxanne Roberts, and Joel Kim Booster....

Ashima Shiraishi
Ashima Shiraishi, mountain climber, joins us along with panelists Jessi Klein, Josh Gondelman, and Negin Farsad....

Sarah Cooper
Sarah Cooper, comedian, joins us along with panelists Alonzo Bodden, Helen Hong, and Peter Grosz....


Tony Hawk and Jeff Tweedy
This week we present an around-the-country of WWDTM, along with special guests Tony Hawk and Jeff Tweedy....

Christina Koch
Christina Koch, NASA engineer and astronaut, joins us along with panelists Tom Bodett, Alison Leiby, and Maz Jobrani....

Adam Rippon
Adam Rippon, American former figure skater, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Tom Papa, and Negin Farsad....


Samantha Bee
Samantha Bee, host of Full Frontal, joins us along with panelists Mo Rocca, Helen Hong, and Adam Burke....

Christine Baranski
Christine Baranski, actor, joins us along with panelists Alonzo Bodden, Amy Dickenson, and Joel Kim Booster....


Allison Janney
Allison Janney, actor, joins us along with panelists Mo Rocca, Faith Salie, and Luke Burbank....

Tom Hanks At Home
Tom Hanks, sometime public radio host, joins us along with panelists Adam Felber, Negin Farsad, and Peter Grosz....

Samin Nosrat
Samin Nosrat, chef, joins us along with panelists Tom Bodett, Helen Hong, and Josh Gondelman....


Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, comedic writers and producers, join us along with panelists Mo Rocca, Roxanne Roberts, and Alonzo Bodden....

Tim Gunn
Tim Gunn, fashion icon, joins us along with panelists Peter Grosz, Negin Farsad, and Adam Burke....

Bonus: The Viral Load
Here's an extra game from last week's show with Paula Poundstone, Maz Jobrani, and Luke Burbank....


Stephen Colbert At Home
Stephen Colbert joins us, along with panelists Maz Jobrani, Paula Poundstone, and Luke Burbank....

Big Boi
Big Boi, rapper and producer, joins us along with panelists Tom Bodett, Helen Hong, and Peter Grosz....

Karamo Brown
Karamo Brown, reality TV personality, joins us along with panelists Mo Rocca, Faith Salie, and Demi Adejuyigbe....


Will Arnett
Will Arnett, actor, joins us along with panelists Luke Burbank, Roxanne Roberts, and Joel Kim Booster....

Best of Not My Job Feb2020
This week we enjoy past chats with Sean Doolittle, Nalini Nadkarni, Tim Kaine, and Gloria Steinem. And we share some clips that haven't been aired before....

Best of Not My Job Feb2020
This week we enjoy past chats with Sean Doolittle, Nalini Nadkarni, Tim Kaine, and Gloria Steinem. And we share some clips that haven't been aired before....


Barry Sonnenfeld Calling
Director Barry Sonnenfeld joins us again, along with panelists Alonzo Bodden, Helen Hong, and Tom Papa....

Tracy Letts
Tracy Letts, actor and playwright, joins us along with panelists Peter Grosz, Amy Dickenson, and Hari Kondabolu....

Isabella Rossellini
Isabella Rossellini, film maker, joins us along with panelists Maz Jobrani, Faith Salie, and Josh Gondelman....


Olivia Nuzzi
Olivia Nuzzi, political reporter, joins us along with Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca, and Negin Farsad....

Alison Roman
Alison Roman, NY Times food writer, joins us along with panelists Maeve Higgins, Tom Bodett, and Helen Hong....

Ronan Farrow
Journalist Ronan Farrow joins us along with panelists Adam Burke, Roxanne Roberts and Luke Burbank....


WWDTM Best of the Decade
Listeners named their favorite moments from the last ten years, which include great guest stories, celebrity rants, and questionable mice activities....

Best of Not My Job 2019
It's the end of 2019, so we're looking back on some of our favorite guests from the year; José Andrés, Marin Alsop, Steve Earle, Jennifer Weiner, and Anthony Anderson....

Jennifer Lee
Jennifer Lee, head of Walt Disney Animation Studios, joins us along with panelists Mo Rocca, Roxanne Roberts, and Adam Burke....


Sean Doolittle
Sean Doolittle, MLB relief pitcher, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Peter Grosz, and Faith Salie....

Ali Wong
Ali Wong, comedian, joins us along with Adam Felber, Aida Rodriguez, and Alonzo Bodden....

Alex Boyé
Alex Boyé, singer, joins us along with past interviews and panelists Adam Burke, Amy Dickenson, Bobcat Goldthwaite, and Paula Poundstone....


Elaine Welteroth
Elaine Welteroth, journalist, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Roxanne Roberts, and Joel Kim Booster....

Senator Tim Kaine
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joins us, along with panelists Maeve Higgins, Tom Bodett, and Luke Burbank....


Leslie Odom, Jr.
Leslie Odom, Jr., actor, joins us along with panelists Faith Salie, Adam Felber, and Jordan Carlos....

Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem, feminist icon, joins us along with panelists P.J. O'Rourke, Negin Farsad, and Josh Gondelman....

Nalini Nadkarni
Nalini Nadkarni, biologist, joins us along with panelists Roxanne Roberts, Peter Grosz, and Roy Blount, Jr....


Nalini Nadkarni
Nalini Nadkarni, biologist, joins us along with panelists Roxanne Roberts, Peter Grosz, and Roy Blount, Jr....

Renée Fleming
Renée Fleming, soprano, joins us in a new Not My Job game, along with some never-before-aired bits with our panelists. Also featured are Kate Mulgrew and Tiera Fletcher....

Regina King
Regina King, actor, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca, and Shannon O'Neill....


Regina King
Regina King, actor, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca, and Shannon O'Neill....

Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick, former NASCAR driver, joins us along with panelists Faith Salie, Tom Bodett, and Helen Hong....

Charlie Day
Charlie Day, actor, joins us along with panelists Negin Farsad, Adam Burke, and Roy Blount, Jr....


Zach Galifinakis
Zach Galifinakis, comedian, joins us along with panelists Bobcat Goldthwait, Roxanne Roberts, and Alonzo Bodden....

Tina Charles
Tina Charles, WNBA star, joins us along with panelists Adam Felber, Helen Hong, and Peter Grosz....

Mary Wilson
Mary Wilson, founding member of The Supremes, joins us along with panelists Bim Adewunmi, Amy Dickinson and Paula Poundstone....


José Andrés
Chef José Andrés joins us, along with panelists Faith Salie, Peter Grosz, and Negin Farsad....

Best of WWDTM
We revisit past interviews with Ozzie Smith, Anna Kendrick, Jerry Rice, and Mike D'Antoni. Plus we share some pre-show chats with panelists....

Henry Winkler
Henry Winkler, actor and director, joins us along with panelists Alonzo Bodden, Helen Hong, and Hari Kondabolu....


Anthony Anderson
Anthony Anderson, actor, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Adam Burke, and Aida Rodriguez....

Marin Alsop
Marin Alsop, conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, joins us along with panelists Adam Felber, Faith Salie, and Petey DeAbreu....

Piper Kerman
Piper Kerman, author, joins us along with panelists Mo Rocca, Maeve Higgins, and Alonzo Bodden....


Tiera Fletcher
Tiera Fletcher, rocket scientist, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Roxanne Roberts, and Jordan Carlos....

Jennifer Weiner
Jennifer Weiner, author, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Luke Burbank, and Faith Salie....

Valerie Jarrett
Valerie Jarrett, who served as senior advisor to President Obama, joins us along with panelists Adam Felber, Roxanne Roberts, and Peter Grosz....


Kristine Lilly
Kristine Lilly, US Women's soccer star, joins us along with panelists Helen Hong, Roy Blount, Jr., and Jordan Carlos....

Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde, actor, joins us along with panelists Maz Jobrani, Aida Rodriguez, and Adam Burke....

WWDTM Super Heros
We present our Not My Job super heros featuring Ruth E. Carter, Charles "Peanut" Tillman, Aidy Bryant, Aaron Sorkin, and Stacey Abrams....


Kate Mulgrew
Kate Mulgrew, actor, joins us along with panelists Alonzo Bodden, Faith Salie, and Tom Papa....

Lance Reddick
Lance Reddick, actor, joins us along with panelists Roy Blount, Jr., Helen Hong, and Adam Felber....

Ozzie Smith
Ozzie Smith, former Cardinals shortstop, joins us along with panelists Tom Bodett, Amy Dickingson, and Brian Babylon....


Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer, owner of the LA Clippers, joins us along with panelists Roxanne Roberts, Peter Grosz, and Petey DeAbreu....

Laird Hamilton
Laird Hamilton, big wave surfer, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Luke Burbank, and Bobcat Goldthwait....

Best of Not My Job
William Shatner, Candice Berger, Conan O'Brien, and Aaron Gordon are featured, along with some new material....


Dan Rather
Dan Rather, journalist, joins us along with panelists Maeve Higgins, Negin Farsad, and Alonzo Bodden....

Steve Earle
Steve Earle, singer/songwriter, joins us along with panelists Tom Bodett, Roxanne Roberts, and Peter Grosz....

Andrew Rannells
Broadway star and author Andrew Rannells joins us along with Paula Poundstone, Brian Babylon and Hari Kondabolu....


Aidy Bryant
Aidy Bryant, comedian, joins us along with panelists Mo Rocca, Negin Farsad, and Adam Burke....

Tony Hawk
Tony Hawk, professional skateboarder, joins us along with panelists Jessi Klein, Luke Burbank, and Helen Hong....

Ruth E. Carter
Ruth E. Carter, Oscar winning costume designer, joins us along with panelists Adam Felber, Roxanne Roberts, and Peter Grosz....


Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin, creator of the West Wing, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Tom Bodett, and Faith Salie....

WWDTM Best of Not My Job
We present some of our favorite interviews with Pete Buttigieg, Robert Siegel, Nina Totenberg, Sarah Brightman, and John Grisham....

Matt Smith
Matt Smith, actor, joins us along with panelists Luke Burbank, Maeve Higgins, and Alonzo Bodden....


Stacey Abrams
Stacey Abrams, Georgia politician, joins us along with panelists Mo Rocca, Roxanne Roberts, and Peter Grosz....

Richard E. Grant
Richard E. Grant, actor, joins us along with panelists Maeve Higgins, Tom Bodett, and Adam Felber....

Charles Tillman
Charles "Peanut" Tillman, former NFL cornerback, joins us, along with panelists Amy Dickinson, Bim Adewunmi, and Adam Burke....


Conan O'Brien
Conan O'Brien, late night TV host, joins us along with panelists Mo Rocca, Helen Hong, and Alonzo Bodden....

Mike D'Antoni
Mike D'Antoni, NBA head coach, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Roxanne Roberts, and Luke Burbank....

Year in Review Part 2
We look back at important news stories of 2018, play a new bluff game, and revisit our time with Levar Burton and Uzo Aduba....


Beastie Boys Mike D and Ad Rock
Mike D and Ad Rock of the Beastie Boys join us, along with panelists Maeve Higgins, Roxanne Roberts, and Adam Felber....


William Shatner
William Shatner, actor, joins us along with panelists Roy Blount, Jr., Helen Hong, and Luke Burbank....

Wait Wait Naked and Ashamed: The Production Staff
On this week's episode, Faith talks with the show's staff about job hazards, and we discover Peter's favorite day of the week. With Ian Chillag, Michael Danforth, Robert Neuhaus, Lorna White, Philip Goedicke, Miles Doornbos, Jennifer Mills, and Doug Berman....

Candice Bergen
Candice Bergen, actor, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Faith Salie, and Peter Grosz....


Peter Farrelly
Peter Farrelly, producer, joins us along with panelists Bim Adewunmi, Brian Babylon, and Tom Papa....

Aaron Gordon
Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic joins us, along with panelists Tara Clancy, Mo Rocca, and Adam Felber....


Sarah Brightman
Sarah Brightman, soprano, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Roxanne Roberts, and Luke Burbank....

Kevin Kwan
Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians, joins us along with panelists Helen Hong, Adam Burke, and Faith Salie....


Nina Totenberg and Robert Siegel
On this 20th Anniversary celebration of WWDTM, NPR journalists Nina Totenberg and Robert Siegel join us along nearly all of our panelists....

John Grisham
John Grisham, novelist, joins us along with panelists Mo Rocca, Amy Dickinson, and Hari Kondobolu....


Ellie Kemper
Ellie Kemper, the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt herself, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Roxanne Roberts, and Peter Grosz....

Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm, actor, joins us along with panelists Maz Jobrani, Jessi Klein, and Alonzo Bodden....


Aly Raisman
Aly Raisman, Olympic Gold Medalist, joins us along with panelists Faith Salie, Tara Clancy, and Adam Burke....

Anna Kendrick
Actress Anna Kendrick joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, PJ O'Rourke and Negin Farsad....


Jenny Han
Jenny Han, author, joins us along with panelists Helen Hong, Adam Burke, and Maeve Higgins....


Glenn Close
Glenn Close, actress/producer, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Roxanne Roberts, and Adam Felber....

Wait Wait Naked and Ashamed: Paula Poundstone
In Episode 2 of Wait Wait: Naked and Ashamed, Faith Salie talks with Paula Poundstone about life outside the show, life inside the show and the need for stronger cough buttons....