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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me On NPR  
User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

I have become so addicted to listening to Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me -- it's a weekly radio news quiz show on NPR that is easily one of the most hilarious/intelligent programs I have ever come across. I download the podcast from iTunes, and I find myself literally laughing out loud in the car, walking around, etc.

Any other a.netters out there a fan? All I can say is that I wish I had come across it sooner than about a year ago...the interviews with celebrities (everyone running the gamut from Jimmy Fallon to Barack Obama to Michael Pollan to Paula Deen) are priceless, to say the least.

Website: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=35

[Edited 2009-08-31 21:38:47]

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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21129 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

Yeah, it's great. Shame that it's been on vacation the past couple of weeks, though, and they're just running "best of" shows. Should be back with current shows next week, and I'm looking forward to it.

The Wait Wait and Car Talk podcasts make my Saturdays a whole lot more enjoyable.

-Mir



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User currently offlineRenfnl From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

I love this show! I really hate Paula Dean but her spot on the 'not my job' segment was one of the funniest ones.

User currently offlineKingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1294 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

My grandmother loves that show. And whenever I'm with her when it's on, I listen too. It's been a while, but it's a great show!  Smile

-J.



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

I get the podcast and listen to it on my morning commute. Love Wait Wait.


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User currently offlineMarSciGuy From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

Great show!...now that I have a 45 minute commute I may just start doing the whole "podcast" thing...


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User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

Used to listen to that and A Prairie Home Companion every weekend. It was our Saturday and Sunday morning ritual until I left for college. In college, I used to do Dunkin' Donuts runs mostly just to listen to NPR on weekend mornings  Wink 10 am-noon for Car Talk and Wait Wait Don't Tell Me on Saturday and for A Prairie Home Companion on Sunday in Dallas.

Texan



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User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2064 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

I love this show! They only started airing it here in 2005, but now that its on I listen every week.  Smile


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User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1816 times:



Quoting Renfnl (Reply 2):
I really hate Paula Dean but her spot on the 'not my job' segment was one of the funniest ones.

She surprised me. She's quite funny, and in an interesting way. Very Southern sense of humor.

Anyway, count me in. I'm a big "Wait, Wait..." fan. Another great weekend show is "This American Life", which is on PRI and often played on local public radio stations.


User currently offlineOAKBWIfella From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

My fiancee and I listen to Wait Wait and A Prarie Home Companion...it was a little routine I started when working the ramp at MSP. Being in Minneapolis/St. Paul, you kinda had to listen to Prarie Home...


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User currently offlineCAMPBELL From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

That show and "This American Life" make Public Radio a national asset. I saw Ira Glass in St Louis last year and met David Sedaris in April. Mike Birbiglia is coming in 2 weeks.

User currently offlineSCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5397 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

Wait, Wit is fine entertainment, and I agree that NPR is a fine breath of fresh air on radio,

It still should not get government money, though.



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User currently offlineClemsonaj From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

I love it! Wait wait is an awesome show and I hope it continues for a very long time!

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