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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. 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

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. 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

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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. 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

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Episodes

WWDTM Best of NMJ Thanksgiving

11/26/2022
Nathan Lane, Puja Patel, Darryl "Cornbread" McCray, and Jeremy O. Harris are featured in this Thanksgiving edition. Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.

Duration:00:48:09

Everyone & Giant Puzzles

11/23/2022
Comedian Maeve Higgins and Emma build the world's largest puzzle.

Duration:00:13:45

Freddie Johnson

11/19/2022
This week we come to you from the Palace Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky with panelists Paula Poundstone, Adam Burke, and Alzo Slade. Our guest is Freddie Johnson of Buffalo Trace Distillery. Sign up for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.

Duration:00:48:22

Craig Robinson

11/12/2022
Craig Robinson, star of the Office and host of Peacock's Harlem Globetrotters: Play It Forward, plays our game about Craigslist. Joining him are panelists Tom Papa; Negin Farsad and Brian Babylon.

Duration:00:49:22

Behind the scenes with Peter and Lillian

11/9/2022
Peter asks Producer and Editor Lillian King why some questions don't make the show. PLUS: Lillian plays those questions!

Duration:00:14:19

Amber Ruffin

11/5/2022
Amber Ruffin, host of The Amber Ruffin Show on Peacock and the purple M&M, plays our game called "Roughin' It" Three questions about camping. Joining in are panelists Karen Chee, Hari Kondabolu and Maz Jobrani. Subscribe to Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org/waitwait.

Duration:00:49:09

Hasan Minhaj

10/29/2022
Hasan Minhaj, comedian with the new Netflix special "The King's Jester" and former host of Patriot Act, plays our game about former Patriot Rob Gronkowski. Joining him are panelists Helen Hong, Mo Rocca, and Shane O'Neill.

Duration:00:48:25

Everyone & The Supernatural

10/26/2022
Comedian Mo Rocca considers buying a lighthouse and Emma goes ghost hunting.

Duration:00:17:37

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, a real genius

10/22/2022
Dr Ibram X Kendi, author and MacArthur Genius, plays our game about the Genius Bar at Apple Stores. Joining him are panelists Alonzo Bodden, Josh Gondelman and Amy Dickinson.

Duration:00:50:07

Vivek Murthy

10/15/2022
Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General of the United States, answers three questions about the mysterious and often huge fish, the sturgeon. Also featured are interviews with Jeremy Allen White and Mandy Moore.

Duration:00:48:26

Behind the scenes with Peter Sagal and Emma Choi

10/12/2022
Peter and Emma sit down with Executive Producer Mike Danforth to answer some questions that you have about the making of Wait Wait.

Duration:00:20:22

Ralph Macchio

10/8/2022
Ralph Macchio, star of Netflix's "Cobra Kai" plays our game called "Wax On, Wax Off, Yeowww!" Three questions about hair removal. He is joined by panelists Emmy Blotnick, Alzo Slade and Adam Felber.

Duration:00:48:55

Julio Torres

10/1/2022
Julio Torres, creator and star of HBO's Los Espookys, plays our game about The Addams Family called, "Los Ookys." Joining him are panelists Tom Papa, Dulcé Sloan, and Hari Kondabolu.

Duration:00:48:57

Everyone & Spoons

9/28/2022
Comedian Hoja Lopez and Emma get salty with the latest spoon technology and test out new talents nobody asked for.

Duration:00:14:34

Michael Strahan

9/24/2022
Michael Strahan, NFL legend and Good Morning America host, Michael plays our game called "Strahan? Meet Stray Hams" Three questions about wild hogs. He is joined by panelists Karen Chee, Negin Farsad, and Shane O'Neill.

Duration:00:51:58

Everyone & A Giant Worm

9/21/2022
Comedian Karen Chee and Emma meet a giant worm and learn how to write a spooky children's book.

Duration:00:14:58

Mo Amer

9/17/2022
Groundbreaking Palestinian-American comedian Mo Amer, star of the Netflix series Mo, joins us at the Studebaker Theatre in Chicago along with panelists Roy Blount, Jr., Helen Hong and Adam Burke to play a game about things called Les.

Duration:00:49:15

Everyone & Time Capsules

9/14/2022
Emma talks to comedian Hari Kondabolu about time capsules: lost, found, and in the case of Andy Warhol, unintentional.

Duration:00:18:07

Abbi Jacobson

9/10/2022
Abbi Jacobson, star and producer of the new series "A League of Their Own" joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Faith Salie and Luke Burbank play a game about a different league, The XFL. Subscribe to Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org/waitwait.

Duration:00:48:46

Everyone & Ostrich Escape

9/7/2022
Comedian Josh Gondelman joins Emma to outsmart a runaway Ostrich and learn how to prepare for the role of a lifetime.

Duration:00:15:29