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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. And if you hate free content, try Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Plus. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. 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. And if you hate free content, try Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Plus. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at https://plus.npr.org/waitwait

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Episodes

It's an 'Everyone & Their Mom' family reunion!

8/17/2022
Emma throws a family reunion! Uncle Dennis sings Elvis, her mom shares all her tips for avoiding bad luck, and Emma embarrasses her dad and little brother. Grab a plate, it's a party!

Duration:00:16:46

Best of Not My Job

8/13/2022
Steve Buscemi, Lars Ulrich, Aidy Bryant, Alan Cummings, and Jeff Daniels play Not My Job.

Duration:00:48:54

Everyone & Asparagus

8/10/2022
Comedian Marie Faustin and Emma learn the future from a bunch of asparagus and meet a mystery person while Emma's mom stops by with a helpful tip.

Duration:00:16:26

Robin Thede

8/6/2022
Robin Thede, creator of A Black Lady Sketch Show, plays our game about Bob Ross, "A White Dude Painting Show," along with guest host Negin Farsad and panelists Adam Burke, Amy Dickinson and Hari Kondabolu.

Duration:00:47:12

Everyone & Socks

8/3/2022
Comedian Alzo Slade and Emma seek legal counsel from 'The People's Court' Judge Marilyn Milian and pass judgment on an unfair pair of socks and a bad bowl of grits.

Duration:00:12:14

Jeremy Allen White

7/30/2022
Jeremy Allen White, star of Hulu's The Bear plays our game called "Please Look After This Bear" three questions about Paddington Bear. He is joined by guest host Tom Papa and panelists Helen Hong, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Faith Salie.

Duration:00:48:47

Everyone & Van Gogh

7/27/2022
Comedian Vinny Thomas and Emma discover Van Gogh's ghost and get inspired by an artist with a selfie stick.

Duration:00:12:21

Nathan Lane

7/23/2022
Nathan Lane, star of stage and screen, plays our game about Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. He is joined by guest host Tom Papa and panelists Cristela Alonzo, Josh Gondelman and Matt Rogers.

Duration:00:49:29

Everyone & Minions

7/20/2022
Comedian Emmy Blotnick and Emma get overrun by Minions while Jenny Slate explains just what it takes to create an adorable little superstar.

Duration:00:15:53

Puja Patel

7/16/2022
Puja Patel, editor-in-chief of Pitchfork, plays our game about ceremonial first pitches in baseball games. Tom Papa guest hosts and is joined by panelists Adam Burke, Paula Poundstone and Emmy Blotnick.

Duration:00:48:12

Everyone & Games

7/13/2022
Emma discovers a room of lost games! This secret box of treasures teaches us how to lasso, manage conflict, and make friends forever.

Duration:00:13:09

Del the Funky Homosapien

7/9/2022
Del the Funky Homo Sapien, rapper and producer, answers three questions about mankind's ancient ancestors, neanderthals.

Duration:00:49:10

Everyone & Cowboys

7/6/2022
Comedian Josh Gondelman and Emma learn how to parallel park a horse and wrangle up a varmint with help from a rootin' tootin' roster of guests.

Duration:00:27:05

Darryl "Cornbread" McCray

7/2/2022
Darryl "Cornbread" McCray, called the creator of modern graffiti, plays a game about another kind of tagging. He is joined by panelists Alonzo Bodden, Faith Salie, and Josh Gondelman.

Duration:00:49:03

Everyone & Lost and Found

6/29/2022
Reporter Shane O'Neill and Emma learn at the Lost and Found not all is lost, then think deep thoughts with an old friend.

Duration:00:20:16

Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda

6/25/2022
Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda, creators of the new comedy series about E-sports, Players, on Paramount+ play our game about a C-sport: croquet. Joining them are panelists Peter Grosz, Adam Burke and Helen Hong.

Duration:00:50:07

Everyone & Elvis

6/22/2022
Comedian Mic Nguyen and Emma search for someone to fill some very hard to fill shoes, and Mic gets lessons from the King.

Duration:00:17:15

Sean Hayes

6/18/2022
Actor and podcast host Sean Hayes plays our game called, "Sean Hayes, Meet Purple Haze" Three questions about odd strains of marijuana. He is joined by panelists Bobcat Goldthwait, Maeve Higgins, and Brian Babylon.

Duration:00:49:31

Everyone & Dolphins

6/15/2022
Comedian Maeve Higgins and Emma learn why you never want to be recognized by a dolphin and find out where the magic happens.

Duration:00:17:14

Kenan Thompson

6/11/2022
Kenan Thompson, the longest-tenured cast member of Saturday Night Live, plays our game about people who only lasted one day on the job. He is joined by panelists Luke Burbank, Negin Farsad and Hari Kondabolu. Please help us out by telling us what you like and how we could improve by completing a short anonymous survey at npr.org/podcastsurvey.

Duration:00:50:22