Each week, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! allows listeners to test their knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world in a quick-witted, quiz program.
Hosted by award-winning playwright Peter Sagal, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! is recorded in front of a live audience each week in Chicago and other major cities across the United States. Panelists include author and humorist Roy Blount Jr., writer and performer Adam Felber, Boston Globe writer Charlie Pierce, comedian Paula Poundstone, Washington Post columnist Roxanne Roberts, and television funnyman Mo Rocca. Previous notable guests include Keegan-Michael Key, Stephen Colbert, Retta, Edie Falco, and former President Barack Obama.
NPR also launched the Wait Wait quiz – an interactive smart speaker skill, which allows users to take the two latest Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! quizzes about current events in the show’s signature “Lightening Fill in the Blank” format. Entertaining, and informative, the skill brings everything listeners love about the quiz show directly to smart speakers – and weekly players may even have the chance to win a prize!