Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! on KUNC

Saturday 10 a.m. & Sunday 9 a.m.
Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell

For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR. During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads what might be characterized as the news Olympics. Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightening speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. Listeners vie for a chance to win the most coveted prize in radio: having official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell record the outgoing message on their home answering machine. Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! is co-produced by NPR and Chicago Public Radio. 

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Audio Archive

  • Saturday, December 20, 2014 12:05pm

    Comedian Jenny Slate joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Maz Jobrani, and Roxanne Roberts.

  • Saturday, December 13, 2014 12:03pm

    Actor Patrick Stewart joins us along with panelists Charlie Pierce, Shelby Fero, and Tom Bodett.

  • Saturday, December 6, 2014 12:03pm

    Max Weinberg, drummer with the E Street Band, joins us along with panelists Adam Felber, Faith Salie, and Mo Rocca.

  • Saturday, November 29, 2014 12:03pm

    A compliation of our favorite bits from recent shows, including violinist Itzhak Perlman, comedian Amy Schumer, as well as highlights from panelists Paula Poundstone and Maz Jobrani.

  • Saturday, November 22, 2014 12:04pm

    Andy Cohen joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Amy Dickinson, and P.J. O'Rourke.



Mon December 22, 2014
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: The 'Shroom Burger From Shake Shack

Mouth's eye view of the 'Shroom Burger.

If you haven't heard of Shake Shack, it's a hip, growing national chain where Americans go to stand in long lines. Also, it serves food.

We tried the 'Shroom Burger, a breaded and deep-fried cheese-stuffed portobello mushroom patty in a bun. It's topped with lettuce, tomato and the chain's special sauce.

Peter: In order to get the mushrooms stuffed with cheese, they plant the spores in a block of Velveeta.

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Mon December 15, 2014
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: The Hanukkah Miracle

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 4:51 pm

Not pictured: the treadmill Dan is standing on. Just 18 more miles and he'll have worked off half of this sandwich!
Dan Pashman

[Today's post comes to you from Dan Pashman, a friend of Sandwich Monday. You may know him from his spots on Weekend Edition; his WNYC podcast, The Sporkful; his book, Eat More Better; or the time he stole a piece of your sausage when you weren't looking.]

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Mon December 8, 2014
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: Doritos Loaded

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 2:20 pm

Doritos Loaded: Just nachos that keep their feelings on the inside.

Doritos are everywhere. They're in taco shells at Taco Bell, they're in pizza crusts in Australia and they're sneaking up behind you right now with murder in their eyes. 7-Eleven has introduced the Doritos Loaded, shorthand for "vaguely Doritos-shaped fried thing stuffed with cheese."

Robert: This is what happens to Doritos after they eat too many Doritos.

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Mon December 1, 2014
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: Taco Bell Dessert Nachos

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 4:10 pm

The Taco Bell Home Dessert Kit: putting the D-I-E in D-I-Y.

Depending on where you are in the world, Taco Bell can be as many as 2 miles away. Fortunately the chain has started selling make-at-home kits, and today we're trying the Dessert Nacho Kit. It's a great chance to make your own cuisine, and you can keep the box around to help you stop spelling "dessert" like "desert" all the time.

Miles: It's a little disconcerting that the box has two expiration dates, one for the product, and one for the person eating it.

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Mon November 24, 2014
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: The Thanksgiving Hot Durkey

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 4:15 pm

Happy Thanksgiving!

Olson is a marketing company that promises its clients it will "revolutionize engagement" with its customers. In the case of client Oscar Meyer, this meant sending us eight packs of hot dogs, a loaf of bread, toothpicks, twine and instructions on how to make "the Hot Durkey," in the hope that it would go "viral," which is not the usual meaning of the word "viral" when applied to hot dogs.

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