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

  • Monday, October 20, 2014 6:41pm

    Actor Jeff Goldblum joins us along with panelists Roxanne Roberts, Faith Salie, and Tom Bodett.

  • Sunday, October 12, 2014 1:21am

    A compilation our favorite recent guest segments including Olympic skier Michaela Shiffrin, handsome actor Rob Lowe, director Baz Luhrmann, author Amy Tan and ballerina Misty Copeland.

  • Saturday, October 4, 2014 12:03pm

    Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz joins us along with Paula Poundstone, Faith Salie, and Charlie Pierce.

  • Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:03pm

    Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert plays a game about Dieting, Blasphemy and Hate. This week's panelists are Shelby Fero, Kyrie O'Connor and Tom Bodett.

  • Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:03pm

    Wait Wait travels to the Paramount Theater in Seattle with panelists Luke Burbank, Maz Jobrani and Paula Poundstone. Travel expert Rick Steves answers three questions about people named Steve Ricks



Mon October 20, 2014
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: The Primanti Bros. Pitts-burger

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 3:35 pm

It's smiling at you. I guess it doesn't know what's about to happen.

If you do a regular blog post about sandwiches, you will frequently hear from people telling you to try Primanti Bros. in Pittsburgh, or that the sandwich you just ate is a ripoff of something Primanti Bros. has been doing for years. Also, if you do a regular blog post about sandwiches, you probably regularly hear from your parents wanting to know what on earth you went to college for.

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Mon October 6, 2014
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: PB&J Balls

Originally published on Mon October 6, 2014 1:59 pm

More convenient than a PB&J, unless you're eating them on an incline.

Certain foods are supposed to be spheres: Cocoa Puffs; gum balls; eggs (if your chicken is broken). The folks at Welch's have spherified the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and if they're allowed to do that, we're allowed to make up the word spherified.

Ian: It looks like they came out of a PB&Rabbit.

Miles: Finally, a way for me to shove an entire sandwich in my mouth without attracting unwanted attention.

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Mon September 29, 2014
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: The Pizza Cake

Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 9:10 am

And this is what we got.

I generally don't like cake, because it is too sweet, too bland in texture, and doesn't have enough pork products. So I was excited to see this recipe pop up on Buzzfeed. (UPDATE 10/21/2014: For those keeping score, it looks like So Good Blog rolled out this pizza cake recipe months earlier than Buzzfeed.)

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Mon September 22, 2014
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: The Abe Lincoln

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 2:46 pm

The Abe Lincoln

Fourscore and 700 calories ago, I took my first few bites of the Abe Lincoln Sandwich from Skrine Chops in Chicago. In a tribute to our 16th president, they've stacked up sausages like Lincoln Logs, set them atop a bed of mashed potatoes and doused them in barbecue sauce, all on a hamburger bun.

Ian: How is this sandwich not the first thing on Lincoln's Wikipedia page?

Kelsie: The ONLY way to play Lincoln Logs is with sausages.

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Mon September 15, 2014
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: Lay's Cappuccino Potato Chips

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 3:42 pm

It's spelled "potato ccips."

Lay's Potato Chips is having some sort of promotion in which they release a bunch of new flavors and we vote on which one is best, based on flavor, crunch, and foreign policy experience. One of the finalists is Cappuccino. This proves unequivocally that democracy itself is flawed.

Miles: What a rip-off! Three-fourths of the bag is foam.

Kelsie: Can I get mine substituted with soy?

Ian: The cappuccino-potato chip combination is the culinary equivalent of a mullet.

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