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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, April 18, 2015 3:00pm
    Dick Flavin, PA announcer and poet laureate for the Boston Red Sox, joins us along with panelists Faith Salie, Maz Jobrani, and Tom Bodett.
  • Saturday, April 11, 2015 3:00pm
    We revisit some of our recent encounters with Amy Tan, Misty Copeland, Rob Lowe, Mikaela Shiffrin, and Baz Luhrmann.
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015 4:00pm
    For this week's podcast extra, Paula takes a stand against having to come up with numerous unique passwords for her online accounts. WARNING: This episode contains explicit language and implicit laughter.
  • Saturday, April 4, 2015 3:00pm
    Actor Jeremy Piven joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, P.J. O'Rourke, and Adam Felber.
  • Saturday, March 28, 2015 3:00pm
    Matt Weiner, creator of Mad Men, joins us along with panelists Roxanne Roberts, Brian Babylon, and Moshe Kasher.

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1:54pm

Mon April 13, 2015
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: Breakfast In A Tin

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 9:14 am

Contains egg nugget.
NPR

[Sandwich Monday note: Gillian is our resident British Person.]

Americans often look upon British food as bland and stodgy, so for this week's Sandwich Monday, I decided to prove everyone wrong with my offer of Hunger Breaks All Day Breakfast: a can of baked beans, sausage, bacon and "egg nuggets." After a trip across the Atlantic, we blitzed our meal in the microwave, then poured it back into the can for the complete experience. A cup of strong tea and drizzle are optional.

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1:06pm

Mon April 6, 2015
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: Pizza-Flavored Energy Paste

We apologize to pizza.
NPR

Traditionally, the liquified foods marathoners choke down in the middle of a race have been limited to some pretty basic flavors: lemon-lime gel, vanilla goo, chocolate mystery substance.

No more! Clif has introduced pizza-flavored energy paste.

We tried it while competing together in an ultramarathon this weekend (this entire sentence is a lie).

Ian: It's like an IV bag for someone suffering from too much happiness.

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9:24am

Mon March 30, 2015
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: The Passover Sandwich

Ann contemplates the little known Fifth Question: What exactly is this?
NPR

Editor's Note: This story was originally published in April 2014.

Why is this Sandwich Monday different from all other Sandwich Mondays? In honor of Passover, I introduced my non-Jewish colleagues to the wonders of the Passover lunch.

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1:06pm

Mon March 23, 2015
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: Burger King's YUMBO

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 1:57 pm

A look within.
NPR

Nobody is more excited about Burger King's new Chicken Fries — fried chicken strips shaped and served like french fries — than Burger King. The workers at the Chicago store we visited were all dressed in large, sacklike yellow Chicken Fries T-shirts, and a chicken mascot cavorted on the electronic menu, next to a picture of the item.

"Two orders of Chicken Fries!" I said, infected, salmonella-like, with their joy.

"We don't have any Chicken Fries," said the server.

I pointed mutely at the dancing chicken above her head.

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11:45am

Mon March 16, 2015
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: Bone-In Pork Chop Sandwich

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 1:09 pm

The bone stays in, the grease goes everywhere.
NPR

There are dangerous sandwiches out there: the Wendy's Sharpened Chicken Classic, the McRib that's always sending you emails with questionable attachments. But they pale in comparison to the famous pork chop sandwich from Jim's Original in Chicago: Jim leaves the bone in.

Eva: The bone also serves as a useful sandwich handle.

Miles: Eating a bone-in sandwich is the lazy person's equivalent of free-climbing a mountain. The danger just adds to the rush.

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