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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  • Saturday, July 19, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) Who's Bill This Time 2) Panel Round One 3) Bluff The Listener 4) Not My Job: French Laundry Chef Thomas Keller Gets Quizzed On Actual Laundry 5) Panel Round Two 6) Limericks 7) Lightning Fill In The Blank 8) Prediction
  • Saturday, July 12, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) Who's Bill This Time 2) Panel Round One 3) Bluff The Listener 4) Not My Job: Skier Mikaela Shiffrin Gets Quizzed On Downhill Cheese Races 5) Panel Round Two 6) Limericks 7) Lightning Fill In The Blank 8) Prediction
  • Saturday, July 5, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) The Amazing Carl 2) Not My Job: We Ask Football And Old Spice Star Terry Crews About Cruises 3) At Our Worst 4) Guess The Newsmaker 5) Actor Tony Shalhoub Takes A Quiz About Nuns 6) Bluff The Listener 7) Not My Job: Poet Billy Collins Takes A Quiz About Phil Collins
  • Saturday, June 28, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) Who's Bill This Time 2) Panel Round One 3) Bluff The Listener 4) Not My Job: Scarlett Johansson Gets Quizzed On Captain Scarlet 5) Panel Round Two 6) Limericks 7) Lightning Fill In The Blank 8) Prediction
  • Saturday, June 21, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) Who's Bill This Time 2) Panel Round One 3) Bluff The Listener 4) Not My Job: We Quiz A Member Of The '7 Up' Series About The Number 8 5) Panel Round Two 6) Limericks 7) Lightning Fill In The Blank 8) Prediction

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2:04pm

Mon June 16, 2014
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: The B50 Burger

The B50 Burger — as in, you won't live to be 50.
NPR

Ever since Eli Whitney invented the Beef Gin in 1793, hamburgers have basically been the same: an all-beef patty, eaten as quickly as possible. But now, new technologies are allowing burgerologists to expand the medium. Chef's Burger Bistro in Chicago has created the B50 Burger, with a patty that's 50 percent ground beef, 50 percent ground bacon. And then there's a fried egg thrown on top, just for fun.

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1:18pm

Mon June 9, 2014
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: Taco Bell's Quesarito

Don't be fooled. This is no average burrito.
NPR

When you bite into a traditional burrito, your teeth have to endure one or two boring seconds of tortilla before they reach the filling within.

Taco Bell, continuing its mission to solve all of life's problems, has fixed that with the new Quesarito. It's a burrito that replaces the tortilla with a cheese-filled quesadilla.

Miles: What a revolutionary idea. I'm excited to see how a burrito tastes once you add some tortilla and cheese.

Robert: It's like a soft cast for a sprained burrito.

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1:37pm

Mon June 2, 2014
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: Caffeinated Beef Jerky

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 3:01 pm

You can really taste the sports!
NPR

Today's fitness nuts (and caffeine junkies) have all sorts of energy foods at their disposal: Powerbars, Sport Beans, actual Fitness NutsTM.

But until now, athletes or office workers who wanted their caffeine in the form of desiccated meat were out of luck.

Enter Perky Jerky.

Mike: This is disappointing. I assumed Perky Jerky was made from Couric meat.

Eva: I enjoy this jerky with freshly milked Five Hour Energy drink.

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1:16pm

Mon May 19, 2014
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: The White Castle Waffle Breakfast Sandwich

Originally published on Mon May 19, 2014 1:37 pm

The White Castle Waffle Sandwich pales in comparison with the Carl Kasell Waffle Sandwich.
NPR

Like bacon or cupcakes before it, the waffle is enjoying a surge in popularity, showing up everywhere from the Taco Bell Waffle Taco to Chicken and Waffles potato chips.

But fame has its price, and before the waffle hits rock bottom and checks itself into rehab for exhaustion, let's try the White Castle Waffle Breakfast Sandwich.

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6:20am

Fri May 16, 2014
This is NPR

'I've Enjoyed Every Minute Of It': Carl Kasell On His 60 Years In Radio

Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 12:06 pm

NPR's Carl Kasell delivers one of his last newscasts during Morning Edition on Dec. 30, 2009, in Washington, D.C.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Carl Kasell — the official judge and scorekeeper of the NPR quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! — is stepping down after more than 60 years in radio. While you'll still hear him from time to time as he eases into the role as scorekeeper emeritus, his final broadcast airs on Saturday and Sunday.

Kasell recently had a cameo on The Simpsons, and since that's the pinnacle of any career, this seemed like a good moment to look back on his many decades in broadcast.

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