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Test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what’s real news and what’s made up.

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Airs Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. on WBEZ

Queer pop icon Chappell Roan joins panelists Tom Papa, Brian Babylon, and Meredith Scardino to talk drag personas, the life changing magic of Ke$ha, and why her first record deal always makes her think about hot lunch Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
This week, artist Lyndon Barrois, Sr. joins us to talk about his beautifully detailed gum wrapper sculptures, working in movies, and why he’s Hollywood’s go-to animator of animals who know karate. Plus, Josh Gondelman and Joyelle Nicole Johnson welcome new panelist River Butcher! Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
Renée Elise Goldsberry won a Tony and Grammy for her role in Hamilton, and currently stars in Netflix’s Girls5Eva. She joins panelists Jason Isbel, Alonzo Bodden, and Shantira Jackson. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
This week, Judith Butler joins panelists Roy Blount, Jr., Maz Jobrani, and Faith Salie to talk about gender, performativity, and their dream of becoming a clown. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
We’re live in Pittsburgh this week, where Steelers legend Bill Cowher joins panelists Negin Farsad, Mo Rocca, and Maeve Higgins to talk winning the Super Bowl, yelling on NPR, and why his 20th high school reunion was such a nightmare. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
This week, Chris Pine joins us to talk his new movie Poolman, imitating William Shatner, and where he ranks on the list of Hollywood Chrises. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
To celebrate Spring Break, we hit the beach with some of our favorite guests, including John Stamos, Malala Yousafzai, Kaila Mullady, David Axelrod, and Gabrielle Dennis! Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
Philanthropist and Founder and President of Emerson Collective Laurene Powell Jobs joins Helen Hong, Hari Kondabolu, and Adam Felber to tell us the real story of how she met her husband Steve and the secret to throwing the best Halloween parties in Palo Alto. Get access to bonus episodes, sponsor-free listening, and the chance to participate in a quiz with Peter Sagal when you sign up for Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me!+ at plus.npr.org/waitwait. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
David Alan Grier joins Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca, and Adam Burke to talk his new movie, announcing at the Oscars, and why you didn’t see him in Forrest Gump. Get access to bonus episodes, sponsor-free listening, and the chance to participate in a quiz with Peter Sagal when you sign up for Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me!+ at plus.npr.org/waitwait. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
Claudia Goldin is one of the world’s leading economists, a Nobel Prize winner, and a time Person of the Year. She joins Josh Gondelman, Roxanne Roberts, and Maeve Higgins to talk 4:30am phone calls, Nobel parties, and yodeling Get access to bonus episodes, sponsor-free listening, and the chance to participate in a quiz with Peter Sagal when you sign up for Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me!+ at plus.npr.org/waitwait. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy

Test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what’s real news and what’s made up.

Find Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me online

Airs Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. on WBEZ

Queer pop icon Chappell Roan joins panelists Tom Papa, Brian Babylon, and Meredith Scardino to talk drag personas, the life changing magic of Ke$ha, and why her first record deal always makes her think about hot lunch Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
This week, artist Lyndon Barrois, Sr. joins us to talk about his beautifully detailed gum wrapper sculptures, working in movies, and why he’s Hollywood’s go-to animator of animals who know karate. Plus, Josh Gondelman and Joyelle Nicole Johnson welcome new panelist River Butcher! Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
Renée Elise Goldsberry won a Tony and Grammy for her role in Hamilton, and currently stars in Netflix’s Girls5Eva. She joins panelists Jason Isbel, Alonzo Bodden, and Shantira Jackson. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
This week, Judith Butler joins panelists Roy Blount, Jr., Maz Jobrani, and Faith Salie to talk about gender, performativity, and their dream of becoming a clown. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
We’re live in Pittsburgh this week, where Steelers legend Bill Cowher joins panelists Negin Farsad, Mo Rocca, and Maeve Higgins to talk winning the Super Bowl, yelling on NPR, and why his 20th high school reunion was such a nightmare. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
This week, Chris Pine joins us to talk his new movie Poolman, imitating William Shatner, and where he ranks on the list of Hollywood Chrises. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
To celebrate Spring Break, we hit the beach with some of our favorite guests, including John Stamos, Malala Yousafzai, Kaila Mullady, David Axelrod, and Gabrielle Dennis! Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
Philanthropist and Founder and President of Emerson Collective Laurene Powell Jobs joins Helen Hong, Hari Kondabolu, and Adam Felber to tell us the real story of how she met her husband Steve and the secret to throwing the best Halloween parties in Palo Alto. Get access to bonus episodes, sponsor-free listening, and the chance to participate in a quiz with Peter Sagal when you sign up for Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me!+ at plus.npr.org/waitwait. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
David Alan Grier joins Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca, and Adam Burke to talk his new movie, announcing at the Oscars, and why you didn’t see him in Forrest Gump. Get access to bonus episodes, sponsor-free listening, and the chance to participate in a quiz with Peter Sagal when you sign up for Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me!+ at plus.npr.org/waitwait. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy
Claudia Goldin is one of the world’s leading economists, a Nobel Prize winner, and a time Person of the Year. She joins Josh Gondelman, Roxanne Roberts, and Maeve Higgins to talk 4:30am phone calls, Nobel parties, and yodeling Get access to bonus episodes, sponsor-free listening, and the chance to participate in a quiz with Peter Sagal when you sign up for Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me!+ at plus.npr.org/waitwait. Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoices NPR Privacy Policy