Wait Wait....Don't Tell Me! http://wwno.org en After 5-Decade Career, NPR's Carl Kasell Will Retire http://wwno.org/post/after-5-decade-career-nprs-carl-kasell-will-retire After a five-decade career in broadcasting, Carl Kasell announced his retirement on Tuesday.<p>Carl will record his final broadcast for <em>Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! </em>this spring. He will, however, remain "scorekeeper emeritus" for the show. Before becoming the official scorekeeper for the NPR news quiz show in 1998, Carl anchored the newscast for <em>Morning Edition</em>.<p>His voice was the first thing many of us woke up to and became synonymous with NPR. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:11:23 +0000 Eyder Peralta 55122 at http://wwno.org Not My Job: Consultant James Carville Gets Quizzed On Couples http://wwno.org/post/not-my-job-consultant-james-carville-gets-quizzed-couples James Carville is a Democratic political consultant, a TV pundit, and one half of the most famous mixed marriage in the country — his wife is Republican consultant Mary Matalin.<p>We've invited him to play a game called "You're like two peas in a pod!" Three questions about freakishly similar couples. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 NPR. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:53:40 +0000 Peter Sagal 45231 at http://wwno.org Join Us This Evening For Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! — Live! http://wwno.org/post/join-us-evening-wait-wait-dont-tell-me-live <p></p> Wed, 01 May 2013 19:57:49 +0000 WWNO Staff 32555 at http://wwno.org Aaron Neville Plays Not My Job http://wwno.org/post/aaron-neville-plays-not-my-job There might be a prettier voice in the world than <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15397681/aaron-neville" target="_blank">Aaron Neville</a>'s, but if there is, it belongs to a bird, and there's no way that bird looks as good in a leather jacket. Neville has sung duets with Aretha Franklin, has a bridge in India named after him, and has had his voice prescribed by British social workers to help people with depression. Mon, 01 Apr 2013 05:04:26 +0000 TOM BODETT 32337 at http://wwno.org Secretary Of Education Arne Duncan Plays Not My Job http://wwno.org/post/secretary-education-arne-duncan-plays-not-my-job Arne Duncan is President Obama's secretary of education, and if, while he's on this show, a disaster befalls the president, the vice president, the speaker of the House and every other member of the Cabinet except Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security, he would be president.<p>We've invited Duncan to play a game called "Now, don't be fresh ... I just take dictation!" Three questions for the secretary of education about the education of secretaries. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 NPR. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:04:37 +0000 Peter Sagal 30975 at http://wwno.org Al Gore Plays Not My Job http://wwno.org/post/al-gore-plays-not-my-job Since Al Gore's term as the 45th vice president of the United States ended in 2001, he has starred in an Oscar-winning documentary, won a Grammy Award and received the Nobel Peace Prize. But obviously he won't be satisfied until he wins the NPR news quiz, so we've invited him to play a game called "Maybe you can beat Bill Clinton at this."<p>Back in 2011, Clinton <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/06/25/137386121/bill-clinton-plays-not-my-job">appeared on Wait Wait</a> and correctly answered three questions about the <em>My Little Pony</em> children's TV show. Sun, 17 Feb 2013 02:20:02 +0000 Peter Sagal 29448 at http://wwno.org Actor Jeff Bridges Plays Not My Job http://wwno.org/post/actor-jeff-bridges-plays-not-my-job Jeff Bridges made his film debut when he was 4 months old and has been acting ever since — he has appeared in dozens of films and won an Oscar along the way, yet will always be known for his defining performance as The Dude in 1998's <em>The Big Lebowski.</em> He has now co-written a book drawing life lessons from the character called <a href="http://www.npr.org/books/titles/169137479/the-dude-and-the-zen-master">The Dude and the Zen Master.</a><p>Because Bridges is one of the Bridges of Hollywood, we've invited him to play a quiz about <em>The Bridges of Madison County.</em> He'll answer thre Mon, 14 Jan 2013 01:39:57 +0000 Peter Sagal 26905 at http://wwno.org Sandwich Monday: Breathable Chocolate http://wwno.org/post/sandwich-monday-breathable-chocolate [If you were about to note that this doesn't look like a sandwich, keep in mind <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/waitwait/2011/10/18/141472277/sandwich-monday-defining-sandwich">the Sandwich Draft Principle applies</a>.]<p>With Thanksgiving a few days away, you have to save as much stomach room as you can. That means, of course, breathing your food. To that end: Le Whif Breathable Chocolate. They're like little plastic chocolate cigarettes, filled with some kind of chocolate powder.<p><strong>Ian</strong>: It's a powder. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 18:49:58 +0000 Ian Chillag 23837 at http://wwno.org Sandwich Monday: Hail The Pepperoni Roll http://wwno.org/post/sandwich-monday-hail-pepperoni-roll When I left my home state of West Virginia and went away to college, I was surprised by a couple of things. One, that the rest of the world did not refer to a ski cap as a "toboggan," and two, that the rest of the world was a dark, dystopian hellplex which had never heard of a pepperoni roll. I visited West Virginia this weekend and came back with a bag to share with my poor, naive coworkers.<p><strong>Mike</strong>: Pepperoni Rolls sounds like an obese piano player from the '20s. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:08:20 +0000 editor 23279 at http://wwno.org Sandwich Monday: The Grilled Cheese Doughnut http://wwno.org/post/sandwich-monday-grilled-cheese-doughnut Celebrity couples always get our attention: Kim &amp; Kanye, Brangelina, Gosling &amp; Totenberg. The Grilled Cheese Doughnut is just such a pairing: Two titans together as one. We'll call it Gronut.<p>Take a glazed doughnut, slice it open, flip both halves around so they're cut-side out, slap on some cheese, and grill it in butter. We think Ohio's <a href="http://www.tomandchee.com/">Tom &amp; Chee Restaurant</a> did it first, and we're guessing they did a better job than we did.<p><strong>Ian</strong>: Ew. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 23:04:50 +0000 Ian Chillag 22073 at http://wwno.org