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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 lightning 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.

This week, we've brought the show to New Orleans, where Troy Andrews — better known as Trombone Shorty — began playing music at age 4. He was touring with his brother's band by age 6, and went to the same performing arts academy as Harry Connick Jr., Terence Blanchard and the Marsalis brothers. Now, just shy of 30, he's doing his part to spread New Orleans music around the world. We've invited him to answer three questions about obscure musical instruments. Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more,...

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Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! will be returning to New Orleans for a show at the Saenger Theatre on March 12. WWNO General Manager Paul Maassen spoke with WWDTM host Peter Sagal on the history of the show, and why producers just do what they think is funny. This Thursday’s live show at the Saenger is sold out… but you’ll be able to listen on the air this Saturday, March 14 at 10 a.m., repeating Sunday at 3 p.m.

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THE SAENGER THEATRE — 7:30 p.m. Presented by LookFar ... ... and the New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation . Tickets are now on sale for Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! at the Saenger Theatre, NPR's "oddly-informative" news quiz show. Buy tickets here . Premium ticket holders will receive their tickets in the mail soon with information about the after-party. WAIT, WAIT...DON’T TELL ME! MARCH 12, 2015, THE SAENGER THEATRE — 7...

Contest Rules Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. CT on Friday, November 14, 2014 and ends at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2014. There is a limit of one entry per person, address, e-mail address or household, regardless of method of entry. Only one entry will be valid. No responsibility is assumed by WWNO for lost, late, damaged, incomplete, stolen or for human error or any computer, online, telephone, or technical malfunctions that may occur. All entries become the property of WWNO and...

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After 5-Decade Career, NPR's Carl Kasell Will Retire

Mar 10, 2014

After a five-decade career in broadcasting, Carl Kasell announced his retirement on Tuesday. Carl will record his final broadcast for Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! 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 Morning Edition . His voice was the first thing many of us woke up to and became synonymous with NPR. As Mark noted when he stepped down from NPR's...

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. We've invited him to play a game called "You're like two peas in a pod!" Three questions about freakishly similar couples. Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript PETER SAGAL, HOST: And now the game where those who are successful at something important try not to fail at something stupid...

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! — Live is a national cinecast of the weekly radio show from NPR, featuring host Peter Sagal and official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell. For this big screen adaptation of the popular radio news quiz, Sagal and Kasell will quiz Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! panelists — the comedians, writers and style icons Paula Poundstone , Mo Rocca and Tom Bodett — special guests, including Steve Martin , and listener contestants through a comic review of the week’s news. Viewers...

Aaron Neville Plays Not My Job

Apr 1, 2013

There might be a prettier voice in the world than Aaron Neville '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. He has a new album called My True Story. One of Neville's big hits was "Don't Know Much," so we've invited him to play a game called "I Do Know Much!"...

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. 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. Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http:/...

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