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The Wait Album

Performance - Spoken Word
Nonfiction: Public Radio / Wait Wait Don't Tell Me / Humor
Unabridged   2 hour(s)
Publication date: 08/28/2012

The Wait Album

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Audio CD ISBN:9781611748628
Digital Download ISBN:9781611748635


Celebrity guests are put on the spot on the Peabody-winning NPR radio show.

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Product Description

Each week, more than three million listeners tune into Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! to test their knowledge of the week’s news. In the popular “Not My Job” segment, a celebrity guest must answer three questions on a topic totally outside his or her area of expertise. The topic seems random but is thoughtfully skewed.

Because Henry Winkler played Fonzie on Happy Days, host Peter Sagal asks him about Ponzi schemes. For indie rock singer Neko Case, the questions are about Necco Wafers. Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. holds the record for most consecutive games played; the Wait Wait team pitches him stumpers about sports’ real streakers—those without clothes. Jane Goodall, who studies wild chimpanzees, is met with questions about actor Nicolas Cage. And so on. Twisted and tricky, it’s all in good fun for panelists, celebrities, and especially the audience.

  • Introduction by Peter Sagal
  • Neko Case
  • Henry Winkler
  • Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • Tavi Gevinson
  • Mike Rowe
  • Brian Williams
  • Jane Goodall
  • George Porter, Jr.
  • Susan Orlean
  • Vince Gill


“A fun listen for any who enjoy the show. . . . Refreshing, fun, and a lively listen.”
      —The Bookwatch

“As funny . . . as it is on the radio. . . . Will appeal to anyone from teenagers to adults. Guests . . . all have a jolly good time, and they don’t worry about their audio performance. Neither should you. All the voices are clear, robust, confident, and comical.”

Author Bio

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's "oddly informative" weekly hour-long news quiz program. Over 3 million listeners on over 600 stations nationwide turn in to hear host PETER SAGAL lead a group of panelists and listeners through a series of games designed to test their knowledge of the week's newsand showcase their wit. When not touring, the program is recorded at the Bank One Auditorium in Chicago.