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The Wait Album (CD-Audio)

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By Carl Kasell (Performed by), NPR, Peter Sagal (Performed by)
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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.

About the Author


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 news—and showcase their wit. NPR newscaster CARL KASELL serves as judge and scorekeeper. When not touring, the program is recorded at the Bank One Auditorium in Chicago.


Internationally acclaimed, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly, and, unlike other media, NPR’s audience continues to grow. NPR member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming.


Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's "oddly informative" weekly hour-long news quiz program. Over 6 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 news—and showcase their wit. When not touring, the program is recorded at the Bank One Auditorium in Chicago.

Praise For…


“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.”
      —AudioFile



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



Product Details
ISBN: 9781611748628
ISBN-10: 1611748623
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication Date: August 28th, 2012
Pages: 120
Language: English