Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

We take a look back at some of our favorite moments of 2015, featuring Carol Burnett, Trombone Shorty, and George Clinton.

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Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher novels, joins us along with panelists Tom Bodett, Roxanne Roberts, and Adam Burke.

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French Chef Jacques Pepin joins us, along with panelists Neko Case, Luke Burbank, and Roy Blount, Jr.

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Jeff Daniels, actor, joins us along with Paula Poundstone, Adam Felber, and Maz Jobrani.

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We give thanks that these guests agreed to appear on our show: singer Jewel, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, comedian Mindy Kaling, author Richard Price, and Cubs owner Tom Ricketts.

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Lisa Randall, physicist, joins us along with panelists Alonzo Bodden, Faith Salie, and P.J. O'Rourke.

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Actress June Squibb joins us, along with panelists Roxanne Roberts, Brian Babylon, and Maz Jobrani.

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Cindy Crawford, American supermodel, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Amy Dickinson, and Peter Grosz.

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Journalist Jake Tapper joins us along with panelists Roxanne Roberts, Tom Bodett, and Luke Burbank.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, joins us along with panelists Faith Salie, Maz Jobrani, and Adam Felber.

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We look back over the past year, featuring violinist Itzhak Perlman and comedian Amy Schumer, as well as some memorable moments with our panelists.

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On this week's bonus episode, Carol Burnett tells us about her early career, and the mysterious benefactor who made it possible.

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Comedian Carol Burnett joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Amy Dickinson, and P.J. O'Rourke.

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John U. Bacon, sportswriter, joins us along with panelists Roxanne Roberts, Alonzo Bodden, and Roy Blount, Jr.

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Singer-songwriter Jewel joins us, along with panelists Luke Burbank, Tom Bodett, and Iliza Schlesinger.

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Tom Ricketts, owner of the Chicago Cubs, joins us along with panelists Peter Grosz, Amy Dickinson, and Adam Burke.

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Frank Oz, a founder of the Muppets, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Roxanne Roberts, and Faith Salie.

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Chef Edward Lee joins us along with panelists Adam Felber, Amy Dickinson, and Tom Bodett.

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It's the Best of Not My Job with teen heart-throbs Daniel Radcliffe, Brooke Shields, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, and Lance Bass.

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It's the Best of Not My Job based on the scientific principles of energy, space, rhymes, fashion, and spying, featuring Robert Baer, Sunita Williams, Simon Doonan, and Ernest Moniz. In addition, Paula Poundstone questions the scientific method.

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On this week's bonus episode, NPR's own Ari Shapiro risks overdosing on adorable in order to bring us his review of the fabled King Lear with Sheep.

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Dwight Yoakam, singer-songwriter, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Charlie Pierce, and Roy Blount Jr.

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Starlee Kine, host of the podcast Mystery Show, joins us along with panelists Roxanne Roberts, Maz Jobrani, and Alonzo Bodden.

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Chance the Rapper, hiphop artist, joins us along with panelists Faith Salie, Brian Babylon, and Mo Rocca.

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Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy, the Surgeon General of the U.S., joins us along with panelists Roxanne Roberts, Adam Felber, and Paula Poundstone.

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We honor the moms, real and imagined, who have inspired us: Florence Henderson, Alice Cooper, Shirley Jones, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Dame Edna.

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Terry Gross, public radio host, joins us along with panelists Amy Dickinson, Peter Grosz, and Tom Bodett.

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Kevin Fitzgerald, Rich Schwartz, and our panelists share their love and wonder of the animal kingdom.

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On this week's bonus podcast, astronaut Sunita Williams illustrates why NASA may be better off limiting the residents of the International Space Station to Tang and dehydrated ice cream.

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Captain Sunny Williams, NASA astronaut, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Maz Jobrani, and Alonzo Bodden.

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Actress/Writer/Producer Mindy Kaling joins us along with panelists Luke Burbank, Charlie Pierce and Faith Salie.

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"Not My Job" Guest Kim Kardashian West talks to guest host Mike Pesca along with panelists Maz Jobrani, Amy Dickinson and Peter Grosz.

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Brian Grazer, movie and television producer, joins us along with Greg Proops, Roxanne Roberts, and Tom Bodett.

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We revisit some of our recent encounters with musicians, featuring Max Weinberg, Toni Braxton, George Clinton, Trombone Shorty, and Marky Ramone.

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Clay Aiken, singer, politician, and Amerian Idol runner-up, joins us along with panelists Faith Salie, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Adam Felber.

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Author and Life Coach Tony Robbins joins us along with panelists Luke Burbank, Gabe Liedman and Paula Poundstone.

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In this week's bonus podcast, Jessi Klein talks about the one body type hotter than the dadbod.

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Actor Steve Buscemi joins us along with panelists Jessi Klein, Peter Grosz, and Mike Birbiglia.

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Designer and potter Jonathan Adler joins us along with panelists PJ O'Rourke, Roxanne Roberts and Brian Babylon.

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In this week's podcast extra, author and Not My Job guest Richard Price explains why he really got into writing crime fiction. WARNING: While this episode doesn't contain any explicit language it still may not be something you want your younger kids to hear. Frankly, we're not sure if children should be listening to our show at all, as it may result in them thinking of Peter Sagal as a role model, and nothing could be more detrimental to humanity's future.

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Writer and New Yorker Cartoonist Bruce Eric Kaplan (AKA BEK) joins us along with panelists Amy Dickinson, Peter Grosz and Aparna Nancherla.

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Dick Flavin, PA announcer and poet laureate for the Boston Red Sox, joins us along with panelists Faith Salie, Maz Jobrani, and Tom Bodett.

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We revisit some of our recent encounters with Amy Tan, Misty Copeland, Rob Lowe, Mikaela Shiffrin, and Baz Luhrmann.

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For this week's podcast extra, Paula takes a stand against having to come up with numerous unique passwords for her online accounts. WARNING: This episode contains explicit language and implicit laughter.

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Actor Jeremy Piven joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, P.J. O'Rourke, and Adam Felber.

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Matt Weiner, creator of Mad Men, joins us along with panelists Roxanne Roberts, Brian Babylon, and Moshe Kasher.

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In this week's bonus Podcast, Peter and Miles explain Wait Wait's 'Breakfast Rule', and then show you a perfect example of our panelists not just breaking it, but setting it on fire and dancing on the ashes.

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Author Richard Price joins us along with panelists Faith Salie, Mo Rocca, and Gabe Liedman.

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In this week's bonus clip, Paula Poundstone comes up with the perfect slogan for Florida Governor Rick Scott's reelection campaign.

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New Orleans musician Trombone Shorty joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Amy Dickinson, and Roy Blount, Jr.

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Singer-song writer Robert Earl Keen joins us along with panelists Kyrie O'Conner, Charlie Pierce, and Faith Salie.

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For this week's bonus episode, we revist our 2008 interview with actor, poet, photographer, and all-around wonderful human being Leonard Nimoy. He was, and always shall be, our friend.

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Marky Ramone, drummer for The Ramones, joins us along with panelists Ophira Eisenberg, Brian Babylon, and Adam Felber.

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WWDTM plays favorite recent guests Florence Henderson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rick Steves, and Dale Watson. We also bring Paula Poundstone up to date on the latest advances in selfie technology.

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In this week's bonus episode, Peter Sagal gets a special surprise from one of our intrepid call-in contestants.

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Lance Bass, Russian Astronaut and singer formerly of N'Sync joins us along with panelists P.J. O'Rourke, Roxanne Roberts, and Tom Bodett.

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Simon Doonan, fashion ambassador, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Maz Jobrani, and Reza Aslan.

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Senator Jon Tester from Montana joins us along with panelists Amy Dickinson, Tom Bodett, and Peter Grosz.

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For this week's bonus episode, our own Bill Kurtis hops aboard the P-Funk Mothership to spread the gospel of funk throughout the galaxy.

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Musician George Clinton joins us along with panelists Faith Salie, Alonzo Bodden, and P.J. O'Rourke.

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Every week, we bring you a mini-episode containing outtakes, unaired material, and other bits and pieces of our show that we find lying around. It's like a hot dog podcast, and it's our way of saying thanks for being so good to us.

 

This week, we've got Dame Edna offering marriage advice and Bill Kurtis telling us that it's more than just love that makes a Subaru a Subaru.

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Dame Edna Everedge, international superstar of stage and screen, joins us along with panelists Luke Burbank, Ophira Eisenberg, and Roxanne Roberts.

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In this special, never-before-heard bonus clip, Paula Poundstone discovers the magic of the selfie stick.

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Robert Baer joins us along with Paula Poundstone, Amy Dickinson, and Brian Babylon.

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WWDTM continued to look back at the year 2014, plus we play highlights of Carl's last shows before he became Scorekeeper Emeritus.

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