Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wait, wait...don't tell me!

I'm an NPR addict. I love Wednesdays because I'm in the car during the Diane Rehm Show. If I have to go to work early I can listen to Tell Me More. I have a little bit of a crush on Kai Ryssdal of Marketplace. Sometimes I get emotional when I listen to poems from The Writer's Almanac. And what a sad day it will be when Prairie Home Companion retires.

But my absolute favorite is...

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

I love Peter Sagal. I want Carl Kasell to record the message on my answering machine (but can I say how disappointed I am that his name is NOT spelled 'Castle'?). If you've never heard it, check out the show archives. I loved the Carrie Fisher show, and the Leonard Nimoy show.


  1. You're right, this is a great show. I have listened to it every now and then when I happen to be in the car when it is on. I'll have to go listen to the past shows. Thanks for reminding me about this.

  2. I enjoy Wait Wait...don't tell me as well. However, I am appalled that you enjoy the Diane Rehm show. I don't have the patience to lister to her speak. I would be interested to hear the story of why she speaks the way she does (stroke maybe?) as it is probably rather inspirational, but at the end of the day...she drives me crazy.

  3. I, too, listen to a lot of NPR going to and from work especially when it is dark and I can't get AM talk radio. I get Marketplace a lot. I don't have a crush on Kai . . . but first lets do the numbers.

  4. Jason and I get pod casts of Wait Wait so we can listen in the car or when we run - we love it!

  5. I'm glad you posted this as it caused me to do a little research regarding my previous post above. Here's what I found (from an article on

    In 1998, Rehm was diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia, a neurological condition that causes strained, difficult speech. After finding treatment, she wrote several articles and produced a program about the little-known disorder. The National Council on Communicative Disorders recognized her work with a Communication Award, and the Maryland Speech-Hearing-Language Association honored her with a Media Award. ABC's Nightline host Ted Koppel devoted an entire program to a conversation with Rehm about her disorder.

  6. This post only serves to elevate your position in our eyes and proves what an awesome person you are. We love all these shows too and I have been known to sit teary eyed in dark parking lots, listening to the rest of Writer's Almanac. You rock.