This show used to be enjoyable, but now it's become just another form of republican hating machine. The jokes are so corny and cliche. It is so formulaic that I can predict what they are going to say before they even say it. You really should spend your time on something else that is actually good.
Peter Sagal is irreplaceable. Smart,funny, witty and cutting, too. Bill is perfect. Love that voice. Paula should be a regular. And Mo Rocca and Tom Bodette are funny without being crude. Alonzo Boden is sharp and quick. How I wish they were on regularly. Many other panelists should find other work. Especially the ones who can’t construct a sentence without saying “like” ten times over. WWDTM is a work of art.
This show is the highlight of my Saturday morning.
If you are a regular NPR listener, it’s hard not to shout out the answers to most of the questions. Funny, informative and very up-to-date in its presentation. We love it so much, we’ve gone to live taping of the show twice.
It’s one of the only panel shows in the US and I love it. It’s a rare find in a world of crap, definitely give this a listen if you like game shows or quizzes. If you like this you should check out the bbc radio app, it has lots of British radio panel shows that are similar for free
i’ve been listening to wait wait since i was in third grade (i’m a senior now) and it’s seriously the best way to lighten the mood or just have a laugh. the jokes are funny and sometimes dank. i love wait wait.
I love Wait Wait! It’s my favorite podcast by far and listening to it really brightens my day. The podcast is well put together and I always enjoy listening to Peter’s descriptions of each story. Paula, Faith and Roxanne are fantastic, and I really enjoy all of the other panelists, too. That said, I did read through a bunch of the comments, and I understand some of the negative ones: the show is very left leaning, and many of the jokes center on Trump’s incompetence. If you’re not comfortable with that, this podcast is not for you. I actually find Wait Wait’s political humor, including the parts that make fun of Trump, really refreshing. No show makes me feel better about our current political situation than this. So many of Trump’s doings are despicable and dangerous that, if it weren’t for this show and Colbert, I would be constantly upset by them: Peter Sagal’s ability to turn the awful things the current administration does into something I can laugh about makes a big difference to my overall happiness. Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me is certainly worth your time, and I recommend it to all politically aware individuals in need of a laugh. :)Edit: I should also mention that plenty of the podcast doesn’t even mention Trump or the US government; a lot of it is just funny stories from the week’s news that have nothing to do with politics.