Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this podcast.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents Need to Know that WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME! is a trivia podcast that makes keeping up with current events fun for the whole family. Combining humorous bits with quizzes about the news keeps you entertained and educated. Questions range from silly pop-culture references such as Tik Tok users getting their big break in acting to learning about the United Kingdom's newest Prime Minister. Some episodes feature more adult-like humor and mature innuendos. Some questions and fast-paced banter may be too difficult for younger kids to follow. The overall tone is energetic and excited, even when guests don't know the answers.
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What’s It About?
Focusing on the current popular events of the week, WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME! brings on new guests each week to play trivia and other quiz-like games that keep listeners up to date on the latest news and cultural events. Although sometimes discussing serious current events that can be upsetting to read about, the comedy and quizzes makes digesting and understanding current events easier. Guests range from everyday people who call in to be apart of the show, experts in the general area of discussion, or comedians and other celebrities such as Hasan Minhaj, Slash, and Patti Smith, making each show feel unique.
Is It Any Good?
Focusing on what everyone's talking about this week, this podcast makes keeping up with the news fun as you can test your knowledge with others at work, in your family, or just alone in your car. Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! serves as a great conversation starter, especially for families as each episode opens the discussion for what's happening in the world in a fun, light-hearted way. New panelists and guests each week means the show always comes with fresh banter, humor, and topics. This podcast would be great for a classroom, road trip, or background noise while you work around the house with your kids, providing entertaining conversations about current, relevant events.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about the current events discussed in each episode. What did you already know about? Where did you learn about it?
Some episodes discuss serious events in the news that aren't necessarily funny. How does talking about these events through comedy and games make them easier to understand and digest?
Each trivia question covers in a range of topics in the news. What are some topics in the news you would like to answer trivia about?
- Release date: June 6, 2020
- Genre: Games & Trivia
- Average Run Time: 49 minutes
- Website: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/344098539/wait-wait-don-t-tell-me?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&utm_campaign=16623356312&utm_content=134155248625&utm_term=wait%20wait%20don%27t%20tell%20me%20podcast&gclid=Cj0KCQiA1ZGcBhCoARIsAGQ0kkpK83FlcwBH9e7K_7l1Erzis-SERBIYbq8GA7ttNQodh-2_mDUCSz4aAnABEALw_wcB
- Hosts: Peter Sagal, Emma Choi
- Publisher: NPR
- Pricing structure: Paid, Free (Episodes are free. Ad-free listening and bonus episode with paid subscription for $2.99/mo or $29.99/yr.)
- Topics: Activism, STEM, Arts and Dance, History, Science and Nature
- Last updated: February 8, 2023
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