NPR's Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! takes a fast-paced, irreverent look at the news of the world—and the weird. The show offers a modern and sometimes raucous twist on the old-time radio quiz show, mining NPR news stories for quiz questions. The host is Peter Sagal, who is an award-winning playwright and father of three in his spare time. America's favorite newscaster, NPR's Carl Kasell, is the show's official judge and scorekeeper. A rotating trio of witty panelists completes the Wait Wait team. They include author and humorist Roy Blount Jr., Boston Globe writer Charlie Pierce, Washington Post columnist Roxanne Roberts, writer/performer Adam Felber, BBC contributor Sue Ellicott, author P.J.
For more than two decades, Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers) have been America's funniest auto mechanics on Car Talk. By making millions of weekly listeners laugh, they have become the defining voices of public radio weekends. Their mixture of honesty, authenticity, knowledge, and humor has won them numerous awards (including a Peabody), accolades from every major national publication, and the loyalty of millions of public radio listeners, who continue to reward their stations with good will, listener hours, and fundraising dollars.
A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor is the only live music and variety show aired nationwide today. A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."
To the Best of Our Knowledge (TTBOOK) is an audio magazine of ideas — two hours of smart, entertaining radio for people with curious minds. It's sort of journalistic, but it's never about the president's speech to the U.N., weapons inspections in Iraq, or yesterday's stock market disaster. It's the kind of show that would spend an hour on advertising or on the roots of hip- hop. It might also spend an hour on hair. Or salt. Or pirates, road trips, house cleaning, animal intelligence, high energy physics, the afterlife, or how to say you're sorry ....
Each week, more than 2 million listeners across the country and around the world tune in to the Diane Rehm Show for a lively mix of current events and public affairs programming that ranges from hard news analysis of politics and international affairs to in-depth examinations of religious issues, health and medical news, education and parenting. Diane's guests include many of the nation's top newsmakers, journalists and authors. Each show includes dialogue with listeners who call, e-mail, or tweet to join Diane's virtual community and take part in a civil exchange of ideas.
Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. The veteran public radio interviewer is known for her extraordinary ability to engage guests of all dispositions. Every weekday she delights intelligent and curious listeners with revelations on contemporary societal concerns.