The Wait Album by Peter Sagal audiobook

The Wait Album: More of the Best

By Peter Sagal and Carl Kasell
Hosted by Peter Sagal and Carl Kasell

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge
1.97 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Each week, more than three million listeners tune into Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! to test their knowledge of the week’s news. In the popular “Not My Job” segment, a celebrity guest must answer three questions on a topic totally outside his or her area of expertise. The topic seems random but is thoughtfully skewed. Because Henry Winkler played Fonzie on Happy Days, host Peter Sagal asks him about Ponzi schemes. For indie rock singer Neko Case, the questions are about Necco Wafers. Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. holds the record for most consecutive games played; the Wait Wait team pitches him stumpers about sports’ real streakers—those without clothes. Jane Goodall, who studies wild chimpanzees, is met with questions about actor Nicolas Cage. And so on. Twisted and tricky, it’s all in good fun for panelists, celebrities, and especially the audience. Contents: Introduction by Peter Sagal Neko Case Henry Winkler Cal Ripken, Jr. Tavi Gevinson Mike Rowe Brian Williams Jane Goodall George Porter, Jr. Susan Orlean Vince Gill

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Summary

Summary

Each week, more than three million listeners tune into Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! to test their knowledge of the week’s news. In the popular “Not My Job” segment, a celebrity guest must answer three questions on a topic totally outside his or her area of expertise. The topic seems random but is thoughtfully skewed.

Because Henry Winkler played Fonzie on Happy Days, host Peter Sagal asks him about Ponzi schemes. For indie rock singer Neko Case, the questions are about Necco Wafers. Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. holds the record for most consecutive games played; the Wait Wait team pitches him stumpers about sports’ real streakers—those without clothes. Jane Goodall, who studies wild chimpanzees, is met with questions about actor Nicolas Cage. And so on. Twisted and tricky, it’s all in good fun for panelists, celebrities, and especially the audience.

Contents:

  • Introduction by Peter Sagal
  • Neko Case
  • Henry Winkler
  • Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • Tavi Gevinson
  • Mike Rowe
  • Brian Williams
  • Jane Goodall
  • George Porter, Jr.
  • Susan Orlean
  • Vince Gill

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Author

Author Bio: Peter Sagal

Author Bio: Peter Sagal

Peter Sagal is a playwright, screenwriter, actor, and radio host. He is best known as the host of the Peabody Award–winning game show Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!, which is produced by NPR. Heard by 2.5 million listeners per week, Wait Wait is one of the most popular shows on public radio. Sagal lives near Chicago with his wife and daughters.

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Author Bio: NPR

Author Bio: NPR

NPR is a mission-driven, multimedia news organization and radio program producer of news, talk, music, and entertainment programs with a strong base of member stations and supporters nationwide. Since 1971, NPR and its journalists and programs have won hundreds of awards, including some of the most prestigious honors in journalism.

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Author Bio: Carl Kasell

Author Bio: Carl Kasell

Carl Kasell is the official judge and scorekeeper of the NPR quiz show Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! Carl has had a five-decade career in broadcasting; he is also an accomplished magician and UNC basketball fan. Carl lives in Washington, DC.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Humor
Runtime: 1.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English