That’s the name of a weekly NPR news trivia quiz program. “The oddly informative news quiz.” I’m sure all you public radio geeks have known about this for years, but I just happened to find it.
Each week, two million radio listeners test their knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world: They try to figure out “Who’s Carl This Time?” They race against the clock on “Lightning Fill in the Blank.” On the “Not My Job!” segment of the show, they listen to a celebrity guest answer questions on a topic totally outside his or her area of expertise. The results have delighted legions of listeners for ten years and made Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! a fan favorite with an ever expanding audience and a 2007 Peabody Award for excellence in radio broadcasting.
I’ve been enjoying it very much. They have a panel of humorists and often a special guest. Witty quips fly around like crazy. I like any show that can toss in the word “bacchanal” without blinking an eye.