One of the most jarring experiences a public radio listener can have is to see the photograph of a well-known radio personality upon whom she has inevitably projected an imaginary face. My 9-year-old son calls these kinds of experiences “oddic” (go figure): when what one had previously only imagined is suddenly replaced by reality (or something closer to it). That said, we worried that if you watched this slide show too quickly, you might experience too many oddic moments as the disembodied voices with which you’ve long been familiar are joined by photographs of their faces.

To ease your pain, we have temorarily withheld the names of the NPR personalities and placed their faces next to their celebrity doppelgangers to lend an air of familiarity.

Now, if you like quizzes/treasure hunts, and you want to put the names with the faces, we invite you to dig around on the internet and try to find as many of the names of these public radio personalities as you can and their celebrity twins. Then write them down in an email and send it to us at thebigsomething@krcc.org with your answers and your contact information by 9 a.m. tomorrow and tune into KRCC for our short-and-sweet, one-day fund drive. We’ll announce the winner (the person with the most correct answers) on air and publish the answers on the web sometime between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. tomorrow. The winner will get a really fabulous prize, so stay tuned!

Good luck and please join or give a little extra to KRCC as we end our fiscal year. Thanks so much for all your support!

 

5 Responses to Public Radio Celebrity Doppelganger Quiz

  1. Jennifer says:

    This is HYSTERICAL, you guys! Many an audible laugh on this. Really really good.

  2. suedebritches says:

    I think I know more of the Public Radio folks than I do the celebrities.

  3. Lynne says:

    Okay – I have just pissed away way too much time browsing the photos on NPR’s website and only have 2/3 of the NPR people. What kind of sick sense of humor do you guys have? You know anybody who listens to NPR is slightly obsessive!

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