Following last week’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! segment on The Big Something, we received a staggering amount of requests for more Carl Kasell. Well, your wish is our command: we have included every bit of our interview with Kasell, including some never-before-aired snippets of Kasell making laser sounds during the Wait Wait… Don’t [...]

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When NPR’s venerable quiz show taped their program at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, we lurked about behind the scenes to see what really goes on. We learned that Carl Kasell is a ridiculously nice guy, Peter Sagal works way harder than you think and Tom Bodett is much more erudite in [...]

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OK, Big Something subscribers. We don’t ask much of you. Many of you Big Something subscribers are already KRCC Members, which is all we could ever ask for. And we’d guess that many of you will be attending the live taping of Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me on Thursday, May 6.

Here’s Peter Sagal [...]

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