List of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! episodes (2015)

The following is a list of episodes of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, NPR's news panel game, that aired during 2015.[1] All episodes, unless otherwise indicated, are hosted by Peter Sagal with announcer/scorekeeper Bill Kurtis, and were recorded at Chicago's Chase Auditorium. Job titles and backgrounds of the guests reflect their status at the time of their appearance.


Date Guest Panelists Notes
January 3 "Best of 2014" episode
January 10 Former CIA officer Robert Baer Amy Dickinson, Brian Babylon, Paula Poundstone
January 17 Comedian Dame Edna Everage Roxanne Roberts, Luke Burbank, Ophira Eisenberg
January 24 Funk music legend George Clinton P. J. O'Rourke, Faith Salie, Alonzo Bodden
January 31 US Senator Jon Tester of Montana Peter Grosz, Amy Dickinson, Tom Bodett


Date Guest Panelists Notes
February 7 Fashion guru Simon Doonan Maz Jobrani, Paula Poundstone, Reza Aslan
February 14 Singer Lance Bass P. J. O'Rourke, Roxanne Roberts, Tom Bodett show recorded in Orlando, FL
February 21 "Best of" episode featuring actress Florence Henderson, actor Daniel Radcliffe, Travel Guru Rick Steves and musician Dale Watson
February 28 Drummer Marky Ramone Adam Felber, Ophira Eisenberg, Brian Babylon


Date Guest Panelists Notes
March 7 Singer Robert Earl Keen Kyrie O'Connor, Charlie Pierce, Faith Salie
March 14 Musician Trombone Shorty Amy Dickinson, Roy Blount, Jr., Paula Poundstone show recorded in New Orleans, LA
March 21 Novelist Richard Price Mo Rocca, Faith Salie, Gabe Liedman
March 28 Writer/producer Matthew Weiner Brian Babylon, Roxanne Roberts, Moshe Kasher


Date Guest Panelists Notes
April 4 Actor Jeremy Piven P. J. O'Rourke, Paula Poundstone, Adam Felber guest host Mike Pesca
April 11 "Best of" episode featuring novelist Amy Tan, ballerina Misty Copeland, actor Rob Lowe, skier Mikaela Shiffrin and director Baz Luhrmann
April 18 Boston Red Sox PA announcer and poet laureate Dick Flavin Tom Bodett, Faith Salie, Maz Jobrani show recorded in Boston, MA
April 25 Cartoonist and screenwriter Bruce Eric Kaplan Amy Dickinson, Peter Grosz, Aparna Nancherla


Date Guest Panelists Notes
May 2 Designer Jonathan Adler Brian Babylon, Roxanne Roberts, P. J. O'Rourke
May 9 Actor Steve Buscemi Mike Birbiglia, Jessi Klein, Peter Grosz show recorded in Brooklyn, NY
May 16 Motivational speaker Tony Robbins Luke Burbank, Gabe Liedman, Paula Poundstone
May 23 Singer Clay Aiken Bobcat Goldthwait, Faith Salie, Adam Felber show recorded in Durham, NC
May 30 Musician-themed "Best of" episode, featuring Max Weinberg, Toni Braxton, George Clinton, Trombone Shorty, and Marky Ramone


Date Guest Panelists Notes
June 6 Film/TV producer Brian Grazer Tom Bodett, Roxanne Roberts, Greg Proops
June 13 Entrepreneur and reality TV personality Kim Kardashian Maz Jobrani, Amy Dickinson, Peter Grosz Guest host Mike Pesca
June 20 Actress and writer Mindy Kaling Luke Burbank, Faith Salie, Charlie Pierce
June 27 Astronaut Sunita Williams Maz Jobrani, Paula Poundstone, Alonzo Bodden Show recorded in Houston, TX


Date Guest Panelists Notes
July 4 Animal-themed "Best of" episode, featuring veterinarian Kevin Fitzgerald and San Diego Zoo animal ambassador Rick Schwartz
July 11 NPR Fresh Air host Terry Gross Peter Grosz, Amy Dickinson, Tom Bodett Show recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 18 "Best of" episode featuring actress Florence Henderson, singer Alice Cooper, actress Shirley Jones, writer Elizabeth Gilbert, and comedian Dame Edna Everage
July 25 U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Roxanne Roberts, Adam Felber, Paula Poundstone Show recorded at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA


Date Guest Panelists Notes
August 1 Hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper Brian Babylon, Faith Salie, Mo Rocca Show recorded at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago's Millennium Park
August 8 Starlee Kine, creator/host of the Mystery Show podcast Maz Jobrani, Roxanne Roberts, Alonzo Bodden
August 15 Singer Dwight Yoakam Roy Blount, Jr., Paula Poundstone, Charlie Pierce
August 22 "Best of" episode featuring former CIA officer Robert Baer, astronaut Sunita Williams, fashion guru Simon Doonan, and U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz
August 29 Teen star-themed "Best of" episode, featuring actors Daniel Radcliffe, Brooke Shields, Rob Lowe, and Molly Ringwald, and singer Lance Bass


Date Guest Panelists Notes
September 5 Edward Lee, former Top Chef contestant and owner/chef at Louisville's 610 Magnolia restaurant Adam Felber, Amy Dickinson, Tom Bodett Show recorded in Louisville, KY
September 12 Director and puppeteer Frank Oz Faith Salie, Roxanne Roberts, Paula Poundstone
September 19 Chicago Cubs owner Thomas S. Ricketts Peter Grosz, Amy Dickinson, Adam Burke
September 26 Singer/songwriter Jewel Tom Bodett, Luke Burbank, Iliza Shlesinger


Date Guest Panelists Notes
October 3 Sportswriter John Bacon Alonzo Bodden, Roxanne Roberts, Roy Blount, Jr. Show recorded in Ann Arbor, MI
October 10 Comedian Carol Burnett Amy Dickinson, P. J. O'Rourke, Paula Poundstone
October 17 "Best of" episode, featuring violinist Itzhak Pearlman and comedian Amy Schumer
October 24 Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Adam Felber, Faith Salie, Maz Jobrani
October 31 Journalist Jake Tapper Luke Burbank, Roxanne Roberts, Tom Bodett Show recorded in Des Moines, IA


Date Guest Panelists Notes
November 7 Supermodel Cindy Crawford Amy Dickinson, Peter Grosz, Paula Poundstone
November 14 Actress June Squibb Brian Babylon, Maz Jobrani, Roxanne Roberts
November 21 Theoretical physicist and Harvard University professor Lisa Randall Alonzo Bodden, Faith Salie, P. J. O'Rourke
November 28 Best of "Not My Job," featuring singer/songwriter Jewel, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, actress/writer Mindy Kaling, novelist Richard Price, and Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts


Date Guest Panelists Notes
December 5 Actor Jeff Daniels Adam Felber, Paula Poundstone, Maz Jobrani Show recorded in Los Angeles, CA
December 12 French chef Jacques Pépin Roy Blount, Jr., Luke Burbank, Neko Case
December 19 Author Lee Child Adam Burke, Roxanne Roberts, Tom Bodett
December 26 "Best of 2015" episode, featuring musician Trombone Shorty, comedian Carol Burnett, and funk music legend George Clinton


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