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Peter Sagal

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‘Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!’ host Peter Sagal tells his not-favorite things

Chicago Public Square Podcasts

Let Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s incredibly successful Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!, tell you this:He hates the show’s name.He also hates the place where he creates that show.You’ll learn why as you listen to a podcast of my onstage interview with Sagal—part of the Wednesday Journal Conversations series—in which he talks about the show, his career, the Constitution under Donald Trump, the challenge sexual harassment poses to comedy writing, the differences between announcers Bill Kurtis and Carl Kasell, and much more … including Sagal’s affection for the village we both call home: Oak Park, Ill.Hear here how it went at Dominican University in River Forest, Nov. 20, 2017. Or listen on your favorite podcast player, via Spotify and Pandora, on Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers or on iTunes (say “Hey, Siri! Play Chicago Public Square Podcasts”).P.S. Enjoy this? Check out the previous installment in this podcast series: My interview with President Obama’s former chief strategist, David Axelrod.P.P.S. Imagine how your advertisement or underwriting message would sound as part of the next in this podcast series, with a presence in the show and on this website. Interested? Write to Us@ChicagoPublicSquare.com (Photos: Alexa Rogals/Wednesday Journal.)

18 Apr 2021

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Peter Sagal Bonus Story

Dangerous Vision with Randy Cohen

Randy and Peter were in the same class at college. Years after their 25th reunion Peter hears the story that Randy has been telling for years.  The story was a bit long to be included in the podcast episode but perfect for a bonus.


16 Sep 2020

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Wait Wait Please Guide Me--Peter Sagal on running guiding and repeating

Dangerous Vision with Randy Cohen

Season 2 of Dangerous Vision is about work.  What we do for work,  why we do our work, and what are the barriers that keep some from working. In Episode 1 of Season 2 host Randy Cohen catches up with Peter Sagal.   To many who listen to him on  NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me he is curious and witty.  To runners, Peter Sagal's column in Runner's World offers insight into the sport and a look into how the activity shaped  Peter's adult life.  Yet running can be dangerous to those who are visually impaired or inaccessible to those living with blindness unless a guide is available. In 2013 and 2014 Peter was a guide with Team With A Vision--the Massachusetts Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired's marathon team.  In the first episode of Season 2 host, Randy Cohen chats with Peter about how he got into guiding and why he credits it for changing the way he views running.  The Boston Marathon Virtual Experience happened between September 7-14, in this one-hour LIVESTREAM Event hosted by Peter Sagal learn more about the team past and present.  Listen to Peter Wait Wait Don't Tell Me Run with Peter Runner's World Peter Sagal Column Read Peter Peter Sagal the author Learn About Guiding


14 Sep 2020

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Lap 1: Why Run a Virtual Marathon with Peter Sagal

Habitual Routine

In the first episode of Habitual Routine, join Coach Annick Lamar and Coach Roberto Mandje as they discuss how and why you should run the Virtual TCS New York City Marathon this fall. First, the team will deep dive into the five virtual marathon necessities to make your journey successful, and then will be joined by future Virtual TCS New York City Marathon finisher and Host of NPR's Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! Peter Sagal as he begins his training journey.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/habitualroutine/message


13 Aug 2020

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Nerdette Recaps ‘Clueless’ With Peter Sagal


Some of you may already be familiar with Nerdette Recaps with Peter Sagal, the podcast where Greta Johnsen and Nerdette cohost-emeritus Tricia Bobeda recapped Game of Thrones with Peter Sagal, host of NPR's Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! Well we are very happy to announce that we’re BACK, and this time, we’re doing '90s movies! So here is our very first episode! It’s a recap of 1995's 'Clueless,' featuring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, and Paul Rudd. We break it down, ask if it holds up, and hear from YOU, too. Recaps will run the next six weeks, but this is the only episode we’re going to put in the Nerdette feed. So If you like it, hop on over and subscribe to Nerdette Recaps with Peter Sagal wherever you get your pods. 


11 Aug 2020

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#202: Inside the Mind of Peter Sagal!

The BibRave Podcast

On this week’s episode of The BibRave Podcast, we welcome Peter Sagal back to the podcast! Peter is best known as the host of NPR’s Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me! and was previously featured in Episode #114 of The BibRave Podcast in conversation with Meb Keflizighi. Our running ambassador applications are officially open. Unlock free race entries and swag, and join an amazing running community. We’re accepting applications for content-creating runners (of all levels!) though 7/3! Apply today! Tim, Jess, and Peter talk about a wide range of topics, starting with Peter’s virtual background on their video call, which included walls of books. The trio deep dives into some great books you should consider picking up (links below). They then talk about Peter’s role on Wait Wait providing humor as an act of service, relating current events, and issues back to his time hosting the show post 9/11. Finally, they end with some fun stories and facts! For a deeper podcast dive, check out this week’s show notes 📝! And if you enjoyed this episode, we would love it if you could leave us a review on iTunes! Want to join the podcast conversation? Message us on social - Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook - and don’t forget to use the hashtags #BibChat & #BRPodcast!  Show Notes: Peter Sagal TW The Incomplete Book of Running Peter on Episode #114 of The BibRave Podcast BibRave Pro Application Info   Applications open through July 3 Apply at BibRave.com/BibRavePro Book Recommendations Men at Work by George Will Deceit, Desire, and the Novel The Golden Gate by Vikran Seth A suitable Boy by Vikram Seth The Mezzanine by Nicholson Baker Vox by Nicholson Baker The Daily Podcast Follow Team BibRave on social! Tim: TW, IG Jessica: TW, IG For those digging the sweet ukulele intro music, 🎶 that comes to us from the talented musician and running coach, Matt Flaherty. Check out his site for more audio goodness!    If you like what you hear and want to get more, please subscribe in iTunes and leave a review. That pleases our overlords at iTunes... 😉 If you want more from the BibRave running community, check out our race review page at BibRave.com or follow us on Twitter @BibRave.

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26 Jun 2020

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Peter Sagal on Story Jam

Cawffee Tawk

PETER SAGAL is, has been, and perhaps someday will be again, a husband, father, playwright, screenwriter, author, journalist, columnist, marathoner, Jeopardy contestant, dramaturg, podcast host, documentary host, foreign correspondent, wedding officiant, and magician's assistant. Sagal appeared as a panelist on the first broadcast of "Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!", the most listened to show in all of public radio; and he eventually became its host. He has made appearances on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and other television shows, and he appears on a narrowly popular podcast, "Nerdette Recaps Game of Thrones with Peter Sagal", because he is a giant nerd. STORY JAM is a live lit and live music show, featuring personal stories and original songs written for each story. Find out more at http://www.storyjamshow.com.


23 Mar 2020

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10. Uncertain Times with Peter Sagal

Amuzed: A Podcast for Geniuses

Peter Sagal is a writer, humorist, and host of NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! He joined Michael and Pat to discuss the rapidly changing world in the face of coronavirus, with plenty of diversions about video games, kid's movies, and Alan Tudyk. This podcast was brought to you by the best PR team in the business, Melissa Harris and Jane Hirt. Show notes: Michael Muser on Instagram Peter Sagal Peter Sagal on Twitter


23 Mar 2020

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1/25 Artistic Voice and Identity at 25: Peter Sagal ('Wait Wait Don't Tell Me' on NPR)

25 for 25

Peter Sagal is best known for hosting the wildly popular news game show on NPR, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. But Peter didn’t always want to be a gameshow host. When he was 25, he was living in Los Angeles, had just quit his job and was pursuing a career as a playwright. Since then, he’s written many plays and has gone on to be one of the funniest voices in radio. In our interview we talked about artistic process, developing your voice, and comparing yourself to your peers. Here’s Peter Sagal on 25. Find out more at https://25for25.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Site page URLhttps://25for25.pinecast.co/episode/723057a5d4934b44/1-peter-sagal Audio URLhttps://pinecast.com/listen/723057a5-d493-4b44-82a0-4bb28a0836d5.mp3 Find out more at https://25for25.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast.


1 Mar 2020

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Peter Sagal On The Practice Of Persistence


The host of NPR’s Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me is also a dedicated long-distance runner. It’s the closest thing the agnostic has to a spiritual practice. So host Lee Hale, who just struggled through a marathon, enlists Sagal as his running rabbi. And then they switch seats, because Peter has a LOT of questions about Mormonism.


8 Nov 2019