List of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! episodes (2011)

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This is a list of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! guests for 2011.[1] Job titles reflect the position of individuals at the time of the appearance.


Date Guest
January 1 Actress, screenwriter, producer, director, and journalist Nora Ephron
January 8 American football defensive tackle Tony Siragusa
January 15 Def Jam founder Russell Simmons
January 22 Musician Lucinda Williams
January 29 Former Major League Baseball player, dubbed The Iron Man Cal Ripken, Jr.


Date Guest
February 5 Novelist Carl Hiaasen
February 12 Best of Athletes, featuring Pete Carroll, Joey Harrington, Buster Olney, Kelly Slater, and Monica Seles
February 19 Actor John Leguizamo
February 26 Actor Jesse Eisenberg


Date Guest
March 5 Actress Lisa Kudrow
March 12 Pee-Wee Herman
March 19 Folk Legend Judy Collins
March 26 Talk Show Host Jerry Springer


Date Guest
April 2 Humorist Dave Barry
April 9 Comedian Jessi Klein
April 16 The Wire creator David Simon
April 23 Filmmaker John Waters
April 30 Stuntman Hal Needham


Date Guest
May 7 Comedian Demetri Martin
May 14 Food expert Michael Pollan
May 21 Presidential hopeful Gary Johnson
May 28 Chef Bob Waggoner


Date Guest
June 4 Actor Kevin Bacon
June 11 Drag queen RuPaul
June 18 Actor Simon Pegg
June 25 Former President Bill Clinton


Date Guest(s)
July 2 Singer Vince Gill
July 9 Singer Neko Case, The Village People, actor Wayne Newton, singer Bettye LaVette, and performer Elvis Costello
July 16 Twitter co-founder Biz Stone
July 23 Former news host Larry King
July 30 Singer Rosanne Cash


Date Guest
August 6 Actor Jason Bateman
August 13 Deadliest Catch personality Andy Hillstrand
August 20 Rebroadcast: actor Kevin Bacon, actress Lisa Kudrow, Pee-wee Herman, actress Lucy Lawless, and actor John Leguizamo
August 27 Actor Dick Van Dyke


Date Guest
September 3 Economist Austan Goolsbee
September 10 Actor Henry Winkler
September 17 Band The Decemberists' Colin Meloy
September 24 Primatologist Jane Goodall


Date Guest
October 1 'Style Rookie' Tavi Gevinson
October 8 Astrophysicist Adam Riess
October 15 Comedian Patton Oswalt
October 22 Director Nora Ephron
October 29 Actor Alan Alda


Date Guest
November 5 Actor Colin Hanks
November 12 Astrophysicist Adam Riess
November 19 Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane
November 26 Rebroadcast: Actor Henry Winkler, Primatologist Jane Goodall, Actor Jason Bateman, 'Style Rookie' Tavi Gevinson, Singer-Songwriter Rosanne Cash


Date Guest
December 3 Writer Susan Orlean
December 10 Jockey Chris McCarron
December 17 Comedian Bill Maher
December 24 Author Neil Gaiman
December 31 Rebroadcast: Humorist Dave Barry


  1. ^ "wait wait...don't tell me! archive". NPR:National Public Radio. Retrieved 2008-08-15.