List of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! episodes (2012)

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This is a list of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! guests for 2012.[1] Job titles reflect the position of individuals at the time of the appearance.


Date Guest
January 7 Director Paul Feig
January 14 Comedian David Cross
January 21 Duke Fakir Of The Four Tops
January 28 Newbery Medal Winner Jack Gantos


Date Guest
February 4 Actor Gary Oldman
February 11 Jazz singer Kurt Elling
February 18 Speedskater Nick Pearson
February 25 Best of actors featuring Kevin Bacon, Lisa Kudrow, Pee-wee Herman, Lucy Lawless and John Leguizamo


Date Guest
March 3 Actor Alec Baldwin
March 10 Chef Rick Bayless
March 17 Musician Joey Burns
March 24 Actress Ana Gasteyer
March 31 Writer, musician Carrie Brownstein


Date Guest
April 7 Comedian Rachel Dratch
April 14 Former Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton
April 21 Science writer Mary Roach
April 28 Director Barry Sonnenfeld


Date Guest
May 5 Former talk show host Dick Cavett
May 12 Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait
May 19 Gass and Black Of Tenacious D
May 26 Folk singer Bonnie 'Prince' Billy


Date Guest
June 2 Best of show featuring actor Gary Oldman, actor Simon Pegg and baseball's 'Iron Man' Cal Ripken
June 9 White House chef Sam Kass
June 16 Novelist John Irving
June 23 Director Rob Reiner
June 30 Comedian Drew Carey


Date Guest
July 7 Actor Tony Shaloub
July 14 Actress Brooke Shields
July 21 The Phantom Tollbooth author Norton Juster
July 28 Economist Paul Krugman


Date Guest
August 4 Actors Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell
August 11 NASA engineers Bobak Ferdowsi and Adam Steltzner
August 28 Comedian Mike Birbiglia
August 25 British ambassador Peter Westmacott


Date Guest
September 1 Director Barry Sonnenfeld
September 8 Singer and songwriter Bonnie Raitt
September 15 Author George R.R. Martin
September 22 CDC director Thomas Frieden
September 29 Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe


Date Guest
October 6 Musician Ben Folds
October 13 Singer Linda Rondstat
October 20 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
October 27 U.S. Soccer Star Abby Wambach


Date Guest
November 3 Smithsonian's Wayne Clough
November 10 TV host and author Martha Stewart
November 17 Sprecher Brewery owner Randy Sprecher
November 24 Best of show featuring NASA engineers Bobak Ferdowsi and Adam Steltzner, astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist Adam Riess and economist Paul Krugman


Date Guest
December 1 ABC News journalist Jake Tapper
December 8 actor Hugh Bonneville (of Downton Abbey)
December 15 NIH director Francis Collins
December 22 Actor and comedian Fred Armisen
December 29 British ambassador Peter Westmacott


  1. ^ "wait wait...don't tell me! archive". NPR:National Public Radio. Retrieved 2013-05-01.