List of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! episodes (2013)

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This is a list of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! guests for 2013.[1] Job titles reflect the position of individuals at the time of the appearance.


Date Guest
January 5 Culinary-themed "best of," featuring celebrity chef Paula Deen
January 12 Actor Jeff Bridges
January 19 Philanthropist Melinda Gates
January 26 Tech Guru Guy Kawasaki


Date Guest
February 2 Astronaut Mae Jemison
February 9 Singer Erykah Badu (show recorded in Dallas, TX)
February 16 Former US Vice-President Al Gore
February 23 "Best of," featuring journalist Jake Tapper, TV host and author Martha Stewart, singer and songwriter Bonnie Raitt, actors Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, and novelist John Irving


Date Guest
March 2 Sportscaster Jon Miller (guest announcer/scorekeeper Bill Kurtis)
March 9 Secretary Of Education Arne Duncan (guest announcer/scorekeeper Bill Kurtis)
March 16 Singer Huey Lewis
March 23 Professional pickpocket Apollo Robbins (guest announcer/scorekeeper Bill Kurtis)
March 30 R&B Singer Aaron Neville (guest host Tom Bodett)


Date Guest
April 6 Musician Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick (show recorded in Rockford, IL)
April 13 Food writer Mark Bittman
April 20 "Best of," featuring actor Jeff Bridges, Secretary Of Education Arne Duncan, former presidential candidate Al Gore, singer Erykah Badu, and philanthropist Melinda Gates
April 27 Actor Kal Penn


Date Guest
May 4 actor Steve Martin (show recorded in New York, NY)
May 11 Google CEO Eric Schmidt (guest announcer/scorekeeper Bill Kurtis)
May 18 Rock musician Alice Cooper (guest announcer/scorekeeper Bill Kurtis)
May 25 Sports reporter Michele Tafoya (show recorded in Minneapolis, MN; guest announcer/scorekeeper Bill Kurtis)


Date Guest
June 1 Alternative medicine practitioner Deepak Chopra (guest announcer/scorekeeper Bill Kurtis)
June 8 High-wire artist Nik Wallenda (guest announcer/scorekeeper Bill Kurtis)
June 15 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (guest announcer/scorekeeper Bill Kurtis)
June 22 Instrumentalist and songwriter Booker T. Jones (guest announcer/scorekeeper Bill Kurtis)
June 29 Former track and field athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee (show recorded in St. Louis, MO; guest announcer/scorekeeper Bill Kurtis)


Date Guest
July 6 Science-themed "best of," featuring NASA engineers Bobak Ferdowsi and Adam Steltzner, astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist Adam Riess, Smithsonian's Wayne Clough and NIH director Francis Collins
July 13 Novelist Gillian Flynn
July 20 Comedian Tig Notaro
July 27 Comedian Jim Gaffigan


Date Guest
August 3 novelist Charles Frazier (show recorded in Asheville, NC)
August 10 Sports-themed "Best of," featuring sports reporter Michele Tafoya, former track and field athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee, sportscaster Jon Miller, High-Wire Artist Nik Wallenda and soccer player Abby Wambach
August 17 Animal-themed "Best of," featuring veterinarian Kevin Fitzgerald and Bob Freer
August 24 Actor Tony Danza
August 31 Pianist Emanuel Ax (show recorded at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA)


Date Guest
September 7 movie director Baz Luhrmann
September 14 The New York Times journalist Mark Leibovich
September 21 Comedian-actor Jeff Garlin
September 28 political consultant James Carville (show recorded in Baton Rouge, LA)


Date Guest
October 5 actor Shirley Jones
October 12 actor Bob Odenkirk
October 19 "Best of," featuring actor Jeff Bridges, actor Henry Winkler, actor Tony Danza, singer Erykah Badu, and philanthropist Melinda Gates
October 26 actor John Lithgow


Date Guest
November 2 poet Billy Collins
November 9 actor Nick Offerman
November 16 Astronaut Chris Hadfield
November 23 Basketball coach Muffet McGraw (show recorded in Elkhart, IN)
November 30 "Best of," featuring Barry Sonnenfeld


Date Guest
December 7 Singer-songwriter Nick Lowe
December 14 Actor Oscar Isaac
December 21 Soul singer Carla Thomas (show recorded in Memphis, TN)
December 28 "Best of," featuring political consultant James Carville and actor Shirley Jones


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