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 Celebrity chef Paula Deen
January 12 Actor Jeff Bridges
January 19 Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
January 26 Tech Guru Guy Kawasaki


Date Guest
February 2 Astronaut Mae Jemison
February 9 Singer Erykah Badu
February 16 former presidential candidate Al Gore
February 23 Best of featuring journalist Jake Tapper of ABC News, 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
March 9 Secretary Of Education Arne Duncan
March 16 Singer Huey Lewis
March 23 Professional pickpocket Apollo Robbins
March 30 R&B Singer Aaron Neville


Date Guest
April 6 musician Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick
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 Melinda Gates (co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
April 27 Actor Kal Penn


Date Guest
May 4 actor Steve Martin
May 11 Google CEO Eric Schmidt
May 18 Rock musician Alice Cooper
May 25 NFL Sideline Reporter Michele Tafoya


Date Guest
June 1 Alternative medicine practitioner Deepak Chopra
June 8 High-Wire Artist Nik Wallenda
June 15 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
June 22 Instrumentalist and songwriter Booker T. Jones
June 29 Former track and field athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee


Date Guest
July 6 Best of scientists, 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
August 10 Best of sports featuring NFL Sideline 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 Best of animals featuring veterinarian Kevin Fitzgerald and Bob Freer
August 24 Actor Tony Danza
August 31 Pianist Emanuel Ax


Date Guest
September 7 movie director Baz Luhrmann
September 14 New York Times journalist Mark Leibovich
September 21 Comedian-actor Jeff Garlin
September 28 political consultant James Carville


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 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
November 30 director Barry Sonnenfeld


Date Guest
December 7 singer-songwriter Nick Lowe
December 14 actor Oscar Isaac
December 21 Queen of Memphis Soul Carla Thomas
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.