List of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! episodes (2001)

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This is a list of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! guests for 2001. Data is taken from the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Archives. Job titles reflect the position of individuals at the time of the appearance.


Date Guest
January 6 Dan Bern, Singer and songwriter
January 13 Melissa Block, New York Correspondent
January 20 Robert Siegel, the editor-in-chief of the satirical magazine, the Onion
January 27 Loudon Wainwright III, Singer


Date Guest
February 3 George McGovern, Senator and Ambassador
February 10 Don Gonyea, NPR White House correspondent
February 17 Frank De Ford, Morning Edition Sports Commentator
February 24 Amy Reiter, People Columnist


Date Guest
March 3 Simon Winchester, Author of The Professor and the Madman
March 10 Tom and Ray Magliozzi, Hosts of NPR's Car Talk
March 17 Fred Child, host of NPR's Performance Today
March 24 Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Films
March 31 Gwen Macsai, author and NPR commentator, whose writings are the basis of the ABC sitcom What About Joan


Date Guest
April 7 Jim Morris, presidential impersonator
April 14 Fred Willard, Actor and Comedian
April 21 Bob Garfield, co-host, On The Media
April 28 Margaret Cho, comedian and author of I'm the One That I Want


Date Guest
May 5 Linda Wertheimer, All Things Considered Co-Host, celebrates ATC's 30th anniversary
May 12 Andrew Sullivan, Columnist and pundit
May 19 Dan Savage, Columnist, author and editor
May 26 Sandra Tsing Loh, Commentator and author of A Year In Van Nuys


Date Guest
June 2 Amy Carlson, Star of NBC's drama Third Watch
June 9 Dan Castellaneta, actor and voice of Homer Simpson on The Simpsons
June 16 Will Shortz, New York Times and Weekend Edition puzzle and quiz man
June 23 Martin Amis, Author of Experience: A Memoir
June 30 John Mahoney, Actor of NBC's Frasier and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company


Date Guest
July 7 Nina Totenberg, NPR Legal correspondent
July 14 Sherman Alexie, Author
July 21 Steve Albini, Rock producer and musician
July 28 Jane Pratt, Editor and Publisher of Jane Magazine


Date Guest
August 4 Bill Griffith, cartoonist, creator of Zippy the Pinhead
August 11 Lisa Simeone, host of NPR's Weekend All Things Considered
August 18 Moon Unit Zappa, author of her first novel America the Beautiful
August 25 Paul Sereno, Paleontologist


Date Guest
September 1 Al Franken, Comedian, actor and author
September 8 Salman Rushdie, Author of Fury
September 22 P.J. O'Rourke, Humorist and author of C.E.O. of the Sofa
September 29 Kurt Andersen, Author of Turn of the Century and host of PRI and WNYC's Studio 360


Date Guest
October 6 Bill Bastone, founder and webmaster of The Smoking Gun
October 13 John Flansburgh, of They Might Be Giants
October 20 Rodney Yee, Yoga master
October 27 Jeffrey Toobin, Author


Date Guest
November 3 Tom and Dave Gardner, The investment guys from Motley Fool
November 10 Dan Perkins, also known as Tom Tomorrow, the creator of the comic stip This Modern World
November 17 Gene Simmons, from the rock band, KISS
November 24 Robert Siegel, Host of All Things Considered


Date Guest
December 1 Joe Garagiola, Jr., the Vice President and General Manager of the World Series champion Arizona Diamondbacks
December 8 Simon Callow, Actor and writer
December 15 Cokie Roberts, of ABC and NPR
December 22 Spalding Gray, ABC Monologist
December 29 Madeleine Albright, Former Secretary of State