List of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! episodes (2004)

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This is a list of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! guests for 2004. Data are 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 3 Ira Glass, host of This American Life
January 10 Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Songwriters
January 17 Patrick Smith,'s "Ask the Pilot" Columnist
January 24 Gideon Yago, MTV News Reporter
January 31 Denise McCluggage, Former Race Car Driver


Date Guest
February 7 Aisha Tyler, Comedian and actress
February 14 Bill Nye, The science guy
February 21 Sam Moore, Soul singer
February 28 Omid Djalili, Comedian


Date Guest
March 6 Anna Deavere Smith, Writer, teacher and actor
March 13 Jon Favreau, Actor, the writer and director
March 20 Jeff Greenfield, CNN reporter
March 27 Daniel Okrent, Ombudsman for the New York Times


Date Guest
April 3 Rick Bayless, Restaurateur and PBS host
April 10 Cary Elwes, Actor
April 17 Don Gonyea, NPR Correspondent
April 24 Andy MacPhail, Chicago Cubs President and CEO


Date Guest
May 1 Lynne Truss, Author
May 8 Nina Totenberg, NPR reporter
May 15 EJ Dionne and David Brooks, Columnists and NPR commentators
May 22 John Servis, Horse trainer
May 29 Bob Edwards, NPR host


Date Guest
June 5 Evelyn and Monica Brady, co-founders of The Golden Trailer Awards
June 12 Dylan Moran, Comedian
June 19 Donna Brazile, Political consultant and Harvard professor
June 26 Steven Raichlen, Author of The Barbecue Bible


Date Guest
July 3 Ira Glass (repeat)
July 10 Tom Hayden, Activist and former politician
July 17 Helen Thomas, White House reporter
July 24 Ann Richards, Former Texas governor
July 31 Jimmy Breslin, Columnist


Date Guest
August 7 Scott Turow, Author
August 14 Ed Gillespie, Republican National Committee Chairman
August 21 Tony Cochran, Cartoonist
August 28 Dr. Ruth Westheimer


Date Guest
September 4 Jimmy Breslin (repeat)
September 11 Kerri Walsh, Olympic beach volleyball champion
September 18 Jim Boeheim, Syracuse Basketball Coach
September 25 Jodi Rell, Connecticut governor


Date Guest
October 2 (none)
October 9 Greg Marinak, Executive Director of the Ansari X Prize
October 16 Ricky Gervais, Actor and comedian
October 23 (none)
October 30 Laura Lippman, Mystery writer


Date Guest
November 6 James Ellroy, Author
November 13 Phil Keoghan, Host of The Amazing Race
November 20 Michael Nesmith, Musician
November 27 Bill Law, Durham Bulls announcer


Date Guest
December 4 Tony Magaldi, General manager of South Beach's News Cafe
December 11 Ruth Reichl, Editor in chief of Gourmet
December 18 Steve Inskeep and Renée Montagne, hosts of NPR's Morning Edition
December 25 "Clip show," featuring Ira Glass