List of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! episodes (2005)

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This is a list of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! guests for 2005. 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 8 Bob Freer, of Everglades Outpost
January 15 Rulon Gardner, Champion Olympic wrestler
January 22 (None)
January 29 Dean Banowetz, hair stylist


Date Guest
February 5 Kinky Friedman, Humorist
February 12 Morgan Spurlock, Director, producer and star of the documentary Supersize Me
February 19 Armistead Maupin, Author
February 26 Bill Conti, Composer and conductor


Date Guest
March 5 Tom Bodett, TV and radio personality
March 12 Larry Hagman, Actor
March 19 Bob Schieffer, CBS Evening News anchor
March 26 Bob Vila, TV handyman


Date Guest
April 2 Terry Jones, Monty Python alumnus and author
April 9 Engelbert Humperdinck, singer
April 16 Tyron Stucks McFarlan, Ringmaster of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
April 23 Michelle Phillips, Actress and singer from The Mamas & the Papas
April 30 Scott Trowbridge, Vice president for Universal parks and resorts


Date Guest
May 7 Georgeanne Irvine, Communications manager for the San Diego Zoo
May 14 Don LaFontaine, Voice actor
May 21 Dan Neil, Auto critic
May 28 Maura Tierney, Actress on ER


Date Guest
June 4 Al Michaels, ABC sportscaster
June 11 S. Epatha Merkerson, Actress
June 18 Richard Sherman, Songwriter
June 25 Robert Bateman, U.S. Army Major stationed in Iraq


Date Guest
July 2 Wolf Blitzer, CNN News Anchor
July 9 Ira Glass, This American Life host
July 16 Chuck Klosterman, author
July 23 Drew Curtis, founder of the Web site
July 30 Janet Evanovich, author


Date Guest
August 6 U.S. Senator Barack Obama[1]
August 13 Terry Gross, host of Fresh Air
August 20 T.R. Reid, Rocky Mountain bureau chief for The Washington Post
August 27 Tim Zagat, of the Zagat Surveys


Date Guest
September 3 Chris Mathews, host of Hardball
September 10 Jonathan Katz, Actor and comedian
September 17 Lee Smith, Author
September 24 Liz Phair, Singer-songwriter


Date Guest
October 1 Lauren Weisberger, Author
October 8 Carl Hiaasen, Author
October 15 Bob Freer, of Everglades Outpost, an animal-rescue organization
October 22 Keith Olbermann, MSNBC commentator
October 29 Ted Allen, star of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy


Date Guest
November 5 Adam West, actor and the first Batman
November 12 Tab Hunter, Actor
November 19 Dan Savage, Columnist and author
November 26 Clyde Edgerton, Author


Date Guest
December 3 Jim Kelly, Managing Editor of Time Magazine
December 10 Harold Ramis, Director, writer and actor
December 17 Dr. Andrew Weil
December 24 Kathryn Joosten, Actress
December 31 Ira Glass, host of This American Life