List of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! episodes (2010)

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The following is a list of episodes of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, NPR's news panel game, that aired during 2010.[1] All episodes, unless otherwise indicated, are hosted by Peter Sagal with announcer/scorekeeper Carl Kassell, and originated at Chicago's Chase Auditorium. Job titles and backgrounds of the guests reflect their status at the time of their appearance.


Date Guest Panelists Notes
January 2 "Best of" episode featuring NBC news anchor Brian Williams
January 9 Actress Lucy Lawless
January 16 John Flansburgh and John Linnell of the alternative rock group They Might Be Giants
January 23 Author Mark Halperin Amy Dickinson, Adam Felber, P. J. O'Rourke
January 30 Pop singer Neil Sedaka


Date Guest Panelists Notes
February 6 United States Secretary of Energy Steven Chu
February 13 Houston mayor Annise Parker Show recorded at Wortham Center in Houston, TX
February 20 Best of "Not My Job," featuring actors Ed Helms and Ashley Judd, skateboarder Tony Hawk, comedian Susie Essman, and storm chaser Reed Timmer
February 27 Good Morning America co-anchor George Stephanopoulos Roy Blount, Jr., Charlie Pierce, Roxanne Roberts Guest announcer/scorekeeper Jean Cochran


Date Guest Panelists Notes
March 6 Actor Tony Shalhoub
March 13 Bassist George Porter, Jr. of The Meters Roy Blount, Jr., Amy Dickinson, Mo Rocca Show recorded in New Orleans, LA
March 20 Musician Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains Charlie Pierce, Paul Provenza, Faith Salie
March 27 Author Michael Lewis Tom Bodett, Keegan-Michael Key, Roxanne Roberts


Date Guest Panelists Notes
April 3 Musicians Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top Tom Bodett, Kyrie O'Connor, Paula Poundstone Money and finance-themed episode
Show recorded at Wortham Center in Houston, TX
April 10 Singers Felipe Rose and David Hodo of The Village People Luke Burbank, Adam Felber, Kyrie O'Connor
April 17 Former pro football quarterback Kurt Warner Charlie Pierce, Roxanne Roberts, Mo Rocca Show recorded at Powell Symphony Hall in St. Louis, MO
April 24 ESPN baseball writer Buster Olney Tom Bodett, P. J. O'Rourke, Paula Poundstone


Date Guest Panelists Notes
May 1 Film producer Jerry Weintraub Roy Blount, Jr., Amy Dickinson, Keegan-Michael Key
May 8 Lieutenant General Michael C. Gould, superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy Tom Bodett, Paul Provenza, Faith Salie Show recorded at Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, CO
May 15 Rapper and actor Ice-T Roy Blount, Jr., Amy Dickinson, Paula Poundstone
May 22 Music-themed "Best of" episode, featuring They Might Be Giants, George Porter, Jr., Branford Marsalis, Neil Sedaka, and Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons
May 29 Soul singer Bettye LaVette Charlie Pierce, Roxanne Roberts, Mo Rocca


Date Guest Panelists Notes
June 5 Novelist Tom Robbins Tom Bodett, Luke Burbank, Paula Poundstone Show recorded at Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA
June 12 Comedian Robert Klein Charlie Pierce, Paula Poundstone, Roxanne Roberts
June 19 CNN correspondent Sanjay Gupta Tom Bodett, Amy Dickinson, Peter Grosz
June 26 Explorer Ann Bancroft Adam Felber, Kyrie O'Connor, Mo Rocca Show recorded at State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN


Date Guest Panelists Notes
July 3 Actress Molly Ringwald P. J. O'Rourke, Paula Poundstone, Julia Sweeney
July 10 "Best of" episode featuring food expert Michael Pollan and comedian and TV host Craig Ferguson
July 17 Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll Charlie Pierce, Kyrie O'Connor, Mo Rocca
July 24 Singer Craig Finn of The Hold Steady Adam Felber, Keegan-Michael Key, Roxanne Roberts
July 31 Comedian Maz Jobrani Roy Blount, Jr., Amy Dickinson, Paul Provenza


Date Guest Panelists Notes
August 7 Caressa Cameron, Miss America 2010 Luke Burbank, Adam Felber, Faith Salie
August 14 Comedian Kristen Schaal Roy Blount, Jr., Charlie Pierce, Paula Poundstone Guest host Peter Grosz
August 21 Encore of money-themed 4/3/2010 episode recorded in Houston, TX and featuring ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons & Dusty Hill
August 28 Listener-requested "Best of" episode, featuring rappers Ice-T and Sir Mix-A-Lot, actor Tony Shalhoub, and author Tom Robbins


Date Guest Panelists Notes
September 4 Political personality Meghan McCain Adam Felber, Maz Jobrani, Roxanne Roberts Guest announcer/scorekeeper Korva Coleman
September 11 Comedian Lisa Lampanelli Tom Bodett, Peter Grosz, Faith Salie
September 18 Science writer Mary Roach Luke Burbank, Paula Poundstone, Paul Provenza
September 25 Rodeo personality Delmar Smith Mo Rocca, Kyrie O'Connor, Charlie Pierce Show recorded at the Oklahoma City Civic Center


Date Guest Panelists Notes
October 2 Mac McCaughan of the rock band Superchunk Alonzo Bodden, Amy Dickinson, Roy Blount, Jr.
October 9 New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Charlie Pierce, Roxanne Roberts, Tom Bodett Show recorded at New York's Carnegie Hall
October 16 Encore of family-themed 12/26/2009 episode recorded in Pasadena, CA and featuring actor George Takei
October 23 Actor Dick Van Dyke Peter Grosz, Kyrie O'Connor, Mo Rocca
October 30 Musician Bobby McFerrin Tom Bodett, Amy Dickinson, P. J. O'Rourke Show recorded at Academy of Music in Philadelphia, PA


Date Guest Panelists Notes
November 6 Singer/songwriter Elvis Costello Mo Rocca, Roxanne Roberts, Charlie Pierce
November 13 Soap opera actress Tina Sloan Alonzo Bodden, Tom Bodett, Kyrie O'Connor
November 20 Singer/entertainer Wayne Newton Faith Salie, Adam Felber, Paula Poundstone Show recorded at Paris Casino in Las Vegas, NV
November 27 Animal-themed "Best of" episode, featuring veterinarian Kevin Fitzgerald and animal expert Bob Freer


Date Guest Panelists Notes
December 4 TV personality Mike Rowe Paula Poundstone, Roxanne Roberts, Luke Burbank
December 11 Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc. Roy Blount, Jr., Amy Dickinson, Maz Jobrani
December 18 Composer Alan Menken Peter Grosz, Kyrie O'Connor, Adam Felber
December 25 Best of "Not My Job" featuring actors Dick Van Dyke and Tony Shalhoub, comedians Denis Leary and Amy Sedaris, and humorist John Hodgman


  1. ^ Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! 2010 archives from (accessed 12/24/2016)