All Tech Considered
3:56 am
Sat August 31, 2013

Call Me, Haiti? One Man's Quest To Skype Around The World

YouTube

Originally published on Sat August 31, 2013 10:59 am

Comedian Mark Malkoff has lived for a week inside of an IKEA store, consumed beverages at 171 Starbucks in Manhattan in less than 24 hours and proved that his kid's Big Wheel bike could beat a New York City bus across 42nd Street.

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The Two-Way
1:55 am
Sat August 31, 2013

U.N. Experts Leave Syria As U.S. Considers Strike

Originally published on Sat August 31, 2013 11:47 am

Update At 12:40 p.m. ET:

A spokesman for the U.N. General Secretary Ban Ki-moon says inspectors carried out a wide range of fact finding activity in Syria, but that it will take time to analyze the samples collected on the ground.

Speaking at the United Nations in New York, Martin Nesirky says results from tests would be transmitted to the secretary-general "as soon as the laboratory findings are available." However, he declined to give a timeline.

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It's All Politics
11:34 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Newest War Veterans In Congress Troubled By Syria Prospects

Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), who served a tour of duty in Iraq, is not convinced a military strike against Syria is the right thing to do.
Marc Levy AP

Originally published on Sat August 31, 2013 7:45 am

President Obama's contemplation of a military strike in Syria over its suspected use of chemical weapons has roused at least 170 members of Congress to question the constitutionality of such action, and others to urge caution informed by the quagmire of recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Few congressional voices, however, may be more resonant than those of the more than 100 military veterans in the House and Senate — particularly the 16 who served in the post-Sept. 11 conflicts in the Middle East, in both combat and non-combat roles.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:08 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Who's Carl This Time

Originally published on Sat August 31, 2013 10:56 am

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week's news: Private Eyes, Repeat Defender, She is Unbearable.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:08 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Panel Round One

Originally published on Sat August 31, 2013 10:56 am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Watch Yer Step Pardner.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:08 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat August 31, 2013 10:56 am

Our panelists tell three stories about a new restaurant concept.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:08 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat August 31, 2013 10:56 am

More questions for the panel: Mr. Roger Goodell's Neighborhood, Smoke Gets in Your Lens, Growing up Fast.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:08 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Limericks

Originally published on Sat August 31, 2013 10:56 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:08 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat August 31, 2013 10:56 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, on to our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill in the blank questions as they can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL: Tom Bodett and Charlie Pierce are tied for first, Peter, with three points each. Amy Dickinson has two.

SAGAL: All right. So Amy...

AMY DICKINSON: Yes.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:08 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Prediction

Originally published on Sat August 31, 2013 10:56 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will be the next new word we learn? Charlie Pierce.

CHARLIE PIERCE: Hackstacking, the process of booking the Sunday News Panel Shows.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Amy Dickinson.

AMY DICKINSON: Twerkmenistan, the country assigned to receive Miley Cyrus after her 15 minutes of fame has passed.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: My pain has a name and it is spasgasm, the debilitating back cramp middle-aged people experience after twerking.

(LAUGHTER)

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