NPR’s ‘Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!’ You Can’t Make This Stuff Up. Or Can You? – New York Times By | June 5, 2006 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Quick Takes Subscribe to Quick Takes The New York Times profiles NPR’s Wait, Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me!” “The ability of the people on the show to think on their feet just astounds me,” says a devoted fan.