“Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” is a Sunday staple on the radio.But you if you can’t get enough of the show, you don’t have to wait for its normal timeslot on NPR.You can play it any time in the comfort of your own home thanks to the new Wait Wait Quiz available for smart speakers including devices powered by Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.The interactive game is hosted by Peter Sagal and Bill Kurtis, and you’ll stand in as the contestant.The Wait Wait Quiz will challenge you to fill in the blank on a number of questions pulled from the week’s headlines.Peter and Bill will even respond when you give your answer just like you’re calling in on the real show.
NPR is turning its popular game show program “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” into a voice application for smart speakers, including both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant-powered devices.The new app lets listeners play along at home by answering the fill-in-the-blank questions from this week’s news — just like the players do on the NPR podcast and radio show, which airs on more than 720 NPR member stations.Also like the NPR program, the new smart speaker game includes the voice talent of the comedy quiz show’s hosts, Peter Sagal and Bill Kurtis.To get started, you just say either “Alexa, open Wait Wait Quiz” or “Hey Google, talk to the Wait Wait Quiz,” depending on your device.After hearing the question, you can then speak — or shout — your answer at your smart speaker to find out if you got it right.The game is five minutes long and updated every week, NPR says.
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