If you take the name of Cathy's boyfriend and rearrange the letters, you end up with this word that perfectly describes Will Shortz. What is it?
― del griffith, Sunday, 14 April 2019 18:01 (eleven months ago) link
I can't help but be a little fascinated by Will because of his association with the world's greatest sport (table tennis). But it's almost comical how reluctant and low energy a presence he is on air
― rip van wanko, Sunday, 14 April 2019 22:03 (eleven months ago) link
he might be the most npr person on npr
― be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Sunday, 14 April 2019 22:34 (eleven months ago) link
i was going to come to this thread to complain about on being with krista tippett. now that farmers' market season has returned i'm driving at 7:30 a.m. on sundays and she makes me want to drive into a wall mmm yeah
― forensic plumber (harbl), Monday, 15 April 2019 01:20 (eleven months ago) link
i've seen people mock her by calling her 'christian tidbit' lol
weekend NPR is the absolute worst with car talk being the only exception
― global tetrahedron, Monday, 15 April 2019 03:23 (eleven months ago) link
wait wait dont tell me is p good but theres a show called "ask me another" and it might be worse than prarie home companion, yikes
― be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Monday, 15 April 2019 04:13 (eleven months ago) link
oh god that one is horrible. it has that particular self-satisfied npr sense of humor. you know the people they play around fundraising time, regular people they have recorded talking about how they love npr. so proud of themselves, for nothing.
― forensic plumber (harbl), Monday, 15 April 2019 11:29 (eleven months ago) link
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 15 April 2019 11:39 (eleven months ago) link
wait wait don't tell me is awful, the panelists think they're 10x funnier than they actually are
― global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 17:25 (eleven months ago) link
When I graduated many, many years ago, my sweet mother gifted me a multi-volume CD box set of many, many hours of Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. She knew I listened to NPR, and I guess I must've mentioned that I sometimes listened to Wait Wait on Saturday mornings, but I guess I didn't make it clear that my listening was entirely passive and my appreciation of it mostly ironic. Anyway, it was very sweet of her and so that's why I waited a few months before placing it directly into the trash can. I like to think that a few days later a 75 year old white liberal dumpster diver's day had been made.
― del griffith, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 18:00 (eleven months ago) link