Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! is easily one of the most entertaining things on NPR, if for no other reason than it’s one of the few programs that doesn’t evoke images of Saturday Night Live’s Delicious Dish sketch:
(Okay, that wasn’t entirely relevant, but I was thinking about it because Ben & Jerry’s has a limited-edition Schweddy Balls ice cream.)
Anyway, Austan Goolsbee, President Obama’s former Chief Economic Adviser, is known to be a pretty funny guy, and his Wait Wait performance did not disappoint.
Up until August, Austan Goolsbee was the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Obama administration; before that, he was a member of the council; and before that, he was an adviser to the Obama campaign. So … we expect him to either take the blame for the mess we’re in, or convincingly explain why he doesn’t have to.
After that, he’ll play the NPR News Quiz: It’s been 40 years since the start of Soul Train, and because economists have no souls, we’re going to ask Goolsbee three questions about the long-running music variety show.
You can listen, download, and view a transcript of the segment here. If you need me, I’ll be off trying to prove that I have a soul.