Those of us obsessed with podcasts know National Public Radio is responsible for some of the best ones. Within the American broadcaster top notch offer, Wait Wait! Don’t Tell Me… stands apart.

A quiz show based on the most relevant and curious events of the week, Wait Wait! is the thinking man version of Whose Line Is It Anyway. The show attracts top notch talent for its roster of panelists. P.J. O’Rourke, Mo Rocca and Paula Poundstone are among them. Given the quirkiness of the show, it’s not surprising the top prize is a message on the winner’s answering machine, courtesy of veteran NPR broadcaster Carl Kasell.

This Thursday, the weekly edition of Wait Wait! Don’t Tell Me… will be broadcast live to theatres around North America (Cineplex, 7pm). To celebrate the singular event, host Peter Sagal and company have coaxed Steve Martin to join them. Definitely worth check out.