Peter Sagal http://ripr.org en 'Wait Wait' Celebrates Carl Kasell, Our Official Judge and Scorekeeper http://ripr.org/post/wait-wait-celebrates-carl-kasell-our-official-judge-and-scorekeeper <em>For 30 years, Carl anchored the newscast for </em>Morning Edition,<em> and in 1998 he became </em>Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me<em>'s official scorekeeper. His last show will air on May 17. Following that, Carl will become Scorekeeper Emeritus and will continue to record voice mail greetings for our winners. In honor of Carl's last show, Peter Sagal reflects on their years working together.</em><p>Presumably, the day I was born was the most important day of my life, but I don't remember that. Fri, 16 May 2014 00:38:36 +0000 Peter Sagal 33651 at http://ripr.org 'Wait Wait' Celebrates Carl Kasell, Our Official Judge and Scorekeeper Sandwich Monday: The Passover Sandwich http://ripr.org/post/sandwich-monday-passover-sandwich Why is this Sandwich Monday different from all other Sandwich Mondays? In honor of Passover, I introduced my non-Jewish colleagues to the wonders of the Passover lunch.<p>It's not the Seder meal, but what I might have brought to school for lunch back in the 1970s, when the affluent Jews of suburban New Jersey ate tasteless food to remind themselves that thousands of years ago, they didn't have nice professional jobs like being a lawyer, or maybe a CPA. That's a steady living. I know David Birnbaum does nicely as an accountant; maybe you could look into that?<p>So what's the sandwich? Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:49:00 +0000 Peter Sagal 32044 at http://ripr.org Sandwich Monday: The Passover Sandwich Sandwich Monday: PB&J Fries http://ripr.org/post/sandwich-monday-pbj-fries Canadians have given us so much, from the BlackBerry, a kind of phone your parents' older friends used to use, to Leslie Hope, the lady who played Kiefer Sutherland's wife in Season 1 of <em>24</em>. But perhaps towering above all is poutine, which translated from the Quebecois is "stuff poured onto french fries." Usually it's some variation of cheese, meat and gravy, but I was told that in Portland, Ore. (naturally), at a food truck (naturally), you can get peanut butter and jelly on fries. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:53:00 +0000 Peter Sagal 20283 at http://ripr.org Sandwich Monday: PB&J Fries Sandwich Monday: Fried Peanut Butter And Banana http://ripr.org/post/sandwich-monday-fried-peanut-butter-and-banana It's strange to find a Fried Peanut Butter and Banana sandwich, famous as Elvis Presley's favorite, on a restaurant menu, given its effect on Elvis. It's like finding a store selling an Isadora Duncan commemorative scarf.<p>Nonetheless, freelance radio producer Melissa LaCasse and I decided to try the one offered by <a href="http://thebreslin.com/">The Breslin</a> in New York, listed as "fried peanut butter & banana sandwich with bourbon & vanilla."<p><strong> Melissa:</strong> How many of these do you sell? Mon, 06 May 2013 19:58:00 +0000 Peter Sagal 14751 at http://ripr.org Sandwich Monday: Fried Peanut Butter And Banana Sandwich Monday: Steak And Kidney Pie http://ripr.org/post/sandwich-monday-steak-and-kidney-pie <em>[Note: Peter sends this disgusting dispatch from a family vacation in London.]</em><p><strong>Update, Jan. 21, 2013:</strong> It has come to my attention that there has been some confusion about whether this post is a joke or intended to be serious, or some combination thereof. If you're new to <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/162947372/sandwich-monday">Sandwich Monday</a>, then be aware that it is a satirical running feature in this blog devoted to making fun of food that is, either objectively or subjectively, terrible. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 19:52:00 +0000 Peter Sagal 7286 at http://ripr.org Sandwich Monday: Steak And Kidney Pie