This week we're featuring a listener letter that will solve a puzzle many an Ask Me Another fan has ruminated on since the show's inception: How can I be a contestant?
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Pat Sajak came in to talk with Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin about his three decades hosting Wheel of Fortune, or "Wheel," as fans call it. On his way out, he held up a sign. It said "I <3 N_R." Would you like to solve the puzzle?
Tina Gordon Chism's directorial debut Peeples opens in theaters tomorrow, and she came in to tell Tell Me More's Michel Martin about its real-life familiar premise: meeting your significant other's family for the first time. On her way out, she took a minute to show some love for NPR.
Get ready to be singing Burt Bacharach tunes for the rest of the day. We had the songwriter in for an interview with Weekend Edition Saturday Host Scott Simon about his new autobiography. Before leaving, he showed us a little of "What the World Needs Now" - NPR love.
Many know Natalie Maines as the lead singer of the Dixie Chicks. After some time off, Maines is back with a solo album called Mother, and she came in to talk about it with All Things Considered Host Melissa Block. She didn't stop there either. See her here, showing off some NPR love.
Actress Sophia Bush hung out with NPR at the "table for kids with peanut allergies" this past weekend, as our guest for the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. (Clearly she doesn't carry the same attitudes as her captain-of-the-cheerleading-squad character on One Tree Hill).
The NPR Science desk and Morning Edition have teamed up for a series about one of the world's most celebrated and powerful beans (or berries really). It's Coffee Week, and we're getting in on the fun with a few mug shots. See if you can match these mugs with NPR mugs.
Fans think of some pretty creative ways to incorporate NPR into their daily lives. Take this suggestion to NPR Listener Services as an example, in the Curious Listener.
Chadwick Boseman plays Jackie Robinson in 42. He spoke with NPR about the pressure of playing the baseball legend, nailing his batting technique and reacting to racial epithets. Boseman may not have a number retired in his honor, but he's certainly made our hall of fame for showing NPR love.
R&B musician Brian McKnight came by to talk to Tell Me More host Michel Martin about his evolving songwriting process and his feeling that he's made too many albums.