Whad'Ya Know?

The two-hour comedy/quiz/interview show heard on public radio stations across the country. Each week Michael Feldman invites folks to answer questions drawn from his seemingly limitless store of insignificant (but somehow important) information.
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This past Spring, Adam Cohen, the son of the legendary Leonard Cohen, unveiled Like A Man, a “strikingly personal album” of ten intimate songs that is “truly fit to bear the family name” (Sunday Times of London).

Join us for a very special live broadcast of “Whad’Ya Know?” from UW-Madison’s Old Music Hall on August 11th with special musical guest, Adam Cohen.

Tickets for this show available here, or by calling 608-262-2201… or just show up the morning of the show (9:30am) — we’ll squeeze you in.

The Blueheels record their song, “my dog is dead” from their upcoming album at the Blast House in Madison, WI 9.6.2010.

Join us Saturday, August 11th when Robbie Schiller from the Blueheels joins us on our live broadcast from Old Music Hall. For tickets, call 608-262-2201 or just show up — we’ll find room for ya.

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Remembering Jim Packard: He takes us on a virtual visit to one of our earliest Towns of the Week, Lovelock, Nevada.

Share your memories and thoughts on Wisconsin Public Radio’s tribute to our dear friend:

http://wpr.org/announce/packard.cfm

We have some very sad news to share with you.

The cast and crew of Whad’Ya Know? are devastated by the loss of our dear friend, Jim Packard. “Jim was my only successful long-term relationship,” Feldman said. “He was simply the best and irreplaceable,” he concluded. For 27 years, Jim kept Whad’Ya Know? on time and Michael on track. He stood by Michael’s side, taking the jabs and barbs of the host with grace. Jim kept score and awarded prizes for the quiz and took listeners to the “Town of the Week.” His final performance was a live Whad’Ya Know? broadcast from New York City on June 9, 2012.

We have some very sad news to share with you.


The cast and crew of Whad’Ya Know? are devastated by the loss of our dear friend, Jim Packard. 

“Jim was my only successful long-term relationship,” Feldman said. “He was simply the best and irreplaceable,” he concluded. 

For 27 years, Jim kept Whad’Ya Know? on time and Michael on track. He stood by Michael’s side, taking the jabs and barbs of the host with grace. Jim kept score and awarded prizes for the quiz and took listeners to the “Town of the Week.” 

His final performance was a live Whad’Ya Know? broadcast from New York City on June 9, 2012.

Photographic evidence of one (of the two) sets of Encyclopedia Britannica we’ll be giving away to this week’s first hour quiz winners.

Yeah, you know you want it. Even if you didn’t know you wanted it just a few minutes ago.

Hey, and if you have and old set sitting around at home right now, reply to this thread with a photo! Do it! Right now! Or later. That’s fine. Or tomorrow.

Whatever’Ya Know?

Kingman, ArizonaIf all goes well this week, we’ll have time for Jim Packard to take us on a virtual visit to our proud Town of the Week, Kingman, Arizona.

From Camp Beale Springs to White Cliffs Wagon Trail, we’re sure there’s plenty to highlight.

If you’re from Kingman or know someone who is and might be interested in chatting with Michael about it on the show this week, email us at whadyaknow@wpr.org.

Of course, if we run out of time… well… there’s always next week. Right?

E.B., ya know?

Join us this week for Michael’s chat with Ted Pappas from Encyclopedia Britannica on Whad’Ya Know? 

Oh, and do your best to play the quiz — we’re giving away two sets in the first hour.

Yeah, you heard that right.

"Your key to the information age." Just by winning our little general knowledge quiz.

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