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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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?

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.

Eau Claire, WisconsinHail to thee our Alma Mater.
Strong through every year, 
carry high the Blue and Gold!
U – Rah – Rah
Aim for excellence.
Give the best that you have in you.
Go Blugolds, fight to win, for fame and victory!
B – L – U – G – O – L – D – S, BLU…….GOLDS!

A new study finds that young male fruit flies that have been rejected by females apparently self-medicate just like humans do.

We’ll have co-author of the paper, Ulrike Heberlein on the show to talk about these poor fellas.

Here’s the full chat with Shankar Vedantam

Here’s the full conversation Michael had with science writer, Shankar Vedantam, author of “The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives”.

Illustration by Dan Page.

This could have been the shortest interview ever on “Whad’Ya Know?” Thankfully, that wasn’t the case. Shankar Vedantam was wonderful and we’re glad he took the time to be with us.

Siri has thoughts on Michael and His Radioness.

theatlantic:

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(It does exist.)

That Foursquare entry could be a check-in at a Whad’Ya Know? live broadcast in Madison. Free donuts and coffee every show! (Tweet that!)