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Paula Poundstone Answers The Most Random Questions We Could Think Of

From questions about armed squirrels to the IHOP secret menu, the comedian often heard on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! answers the most bizarre — and hopefully unique — questions we could devise.

Comedian Paula Poundstone is a frequent panelist on the NPR quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!


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Comedian Paula Poundstone performs in Houston tonight (Jan. 15).

And so, back in June, we reached out to our listeners and got together with folks from Houston Public Media with an auspicious goal in mind – to come up with questions that no one has ever, EVER asked Paula before. It’s a game of Not My Job — on steroids.

In the audio above, we revisit her conversation with Houston Matters host Craig Cohen.

Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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