October 19, 2013 - Madison, WI - Monona Terrace

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This week on Whad'Ya Know? it's poet and author Nicholson Baker! He'll chat about his latest book, Traveling Sprinkler.  Also competitive eater Eric "Silo" Dahl joins Michael on stage and will take the Whad'Ya Know? Donut speed challenge!  Plus: your weekly fix of All the News That Isn'tThanks For the Memos and two hilarious rounds of the Whad'Ya Know? Quiz!

All the News That Isn't - October 19, 2013

Cut from the headlines with Michael's razor sharp wit, this week's All the News That Isn't!

Nicholson Baker

Author and New Yorker contributor, Nicholson Baker chats with Michael traveling sprinklers in reality and metaphorically and how it figures into his latest book titled, The Traveling Sprinkler: a Novel.Baker extolls the virtues of Debussy's "Sunken Cathedral," smoking cigars, and muddying the color of the metaphorical water.

Quiz A - October 19, 2013

The wonder team of Pam, returning to Madison, and Laura Rose from Eugene, activate to test their knowledge (and luck) against the Whad'Ya Know? Quiz!

Thanks For the Memos - October 19, 2013

Memos sent in by actual listeners capture snapshots of hilarity in life in memo format!

Michael's yard maintenance is the subject of this week's memo!

Eric Dahl

Competitive eater Eric Dahl takes the stage and shows Michael and the audience his skills as he attempts the Whad'Ya Know Donut Speed Challenge!

Quiz B - October 19, 2013

Ana aims to make Mom proud and stands up ready to face down the questions with the phone-in support of Dan from Columbus!