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Top 10 reasons why Marketplace trumps Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!

This past Monday, Southern California Public Radio (KPCC), created a March Madness bracket to finally determine the top dog of the public radio world. In round two, it's Marketplace versus Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell me!

There's a March Madness bracket to finally determine the top dog of the public radio world. Vote for Marketplace!

This past Monday, Southern California Public Radio (KPCC), created a March Madness bracket to finally determine the top dog of the public radio world. After a strong win over Writer's Almanac, Marketplace advanced to the second round, this time facing off against perhaps the noblest of contenders, Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!

In an act of good sportsmanship, Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal invited Peter Sagal, his counterpart at the NPR quiz show, to join him on air in a pre-game assesment of the competition.

But trash-talking quickly commenced... 

"I'm just saying I got back-up," said Sagal. "I have the Kasell ... he was dominating public radio when you were in short pants, my little friend."

If you still aren't swayed, though, to help make your voting even easier, dear Listener, we at Marketplace assembled the Top 10 reasons why Marketplace trumps Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!

Let's do the numbers:

1. We don't make you wait, we just tell you.

2. We ask celebrity guests about stuff they do know.

3. Sound quality at the Frank Stanton Studios in Los Angeles is better than at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Downtown Chicago.

4. We'd be funnier if we had a week to write our show, too.

5. We're there for you morning, noon, and night, they make you wait, wait for the weekend.

6. Our Monday blog posts won't give your eyes heartburn.

7. Financial literacy: The gift that keeps on giving. Stupid criminal stories? Not so much.

8. In the cut-throat competition to lure radio's most talented personalities, Marketplace won the best intern.

9. News flash: No one has a home answering machine anymore.

10. Peter Segal v. Kai Ryssdal. A picture is worth a thousand unbroadcasted words.

Check out the bracket and vote for Marketplace!

There's a March Madness bracket to finally determine the top dog of the public radio world. Vote for Marketplace!

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Wonder if Talk of the Nation will win in its last year of play? Needs to be the handicapped underdog now that it's been ejected from play by the NPR board... Maybe National News Radio's (NNR) new all-news all-day format will rule the airwaves...and win next year.

Marketplace wins!

LOATH the picture of Peter used above. The fact that he posed that way tells me more than I wanted to know....

Is there some way we could pull an LBJ in 1948 for Kai? :)

Sorry ... had to vote for Wait Wait. While the shows feature the same level of inaccuracy in their reporting, on Wait Wait that inaccuracy is intentional. :(

Well, it's 1:30 in the morning and I finally got around to voting, but it looks like it won't be enough.

It's just not possible to vote between these 2 shows. Come on. They are entirely different. We can't lose Marketplace, and more specifically Kai. At the same time I love Wait Wait just as equally...it's impossible to choose! If Wait Wait wins then Kai should co-host one show with Peter. Maybe even the live simulcast on May 2. Wouldn't that be a show! And I guess, only fair Kai, if your show wins then yes, Peter should co-host with you.

Did I just hear Kai say he's offering his voice on my answering machine?! Yes, I'll vote for that

This "competition" should be irrelevant. The best show on public radio is Car Talk.
Period.

What?!
Those cackling nitwits who think they're funny, even when (mostly) they're not?
I was so delighted to hear that Car Talk was getting retired only to be annoyed to hear that, like most awful programs, they went into immediate re-run syndication.
UGH!

I'm voting for Wait, Wait.
Any show that can make me laugh gets a thumbs up from me, because that's no easy task.

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