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Peter Sagal: The Book of Vice
Where We Live - with John Dankosky
Aired:
12/12/2007
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The host of NPR's oddly informative news quiz
show speaks out.

 

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Peter Sagal, Author of  "The Naughty Book of Vice."Peter Sagal, Author of "The Book of Vice."Peter Sagal is known to NPR audiences as a quizmaster - but in his new book, he asks some questions that people find a bit uncomfortable talking about.

Sagal hosts the NPR Quiz Show Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me - a weekly review of the news of the week. It's become a big hit - along with televised "fake news" shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report on Comedy Central.

Sagal's just written his first book, "The Book of Vice: Very Naughty Things (And How to do Them)." It explores the seedy, and occasionally greedy, side of human behavior. It looks into vices like conspicuous consumption, gambling and lying, that might make you uncomfortable, but at least can be worked into a public conversation. But it also delves into the worlds of partner swapping, strip clubs and pornography - and the unsettling feeling that they're things we shouldn't be talking about.


Today, Where We Live, we'll talk to Peter Sagal about what he considers "vice" - and about "Wait, Wait..."

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