Under the Juniper tree to Mile 590

Dear Peter Sagal & "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" Crew,

My girlfriend, Karrie, & I would like to thank you for putting on such a great show every week. We have been fans of the show ever since we met while working on trails in Colorado. Living & working in the wilderness kept us cut off from the news. So once a week, while we were in town picking up groceries, I would download the Wait Wait Podcast. Then we would listen to it with the crew during the ride back out of town.

More recently, Karrie & I have been hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, which runs 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada. Today we were having a difficult time hiking through the desert heat. We were about 12 miles in & I was trying to find something to motivate us, but wasn't having much luck. Then I proposed playing some Wait Wait shows on my iPod. Karrie liked the idea & after rigging the phone to my pack & pressing play we were off!

The humor of the show completely lifted our spirits for the rest of the evening! It was a huge help. As soon as we get to the next town I'll be downloading more & hopefully someday we'll make it out to Chicago for a live show!

Thanks again,

Jake & Karrie

Note: We did eventually get to see Wait Wait Don't Tell Me live in Pittsburgh in 2014!

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