Listen to Run The Jewels play “Running the Jews” on NPR’s “Wait wait…”


Seriously. These dudes were on NPR. The radio network has certainly come along way since the time a certain popular indie musician likened listening to NPR to sitting in a hot tub with your grandmother…

By Fred Mills

It’s certainly not every day you get to hear Run the Jewels on NPR, but there they were this weekend, Killer Mike and El-P, trading bon mots with Peter Sagal on NPR mainstay Wait wait… Don’t Tell Me. Sagal seemed moderately in the loop with the guys, even when they digressed into a discussion of Meow the Jewels, and then it was time for them to play “Not My Job.” This time around, per the program’s usual play-on-words on a guest’s name or reputation, the topic was “Running The Jews,” i.e., a quiz on Rabbis. It was pretty awesome, and you can listen to it via the NPR podcast.

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