Kim Kardashian West 'Broke' the Internet. Will She Break Public Radio?

at 10:30 AM
Save ArticleSave Article

Failed to save article

Please try again

This article is more than 7 years old.
 (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

When NPR's quiz show "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" featured Kim Kardashian West as its weekly celebrity guest, listeners were not pleased. They flooded NPR with complaints, threatening to pull their donations and calling Kardashian West "a shameless strumpet." The reality TV star's upcoming appearance at a Commonwealth Club event has further spurred the online debate. In light of her controversial NPR appearance, we'll explore the question: Who belongs on public radio?


Emmanuel Hapsis, editor and writer for KQED Pop, KQED's pop culture blog

Bob Collins, news blogger for Minnesota Public Radio