NPR’s warehouse sale at its Massachusetts Avenue NW headquarters this weekend is becoming a bona fide public radio festival, judging by the recently released full schedule. You might wonder, Why does a merchandise sale need a schedule? Exactly.
As if the possibility of scoring discounted Car Talk gear and bumping into Carl Kasell wasn’t enough for public radio fans, the warehouse sale will also feature meet-and-greets with NPR hosts and a live show of the network’s Pop Culture Happy Hour (which features City Paper contributor Trey Graham), according to the new schedule.
Speaking of Kasell, his own activities at the sale are a little less routine. While other NPR personalities are on a strict one-hour appearance plan, the schedule only says that Kasell “will likely make an appearance at the sale.” You can’t predict Carl Kasell!
Bargain-hunting NPR heads should head to 635 Massachusetts Ave. NW between 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday for the sale. Check out the full schedule after the jump.
Friday, Dec. 14
5-6 p.m.: Susan Stamberg, NPR special correspondent
6-7 p.m.: Ken Rudin, StateImpact, Political Junkie and Talk of the Nation Contributor
6-7 p.m.: Neal Conan, Talk of the Nation host
6-8 p.m.: Live music by Alt.Latino co-host Felix Contreras with David Schulman, who is the musician-in-residence at Dance Exchange.
Saturday, Dec. 15
10-11 a.m.: Guy Raz, Weekend All Things Considered host
11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Lynn Neary, guest host and arts correspondent
12-1 p.m.: David Greene, host/correspondent, morning programming
12-1 p.m.: All Songs Considered with NPR Music’s Bob Boilen
1 p.m.-2 p.m.: Jacki Lyden, senior correspondent
2–3 p.m.: Scott Simon, Weekend Edition Saturday host
2–3 p.m.: Rachel Martin, Weekend Edition Sunday host
2-3 p.m.: Pop Culture Happy Hour live holiday show with Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Trey Graham and Glen Weldon.
We also hear that Carl Kasell — judge and scorekeeper for Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and an NPR legend in his own right — will likely make an appearance at the sale.
Can’t make it to the sale?
Use coupon code WAREHOUSE for 10% off your purchase, Thursday, Dec. 13, through Monday, Dec. 17, at the NPR Shop.*
* Offer valid through 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 17, 2012.
Photo by Jule Banville.