Jonathan Adler Quizzed on New Coke for ‘Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!’

Ruth Applehof, Simon Doonan, Fern Mallis and Jonathan Adler
Ruth Applehof, Simon Doonan, Fern Mallis and Jonathan Adler. Photo credit: Tom Kochie

Designer and Shelter Island resident Jonathan Adler recently competed on the NPR quiz program Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! and he made the East End proud.

Each week, celebrity guests are invited to play “Not My Job,” in which they are asked three questions on a topic that they know nothing about. For Adler, Wait Wait picked the topic New Coke—the failed Coca-Cola spinoff— and called the round “We Know You Love It, So We’re Changing It.

Listen to Adler play “Not My Job” and find out how he fared.



Adler’s husband, Simon Doonan, was the celebrity contestant on the February 7 edition of Wait Wait. Listen to Doonan at npr.org.

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