Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! http://ktep.org en Guess The Newsmaker http://ktep.org/post/guess-newsmaker Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Last year with Paula Poundstone, Maz Jobrani and Faith Salie, we decided to bring back an old game.<p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Was it rounders, marbles, kick the can, conkers, memblety peg, huckle buckle beanstalk?<p>(APPLAUSE)<p>SAGAL: No, actually, Bill. Although they all sounds like great fun. Let's let Carl explain.<p>KURTIS: Guess the News Maker.<p>SAGAL: So it's time to welcome to our show one Ricardo Baca. Ricardo, welcome to WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME.<p>RICARDO BACA: Hey, thanks a lot.<p>SAGAL: Now, panelists, Mr. Baca here, Ricardo, has a new job. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 16:08:00 +0000 editor 44088 at http://ktep.org Bluff The Listener http://ktep.org/post/bluff-listener-30 Transcript <p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELLME, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. And here's your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.<p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Thank you, Bill.<p>(APPLAUSE)<p>SAGAL: Thank you. This week - thank you. You guys. This week, we're lost in nostalgia as we just sit and relive our own achievements. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 15:42:00 +0000 editor 44083 at http://ktep.org Not My Job: Poet Billy Collins Takes A Quiz About Phil Collins http://ktep.org/post/not-my-job-poet-billy-collins-takes-quiz-about-phil-collins-0 We've invited Billy Collins — who served as U.S. poet laureate from 2001 to 2003 — to play a game called, "I can feel it coming in the air tonight." Originally broadcast Nov. 1, 2013. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 15:23:00 +0000 editor 44082 at http://ktep.org Actor Tony Shalhoub Takes A Quiz About Nuns http://ktep.org/post/actor-tony-shalhoub-takes-quiz-about-nuns Because Shalhoub has played a Monk, (the obsessive compulsive detective on the TV series Monk), we're going to ask him three questions about nuns. Originally broadcast March 6, 2010. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 15:23:00 +0000 editor 44084 at http://ktep.org Prediction http://ktep.org/post/prediction-66 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now, panel, what will replace biting in the World Cup? Roxanne Roberts?<p>ROXANNE ROBERTS: They'll rip off their shirts and try to out peck each other.<p>(LAUGHTER)<p>SAGAL: Shelby Fero?<p>SHELBY FERO: Just good old-fashioned gummin', man. Pull out those teeth and just go to town.<p>(LAUGHTER)<p>SAGAL: (Making chewing sounds). And Luke Burbank?<p>LUKE BURBANK: I don't know. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:08:00 +0000 editor 43622 at http://ktep.org Lightning Fill In The Blank http://ktep.org/post/lightning-fill-blank-66 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now on to our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?<p>BILL KURTIS: Roxanne and Shelby are tied with two. Luke has four.<p>SAGAL: Oh, my goodness, Luke. Well done. We have flipped a coin. Shelby has elected to go first. The clock will start when they begin your first question. Fill in the blank. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:08:00 +0000 editor 43623 at http://ktep.org Limericks http://ktep.org/post/limericks-63 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Coming up, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank. But first, it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call and leave a message at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. Or click the contact us link on our website - waitwait.npr.org. There, you can find out about attending our weekly live shows right here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:08:00 +0000 editor 43624 at http://ktep.org Prediction http://ktep.org/post/prediction-65 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now, panel, what will be the new name for the Washington Redskins? P.J. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 00:05:00 +0000 editor 43132 at http://ktep.org Lightning Fill In The Blank http://ktep.org/post/lightning-fill-blank-65 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you please give us the scores?<p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: P.J. has one, Maz three, Kyrie four.<p>SAGAL: Oh, my goodness.<p>MAZ JOBRANI: Wow.<p>O'ROURKE: OK.<p>SAGAL: Because you're in third place, P.J., you are up first. The clock will start when I begin your first question. Please fill in the blank. On Tuesday, the U.S. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 00:05:00 +0000 editor 43133 at http://ktep.org Limericks http://ktep.org/post/limericks-62 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Coming up, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank. But first, it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call or leave a message at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. Or click the contact us link at our website, waitwait.npr.org. There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows back at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Illinois. And our upcoming show is at Red Rocks in Colorado on July 10 and at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts on August 28. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 00:05:00 +0000 editor 43134 at http://ktep.org Limericks http://ktep.org/post/limericks-61 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Coming up, it's Lighting Fill in the Blank. But first, it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call or leave a message at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888- 924-8924 or click the contact us link on our website waitwait.npr.org. There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago and our first ever show in the mountains outside Denver at the Red Rocks Amphitheater on July 10. Be sure to check out this week's How To Do Everything podcast. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:09:00 +0000 editor 42672 at http://ktep.org Prediction http://ktep.org/post/prediction-64 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now, panel, who will be the next person to write a giant book no one wants to read? Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:09:00 +0000 editor 42670 at http://ktep.org Lightning Fill In The Blank http://ktep.org/post/lightning-fill-blank-64 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now on to our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?<p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Tom and Brian each have two. Ophira has four.<p>SAGAL: Whoa.<p>(APPLAUSE)<p>OPHIRA EISENBERG, BYLINE: Whoa.<p>SAGAL: Ophira, not bad for a rookie. We've flipped a coin. Tom's elected to go first. Here you go. The clock will start when I begin your first question. Fill in the blank. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:09:00 +0000 editor 42671 at http://ktep.org Lightning Fill In The Blank http://ktep.org/post/lightning-fill-blank-63 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now on to our final game, Lighting Fill In The Blank. Each of our players has 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?<p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Peter and Mo each have three. Jessi has two going into this.<p>SAGAL: All right. Jessi, you are in third place. You're up first. The clock will start when I begin your first question. Fill in the blank. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 15:38:00 +0000 editor 42267 at http://ktep.org Prediction http://ktep.org/post/prediction-63 Our panelists predict the new system for identifying hurricanes. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 15:37:00 +0000 editor 42266 at http://ktep.org Limericks http://ktep.org/post/limericks-60 Bill reads three news-related limericks: Manmary Glands, Larger Loafers, Bargain Hunting vs. Bed Hopping. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 15:37:00 +0000 editor 42268 at http://ktep.org Prediction http://ktep.org/post/prediction-62 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now, panel, what will be the end of Kim and Kanye? Amy Dickinson.<p>AMY DICKINSON: The only thing that could break up this couple is poor ratings.<p>(LAUGHTER)<p>SAGAL: Adam Felber.<p>ADAM FELBER: I don't know, but Kanye is going to detail it in his hit Platinum Digger.<p>(LAUGHTER)<p>SAGAL: And Ms. Rosie Perez.<p>ROSIE PEREZ: The potential record sales from a divorce album. It's going to be good.<p>(LAUGHTER)<p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: And if any of that happens, panel, we'll ask you about it on WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME.<p>SAGAL: Thank you, Bill Kurtis. Fri, 30 May 2014 21:18:00 +0000 editor 41773 at http://ktep.org Lightning Fill In The Blank http://ktep.org/post/lightning-fill-blank-62 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now, on to our final game, Lighting Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill in the blank questions as they can - each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?<p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Well, Rosie has two, Adam has three, Amy has four with the lead.<p>AMY DICKINSON: What? What?<p>SAGAL: That's amazing. Well, Rosie, you are in third place, so you're up first. The clock will start when I begin your first question. Fri, 30 May 2014 21:18:00 +0000 editor 41774 at http://ktep.org Limericks http://ktep.org/post/limericks-59 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Coming up, it's Lighting Fill in the Blank. But first, it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on-air, call or leave a message at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924 or click the contact us link on our website waitwait.npr.org. There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago and our upcoming show at Red Rocks out of Denver, Colorado, July 10. Also, check out our How to do Everything podcast. This week, Mike and Ian make me eat something I don't want to. Fri, 30 May 2014 21:18:00 +0000 editor 41775 at http://ktep.org Prediction http://ktep.org/post/prediction-61 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now panel, what will be the next organization to loosen their tie a little? Charlie Pierce.<p>CHARLIE PIERCE: Uh, CIA, Peter. Unfortunately, analysts at the headquarters in Langley will be baffled when a crucial conversation between al-Qaida operatives on a secret wiretap is drowned out by the drum solo from "In A Gadda Da Vida."<p>(LAUGHTER)<p>SAGAL: Kyrie O'Connor?<p>O'CONNOR: Republicans in Congress. And if they want to learn how to smoke weed, Rand Paul is giving seminars.<p>(LAUGHTER)<p>SAGAL: Roy Blount, Jr.<p>ROY BLOUNT JR.: NPR. Fri, 23 May 2014 22:46:00 +0000 editor 41314 at http://ktep.org Lightning Fill In The Blank http://ktep.org/post/lightning-fill-blank-61 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now it's time to move on to our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of our players has 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. each correct answer now worth two points. Bill Kurtis, can you give us the scores?<p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Charlie and Kyrie each have three, but Roy is in the lead with four.<p>SAGAL: All right. Well, we have flipped a coin. Charlie has elected to go second, so Kyrie, you're up first. The clock will start when I begin your first question. Fill in the blank. Fri, 23 May 2014 22:46:00 +0000 editor 41315 at http://ktep.org Limericks http://ktep.org/post/limericks-58 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Coming up, it's Lightning Fill in the Blank. But first it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call or leave a message at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. Or click the contact us link on our website waitwait.npr.org. There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows right here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago and check out the latest "How to Do Everything" podcast. Fri, 23 May 2014 22:46:00 +0000 editor 41316 at http://ktep.org Special Message 4 http://ktep.org/post/special-message-4 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>I noticed another call came in to our answering machine here. This one, I can't help but notice, has a Washington, D.C., area code.<p>PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Hi, everybody. This is Barack from Washington, D.C.<p>(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)<p>OBAMA: Carl, for 30 years on MORNING EDITION, yours was the voice America woke up to. You brought us the news of everything from presidential elections to the fall of the Berlin Wall. We trusted you to tell us what happened, and why it mattered. Fri, 16 May 2014 23:19:00 +0000 editor 40828 at http://ktep.org Lightning Fill In The Blank http://ktep.org/post/lightning-fill-blank-60 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now on to our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Carl Kasell, can you give us the scores?<p>CARL KASELL: Paula Poundstone has the lead with four points. Mo Rocco has three. Roxanne Roberts has two.<p>(APPLAUSE)<p>SAGAL: All right. Roxanne, that's unusual for you to be in third place. The clock will start when I begin your first question. Fill in the blank. Fri, 16 May 2014 23:19:00 +0000 editor 40829 at http://ktep.org Limericks http://ktep.org/post/limericks-57 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Coming up, it's Lightning Fill In the Blank. But first, it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call and leave a message at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924, or click the "contact us" link on our website, waitwait.npr.org. There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows back at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Ill., and our upcoming show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, July 10th. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME!<p>CORINNE: Hi, Peter. Fri, 16 May 2014 23:19:00 +0000 editor 40830 at http://ktep.org Lightning Fill In The Blank http://ktep.org/post/lightning-fill-blank-59 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now, onto our final game Lightening Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?<p>CARL KASELL, BYLINE: Tom Bodett has the lead. He has four points. We have a tie between Jessi and Brian.<p>SAGAL: OK.<p>KASELL: Each has two points.<p>SAGAL: All right. We have flipped a coin and Jessi has elected to go first. The clock will start when I begin your first question. Sat, 10 May 2014 14:49:00 +0000 editor 40393 at http://ktep.org Limericks http://ktep.org/post/limericks-56 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Coming up, it's Lighting Fill in the Blank. But first, it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air call and leave a message at 1-888-WAIT WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924, or click the contact us link on our website waitwait.npr.org. There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago and our upcoming show in Madison, Wis., on June 19 and our first-ever show at Red Rocks in Colorado on July 10. And check out this week's How To Do Everything. Sat, 10 May 2014 14:49:00 +0000 editor 40394 at http://ktep.org Prediction http://ktep.org/post/prediction-60 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>In just a minute, we'll ask our panelists to predict - now that we know the blood of the young - what will be the next fountain of youth. But first, let me tell you that support for NPR comes from NPR stations and Arizona State University with more than 60 campus degrees now available 100 percent online. At online.asu.edu. The Ford Foundation, working with visionaries on the frontlines of social change worldwide at fordfoundation.org. And Angie's List, providing reviews of local roofers, painters, landscapers and plumbers to keep the consumer informed. Sat, 10 May 2014 14:49:00 +0000 editor 40392 at http://ktep.org Prediction http://ktep.org/post/prediction-59 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now, panel, what will George Clooney and his new wife fight about first? Fri, 02 May 2014 23:44:00 +0000 editor 39914 at http://ktep.org Lightning Fill In The Blank http://ktep.org/post/lightning-fill-blank-58 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now it is time to move on to our final game, lighting fill in the blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill in the blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?<p>CARL KASELL, BYLINE: Three-way tie, Peter.<p>SAGAL: Oh, my goodness.<p>KASELL: Alonzo Bodden, Paula Poundstone, Adam Felber. Each has three points.<p>SAGAL: Okay, we have randomly selected Alonzo to go first. Alonzo, the clock will start when I begin your first question. Fill in the blank. Fri, 02 May 2014 23:44:00 +0000 editor 39915 at http://ktep.org