Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR.

During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads what might be characterized as the news Olympics. Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightning speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. Listeners vie for a chance to win the most coveted prize in radio: having official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell record the outgoing message on their home answering machine.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:52 am
Sat May 30, 2015

Not My Job: Drummer Marky Ramone Gets Quizzed On Marky Mark

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:52 am
Sat May 30, 2015

Not My Job: Trombone Shorty Gets Quizzed On Obscure Musical Instruments

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:52 am
Sat May 30, 2015

Not My Job: We Quiz Funk Legend George Clinton On The British Parliament

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:30 am
Sat May 23, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat May 23, 2015 9:21 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will be the solution to the California drought? Adam Felber?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:30 am
Sat May 23, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat May 23, 2015 9:21 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now time for 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 is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:30 am
Sat May 23, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat May 23, 2015 9:21 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:10 am
Sat May 16, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat May 16, 2015 8:54 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, who will win the last season of "American Idol"? Luke Burbank.

LUKE BURBANK: Tony Robins singing a duet with his close friend Bill Clinton covering "Who's That Girl?"

SAGAL: Gabe Liedman.

GABE LIEDMAN: I say give it to Paula Abdul. It'll be like that movie "Rudy."

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7:10 am
Sat May 16, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat May 16, 2015 8:54 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, it's time to move 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 two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:10 am
Sat May 16, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat May 16, 2015 8:54 am

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7:24 am
Sat May 9, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat May 9, 2015 8:48 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, who's going to announce they're running for president and shock us all? Mike Birbiglia.

MIKE BIRBIGLIA: Obama will run again proving that all email forwards from my dad are true.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Jessi Klein.

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7:24 am
Sat May 9, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat May 9, 2015 8:48 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, it's time to move 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?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:24 am
Sat May 9, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat May 9, 2015 8:48 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:22 am
Sat May 2, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 9:10 am

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7:22 am
Sat May 2, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 9:10 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's time to move 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?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:22 am
Sat May 2, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 9:10 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Hi, you're on WAIT, WAIT...DON'T TELL ME.

DANIEL: Hello. I'm Daniel from Grand Rapids, Michigan.

SAGAL: Hey, Daniel. How are you?

DANIEL: You know, I'm doing fantastic. How are you doing?

SAGAL: I'm doing pretty fine. We're having a lot of fun. Thanks for joining us.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:25 am
Sat April 25, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat April 25, 2015 9:08 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, who will get caught trying to hide something in their past? Amy Dickinson.

AMY DICKINSON: WikiLeaks memos released last week actually reveal more about Ben Affleck that he's tried to suppress. One of his ancestors was a Republican.

SAGAL: Peter Grosz.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:25 am
Sat April 25, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat April 25, 2015 9:08 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, it is time to move on to the final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players now 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?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:25 am
Sat April 25, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat April 25, 2015 9:08 am

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6:13 am
Sat April 18, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 9:32 am

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6:13 am
Sat April 18, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 9:32 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, where and when will we see a Gyrocopter again now that we finally know what one is? Maz Jobrani.

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6:13 am
Sat April 18, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 9:32 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

All right, it is time to play our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 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?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:11 am
Sat April 11, 2015

We Ask Australian Baz Luhrmann About Austria

Originally published on Sat April 11, 2015 9:16 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:11 am
Sat April 11, 2015

Skier Mikaela Shiffrin Gets Quizzed On Downhill Cheese Races

Originally published on Sat April 11, 2015 9:15 am

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7:11 am
Sat April 11, 2015

Brat Pack Member Rob Lowe Gets Quizzed On Bratwurst

Originally published on Sat April 11, 2015 9:15 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:40 am
Sun April 5, 2015

Prediction

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MIKE PESCA, HOST:

In just a minute, we will ask our panelists, now that we've mended our relationships with Cuba and Iran, who would know we make friends with next?

PESCA: Now panel, who will we make friends with next? P.J. O'Rourke.

O'ROURKE: Indiana.

(LAUGHTER)

PESCA: Paula Poundstone.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:11 am
Sat April 4, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sun April 5, 2015 9:40 am

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MIKE PESCA, HOST:

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 is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:11 am
Sat April 4, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sun April 5, 2015 9:40 am

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MIKE PESCA, HOST:

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7:11 am
Sat April 4, 2015

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sun April 5, 2015 9:40 am

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7:19 am
Sat March 28, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat March 28, 2015 8:49 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what will be the first Heinz-Kraft? Moshe Kasher.

MOSHE KASHER: Well, the company is now so German that the new Kraft single is an unmarried German man in fetish gear covered in cheese slices and slathered in tomato ketchup.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

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7:19 am
Sat March 28, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat March 28, 2015 8:49 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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?

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