Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Saturday at 9am

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!
9:08 am
Sat January 24, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat January 24, 2015 9:26 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

It's time to move on to our final game, Lighting 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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9:08 am
Sat January 24, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat January 24, 2015 9:26 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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8:29 am
Sat January 17, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat January 17, 2015 9:14 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what will be the next mistake the White House admits to? Ophira Eisenberg.

OPHIRA EISENBERG, BYLINE: Trying to pass high-speed Internet and paid sick days because the entire nation is just going to stay home and download Netflix.

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

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8:29 am
Sat January 17, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat January 17, 2015 9:14 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:29 am
Sat January 17, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat January 17, 2015 9:14 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:39 am
Sat January 10, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat January 10, 2015 9:27 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:39 am
Sat January 10, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat January 10, 2015 9:27 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:39 am
Sat January 10, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat January 10, 2015 9:27 am

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9:05 am
Sat January 3, 2015

Carl The Great And Powerful

Originally published on Sat January 3, 2015 9:57 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

We're going to end this review of the best of 2014 with a tribute to the best guy we know. Almost exactly 17 years ago, NPR listeners heard a very familiar voice saying an unfamiliar thing.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)

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9:05 am
Sat January 3, 2015

Secrets Of The Amazon Dot Com

Originally published on Sat January 3, 2015 9:57 am

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I’m Bill Kurtis. And here’s your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thanks everybody.

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9:05 am
Sat January 3, 2015

Us, Weakly

Originally published on Sat January 3, 2015 9:57 am

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: This just in, in 2014 famous people did stupid things.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Here’s our celebrity coverage from 2014. Including one story in which an actual board certified celebrity, Miss Rosie Perez, joins in to comment.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:08 am
Sat December 27, 2014

TMZ TMI

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:08 am
Sat December 27, 2014

Weird Science

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:08 am
Sat December 27, 2014

Artsy, But Mostly Fatsy

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:38 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 9:27 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, who will be the next American ambassador to Cuba and why? Paula Poundstone?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Amy Pascal from Sony...

(LAUGHTER)

POUNDSTONE: ...'Cause she's not a great secret keeper so our new relationship will be open and honest.

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts?

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8:38 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 9:27 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now on to our 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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8:38 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 9:27 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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8:34 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 9:59 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what souvenir did the royal couple bring home? Charlie Pierce?

CHARLIE PIERCE: His and hers genuine Rolex watches that they found at a great price on a card table along Seventh Avenue.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Shelby Fero?

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8:34 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 9:59 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 now has 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, could you give us the scores.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:34 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 9:59 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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8:14 am
Sat December 6, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 10:56 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what is next for the Girl Scouts? Mr. Mo Rocca.

MO ROCCA: The Thin Mint will be renamed the Not Necessarily Thin Because Girl Scouts Don't Body Shame Mint.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith.

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8:14 am
Sat December 6, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 10:56 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 is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:14 am
Sat December 6, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 10:56 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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9:31 am
Sat November 29, 2014

Menage A Mouse

Originally published on Sat November 29, 2014 9:51 am

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: We'll finish our special Thanksgiving show with one more thing to be thankful for. You're not a laboratory mouse.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Although, as we reported last summer, there are bright spots to a lab mouse's life.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

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9:31 am
Sat November 29, 2014

Address Your Letters To Maz Jobrani

Originally published on Sat November 29, 2014 9:51 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

No coverage of foreign affairs would be complete without checking in with our own international bureau, the man who can imitate any foreign accent in a way that perfectly inspires the rage of people who are actually from those places. That's Mr. Maz Jobrani.

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9:31 am
Sat November 29, 2014

World Leader Pretend

Originally published on Sat November 29, 2014 9:51 am

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago this is WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. And here's your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:23 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 9:58 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:23 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 9:58 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:23 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 9:58 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:29 am
Sat November 15, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat November 15, 2014 9:37 am

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