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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.

Prediction

Sep 24, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: Now, panel, what will be the big surprise out of Monday's debate? Maz Jobrani. MAZ JOBRANI: That Donald Trump was born in Kenya. (LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE) SAGAL: Amy Dickinson. AMY DICKINSON: They're both going to walk onto the stage from opposite ends wearing matching Eileen Fisher pantsuits. (LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE) SAGAL: How embarrassing. And Mo Rocca. MO ROCCA: Lester Holt will survive it. (LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE) BILL...

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 24, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: 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 give us the scores? MAZ JOBRANI: Maz and Mo each have two, Amy has three. AMY DICKINSON: Whoa. SAGAL: OK. We flipped a coin and Maz has elected to go first. The clock will start when I begin...

Limericks

Sep 24, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: 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 to leave a message at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. Or click the contact us link on our website, that's waitwait.npr.org. There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows right here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago and our upcoming show in...

Prediction

Sep 17, 2016

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 17, 2016

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Limericks

Sep 17, 2016

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Lightning Fill-In-The-Blank

Sep 10, 2016

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Limericks

Sep 10, 2016

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Prediction

Sep 10, 2016

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Prediction

Sep 3, 2016

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 3, 2016

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Limericks

Sep 3, 2016

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Bill Lee was a successful pitcher in the major leagues for many years — he played for the Boston Red Sox in the 1970s and the Montreal Expos in the early 1980s. Known for his outspoken nature and his unconventional left-handed pitch, he ended up with the nickname "Spaceman." We've invited the Spaceman to answer three questions about actor Kevin Spacey. Click the audio link above to hear how he does. Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: And now the...

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Panelist Round

Aug 27, 2016

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Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: Lastly, let's listen back to an interview that is on point for a disaster of a year. We talked to Craig Fugate, who runs the Federal Emergency Management Agency back in May. And I asked him about his qualifications for the job. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST) CRAIG FUGATE: Yeah, I trained as a professional firefighter and paramedic early in my career. SAGAL: Right, so you actually went to - they call it fire...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. And here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal. PETER SAGAL, HOST: Thank you, Bill. (APPLAUSE) SAGAL: Once again, we're spending today blissfully ignoring reality and listening back to some of our favorite interviews. KURTIS: Let's go back to better times, like 2015. In June of that year, we went to...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: We here at WAIT WAIT... do what we do for one reason, and it has nothing to do with you. It's because we get to talk to famous people who otherwise would never give us the time of day. (LAUGHTER) SAGAL: And this year, one of those people was the amazing, hilarious Carol Burnett. KURTIS: Peter started by sucking up even more than usual. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST) SAGAL: Well, I'm not - I, like so many other...

Prediction

Aug 13, 2016

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 13, 2016

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Limericks

Aug 13, 2016

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Lightning Fill-In-The-Blank

Aug 6, 2016

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Panel Round 2

Aug 6, 2016

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Prediction

Aug 6, 2016

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Limericks

Aug 6, 2016

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Prediction

Jul 30, 2016

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jul 30, 2016

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Limericks

Jul 30, 2016

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Prediction

Jul 23, 2016

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