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!
7:17 am
Sat March 21, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat March 21, 2015 9:52 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:28 am
Sat March 14, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat March 14, 2015 8:53 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, who will be the Senate's new pen pal? Amy Dickinson.

AMY DICKINSON: Dear ISIS, do you like me? Yes or no? Circle one.

SAGAL: Paula Poundstone.

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7:28 am
Sat March 14, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat March 14, 2015 8:53 am

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Now it is time for 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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7:28 am
Sat March 14, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat March 14, 2015 8:53 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:09 am
Sat March 7, 2015

Prediction

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, who will John Boehner invite to Congress next? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: After Bibi Netanyahu, it's B.B. Neuwirth, whose rendition of "All That Jazz" also brings Nancy Pelosi to tears.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Kyrie O'Connor.

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8:09 am
Sat March 7, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's 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. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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8:09 am
Sat March 7, 2015

Limericks

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9:55 am
Sat February 28, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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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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9:55 am
Sat February 28, 2015

Limericks

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9:55 am
Sat February 28, 2015

Prediction

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Now panel, what is next for rats now that their name has been cleared when it comes to plague? Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: They're going to band together and form a class-action lawsuit against all the unions for defamation for making them come off as scabs.

(LAUGHTER)

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7:59 am
Sat February 21, 2015

Not My Job: 'Elementary, My Dear (Dale) Watson'

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Then in November, we went down to Austin, Texas, and when you're in Austin, you talk to musicians. And if you want to talk to musicians, you talk to Dale Watson. But whatever you do, don't call him the king of country music.

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7:59 am
Sat February 21, 2015

Not My Job: Actor Daniel Radcliffe Gets Quizzed On Chia Pets

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Speaking of Hogwarts, we hosted its most famous graduate last November.

BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: To maintain some privacy, Harry pretends to be an actor, Daniel Radcliff. We began by asking him about his image.

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7:58 am
Sat February 21, 2015

Not My Job: Travel Guru Rick Steves Gets Quizzed On Steve Ricks

Originally published on Sat February 21, 2015 7:59 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 is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

(APPLAUSE)

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7:06 am
Sat February 14, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat February 14, 2015 9:01 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what will be the next home appliance doing something it should not be doing? P.J. O'Rourke.

O'ROURKE: "50 Shades Of Grey" paraphernalia with GPS chips.

(LAUGHTER)

O'ROURKE: Who's using the handcuffs and where?

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

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7:06 am
Sat February 14, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat February 14, 2015 9:01 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 has 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!
7:06 am
Sat February 14, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat February 14, 2015 9:01 am

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9:38 am
Sat February 7, 2015

Prediction

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what will be the next old-timey antique to come roaring back? Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: Another old-timey disease-infested thing making a comeback will be Paris Hilton.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Reza Aslan.

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9:38 am
Sat February 7, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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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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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:38 am
Sat February 7, 2015

Limericks

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9:25 am
Sat February 7, 2015

Not My Job: Fashion Guru Simon Doonan Gets Quizzed On Microsoft Windows

Originally published on Sat February 7, 2015 9:38 am

Unlike a lot of people, Simon Doonan does windows. He first rose to fame designing the famous display windows at the Barneys clothing boutique in New York, and has gone on to be their Creative Ambassador at large. He's written many books about his life in fashion — including his latest, The Asylum: A collage of couture reminiscences ... and hysteria.

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9:25 am
Sat February 7, 2015

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:00 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 9:33 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what will be the big surprise out of the Super Bowl? Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: In his post-game interview, Marshawn Lynch will not be able to shut up about meeting Katy Perry.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Amy Dickinson.

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8:00 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 9:33 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's 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. Bill, can you give me the scores?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:00 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 9:33 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:08 am
Sat January 24, 2015

Limericks

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

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9:08 am
Sat January 24, 2015

Prediction

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

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists how the New England Patriots will cheat to win the Super Bowl. Now panel, how will the Patriots cheat their way to victory in the Super Bowl? PJ O'Rourke.

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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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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
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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