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!
10:42 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Prediction

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what will be the next big debate controversy after the fan? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: The wind machines on Senator Cory Booker's backup dancers.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

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10:42 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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 he or she can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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10:42 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Limericks

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7:59 am
Sat October 11, 2014

We Ask Australian Baz Luhrmann About Austria

Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 8:12 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Back at the end of last year, we spoke to Baz Luhrmann, the Australian director of such over the top sagas as "Moulin Rouge" and the recent "The Great Gatsby" with Leonardo DiCaprio.

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7:59 am
Sat October 11, 2014

Skier Mikaela Shiffrin Gets Quizzed On Downhill Cheese Races

Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 8:12 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 downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

(APPLAUSE)

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7:59 am
Sat October 11, 2014

Brat Pack Member Rob Lowe Gets Quizzed On Bratwurst

Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 8:12 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now we'll go right from somebody accomplished and interesting to a pure hunk of eye candy.

BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Why thank you, Peter.

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11:04 am
Sat October 4, 2014

Prediction

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, now that they have nixed the plastic bags, what will be California ban next? Faith Salie

FAITH SALIE: After plastic bags, it's plastic bodies. Hugh Hefner has already put his mansion on the on the market.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Charlie Pierce?

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11:04 am
Sat October 4, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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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 Kurtis, can you give us a score?

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11:04 am
Sat October 4, 2014

Limericks

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10:31 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

All right, it's time for our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. You how this works. 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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10:31 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Limericks

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10:31 am
Sat September 27, 2014

Prediction

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Now, panel, how will people gain access to the White House next? Kyrie O'Connor.

O'CONNOR: Well, it's almost Halloween. So I'm thinking a guy in a Joe Biden mask.

(LAUGHTER)

SHELBY FERO: So Joe Biden?

SAGAL: Shelby Fero.

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9:40 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Prediction

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Now panel, who will push for independence next? Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: America will insist that Florida and Texas gain independence.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Paula Poundstone.

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9:40 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now on to the 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 worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

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9:40 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Limericks

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7:25 am
Sat September 13, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat September 13, 2014 10:24 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will Great Britain do, finally, to convince Scotland to stay? Moshe Kasher.

MOSHE KASHER: They're going to give a 21-bagpipe-salute version of Chicago's "If You Leave Me Now."

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

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7:25 am
Sat September 13, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat September 13, 2014 10:24 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's time 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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7:25 am
Sat September 13, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat September 13, 2014 10:24 am

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9:48 am
Sat September 6, 2014

Prediction

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will be the next big leak? Mike Birbiglia.

MIKE BIRBIGLIA: The next big leak will be 1,300 photos of Mike Birbiglia's cat.

(LAUGHTER)

BIRBIGLIA: In parentheses, partial nudity.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith.

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9:48 am
Sat September 6, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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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?

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9:48 am
Sat September 6, 2014

Limericks

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10:10 am
Sat August 30, 2014

Prediction

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

So panel, what is the next big viral fundraiser? Roy Blount Jr.

ROY BLOUNT JR.: The wedgie challenge, which draws attention to prostate problems.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Paula Poundstone.

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10:10 am
Sat August 30, 2014

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

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10:10 am
Sat August 30, 2014

Limericks

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9:15 am
Sat August 23, 2014

'ZooKeeper Rick' Plays Not My Job

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9:15 am
Sat August 23, 2014

Bluff the Listener

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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 Nourse Theatre in San Francisco, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

(APPLAUSE)

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9:15 am
Sat August 23, 2014

Veterinarian Kevin Fitzgerald Plays Not My Job

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

When we talk about animals on the show, we have to talk about the greatest veterinarian ever who appeared on our show in August 2007.

BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: You interview Doctor Doolittle?

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10:53 am
Sat August 16, 2014

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Plays Not My Job

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10:53 am
Sat August 16, 2014

Not My Job: Mavis Staples Gets Quizzed On Office Supples

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3:47 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Not My Job: Project Runway's Tim Gunn Gets Quizzed On Terrible Fashion

Originally published on Sat August 16, 2014 9:04 am

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