Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me

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  • Hosted by Peter Sagal

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up. On the Web, you can play along too.

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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.

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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 American ninja warrior Bill Kurtis.

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KURTIS: And here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peters Sagal.

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: In 2015, we went to Orlando, Fla., which of course is famous for one thing and one thing only – growing boy bands in tanks of nutrients.

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: It's only fitting that we end our show with the chief scientist of the United States, Dr. Ernest Moniz, the secretary of science things.

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Paula Vs. Science

Aug 22, 2015
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And of course, no show about science would be complete without our own Paula Poundstone’s continuing efforts to question the scientific method.

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Limericks

Aug 22, 2015
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Prediction

Aug 15, 2015
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 15, 2015
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Now onto our final game, Lightening 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?

Limericks

Aug 15, 2015
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Prediction

Aug 8, 2015
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 8, 2015
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Limericks

Aug 8, 2015
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Prediction

Aug 1, 2015
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 1, 2015
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Now it is time to go on to our final game, Lightening 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?

Limericks

Aug 1, 2015
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