Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me

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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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Podcasts

  • Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:00am
    Rian Johnson, writer and director of The Last Jedi, joins us along with panelists Roy Blount, Jr., Helen Hong, and Adam Felber.
  • Saturday, January 6, 2018 9:00am
    Writer Lindy West joins in on this second Best of 2017 along with Ryan Dempster and Jerry Rice. We also feature some never-before-aired material.
  • Saturday, December 30, 2017 9:00am
    Lars Ulrich, drummer from Metallica, joins in on the Best of WWDTM 2017. Others include Mavis Staples, Ina Garten, and Stephen Colbert.
  • Saturday, December 23, 2017 9:00am
    Bradley Whitford, actor, joins us along with panelists Peter Grosz, Roxanne Roberts, and Alonzo Bodden.
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 9:00am
    Katy Tur, NBC News Correspondent, joins us along with guest host Mike Pesca and panelists Mo Rocca, Negin Farsad, and Tom Bodett.

Prediction

Jan 13, 2018

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 13, 2018

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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?

Limericks

Jan 13, 2018

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Panel Questions With Patton Oswalt

Jan 6, 2018

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And now over the summer, we were lucky enough to have a special guest panelist - the comedian Patton Oswalt. Here's some never-before-heard questions from that show.

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The App Store Game

Jan 6, 2018

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BILL 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.

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Bluff The Listener

Dec 30, 2017

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BILL 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.

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Thank you, Bill. Thank you very much.

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Hanks For The Memories

Dec 30, 2017

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I'm the dignified news anchor with an irresistible bass line. That's right. I'm Dan SaBill (ph), Bill Kurtis. And here's your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Prediction

Dec 23, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 23, 2017

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Now it is time for our final game. It's called 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, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Dec 23, 2017

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Panelist Questions

Dec 16, 2017

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago. This is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We're playing this week with Negin Farsad, Mo Rocca and Tom Bodett. And here again is your host filling in for Peter Sagal at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Mike Pesca.

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Bluff The Listener

Dec 16, 2017

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We are playing this week with Mo Rocca, Tom Bodett and Negin Farsad. And here again is your host filling in for Peter Sagal at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Mike Pesca.

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Prediction

Dec 16, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 16, 2017

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And now it's time for a Lightning Fill In The Blank. The rules are these. Panelists get 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as possible. Each correct answer is worth 2 points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Dec 16, 2017

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Coming up, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank. But first, it's the game that goes aabba, limericks. If you'd like to play on the air, call or leave a message at 1-888-WAITWAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. Or go to waitwait.npr.org and click on Contact Us, and that will enable you to contact us.

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Prediction

Dec 9, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 9, 2017

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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?

Limericks

Dec 9, 2017

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Prediction

Dec 2, 2017

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will be Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's favorite wedding present.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 2, 2017

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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 - now worth 2 points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Dec 2, 2017

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Bluff The Listener

Nov 25, 2017

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

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Thank you so much.

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Lastly, we were thankful that this year we were able to talk to one of the most prolific authors alive, Nora Roberts, who has written more than 200 romances and mysteries.

Prediction

Nov 18, 2017

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict after the Scrabble outrage what will be the next big cheating scandal to come to light.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 18, 2017

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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?

Limericks

Nov 18, 2017

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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 or leave a message at 1-888-WAITWAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. Or click the Contact Us link at our website, waitwait.npr.org.

Limericks

Nov 11, 2017

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