Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me

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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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Podcasts

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:59am
    For this week's bonus episode, we revist our 2008 interview with actor, poet, photographer, and all-around wonderful human being Leonard Nimoy. He was, and always shall be, our friend.
  • Saturday, February 28, 2015 2:00pm
    Marky Ramone, drummer for The Ramones, joins us along with panelists Ophira Eisenberg, Brian Babylon, and Adam Felber.
  • Saturday, February 21, 2015 2:00pm
    WWDTM plays favorite recent guests Florence Henderson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rick Steves, and Dale Watson. We also bring Paula Poundstone up to date on the latest advances in selfie technology.
  • Thursday, February 19, 2015 12:15pm
    In this week's bonus episode, Peter Sagal gets a special surprise from one of our intrepid call-in contestants.
  • Saturday, February 14, 2015 2:00pm
    Lance Bass, Russian Astronaut and singer formerly of N'Sync joins us along with panelists P.J. O'Rourke, Roxanne Roberts, and Tom Bodett.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:55 am
Sat February 28, 2015

Prediction

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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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8:55 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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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:55 am
Sat February 28, 2015

Limericks

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:59 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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6:58 am
Sat February 21, 2015

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

Originally published on Sat February 21, 2015 6:59 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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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:58 am
Sat February 21, 2015

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

Originally published on Sat February 21, 2015 6:59 am

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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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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:06 am
Sat February 14, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat February 14, 2015 8:01 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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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:06 am
Sat February 14, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat February 14, 2015 8:01 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!
6:06 am
Sat February 14, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat February 14, 2015 8:01 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:38 am
Sat February 7, 2015

Prediction

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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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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:38 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!
8:38 am
Sat February 7, 2015

Limericks

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:12 am
Sat February 7, 2015

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

Originally published on Sat February 7, 2015 8:38 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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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:00 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 8:33 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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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:00 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 8:33 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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