Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me

Saturdays, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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

  • Saturday, December 20, 2014 11:05am

    Comedian Jenny Slate joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Maz Jobrani, and Roxanne Roberts.

  • Saturday, December 13, 2014 11:03am

    Actor Patrick Stewart joins us along with panelists Charlie Pierce, Shelby Fero, and Tom Bodett.

  • Saturday, December 6, 2014 11:03am

    Max Weinberg, drummer with the E Street Band, joins us along with panelists Adam Felber, Faith Salie, and Mo Rocca.

  • Saturday, November 29, 2014 11:03am

    A compliation of our favorite bits from recent shows, including violinist Itzhak Perlman, comedian Amy Schumer, as well as highlights from panelists Paula Poundstone and Maz Jobrani.

  • Saturday, November 22, 2014 11:04am

    Andy Cohen joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Amy Dickinson, and P.J. O'Rourke.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:38 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 8:27 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, who will be the next American ambassador to Cuba and why? Paula Poundstone?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Amy Pascal from Sony...

(LAUGHTER)

POUNDSTONE: ...'Cause she's not a great secret keeper so our new relationship will be open and honest.

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:38 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 8:27 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now on to our final game, "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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:38 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 8:27 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:34 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 8:59 am

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Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what souvenir did the royal couple bring home? Charlie Pierce?

CHARLIE PIERCE: His and hers genuine Rolex watches that they found at a great price on a card table along Seventh Avenue.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Shelby Fero?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:34 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 8:59 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 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, could you give us the scores.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:34 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 8:59 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:14 am
Sat December 6, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 9:56 am

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Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what is next for the Girl Scouts? Mr. Mo Rocca.

MO ROCCA: The Thin Mint will be renamed the Not Necessarily Thin Because Girl Scouts Don't Body Shame Mint.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:14 am
Sat December 6, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 9:56 am

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Transcript

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!
7:14 am
Sat December 6, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 9:56 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:31 am
Sat November 29, 2014

Address Your Letters To Maz Jobrani

Originally published on Sat November 29, 2014 8:51 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

No coverage of foreign affairs would be complete without checking in with our own international bureau, the man who can imitate any foreign accent in a way that perfectly inspires the rage of people who are actually from those places. That's Mr. Maz Jobrani.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:31 am
Sat November 29, 2014

World Leader Pretend

Originally published on Sat November 29, 2014 8:51 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 Chicago, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:31 am
Sat November 29, 2014

Menage A Mouse

Originally published on Sat November 29, 2014 8:51 am

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: We'll finish our special Thanksgiving show with one more thing to be thankful for. You're not a laboratory mouse.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Although, as we reported last summer, there are bright spots to a lab mouse's life.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:23 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 8:58 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:23 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 8:58 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:23 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 8:58 am

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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