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, April 21, 2018 9:00am
    Edie Falco, actor, joins us along with panelists Maz Jobrani, Helen Hong, and Mo Rocca.
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 9:00am
    Laurie Metcalf, actress, joins us along with panelists Tom Bodett, Faith Salie, and Adam Burke.
  • Saturday, April 7, 2018 11:08am
    Ohio Governor John Kasich joins us, along with panelists Roy Blount, Jr., Roxanne Roberts, and Peter Grosz.
  • Saturday, March 31, 2018 9:00am
    It's Spring Break, so we are offering some past segments featuring Daniel Handler, Michael Giacchino, Ben Sasse, and Joe Buck.
  • Saturday, March 24, 2018 9:00am
    LeVar Burton, actor, joins us along with panelists Amy Dickinson, Adam Burke, and Rashawn Scott.

Prediction

Apr 21, 2018

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Now, panel, what will be the next big food item? - Mo Rocca.

MO ROCCA: Now on the menu at Marin County's finest eateries, decomposed organic waste ordinarily used as fertilizer mixed in with fruit and sugar syrup for the delectable dessert known as compost compote.

(LAUGHTER)

Remembering Carl Kasell

Apr 21, 2018

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So this is how WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME began - the very first moments of our very first episode, January 1998.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)

CARL KASELL: From outside the newsroom - from way outside the newsroom, it's WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 21, 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 is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Prediction

Apr 16, 2018

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 14, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's 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 is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

Limericks

Apr 14, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Bluff The Listener

Apr 14, 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. We're playing this week with Tom Bodett, Adam Burke and Faith Salie. And here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Segal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 7, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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

Limericks

Apr 7, 2018

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Prediction

Apr 7, 2018

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Now, panel, what will be the next big celebrity scandal? - Roy Blount Jr.

ROY BLOUNT JR.: Why is it not news when I bite Beyonce?

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Bluff The Listener

Mar 31, 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.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

(APPLAUSE)

Panel Questions

Mar 31, 2018

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Unlike Lemony Snicket, we don't have any orphans to torment. But we do have our panelists. Here's a question from a recent show.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)

SAGAL: Alonzo, a new study shows that while communicating, what little addition can save a relationship?

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Lastly, when we here in Chicago want to think of something that's happier than, well, anything else, we go back to the fall of 2016 when the Cubs won the World Series.

(CHEERING)

SAGAL: Yay.

Prediction

Mar 24, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

In a minute, we're going to ask our panelists now that Cynthia Nixon has thrown her hat into the New York governor's race, who will be the next big HBO star to run for higher office?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 24, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's 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 is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

Limericks

Mar 24, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Prediction

Mar 17, 2018

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will be the next embarrassing way a White House staffer finds out they're fired...

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: ...Once Trump gets tired of doing it via Twitter.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 17, 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

Mar 17, 2018

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Prediction

Mar 10, 2018

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict - after the debacle on "The Bachelor," what will be the next big reality show scandal?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 10, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's 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 is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 10, 2018

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Prediction

Mar 3, 2018

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Now panel, what will be the big story everybody is talking about Monday morning about this weekend's Oscars? Luke Burbank.

LUKE BURBANK: That moment Barbra Streisand rode down the red carpet atop a team of 30 freshly cloned corgis.

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 3, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's 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 two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 3, 2018

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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.

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Finally today, yet one more Oscar nominee. It's Lee Unkrich of Pixar.

BILL KURTIS: He joined us last fall to talk about his latest movie, "Coco."

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BILL KURTIS: Support for NPR comes from this station, and from TIAA, for investing, advice, banking and retirement. Working to help customers achieve financial well-being so they can give back to the world. TIAA calls this the new success story, tiaa.org.

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BILL KURTIS: Earlier in the year, we spoke to another Oscar nominee, Lee Daniels, who made the movie "Precious" but since then had gotten into TV with his shows "Empire" and "Star." But his entertainment career, as it turns out, goes way back.

Prediction

Feb 17, 2018

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists what will be the new sport unveiled at the next Winter Olympics.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 17, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's 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 is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

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