Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me

Saturdays, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
  • 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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Limericks

12 hours ago

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: Coming up it's Lighting 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-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. Or click the contact us link on our website, waitwait.npr.org. There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows back at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME....

Prediction

12 hours ago

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists now that they've made cashierless supermarket's, what will Amazon's next big innovation be? But first let me tell you that support for NPR comes from NPR stations and Lumber Liquidators, a proud sponsor of NPR, offering more than 400 styles, including hardwood, bamboo, laminate and vinyl, with flooring specialists in hundreds of stores nationwide. More at...

Lightning Fill In The Blank

12 hours ago

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: 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? BILL KURTIS: Yes, Paula and Faith each have two. Peter has three. SAGAL: All right. We have flipped a coin. Paula has elected to go second. So Faith, you're up first. Here we...

Prediction

Dec 3, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists - now that Fidel Castro is finally gone, who will next become America's mortal enemy? But first, let me tell you all that support for NPR comes from NPR stations and EBSCO, committed to an open library services environment. EBSCO Discovery Service integrates with any library's chosen integrated library system. Learn more at ebsco.com. The Sy Syms Foundation - since...

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 3, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: Now onto 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores? BILL KURTIS: I sure can, and it's quite a spread. Helen has two, Luke has three and Adam has four. SAGAL: Oh, my gosh. Well then, we know who's going first, and that would be Helen...

Limericks

Dec 3, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: 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 would 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 on our website, waitwait.npr.org. There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago and next week's show in Cleveland,...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: Lastly, in the spring, we headed up the highway to Milwaukee, Wis. And we decided to talk about something that all public radio listeners are obsessed with - NASCAR. (LAUGHTER) BILL KURTIS: Matt Kenseth is a NASCAR champion and a Wisconsin native, which was a bit surprising to Peter, who thought Wisconsin just produced beer and cheese. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST) MATT KENSETH: Yeah, there's actually a lot of...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. 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) SAGAL: This week, we're giving you things to talk about with your family over the holiday other than politics, like, say, our amusing interviews with notable people. Two more and you'll be able to head...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. BILL KURTIS: Katie Couric might be the most famous journalist in the world. She made the "Today" show into a powerhouse and asked the most famous question ever asked to a vice presidential candidate - so what newspapers do you read? PETER SAGAL, HOST: But when we interviewed Katie Couric in August, we found out who was the first to recognize her talent at her very first job in broadcasting. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST) KATIE...

Prediction

Nov 19, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict who'll be the big surprise appointment to Donald Trump's cabinet. But first, let me tell you that support for NPR comes from NPR stations and LifeLock, reminding consumers that identity thieves can pretend to pose as other people, taking over bank accounts, filing fake tax returns or doing other criminal acts, more at lifelock.com; Whole Foods Markets,...

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 19, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. 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 they can - each correct answer now worth 2 points. Bill, can you give us the scores? BILL KURTIS: Well, Adam has 2. Roxanne has 3, and Paula has 4 in the lead. SAGAL: Oh, my gosh. Well, that means we know the order. Adam, you're in third place, so you will go...

Limericks

Nov 19, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: Coming up, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank. But first, it's the game where you have to listen for that rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call or leave a message at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924, or click the contact us link on our website. That's waitwait.npr.org There, you can find out about attending our weekly live shows right here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago and our upcoming show in...

Prediction

Nov 12, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will be the one thing, the one thing, that after this election will bring America together again. But first, let me tell you that support for NPR comes from NPR stations and Lumosity with a 10-minute fit test to challenge memory, attention and problem-solving, training programs that draw from 50 brain games and tools to compare scores with global...

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 12, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: 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 is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores? BILL KURTIS: Amy and Luke each have three. Maz has two. LUKE BURBANK: Welcome to new America, Maz. (LAUGHTER) MAZ JOBRANI: Yeah, I'll just leave. SAGAL: Yeah....

Limericks

Nov 12, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: 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-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924, or click the contact us link at our website, waitwait.npr.org. There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago and our upcoming show in Cleveland, Ohio,...

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 5, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: It's time to move 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 they can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores? BILL KURTIS: (Laughter) I can. Alonzo has four. Roxanne and Peter each have three. SAGAL: We've flipped a coin. Roxanne has elected to go first. The clock will...

Limericks

Nov 5, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: 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-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. You can click the contact us link on our website. That's waitwait.npr.org. There, you can find out about attending our weekly live shows back at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago and our upcoming show in...

Prediction

Nov 5, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: In just a minute, we'll ask our panelists to predict what we will be doing this time next week. But first, let me tell you that support for NPR comes from NPR stations and Visit St. Pete Clearwater, offering 35 miles of white sand Florida beaches and the Dali Museum, presenting "Ferran Adria: The Invention Of Food" through November 27 at visitstpeteclearwater.com. LifeLock, reminding consumers that personal...

Prediction

Oct 29, 2016

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 29, 2016

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Limericks

Oct 29, 2016

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Prediction

Oct 22, 2016

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 22, 2016

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Limericks

Oct 22, 2016

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Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: Lastly, in the spring of this year we went to Portland, Ore. And instead of talking to some bearded hipster, we talked to a straight-laced guy from Wisconsin, who also happened to be a star player for the Portland Trailblazers. BILL KURTIS: Peter asked Terry Porter about his background and his unlikely journey West. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST) SAGAL: Well, you grew up in Milwaukee, right? TERRY PORTER: Yes....

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. 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) SAGAL: So we're spending our time this week talking to people about things other than the presidential election. And it's been great. I feel better than I have in 16 months. KURTIS: Last spring, we went...

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. PETER SAGAL, HOST: Just this last summer, we went to Wolf Trap outside Washington, D.C., and we put out a senior bureaucrat trap. When we checked it right before the show, we had really gotten lucky. We found Charles Bolden, a former marine pilot, astronaut and now the head of NASA. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST) SAGAL: Charles Bolden, welcome to WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME. CHARLES BOLDEN: Thank you. Good to be here. Thank you. ...

Prediction

Oct 8, 2016

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 8, 2016

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Limericks

Oct 8, 2016

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