Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me

Saturdays, 10:00AM - 11:00AM

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, October 21, 2017 9:00am
    Alan Page, former Minnesota Viking and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice, joins us along with panelists Roxanne Roberts, Adam Burke, and Negin Farsad.
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:00am
    We revisit our time with Eddie Izzard, Aubrey Plaza, and Bernie Parent, as well as listen to some never-before-aired moments with our panelists.
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017 9:00am
    Andy Richter, comedian and late night talk show announcer, joins us along with panelists Roy Blount, Jr., Helen Hong, and Brian Babylon.
  • Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:35am
    Actor Adam Scott joins us along with panelists Mo Rocca, Amy Dickinson, and Alonzo Bodden.
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:00am
    Producer/Director Lee Daniels joins us along with panelists Luke Burbank, Roxanne Roberts, and Adam Burke.

Prediction

Aug 12, 2017

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Limericks

Aug 12, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 12, 2017

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Now 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 he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Prediction

Aug 5, 2017

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In just a minute - since last week, we asked our panelists to predict how Scaramucci would get in trouble and get fired and he was fired, this week, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will make Trump turn on his new chief of staff, John Kelly, and fire him.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 5, 2017

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

Limericks

Aug 5, 2017

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Prediction

Jul 29, 2017

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will cause President Trump to turn on Anthony Scaramucci...

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jul 29, 2017

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It is time - believe it or not - 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

Jul 29, 2017

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Prediction

Jul 22, 2017

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TOM BODETT: Oh, thank you.

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Congratulations, Tom.

BODETT: So happy.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jul 22, 2017

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Hey, 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

Jul 22, 2017

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In the hit sitcom Parks and Recreation, Aubrey Plaza played an intern who hated everybody and everything. In the new movie, The Little Hours, she plays a medieval nun who hates everybody and everything, so its nice to see her branching out.

We've invited Plaza to answer three questions about the famous Plaza Hotel in New York.

Click the audio link above to see how she does.

Prediction

Jul 15, 2017

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FAITH SALIE: All right.

(APPLAUSE)

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She's happy.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will be Donald Trump's favorite memory of Paris.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jul 15, 2017

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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?

Limericks

Jul 15, 2017

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Finally, a conversation with somebody who has the toughest job in 2017 America, making stuff up that's stranger than reality.

(LAUGHTER)

Panel Questions

Jul 8, 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 so much.

(APPLAUSE)

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Prediction

Jul 1, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jul 1, 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

Jul 1, 2017

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Prediction

Jun 24, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 24, 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. The correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

Limericks

Jun 24, 2017

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Prediction

Jun 17, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 17, 2017

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It is 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 he or she can. Each correct answer now worth 2 points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jun 17, 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. You can click the Contact Us link on our website. That's waitwait.npr.org.

Prediction

Jun 10, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 10, 2017

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Now 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 he or she can. Each correct answer is worth 2 points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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