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

  • Sunday, February 19, 2017 9:45am
    Nora Roberts, bestselling author, joins us along with panelists Roy Blount, Jr., Alexandra Petri, and Tom Bodett.
  • Friday, February 17, 2017 3:15pm
    On this week's bonus episode, we relax by listening to a robot read off the titles of Nora Roberts' collected works.
  • Saturday, February 11, 2017 2:00pm
    Stephen Colbert joins us as he fills in for Lena Dunham, along with Glynn Washington as he fills in for Bill Kurtis. Panelists are Mo Rocca, Faith Salie, and Peter Grosz.
  • Saturday, February 4, 2017 2:01pm
    Singer Mavis Staples joins us once again, along with panelists Roxanne Roberts, Luke Burbank, and Faith Salie.
  • Saturday, January 28, 2017 2:00pm
    Run The Jewels duo El-P and Killer Mike join us, along with panelists Mo Rocca, Helen Hong, and Maz Jobrani.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 1, 2016

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Limericks

Oct 1, 2016

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Prediction

Oct 1, 2016

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Prediction

Sep 24, 2016

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Now, panel, what will be the big surprise out of Monday's debate? Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: That Donald Trump was born in Kenya.

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Amy Dickinson.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 24, 2016

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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

Sep 24, 2016

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Chris Thile asked his parents for a mandolin when he was 2 years old. In the decades since, Thile has fronted the bands Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers and, while he was at it, won a MacArthur "genius" grant and sold millions of records. Next month, he will take over as the new host of A Prairie Home Companion.

We've invited Thile, frontman for Nickel Creek, to answer three questions about Nickelback, the Canadian band that some have called the worst rock 'n' roll band of all time. Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit NPR.

Prediction

Sep 17, 2016

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 17, 2016

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Limericks

Sep 17, 2016

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Prediction

Sep 10, 2016

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Lightning Fill-In-The-Blank

Sep 10, 2016

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Limericks

Sep 10, 2016

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Prediction

Sep 3, 2016

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 3, 2016

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Limericks

Sep 3, 2016

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Bill Lee was a successful pitcher in the major leagues for many years — he played for the Boston Red Sox in the 1970s and the Montreal Expos in the early 1980s. Known for his outspoken nature and his unconventional left-handed pitch, he ended up with the nickname "Spaceman."

We've invited the Spaceman to answer three questions about actor Kevin Spacey. Click the audio link above to hear how he does.

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Panelist Round

Aug 27, 2016

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Bluff The Listener

Aug 27, 2016

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Panelist Round

Aug 27, 2016

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Lastly, let's listen back to an interview that is on point for a disaster of a year. We talked to Craig Fugate, who runs the Federal Emergency Management Agency back in May. And I asked him about his qualifications for the job.

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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)

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We here at WAIT WAIT... do what we do for one reason, and it has nothing to do with you. It's because we get to talk to famous people who otherwise would never give us the time of day.

(LAUGHTER)

Prediction

Aug 13, 2016

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 13, 2016

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Limericks

Aug 13, 2016

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