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

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:12pm
    If you like listening to Paula Poundstone rant about the scientific studies on Wait Wait, check out this episode of her new podcast, "Live From the Poundstone Institute." Each week Paula goes toe to toe with the scientists behind these studies and subjects celebrity guests to her own psychological research.
  • Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:00am
    Musician Joshua Homme joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Amy Dickinson, and Hari Kondabolu.
  • Saturday, September 9, 2017 9:00am
    Win Butler from Arcade Fire joins us along with panelists P.J. O'Rourke, Helen Hong, and Tom Bodett.
  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017 11:14am
    In this bonus podcast we take a look at Jennifer's....fan art? See it (and try it) for yourself at npr.org/activitybook
  • Saturday, September 2, 2017 9:00am
    Raphael Bob-Waksberg, creator of the show BoJack Horseman, joins us along with panelists Adam Felber, Roxanne Roberts, and Mo Rocca.

Limericks

May 13, 2017

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Prediction

May 6, 2017

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Just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict, after the Fyre Festival, what will be the next terrible thing we enjoy watching happen to rich people?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 6, 2017

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Now on to our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players now has 60 seconds to fill in as many fill-the-blank questions as they can, each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Panel Questions

May 6, 2017

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz, and I'm Bill Kurtis. We are playing this week with Paula Poundstone, Luke Burbank and Roxanne Roberts. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Prediction

Apr 29, 2017

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists - now that we've heard about clear jeans and mud jeans, what will be the next innovation in jean technology?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 29, 2017

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Now onto our final game. It's Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our panelists has 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as they can, each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, what are the scores?

Limericks

Apr 29, 2017

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Prediction

Apr 22, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 22, 2017

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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?

Limericks

Apr 22, 2017

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Failing Pile

Apr 15, 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.

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Hip-Hop Duo Run The Jewels Plays Not My Job

Apr 15, 2017

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Mostly today we're playing you things you have not heard before, but now let's hear something you wanted to hear again, our chat with Run the Jewels, also known as El-P and Killer Mike.

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Prediction

Apr 8, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 8, 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 is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Apr 8, 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 to leave a message at 1-888-WAITWAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. Hi, you are on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

Prediction

Apr 1, 2017

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict - after Brexit, what's the first thing Britain will do once it is single?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 1, 2017

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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?

Limericks

Apr 1, 2017

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Prediction

Mar 25, 2017

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will be a new home remedy that'll be created in response to the new health care bill.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 25, 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 is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 25, 2017

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Prediction

Mar 18, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 18, 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 is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 18, 2017

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Prediction

Mar 11, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 11, 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 is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores, please?

Limericks

Mar 11, 2017

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Prediction

Mar 4, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 4, 2017

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