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, June 16, 2018 9:00am
    Louie Anderson, actor/comedian, joins us along with panelists Roy Blount, Jr., Roxanne Roberts, and Hari Kondabolu.
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018 9:00am
    Keith Hernandez, former MLB first baseman, joins us along with panelists Luke Burbank, Bim Adewunmi, and Peter Grosz.
  • Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:00am
    This week we feature some favorite guests as well as some never-before-heard material from our recent taping of Wait Wait Jr., a kid-centric version of our show. Paula Poundstone, Maz Jobrani, and Mo Rocca team up with kids for Bluff the Listener, and Neil Patrick Harris plays Not My Job.
  • Saturday, May 26, 2018 9:00am
    Retta, comedian, joins guest host Helen Hong and panelists Adam Felber, Paula Poundstone, and Hari Kondabolu.
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:00am
    Cyndi Lauper, singer, joins us along with panelists Roxanne Roberts, Tom Bodett, and Tara Clancy.

Limericks

Feb 3, 2018

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Prediction

Jan 27, 2018

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In just a minute, we're asking our panelists to predict what souvenir President Donald Trump will bring back from Davos.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 27, 2018

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Now 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

Jan 27, 2018

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Limericks

Jan 20, 2018

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Prediction

Jan 20, 2018

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 20, 2018

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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?

Prediction

Jan 13, 2018

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 13, 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

Jan 13, 2018

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Panel Questions With Patton Oswalt

Jan 6, 2018

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And now over the summer, we were lucky enough to have a special guest panelist - the comedian Patton Oswalt. Here's some never-before-heard questions from that show.

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The App Store Game

Jan 6, 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.

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Bluff The Listener

Dec 30, 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 very much.

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Hanks For The Memories

Dec 30, 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 the dignified news anchor with an irresistible bass line. That's right. I'm Dan SaBill (ph), Bill Kurtis. And here's your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Prediction

Dec 23, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 23, 2017

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Now it is time for our final game. It's called Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of our players now has 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

Dec 23, 2017

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Panelist Questions

Dec 16, 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. We're playing this week with Negin Farsad, Mo Rocca and Tom Bodett. And here again is your host filling in for Peter Sagal at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Mike Pesca.

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Bluff The Listener

Dec 16, 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. We are playing this week with Mo Rocca, Tom Bodett and Negin Farsad. And here again is your host filling in for Peter Sagal at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Mike Pesca.

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Prediction

Dec 16, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 16, 2017

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And now it's time for a Lightning Fill In The Blank. The rules are these. Panelists get 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as possible. Each correct answer is worth 2 points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Dec 16, 2017

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Coming up, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank. But first, it's the game that goes aabba, limericks. If you'd like to play on the air, call or leave a message at 1-888-WAITWAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. Or go to waitwait.npr.org and click on Contact Us, and that will enable you to contact us.

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Prediction

Dec 9, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 9, 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

Dec 9, 2017

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Prediction

Dec 2, 2017

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will be Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's favorite wedding present.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 2, 2017

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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 - now worth 2 points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Dec 2, 2017

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