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

  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017 2:05pm
    Something happened at the office, and now Peter, Jennifer, and Miles have to talk through it together.
  • Sunday, July 16, 2017 11:27am
    Aubrey Plaza, comedian and actress, joins us along with panelists Faith Salie, Negin Farsad, and Luke Burbank.
  • Saturday, July 8, 2017 9:00am
    This week we share some never-before-heard material as well as interviews with Paul Shaffer, Ina Garten, Jordan Peele, and Nora Roberts.
  • Saturday, July 1, 2017 9:00am
    Bernie Parent, Stanley Cup champion goalie, joins us along with panelists Roxanne Roberts, Luke Burbank, and Tom Bodett.
  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 11:11am
    This month we asked our listeners to submit an original soap opera script starring Peter Sagal and Bill Kurtis. Congratulations to Andrew Neil, our contest winner!

Limericks

Mar 4, 2017

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One of our favorite guests is scientist, talk show host and raconteur Neil deGrasse Tyson. He joined us just a few months ago to talk about how he likes to relax.

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Limericks

Feb 25, 2017

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BILL KURTIS: Until our producers accept my idea for the Listener Book-Length Epic Poem Challenge, we're going to keep playing Limerics. Here's a favorite game from a couple years back.

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Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

Panelist Question

Feb 25, 2017

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Prediction

Feb 18, 2017

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict, now that Playboy has brought back nudity, what they're going to try if that doesn't work.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 18, 2017

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

Limericks

Feb 18, 2017

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Prediction

Feb 11, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 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 now worth two points. Glynn, you've done a great job so far, but now we need you to give us the scores.

Limericks

Feb 11, 2017

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Prediction

Feb 4, 2017

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will be the big surprise coming out of this weekend's Super Bowl.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 4, 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 with each correct answer now worth two points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Feb 4, 2017

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Limericks

Jan 28, 2017

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Prediction

Jan 28, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 28, 2017

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Now it is time to move 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?

Prediction

Jan 21, 2017

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists, now that the Trump era has begun, what will be the biggest surprise out of President Trump's first week in office?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 21, 2017

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Now, it is time to move 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 21, 2017

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Prediction

Jan 14, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blanks

Jan 14, 2017

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Finally, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank, the most exciting three minutes in publicly funded audio entertainment.

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Limericks

Jan 14, 2017

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BILL KURTIS: Now, it just so happens that Ms. Yearwood is married to a man with something of a musical career himself. Superstar Garth Brooks joined us in November. Peter asked Garth about his background.

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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 hose at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Thank you, Bill. Thanks everybody. This week...

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Chicago, our home, has become a hot bed of TV productions. So much so you can go out, throw a rock, and hit a beloved actor. And stunning them that way makes it easier to drag them into our auditorium.

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BILL KURTIS: If we've failed to prove to you that 2016 wasn't so bad, if you're feeling a little blue, then all you need to do is listen to Esperanza Spalding.

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Reflections On 2016

Dec 31, 2016

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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 everybody. Thank you, Bill.

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BILL KURTIS: Many people got wonderful new homes in 2016. Well, they did if they were on the "Property Brothers," the hit home makeover show starring two identical twins from Canada. Jonathan and Drew Scott joined us in April.

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Prediction

Dec 24, 2016

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 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?

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