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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, May 20, 2017 2:00pm
    Benjamin Sasse, the junior U.S. senator from Nebraska, joins us along with panelists Faith Salie, Tom Bodett, and Janelle James.
  • Monday, May 15, 2017 7:22am
    Hannah Kearney, Olympic Gold Medalist, joins us along with panelists Mo Rocca, Negin Farsad, and Alonzo Bodden.
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 2:00pm
    Guy Ritchie, filmmaker, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Roxanne Roberts, and Luke Burbank.
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 2:00pm
    John Nixon, former CIA analyst joins us along with panelists Tom Bodett, Amy Dickinson and Roy Blount, Jr.
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 2:00pm
    Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, joins us along with panelists Jeff Garland, Faith Salie, and Mo Rocca.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 22, 2016

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Limericks

Oct 22, 2016

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Prediction

Oct 22, 2016

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Lastly, in the spring of this year we went to Portland, Ore. And instead of talking to some bearded hipster, we talked to a straight-laced guy from Wisconsin, who also happened to be a star player for the Portland Trailblazers.

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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.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

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Prediction

Oct 8, 2016

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 8, 2016

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Limericks

Oct 8, 2016

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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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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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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