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, June 20, 2017 2:15pm
    We brewed up something special in the Office Museum and now it's time to make Peter drink it.
  • Saturday, June 17, 2017 9:00am
    Andrew Farah, head of autonomous vehicles for GM, joins us along with panelists Amy Dickinson, Roy Blount Jr., and Alonzo Bodden.
  • Saturday, June 10, 2017 9:00am
    Esther Perel, relationship counselor, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Faith Salie, and Tracy Clayton.
  • Saturday, June 3, 2017 2:00pm
    This week, we take a break from the news and listen to some never-before-broadcast segments and favorites from past shows, featuring Joe Buck, Neal Brennan, Michael Giacchino, and Garth Fagan.
  • Saturday, May 27, 2017 2:00pm
    Singer/songwriter John Prine joins us along with panelists Alonzo Bodden, Amy Dickinson, and Adam Felber.

Prediction

Nov 19, 2016

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 19, 2016

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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 they can - each correct answer now worth 2 points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Nov 19, 2016

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Prediction

Nov 12, 2016

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 12, 2016

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

Limericks

Nov 12, 2016

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Prediction

Nov 5, 2016

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 5, 2016

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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 they can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Nov 5, 2016

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Prediction

Oct 29, 2016

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 29, 2016

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Limericks

Oct 29, 2016

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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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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.

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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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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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