Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Saturday, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the weeks news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR.

During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads what might be characterized as the news Olympics.  Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightening speed, sniffing out fake news items and deciphering limericks.

Listeners vie for a chance to win the most coveted prize in radio: having official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell record the outgoing message on their home answering machine.

You can find out more about the program on their website.

Limericks

Jun 27, 2015
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Prediction

Jun 27, 2015
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Now, panel, what will angry Antonin Scalia say next? Alonzo Bodden.

ALONZO BODDEN: #whatever.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: In his next angry dissent Justice Antonin Scalia will say oh, no you didn't.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Paula Poundstone.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 27, 2015
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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 two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Prediction

Jun 20, 2015
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Now, panel, who will Donald Trump pick as his running mate as he goes on to glory? Luke Burbank.

LUKE BURBANK: Whoever it is, they need to vet them really well because this person will be one hairpiece away from the presidency.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith Salie.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 20, 2015
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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. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jun 20, 2015
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Prediction

Jun 13, 2015
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 13, 2015
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Now on to our final game. It's 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 correctly answer. Each correct answer is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jun 13, 2015
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Prediction

Jun 6, 2015
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Now panel, what will Sepp Blatter let do next? Roxanne Roberts.

ROXANNE ROBERTS: He'll head over to the TSA because they're still getting it right 5 percent of the time.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Greg Proops.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 6, 2015
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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. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jun 6, 2015
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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: And here's an interview, which gave me a flashback to my days in the New York punk scene when I was known as Kill Burtis.

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: One of the most memorable interviews we’ve had in a long time was with George Clinton – the founder of Parliament-Funkadelic, who came to Earth from beyond in the mothership.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 23, 2015
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Now time for our final game, Lighting 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

May 23, 2015
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Prediction

May 23, 2015
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Now, panel, what will be the solution to the California drought? Adam Felber?

Prediction

May 16, 2015
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Now, panel, who will win the last season of "American Idol"? Luke Burbank.

LUKE BURBANK: Tony Robins singing a duet with his close friend Bill Clinton covering "Who's That Girl?"

SAGAL: Gabe Liedman.

GABE LIEDMAN: I say give it to Paula Abdul. It'll be like that movie "Rudy."

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 16, 2015
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Now, 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 two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

May 16, 2015
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Prediction

May 9, 2015
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Now, panel, who's going to announce they're running for president and shock us all? Mike Birbiglia.

MIKE BIRBIGLIA: Obama will run again proving that all email forwards from my dad are true.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Jessi Klein.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 9, 2015
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Now, 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

May 9, 2015
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Prediction

May 2, 2015
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 2, 2015
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Now 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

May 2, 2015
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Hi, you're on WAIT, WAIT...DON'T TELL ME.

DANIEL: Hello. I'm Daniel from Grand Rapids, Michigan.

SAGAL: Hey, Daniel. How are you?

DANIEL: You know, I'm doing fantastic. How are you doing?

SAGAL: I'm doing pretty fine. We're having a lot of fun. Thanks for joining us.

Prediction

Apr 25, 2015
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Now, panel, who will get caught trying to hide something in their past? Amy Dickinson.

AMY DICKINSON: WikiLeaks memos released last week actually reveal more about Ben Affleck that he's tried to suppress. One of his ancestors was a Republican.

SAGAL: Peter Grosz.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 25, 2015
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Now, it is time to move on to the final game, 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Apr 25, 2015
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