Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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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.

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Prediction

Sep 24, 2016
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Lastly, let's listen back to an interview that is on point for a disaster of a year. We talked to Craig Fugate, who runs the Federal Emergency Management Agency back in May. And I asked him about his qualifications for the job.

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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.

(APPLAUSE)

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We here at WAIT WAIT... do what we do for one reason, and it has nothing to do with you. It's because we get to talk to famous people who otherwise would never give us the time of day.

(LAUGHTER)

Prediction

Aug 13, 2016
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 13, 2016
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Limericks

Aug 13, 2016
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Lightning Fill-In-The-Blank

Aug 6, 2016
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Prediction

Aug 6, 2016
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Limericks

Aug 6, 2016
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Panel Round 2

Aug 6, 2016
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Prediction

Jul 30, 2016
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jul 30, 2016
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Limericks

Jul 30, 2016
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Limericks

Jul 23, 2016
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