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.

Prediction

May 2, 2015
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 2, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 25, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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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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.

Prediction

Apr 18, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, where and when will we see a Gyrocopter again now that we finally know what one is? Maz Jobrani.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 18, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

All right, it is time to play our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 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 18, 2015
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Prediction

Apr 5, 2015
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In just a minute, we will ask our panelists, now that we've mended our relationships with Cuba and Iran, who would know we make friends with next?

PESCA: Now panel, who will we make friends with next? P.J. O'Rourke.

O'ROURKE: Indiana.

(LAUGHTER)

PESCA: Paula Poundstone.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 4, 2015
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MIKE PESCA, HOST:

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

Limericks

Apr 4, 2015
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Panel Round Two

Apr 4, 2015
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Prediction

Mar 28, 2015
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Now panel, what will be the first Heinz-Kraft? Moshe Kasher.

MOSHE KASHER: Well, the company is now so German that the new Kraft single is an unmarried German man in fetish gear covered in cheese slices and slathered in tomato ketchup.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 28, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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

Mar 28, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 21, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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

Limericks

Mar 21, 2015
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Prediction

Mar 21, 2015
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Now panel, what will be the next problem solved by a corporation? Gabe Liedman.

GABE LIEDMAN: Speedo for global warming. In this new world, you've just got to cover up your stuff that will ruin the couch.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith Salie.

Prediction

Mar 14, 2015
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Now panel, who will be the Senate's new pen pal? Amy Dickinson.

AMY DICKINSON: Dear ISIS, do you like me? Yes or no? Circle one.

SAGAL: Paula Poundstone.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 14, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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

Limericks

Mar 14, 2015
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Prediction

Mar 7, 2015
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Now panel, who will John Boehner invite to Congress next? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: After Bibi Netanyahu, it's B.B. Neuwirth, whose rendition of "All That Jazz" also brings Nancy Pelosi to tears.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Kyrie O'Connor.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 7, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's time to move on to 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 7, 2015
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Prediction

Feb 28, 2015
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Now panel, what is next for rats now that their name has been cleared when it comes to plague? Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: They're going to band together and form a class-action lawsuit against all the unions for defamation for making them come off as scabs.

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 28, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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

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