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

2 hours ago

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

2 hours ago

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Limericks

2 hours ago

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Prediction

Feb 10, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict, now that we've launched a sports car into space, what's the next thing we'll blast into space?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 10, 2018

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It's time now 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 now worth 2 points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Feb 10, 2018

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 3, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

It's now on to our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players has 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 score?

Limericks

Feb 3, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Prediction

Feb 3, 2018

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists, what will be the big surprise out of this year's Super Bowl halftime show?

Prediction

Jan 27, 2018

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In just a minute, we're asking our panelists to predict what souvenir President Donald Trump will bring back from Davos.

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 27, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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

Limericks

Jan 27, 2018

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Prediction

Jan 20, 2018

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 20, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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

Limericks

Jan 20, 2018

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Prediction

Jan 13, 2018

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 13, 2018

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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

Jan 13, 2018

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Panel Questions With Patton Oswalt

Jan 6, 2018

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And now over the summer, we were lucky enough to have a special guest panelist - the comedian Patton Oswalt. Here's some never-before-heard questions from that show.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)

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The App Store Game

Jan 6, 2018

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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.

(APPLAUSE)

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Bluff The Listener

Dec 30, 2017

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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. Thank you very much.

(APPLAUSE)

Hanks For The Memories

Dec 30, 2017

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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 the dignified news anchor with an irresistible bass line. That's right. I'm Dan SaBill (ph), Bill Kurtis. And here's your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Prediction

Dec 23, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 23, 2017

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Now it is time for our final game. It's called 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 is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Dec 23, 2017

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Panelist Questions

Dec 16, 2017

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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. We're playing this week with Negin Farsad, Mo Rocca and Tom Bodett. And here again is your host filling in for Peter Sagal at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Mike Pesca.

(APPLAUSE)

Bluff The Listener

Dec 16, 2017

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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. We are playing this week with Mo Rocca, Tom Bodett and Negin Farsad. And here again is your host filling in for Peter Sagal at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Mike Pesca.

(APPLAUSE)

Prediction

Dec 16, 2017

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