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 10, 2017

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Last year, the movie "Rogue One" came out. It was the first Star Wars movie to have a female hero, the first without a Jedi knight and the first with music composed by someone other than John Williams.

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Last fall we went to Rochester, N.Y., where we met the dancer and choreographer Garth Fagan. He's best known for choreographing the musical "The Lion King."

Panel Questions

Jun 3, 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.

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Thank you, Bill. Thanks, everybody.

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Prediction

May 27, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 27, 2017

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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 score?

Limericks

May 27, 2017

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Prediction

May 20, 2017

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Just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will be the big surprise out of President Trump's first trip abroad.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 20, 2017

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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

May 20, 2017

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Prediction

May 13, 2017

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict who will be the surprise new head of the FBI.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 13, 2017

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Now on to our final game. It's Lightning Fill In The Blank. You know how it works. Each of our players will each 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 13, 2017

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Prediction

May 6, 2017

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Just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict, after the Fyre Festival, what will be the next terrible thing we enjoy watching happen to rich people?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 6, 2017

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Now on to our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players now has 60 seconds to fill in as many fill-the-blank questions as they can, each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Panel Questions

May 6, 2017

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz, and I'm Bill Kurtis. We are playing this week with Paula Poundstone, Luke Burbank and Roxanne Roberts. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 29, 2017

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Now onto our final game. It's Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our panelists has 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as they can, each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, what are the scores?

Limericks

Apr 29, 2017

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Prediction

Apr 29, 2017

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists - now that we've heard about clear jeans and mud jeans, what will be the next innovation in jean technology?

Prediction

Apr 22, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 22, 2017

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Now onto 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 he or she can, each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Apr 22, 2017

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Failing Pile

Apr 15, 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.

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Thank you, Bill.

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Hip-Hop Duo Run The Jewels Plays Not My Job

Apr 15, 2017

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Mostly today we're playing you things you have not heard before, but now let's hear something you wanted to hear again, our chat with Run the Jewels, also known as El-P and Killer Mike.

Prediction

Apr 8, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 8, 2017

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

Limericks

Apr 8, 2017

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Coming up, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank. But first it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call to leave a message at 1-888-WAITWAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. Hi, you are on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

Prediction

Apr 1, 2017

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict - after Brexit, what's the first thing Britain will do once it is single?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 1, 2017

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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 he or she can, each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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