Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me

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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up. On the Web, you can play along too.

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Podcasts

  • Tuesday, October 9, 2018 4:13pm
    Today Faith talks with Adam Felber about his Wait Wait wedding and Adam Burke explains his relationship with a rooster.
  • Saturday, October 6, 2018 11:01am
    Ellie Kemper, the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt herself, joins us along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Roxanne Roberts, and Peter Grosz.
  • Saturday, September 29, 2018 9:00am
    Jon Hamm, actor, joins us along with panelists Maz Jobrani, Jessi Klein, and Alonzo Bodden.
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018 12:23pm
    In today's episode, Faith Salie talks with Luke Burbank about odd finger food and Brian Babylon describes strange panelist and fan behaviors.
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:00am
    Aly Raisman, Olympic Gold Medalist, joins us along with panelists Faith Salie, Tara Clancy, and Adam Burke.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 6, 2018

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Limericks

Oct 6, 2018

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Predictions

Oct 6, 2018

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Now, panel, who will be the next person to send a text to everyone in America? And what will it say? Peter Grosz.

PETER GROSZ: It will be from Paula Poundstone. And it will say, help me. I've been taken hostage by my cats.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Predictions

Sep 29, 2018

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Now, panel, what will be the next company to change their name and why? Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: Honda will make self-driving cars that require its drivers to have zero IQ and change their name from Honda to just Duh.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Jessi Klein.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 29, 2018

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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

Sep 29, 2018

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Predictions

Sep 22, 2018

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Now, panel, who will be the next video game character to make the headlines? Adam Burke.

ADAM BURKE: It will be when Namco reveals that Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man are the same person, and they were just way ahead of this whole gender fluidity thing.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith Salie.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 22, 2018

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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 worth two points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Sep 22, 2018

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

MATT ROMOSER: Hi, this is Matt from Springfield, Mass.

SAGAL: Oh, what do you do there in Springfield?

ROMOSER: I am a professor of industrial engineering at Western New England University.

Predictions

Sep 15, 2018

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Now, panel, who will be the next person to be brought low by food? Negin Farsad.

NEGIN FARSAD: Now that we know that Elon Musk smokes pot, he's going to have epic munchies, which are going to force him to engineer the largest multifunction Cheeto that will also orbit the Earth as he snacks on it.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 15, 2018

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Now, onto to the 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 15, 2018

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

EMILIESA HORWITZ: Hi. This is Emiliesa. I'm calling from Vashon Island, Wash.

SAGAL: Hey, Vashon Island - I know that. That's sort of across Puget Sound from Seattle, right?

HORWITZ: Yeah, between Seattle and Tacoma.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 8, 2018

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Now, it's 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 score?

Predictions

Sep 8, 2018

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Now, panel, what will be the next anonymous op-ed that we will wake up to see in The New York Times? Maeve Higgins.

MAEVE HIGGINS: We should all be vegan. I know that because I'm three bees and a lamb.

(LAUGHTER)

HIGGINS: But, you see, you don't know which three bees and which lamb.

Limericks

Sep 8, 2018

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Predictions

Sep 1, 2018

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Now, panel, what's the next thing that the scientists will tell us is terrible for us? Adam Felber.

ADAM FELBER: They'll find that an unhealthy amount of anxiety, fear and depression are directly caused by reading scientific studies.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 1, 2018

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

Limericks:

Sep 1, 2018

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Bluff The Listener

Aug 25, 2018

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This is our all-animal edition of WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

BILL KURTIS: Translated into cat, that would be (imitating cat meowing).

(LAUGHTER)

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When we talk about animals in this show, we have to talk about the greatest veterinarian ever who appeared on our show in August of 2007.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 18, 2018

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Let's end this show with a chat with one of the most beloved people in America, a weatherman who never actually was trained in the weather. It's Al Roker.

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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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Predictions

Aug 11, 2018

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Now, panel, what will be the next new branch of the Armed Forces? Bobcat Goldthwait.

BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT: Oh, it's the department of mermaids.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Makes perfect sense. Amy Dickinson.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 11, 2018

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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

Aug 11, 2018

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Predictions

Aug 4, 2018

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Now, panel, after sharks, what's the next must-have item for rich people? Alonzo Bodden.

ALONZO BODDEN: Well, I was going to say poor people...

(LAUGHTER)

BODDEN: ...And then Roxanne pointed out to me they've been collecting those for years, so...

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 4, 2018

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Now, it's time to go 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

Aug 4, 2018

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