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For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's 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.

Wait Wait...don't tell me!

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: And here's an interview, which gave me a flashback to my days in the New York punk scene when I was known as Kill Burtis.

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: One of the most memorable interviews we’ve had in a long time was with George Clinton – the founder of Parliament-Funkadelic, who came to Earth from beyond in the mothership.

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Prediction

May 23, 2015
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Now, panel, what will be the solution to the California drought? Adam Felber?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 23, 2015
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Now time for 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 is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

May 23, 2015
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Prediction

May 16, 2015
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Now, panel, who will win the last season of "American Idol"? Luke Burbank.

LUKE BURBANK: Tony Robins singing a duet with his close friend Bill Clinton covering "Who's That Girl?"

SAGAL: Gabe Liedman.

GABE LIEDMAN: I say give it to Paula Abdul. It'll be like that movie "Rudy."

Limericks

May 16, 2015
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 16, 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 two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Prediction

May 9, 2015
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Now, panel, who's going to announce they're running for president and shock us all? Mike Birbiglia.

MIKE BIRBIGLIA: Obama will run again proving that all email forwards from my dad are true.

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SAGAL: Jessi Klein.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 9, 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 9, 2015
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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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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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.

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.

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 18, 2015
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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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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.

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PESCA: Paula Poundstone.

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