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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!

Prediction

Jul 25, 2015
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jul 25, 2015
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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?

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Limericks

Jul 25, 2015
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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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We started the show with Florence Henderson one of TV's great moms. Her rival for the crown of best fictional mom ever - Shirley Jones of the "Partridge Family" joined us in November of 2013.

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Our next mother, Dame Edna Everage, is actually a mother, but the greater question is whether she actually exists.

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Prediction

Jul 11, 2015
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Now, panel, when he takes office, what will President Donald Trump do first? Peter Grosz.

PETER GROSZ: President Trump will immediately convene his hand-picked cabinet of David Duke, Donald Sterling, Mel Gibson, Paula Deen and the ghost of Strom Thurman.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jul 11, 2015
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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 they can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jul 11, 2015
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Bluff The Listener

Jul 4, 2015
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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: 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, Ill., Peter Sagal.

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Thank you, Bill.

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

Prediction

Jun 27, 2015
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Now, panel, what will angry Antonin Scalia say next? Alonzo Bodden.

ALONZO BODDEN: #whatever.

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SAGAL: Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: In his next angry dissent Justice Antonin Scalia will say oh, no you didn't.

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SAGAL: And Paula Poundstone.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 27, 2015
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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 they can, each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jun 27, 2015
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Prediction

Jun 20, 2015
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Now, panel, who will Donald Trump pick as his running mate as he goes on to glory? Luke Burbank.

LUKE BURBANK: Whoever it is, they need to vet them really well because this person will be one hairpiece away from the presidency.

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SAGAL: Faith Salie.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 20, 2015
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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

Jun 20, 2015
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Prediction

Jun 13, 2015
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 13, 2015
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Now on to 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 correctly answer. Each correct answer is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jun 13, 2015
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Prediction

Jun 6, 2015
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Now panel, what will Sepp Blatter let do next? Roxanne Roberts.

ROXANNE ROBERTS: He'll head over to the TSA because they're still getting it right 5 percent of the time.

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SAGAL: Greg Proops.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 6, 2015
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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

Jun 6, 2015
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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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