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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

Jan 31, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what will be the big surprise out of the Super Bowl? Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: In his post-game interview, Marshawn Lynch will not be able to shut up about meeting Katy Perry.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Amy Dickinson.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 31, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's time to move on to 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give me the scores?

Limericks

Jan 31, 2015
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Limericks

Jan 24, 2015
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Prediction

Jan 24, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists how the New England Patriots will cheat to win the Super Bowl. Now panel, how will the Patriots cheat their way to victory in the Super Bowl? PJ O'Rourke.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 24, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

It's time to move on to our final game, Lighting 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?

Prediction

Jan 17, 2015
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Now panel, what will be the next mistake the White House admits to? Ophira Eisenberg.

OPHIRA EISENBERG, BYLINE: Trying to pass high-speed Internet and paid sick days because the entire nation is just going to stay home and download Netflix.

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 17, 2015
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Limericks

Jan 17, 2015
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Prediction

Jan 10, 2015
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 10, 2015
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Limericks

Jan 10, 2015
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Carl The Great And Powerful

Jan 3, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

We're going to end this review of the best of 2014 with a tribute to the best guy we know. Almost exactly 17 years ago, NPR listeners heard a very familiar voice saying an unfamiliar thing.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)

Secrets Of The Amazon Dot Com

Jan 3, 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’s your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thanks everybody.

Us, Weakly

Jan 3, 2015
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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: This just in, in 2014 famous people did stupid things.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Here’s our celebrity coverage from 2014. Including one story in which an actual board certified celebrity, Miss Rosie Perez, joins in to comment.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)

TMZ TMI

Dec 27, 2014
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Weird Science

Dec 27, 2014
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Artsy, But Mostly Fatsy

Dec 27, 2014
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 20, 2014
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now on to our 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

Dec 20, 2014
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Prediction

Dec 20, 2014
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Now panel, who will be the next American ambassador to Cuba and why? Paula Poundstone?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Amy Pascal from Sony...

(LAUGHTER)

POUNDSTONE: ...'Cause she's not a great secret keeper so our new relationship will be open and honest.

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts?

Prediction

Dec 13, 2014
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Now panel, what souvenir did the royal couple bring home? Charlie Pierce?

CHARLIE PIERCE: His and hers genuine Rolex watches that they found at a great price on a card table along Seventh Avenue.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Shelby Fero?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 13, 2014
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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 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, could you give us the scores.

Limericks

Dec 13, 2014
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Prediction

Dec 6, 2014
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what is next for the Girl Scouts? Mr. Mo Rocca.

MO ROCCA: The Thin Mint will be renamed the Not Necessarily Thin Because Girl Scouts Don't Body Shame Mint.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith.

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