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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!

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 22, 2017

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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.

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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?

Limericks

Apr 1, 2017

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Prediction

Mar 25, 2017

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will be a new home remedy that'll be created in response to the new health care bill.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 25, 2017

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

Limericks

Mar 25, 2017

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Prediction

Mar 18, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 18, 2017

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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

Mar 18, 2017

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Prediction

Mar 11, 2017

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JESSI KLEIN, HOST:

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 11, 2017

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

Limericks

Mar 11, 2017

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JESSI KLEIN, HOST:

Prediction

Mar 4, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 4, 2017

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Limericks

Mar 4, 2017

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One of our favorite guests is scientist, talk show host and raconteur Neil deGrasse Tyson. He joined us just a few months ago to talk about how he likes to relax.

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Limericks

Feb 25, 2017

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BILL KURTIS: Until our producers accept my idea for the Listener Book-Length Epic Poem Challenge, we're going to keep playing Limerics. Here's a favorite game from a couple years back.

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

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