Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:45 am
Sat April 21, 2012

Novelist Tom Robbins Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat April 21, 2012 11:03 am

Author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Skinny Legs and All, and most recently B is for Beer, joins us to talk about Seattle, taking LSD and answer questions about the other Mr. T. Robbins. (Rebroadcast from June 5, 2010)

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:45 am
Sat April 21, 2012

Writer Susan Orlean Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat April 21, 2012 11:03 am

New Yorker staff writer and author of the Orchid Thief and the recent biography of movie canine Rin Tin Tin takes a quiz on other things that sound like "Rin Tin Tin": Tintin, Tauntaun and TomTom. (Rebroadcast from Dec. 3, 2011)

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat April 14, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat April 14, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat April 14, 2012 4:30 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, how will Ozzie Guillen upset Miamians next time? Alonzo Bodden?

ALONZO BODDEN: Ozzie's going to lose his accent and when they can understand what he's saying, there's really going to be trouble.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Jessi Klein?

JESSI KLEIN: He will be caught on tape saying he loves everything about Florida except the old people.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Mo Rocca?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat April 14, 2012

Who's Carl This Time

Carl reads three quotes from the weeks news: A Grand Old Sendoff, March Madness and a Major League Misstep.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat April 14, 2012

Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: Take This Job And Shove It, Some Assembly Required and You Want Who?

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat April 14, 2012

Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: A Bus For When You Feel Like You've Been Hit By a Bus, Slider Sommelier and an Adorable Expiration Date.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat April 14, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Don't Text and Maul.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat April 14, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell us three stories of life before the Internet, only one of which is true.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat April 7, 2012

Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: Rick Perry Sings the Hits; Who's Playing Hedgefundville?; No Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Burp.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat April 7, 2012

Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Feeding Babies is for the Birds; A Cadillac That's Also a Massage Therapist; An Expo for Exes.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat April 7, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat April 7, 2012

Prediction

Now that they've sanctioned strip searches for speeding tickets, our panelists predict what will be the next surprising Supreme Court ruling.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat April 7, 2012

Who's Carl This Time

Carl reads three quotes from the week's news: A Surprising Revelation About the GOP Front-Runner; The Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Clean Undies; Palin vs. Couric Round 2.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat April 7, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: A Napoleon Complex. (3) Bluff The Listener — Our panelists tell three stories about ways in which plants are like humans.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat March 31, 2012

Prediction

Our panelists will predict what James Cameron found at the bottom of the ocean.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat March 31, 2012

Who's Carl This Time

Carl reads three quotes from the weeks news: A Supreme Debate, To Russia With Love and The Deep Blue Sea.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat March 31, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Romney's lift gets a lift. (3) Bluff The Listener — Our panelists tell us three stories of lives ruined by Justin Bieber, only one of which is true.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat March 31, 2012

Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: Good News For the Jolly Green Giant, What's In An Unappetizing Name and Somebody Needs A Drink.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat March 31, 2012

Limericks

Originally published on Sat March 31, 2012 12:52 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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 or leave a message at 1-888-Wait-Wait, that's 1-888-924-8924.

You can click the contact us link at our website waitwait.npr.org. You can find out about attending our weekly live shows here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, and check out our "how to do everything" podcast. This week: how to fix that iPhone you just dropped in the toilet. You know who you are.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat March 31, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat March 24, 2012

Who's Carl This Time

Carl reads three quotes from the weeks news: Barack Gump, Romney's Toy Chest and Gritty Teen Blockbusters.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat March 24, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Bedtime For Cameron. (3) Bluff The Listener — Our panelists tell three stories about new ways to improve our bodies.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat March 24, 2012

Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: A Candidate Bankrolled By Eyeball Massagers, The Garden State Cleans Up.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat March 24, 2012

Prediction

Our panelists predict: After Mitt Romney's campaign caused in spike in Etch A Sketch sales, what will be the next resurgent toy?

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