Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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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!

Limericks

Feb 27, 2016
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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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Bill Reads Three News-Related Limericks

Feb 20, 2016
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Panel Round

Feb 20, 2016
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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, everybody.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 13, 2016
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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

Limericks

Feb 13, 2016
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Prediction

Feb 13, 2016
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Now panel, what will be the big gift this Valentine's Day? Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: The Donald Trump blowup doll. For anyone who likes to be insulted during sex.

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SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Prediction

Feb 6, 2016
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Now panel, what will be the big surprise at the big game? Alonzo Bodden.

ALONZO BODDEN: The shocking thing - just like the Oscars, there'll be no black winners.

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SAGAL: Helen Hong.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 6, 2016
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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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Feb 6, 2016
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Prediction

Jan 30, 2016
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Now, panel, what will be the next antiquated idea to come back in style? Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: By the end of the 2016 election cycle, Americans will once again believe that anyone - and we mean anyone - can grow up to be president.

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PESCA: Shelby Fero.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 30, 2016
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MIKE PESCA, HOST:

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

Limericks

Jan 30, 2016
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Prediction

Jan 23, 2016
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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what we will find once we get to the new Planet Nine in outer space.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 23, 2016
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

It is now time to play 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

Jan 23, 2016
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Prediction

Jan 16, 2016
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 16, 2016
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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 score?

Limericks

Jan 16, 2016
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Prediction

Jan 9, 2016
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 9, 2016
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

It is now time to play our final game, Lighting 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

Jan 9, 2016
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Panel Round Three

Jan 2, 2016
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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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BILL KURTIS: Actress and comedian Jenny Slate was one of our favorite guests in 2015. And by replaying that interview now, she will immediately become on of your favorite guests of 2016.

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JENNY SLATE: Hello.

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