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.

Wait Wait...don't tell me!

Genre: 
Composer ID: 
5182868ae1c89b1294ec2b82|51828682e1c89b1294ec2b66

Pages

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat October 22, 2011

Opening Panel Round

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, host: We want to remind everyone to join us here most weeks back at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, back home. For tickets and more information, go to chicagopublicradio.org or you can find a link at our website, waitwait.npr.org. Right now, Panel, time for you to answer some questions. Of course, the questions are all about this week's theme: the media. Paula, a hit reality game show in Turkey gives contestants points for getting somebody to do what?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: For getting people to - oh gee, I don't know. Can you give me a hint?

Read more
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat October 22, 2011

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat October 22, 2011 10:35 am

Transcript

CARL KASSELL, host: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell. We're playing this week with Roy Blount, Jr., Paula Poundstone and Mo Rocca. And here again is your host, at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Peter Sagal.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, host: Thank you everybody. Thank you so much. Right now, it's time for the WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME! Bluff the Listener game. Call 1-888-Wait-Wait to play our game on air. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

Read more
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat October 22, 2011

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, host: Now, onto our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of the players will have sixty seconds in which to answer as many fill in the blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASSELL, host: Paula Poundstone has the lead, Peter. She has four points. Mo Rocca has three. Roy Blount, Jr., has one.

Read more
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat October 22, 2011

Prediction

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, host: Now panel, what will be the next new way we consume media? Paula Poundstone?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: There'll just be a metal chip in your head and you don't even turn it on. It just keeps going.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Mo Rocca?

MO ROCCA: Teletubby-like devices in our stomachs. And with expanding waistlines, we'll all have giant flat screens pretty soon.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Roy Blount, Jr.?

Read more
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat October 22, 2011

Who's Carl This Time?

Transcript

CARL KASSELL, host: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell. And here's your host, at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Peter Sagal.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, host: Thank you, Carl. Thank you everybody. Thank you all so much. We've got a great show for you this week. Writer/director Nora Ephron will be joining us later to play Not My Job. That's really exciting.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

Read more
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat October 22, 2011

Panel Round Two

Transcript

CARL KASSELL, host: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell. We're playing this week with Mo Rocca, Paula Poundstone and Roy Blount, Jr. And here again is your host, at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Peter Sagal.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

Read more

Pages