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!


Oct 22, 2011


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

FRANK ELLIOTT: Hi, I'm Frank Elliott(ph) from Richland, Washington.

SAGAL: Now where's Richland?

ELLIOTT: It's sort of southeastern Washington. The part of the state that's not green at all.

SAGAL: Not green. What color is it?

ELLIOTT: Sort of tan.

Opening Panel Round

Oct 22, 2011


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?

Bluff The Listener

Oct 22, 2011


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.


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!