Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! http://wesa.fm en Prediction http://wesa.fm/post/prediction-45 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now panel, what will we all do now that we can't go on the internet safely? Luke Burbank?<p>LUKE BURBANK: Resort to the unthinkable. Feeling our feelings for the briefest of moments.<p>(LAUGHTER)<p>SAGAL: I refuse. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:53:00 +0000 editor 27453 at http://wesa.fm Lightning Fill In The Blank http://wesa.fm/post/lightning-fill-blank-45 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now on to our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank.<p>CHARLIE PIERCE: Now on to our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank.<p>(LAUGHTER)<p>SAGAL: Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill in the blank questions as they can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, please can you give us the scores?<p>CARL KASELL, BYLINE: Luke Burbank has the lead, he has four points. Amy Dickinson and Charlie Pierce are tied for second, each has two.<p>SAGAL: So we have flipped a coin. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:53:00 +0000 editor 27454 at http://wesa.fm Limericks http://wesa.fm/post/limericks-43 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Coming up, its Lightning Fill In The Blank, but first, it's our game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call or leave a message at our number. That's 1-888-WAIT-WAIT also known as 1-888-924-8924. You can always click the contact us link on our website, which is WaitWait.NPR.org. You can find out there about attending our weekly live shows that are here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago. And don't forget our upcoming show at Tanglewood in Lenox, Ma. on August 28. Get your tickets now. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:53:00 +0000 editor 27455 at http://wesa.fm Prediction http://wesa.fm/post/prediction-44 Our panelists predict what will be the next major product recall. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:24:00 +0000 editor 27063 at http://wesa.fm Lightning Fill In The Blank http://wesa.fm/post/lightning-fill-blank-44 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>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 now worth two points. Carl can you give us the scores?<p>CARL KASELL, BYLINE: Roxanne Roberts has the lead, Peter, she has four points. Paula Poundstone has three, P.J. O'Rourke has two.<p>SAGAL: P.J. you are in third place. The clock will start when I begin your first question, fill in the blank. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:24:00 +0000 editor 27064 at http://wesa.fm Limericks http://wesa.fm/post/limericks-42 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Coming up, its 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 one 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That is 1-888-924-8924 or click the Contact Us link on our website, WaitWait.NPR.org. You can find out there about attending our weekly live shows right here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago.<p>And I'm proud to say, the tickets are now on sale for Carl Kassel's last show before he becomes our score keeper emeritus. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:24:00 +0000 editor 27065 at http://wesa.fm Lightning Fill In The Blank http://wesa.fm/post/lightning-fill-blank-43 Transcript <p>MIKE PESCA, HOST: <p>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. Carl, can you give us the scores?<p>CARL KASELL: We have a tie for first place. Roy Blount, Jr. and Tom Bodett each has three points. Kyrie O'Connor has two.<p>PESCA: Kyrie, so you're in third place. You're going to go first. The clock will start when I begin your question. Are you ready?<p>KYRIE O'CONNOR: I am ready.<p>PESCA: All right. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 15:25:00 +0000 editor 26698 at http://wesa.fm Limericks http://wesa.fm/post/limericks-41 Transcript <p>MIKE PESCA, HOST: <p>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 1-88-924-8924. Or click the contact us link on our website waitwait.npr.org. There you can find out about attending the weekly live shows here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago and the upcoming show at Tanglewood in Lenox Massachusetts on August 28th. Also, check out the How To Do Everything podcast, this week, how to stop a zombie invasion. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 15:25:00 +0000 editor 26699 at http://wesa.fm Prediction http://wesa.fm/post/prediction-43 Transcript <p>MIKE PESCA, HOST: <p>Now, panel, no more G-8. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 15:25:00 +0000 editor 26697 at http://wesa.fm Prediction http://wesa.fm/post/prediction-42 Our panelists predict what will be the next great discovery in our universe. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:49:00 +0000 editor 26285 at http://wesa.fm Lightning Fill In The Blank http://wesa.fm/post/lightning-fill-blank-42 All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:49:00 +0000 editor 26286 at http://wesa.fm Limericks http://wesa.fm/post/limericks-40 Carl reads three news-related limericks: Mr. Right (Foot), The Canine King's Speech, McNuggetsaurus. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:49:00 +0000 editor 26287 at http://wesa.fm Prediction http://wesa.fm/post/prediction-41 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now panel, how will the web celebrate its 25th birthday? Charlie Pierce.<p>CHARLIE PIERCE: It will reveal that all those Nigerian bankers were actually telling the truth. Suckers.<p>(LAUGHTER)<p>SAGAL: Cindy Shupack.<p>CINDY SHUPACK: Well, we won't know until the next day when photos start appearing on Facebook and getting Tweeted out about the internet dancing naked on a table in Las Vegas. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:51:00 +0000 editor 25889 at http://wesa.fm Lightning Fill In The Blank http://wesa.fm/post/lightning-fill-blank-41 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>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 now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?<p>CARL KASELL: We have a tie for first place, Peter. Cindy Shupack and Charlie Pierce each has three points. Paula Poundstone has two.<p>SAGAL: All right, Paula. You're in third place, you're up first. The clock will start when I begin your first question. Fill in the blank. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:51:00 +0000 editor 25890 at http://wesa.fm Limericks http://wesa.fm/post/limericks-39 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>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. Or click the contact us link on our website waitwait.npr.org. There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows right here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago and our show next week in Kalamazoo, Michigan on March 20th. You can also find out about our podcast How To Do Everything. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:51:00 +0000 editor 25891 at http://wesa.fm Prediction http://wesa.fm/post/prediction-40 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now, panel, what new words will we see on the SAT? Faith Salie.<p>FAITH SALIE: In an effort to preserve some old school SAT words but add some relevant pop culture, two new words are chiwetelejioforebearance and lupitanyongoprobrium.<p>(LAUGHTER)<p>SAGAL: Mike Birbiglia.<p>MIKE BIRBIGLIA: A future SAT word will be Facebook, example sentence, Remember Facebook?<p>(LAUGHTER)<p>SAGAL: And Adam Felber.<p>ADAM FELBER: The word will be perfect as in that thing that each and every one of you snowflakes are. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:20:00 +0000 editor 25518 at http://wesa.fm Lightning Fill In The Blank http://wesa.fm/post/lightning-fill-blank-40 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>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. Carl, can you give us the scores?<p>CARL KASELL: We have a tie for first place, Peter. Adam Felber and Mike Birbiglia each has three points, Faith Salie has two.<p>SAGAL: OK. Faith, you're in, surprisingly, third place, so you're up first. The clock will start when I begin your first question. Fill in the blank. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:20:00 +0000 editor 25519 at http://wesa.fm Limericks http://wesa.fm/post/limericks-38 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>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 1-88-924-8924. Or click the contact us link on our website waitwait.npr.org. There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows right here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago and our upcoming shows in Kalamazoo on March 20th and San Diego, California on May 1st. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:20:00 +0000 editor 25520 at http://wesa.fm Real Science Or Sci-Fi? http://wesa.fm/post/real-science-or-sci-fi Our panelists answer questions about things that seem like science fiction but are actually science nonfiction. (This segment originally aired on Sept. 1, 2012.) Sat, 01 Mar 2014 16:28:00 +0000 editor 25201 at http://wesa.fm Wait Wait Goes To IKEA http://wesa.fm/post/wait-wait-goes-ikea Some of our favorite trips to the land of Lingonberries and Fjornholm shelves. (This segment originally aired on Sept. 1, 2012.) Sat, 01 Mar 2014 16:28:00 +0000 editor 25202 at http://wesa.fm Gass And Black Of Tenacious D Play Not My Job http://wesa.fm/post/tenacious-d Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>We've interviewed a lot of musicians on this show, but recently we got a chance to interview the greatest rock band ever in all of history. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 16:28:00 +0000 editor 25203 at http://wesa.fm Prediction http://wesa.fm/post/prediction-39 Our panelists predict how organizers will spice things up at the next Olympic games. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 17:03:00 +0000 editor 24844 at http://wesa.fm Lightning Fill In The Blank http://wesa.fm/post/lightning-fill-blank-39 All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 17:03:00 +0000 editor 24845 at http://wesa.fm Limericks http://wesa.fm/post/limericks-37 Carl reads three news-related limericks: Pay As You Go, The Yippy Menace, and Dead Sexy. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 17:03:00 +0000 editor 24846 at http://wesa.fm Prediction http://wesa.fm/post/prediction-38 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now, panel, what will take out Matt Lauer from the hosts set? Sat, 15 Feb 2014 16:07:00 +0000 editor 24477 at http://wesa.fm