Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! http://wesa.fm en Prediction http://wesa.fm/post/prediction-59 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Prediction&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDQwMzQzMDEzNjMyMTE3MjRkNzlmNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>So panel, what is the next big viral fundraiser? Roy Blount Jr.<p>ROY BLOUNT JR.: The wedgie challenge, which draws attention to prostate problems.<p>(LAUGHTER)<p>SAGAL: Paula Poundstone.<p>PAULA POUNDSTONE: It'll be the Lego bin challenge to defeat OCD. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:10:00 +0000 editor 35099 at http://wesa.fm Lightning Fill In The Blank http://wesa.fm/post/lightning-fill-blank-60 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Lightning+Fill+In+The+Blank&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDQwMzQzMDEzNjMyMTE3MjRkNzlmNg004)"/></div><p>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 is worth two points. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:10:00 +0000 editor 35100 at http://wesa.fm Limericks http://wesa.fm/post/limericks-58 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Limericks&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDQwMzQzMDEzNjMyMTE3MjRkNzlmNg004)"/></div><p>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. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:10:00 +0000 editor 35101 at http://wesa.fm 'ZooKeeper Rick' Plays Not My Job http://wesa.fm/post/zookeeper-rick-plays-not-my-job <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=%27ZooKeeper+Rick%27+Plays+Not+My+Job&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDE1NDI2NjYyMDE0MDY2NTAxNDRlN2ZhNg001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>And now the game where somebody interesting answers questions about things they themselves are not that much interested in. It's called Not My Job. Rick Schwartz is the official animal ambassador for the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:15:00 +0000 editor 34748 at http://wesa.fm Bluff the Listener http://wesa.fm/post/bluff-listener-19 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Bluff+the+Listener&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDE1NDI2NjYyMDE0MDY2NTAxNDRlN2ZhNg001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:15:00 +0000 editor 34749 at http://wesa.fm Veterinarian Kevin Fitzgerald Plays Not My Job http://wesa.fm/post/veterinarian-kevin-fitzgerald-plays-not-my-job <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Veterinarian+Kevin+Fitzgerald+Plays+Not+My+Job&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDE1NDI2NjYyMDE0MDY2NTAxNDRlN2ZhNg001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>When we talk about animals on the show, we have to talk about the greatest veterinarian ever who appeared on our show in August 2007.<p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: You interview Doctor Doolittle?<p>SAGAL: Almost. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:15:00 +0000 editor 34750 at http://wesa.fm Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Plays Not My Job http://wesa.fm/post/google-chairman-eric-schmidt-plays-not-my-job <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Google+Chairman+Eric+Schmidt+Plays+Not+My+Job&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:53:00 +0000 editor 34395 at http://wesa.fm Not My Job: Mavis Staples Gets Quizzed On Office Supples http://wesa.fm/post/not-my-job-mavis-staples-gets-quizzed-office-supples <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Not+My+Job%3A+Mavis+Staples+Gets+Quizzed+On+Office+Supples&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:53:00 +0000 editor 34396 at http://wesa.fm Not My Job: Project Runway's Tim Gunn Gets Quizzed On Terrible Fashion http://wesa.fm/post/not-my-job-project-runways-tim-gunn-gets-quizzed-terrible-fashion <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Not+My+Job%3A+Project+Runway%27s+Tim+Gunn+Gets+Quizzed+On+Terrible+Fashion&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MTExMzYxMDEzMTU0MTU2MDdlYjM2Nw004)"/></div><p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:47:00 +0000 editor 34379 at http://wesa.fm Not My Job: Three Headless Chicken Questions For Alice Cooper http://wesa.fm/post/not-my-job-three-headless-chicken-questions-alice-cooper <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Not+My+Job%3A+Three+Headless+Chicken+Questions+For+Alice+Cooper&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5NjA1MTgyMDEzMzk3ODE2ODgwOGQyMQ004)"/></div><p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:47:00 +0000 editor 34380 at http://wesa.fm Professional Pickpocket Apollo Robbins Plays Not My Job http://wesa.fm/post/professional-pickpocket-apollo-robbins-plays-not-my-job <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Professional+Pickpocket+Apollo+Robbins+Plays+Not+My+Job&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwODM4NDIzMDEzMjM4NzEyMDkwNThkNQ004)"/></div><p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:47:00 +0000 editor 34381 at http://wesa.fm Roseanne Cash Plays Not My Job http://wesa.fm/post/roseanne-cash-plays-not-my-job <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Roseanne+Cash+Plays+Not+My+Job&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODQ0MDc4MDEyMTcyNjg1NTgwNWE2MA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>So on our Summer Pleasures show we've done baseball, beer, thrillers and movies. Bill, what's missing?<p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Our clothes. All we're missing is our clothes.<p>SAGAL: Tunes, Bill, tunes. What's summer without some music? Sat, 09 Aug 2014 01:05:00 +0000 editor 34010 at http://wesa.fm John Waters Plays Not My Job http://wesa.fm/post/john-waters-plays-not-my-job <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=John+Waters+Plays+Not+My+Job&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODQ0MDc4MDEyMTcyNjg1NTgwNWE2MA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Thank you, guys. So this, as we’ve been saying, is our summer pleasure show. And we’ve done the classics. We’ve done baseball, beer, books – what’s left?<p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Steve Inskeep playing nude shuffleboard.<p>SAGAL: No.<p>(LAUGHTER)<p>SAGAL: Not that - summer movies. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 01:05:00 +0000 editor 34011 at http://wesa.fm Gillian Flynn Plays Not My Job http://wesa.fm/post/gillian-flynn-plays-not-my-job <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 01:04:00 +0000 editor 34012 at http://wesa.fm Limericks http://wesa.fm/post/limericks-57 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Limericks&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwMzY5MzE4MDEzMTE3ODg5NDA4ZjRiNg004)"/></div><p>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 that rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call and 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. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 15:12:00 +0000 editor 33652 at http://wesa.fm Prediction http://wesa.fm/post/prediction-58 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Prediction&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDQwMzQzMDEzNjMyMTE3MjRkNzlmNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now, panel, what is the next thing scientists will say is bad for us? Sat, 02 Aug 2014 15:12:00 +0000 editor 33650 at http://wesa.fm Lightning Fill In The Blank http://wesa.fm/post/lightning-fill-blank-59 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Lightning+Fill+In+The+Blank&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDQwMzQzMDEzNjMyMTE3MjRkNzlmNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now on to our final game, Lightening Fill In The Blank. Each of our players now 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. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 15:12:00 +0000 editor 33651 at http://wesa.fm Prediction http://wesa.fm/post/prediction-57 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Prediction&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNDE5MTcxMDEyMTgwMzY4Njc5YmU4NQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now panel, what will be that next bit of welcome good news? Brian Babylon.<p>BRIAN BABYLON: The Gap's going to announce they're going to release a pair of cheap pants for people who are half-ass.<p>(APPLAUSE)<p>SAGAL: That would be good news. I would like that. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:01:00 +0000 editor 33253 at http://wesa.fm Lightning Fill In The Blank http://wesa.fm/post/lightning-fill-blank-58 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Lightning+Fill+In+The+Blank&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNDE5MTcxMDEyMTgwMzY4Njc5YmU4NQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>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?<p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Brian and Luke have two apiece. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:01:00 +0000 editor 33254 at http://wesa.fm Limericks http://wesa.fm/post/limericks-56 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Limericks&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNDE5MTcxMDEyMTgwMzY4Njc5YmU4NQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Coming up, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank. But first, it's a game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you would like to play on air, call and leave a message 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924 - or click the contact us link on our website, waitwait.npr.org. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:01:00 +0000 editor 33255 at http://wesa.fm Prediction http://wesa.fm/post/prediction-56 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now panel, where will the next giant hole show up? Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:10:00 +0000 editor 32887 at http://wesa.fm Lightning Fill In The Blank http://wesa.fm/post/lightning-fill-blank-57 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. Bill, can you give us the scores?<p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Bobcat has one, Roxanne and Roy are tied with three.<p>(APPLAUSE)<p>SAGAL: So it's Bobcat.<p>BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT: Are you sure? I don't even remember getting one.<p>SAGAL: Bobcat, you're in third-place. You're up first. The clock will start when I begin your first question. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:10:00 +0000 editor 32888 at http://wesa.fm Limericks http://wesa.fm/post/limericks-55 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>'Cause how often does that happen? Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME.<p>CARLA: Hi.<p>SAGAL: Hi, who's this?<p>CARLA: My name is Carla.<p>SAGAL: Hey, Carla. Where are you calling from?<p>CARLA: I'm in Charlotte, North Carolina.<p>SAGAL: Oh, that's awesome. Charlotte is a great place.<p>CARLA: Woo, I just heard somebody yell.<p>BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT: In your house? Get out.<p>SAGAL: Carla, welcome to the show. Bill Kurtis is going to read you three news-related limericks with the last word or phrase missing from each. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:10:00 +0000 editor 32889 at http://wesa.fm Prediction http://wesa.fm/post/prediction-55 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now, panel, whose private letters will embarrass them next? Brian Babylon.<p>BRIAN BABYLON: All right, they're going to find Harry Potter's private diary where he admits he wanted to be down with Slytherin the whole time.<p>(LAUGHTER)<p>SAGAL: Woah. Paula Poundstone.<p>PAULA POUNDSTONE: The von Trapp family will suffer the shame of this release; dear Captain von Trapp, I would like a raise. The kids keep singing. It's really bothering me.<p>(LAUGHTER)<p>SAGAL: And Mr. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:56:00 +0000 editor 32496 at http://wesa.fm Lightning Fill In The Blank http://wesa.fm/post/lightning-fill-blank-56 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>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?<p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Well, Paula has four. Brian and Tom have two.<p>SAGAL: Oh, my goodness, Paula.<p>(APPLAUSE)<p>PAULA POUNDSTONE: Woah.<p>BRIAN BABYLON: Man.<p>POUNDSTONE: It's the altitude.<p>SAGAL: Well, we flipped a coin, and Tom was elected to go first. So here we go. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:56:00 +0000 editor 32497 at http://wesa.fm Limericks http://wesa.fm/post/limericks-54 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) WAITWAIT. 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 back at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Illinois, and check out the latest "How To Do Everything" podcast. This week, Mike and Ian expose the shocking secret habits of Chicago Cubs fans. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:56:00 +0000 editor 32498 at http://wesa.fm Guess The Newsmaker http://wesa.fm/post/guess-newsmaker Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Last year with Paula Poundstone, Maz Jobrani and Faith Salie, we decided to bring back an old game.<p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Was it rounders, marbles, kick the can, conkers, memblety peg, huckle buckle beanstalk?<p>(APPLAUSE)<p>SAGAL: No, actually, Bill. Although they all sounds like great fun. Let's let Carl explain.<p>KURTIS: Guess the News Maker.<p>SAGAL: So it's time to welcome to our show one Ricardo Baca. Ricardo, welcome to WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME.<p>RICARDO BACA: Hey, thanks a lot.<p>SAGAL: Now, panelists, Mr. Baca here, Ricardo, has a new job. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 16:08:00 +0000 editor 32114 at http://wesa.fm Not My Job: Poet Billy Collins Takes A Quiz About Phil Collins http://wesa.fm/post/not-my-job-poet-billy-collins-takes-quiz-about-phil-collins Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now I end every show by saying this is NPR. And every now and then, we are required by contract to act like we really are NPR.<p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: So in 2013, we invited a very classy guest to talk with Peter, Paula, Faith and Tom.<p>SAGAL: Billy Collins is the most acclaimed poet in America today. He was the country's Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003. Now, we could try to describe what his poetry is like aesthetically, but this is 21st century America. So let's just say that poetry is like song lyrics except they don't rhyme, and you talk them. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 15:42:00 +0000 editor 32111 at http://wesa.fm Bluff The Listener http://wesa.fm/post/bluff-listener-18 Transcript <p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELLME, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. And here's your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.<p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Thank you, Bill.<p>(APPLAUSE)<p>SAGAL: Thank you. This week - thank you. You guys. This week, we're lost in nostalgia as we just sit and relive our own achievements. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 15:42:00 +0000 editor 32112 at http://wesa.fm Actor Tony Shalhoub Takes A Quiz About Nuns http://wesa.fm/post/actor-tony-shalhoub-takes-quiz-about-nuns Because Shalhoub has played a Monk, (the obsessive compulsive detective on the TV series Monk), we're going to ask him three questions about nuns. Originally broadcast March 6, 2010. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 15:42:00 +0000 editor 32113 at http://wesa.fm