Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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  • Hosted by Peter Sagal

Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! is a weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up. Hosted by Peter Sagal featuring Carl Kasell.

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I'm American ninja warrior Bill Kurtis.

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KURTIS: And here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peters Sagal.

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: In 2015, we went to Orlando, Fla., which of course is famous for one thing and one thing only – growing boy bands in tanks of nutrients.

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: 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.

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: It's only fitting that we end our show with the chief scientist of the United States, Dr. Ernest Moniz, the secretary of science things.

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Paula Vs. Science

Aug 22, 2015
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And of course, no show about science would be complete without our own Paula Poundstone’s continuing efforts to question the scientific method.

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Limericks

Aug 22, 2015
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Prediction

Aug 15, 2015
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 15, 2015
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Now onto our final game, Lightening 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

Aug 15, 2015
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Prediction

Aug 8, 2015
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 8, 2015
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Limericks

Aug 8, 2015
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Limericks

Aug 1, 2015
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Prediction

Aug 1, 2015
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 1, 2015
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Now it is time to go on to our final game, Lightening 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?

Prediction

Jul 25, 2015
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jul 25, 2015
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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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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Limericks

Jul 25, 2015
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Our next mother, Dame Edna Everage, is actually a mother, but the greater question is whether she actually exists.

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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.

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CARL KASELL, HOST:

We started the show with Florence Henderson one of TV's great moms. Her rival for the crown of best fictional mom ever - Shirley Jones of the "Partridge Family" joined us in November of 2013.

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Prediction

Jul 11, 2015
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Now, panel, when he takes office, what will President Donald Trump do first? Peter Grosz.

PETER GROSZ: President Trump will immediately convene his hand-picked cabinet of David Duke, Donald Sterling, Mel Gibson, Paula Deen and the ghost of Strom Thurman.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jul 11, 2015
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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 they can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jul 11, 2015
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Bluff The Listener

Jul 4, 2015
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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: 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, Ill., Peter Sagal.

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Thank you, Bill.

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When we talk about animals on this show, we have to talk about the greatest veterinarian ever who appeared on our show in August of 2007.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 27, 2015
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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 they can, each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jun 27, 2015
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Prediction

Jun 27, 2015
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Now, panel, what will angry Antonin Scalia say next? Alonzo Bodden.

ALONZO BODDEN: #whatever.

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SAGAL: Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: In his next angry dissent Justice Antonin Scalia will say oh, no you didn't.

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SAGAL: And Paula Poundstone.

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