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.

Limericks

Dec 13, 2014
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Prediction

Dec 6, 2014
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Now panel, what is next for the Girl Scouts? Mr. Mo Rocca.

MO ROCCA: The Thin Mint will be renamed the Not Necessarily Thin Because Girl Scouts Don't Body Shame Mint.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 6, 2014
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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 is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Dec 6, 2014
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Menage A Mouse

Nov 29, 2014
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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: We'll finish our special Thanksgiving show with one more thing to be thankful for. You're not a laboratory mouse.

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Although, as we reported last summer, there are bright spots to a lab mouse's life.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

Address Your Letters To Maz Jobrani

Nov 29, 2014
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No coverage of foreign affairs would be complete without checking in with our own international bureau, the man who can imitate any foreign accent in a way that perfectly inspires the rage of people who are actually from those places. That's Mr. Maz Jobrani.

World Leader Pretend

Nov 29, 2014
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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's your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Prediction

Nov 22, 2014
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 22, 2014
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Limericks

Nov 22, 2014
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Prediction

Nov 15, 2014
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 15, 2014
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Limericks

Nov 15, 2014
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Prediction

Nov 8, 2014
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Now panel, what will be the first thing that Obama and the new Republican Congress agree on? Bobcat Goldthwait.

BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT: Limits on mouse hunting permits for cats.

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SAGAL: Somewhat random, but good. Faith Salie.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 8, 2014
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It is now time for 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?

Limericks

Nov 8, 2014
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Prediction

Nov 1, 2014
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Now panel, what will be the big costume next year? Mr. Luke Burbank.

LUKE BURBANK: After his highly logical, science-based comments this week, it will be ex-Pope Francis.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Alonzo Bodden.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 1, 2014
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Now it is time to go 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

Nov 1, 2014
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Prediction

Oct 25, 2014
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Now panel, who will be the next czar at the White House? Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: It's going to be Florence Henderson, and she will be the MILF czar.

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SAGAL: We will leave that undefined. Amy Dickinson.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 25, 2014
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Now onto our final game, Lightning Filled 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

Oct 25, 2014
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Prediction

Oct 18, 2014
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Now panel, what will be the next big debate controversy after the fan? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: The wind machines on Senator Cory Booker's backup dancers.

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SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 18, 2014
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Now on to our final game "Lighting 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Oct 18, 2014
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Now we'll go right from somebody accomplished and interesting to a pure hunk of eye candy.

BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Why thank you, Peter.

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Back at the end of last year, we spoke to Baz Luhrmann, the Australian director of such over the top sagas as "Moulin Rouge" and the recent "The Great Gatsby" with Leonardo DiCaprio.

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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's your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Thank you, Bill.

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Prediction

Oct 4, 2014
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Now, panel, now that they have nixed the plastic bags, what will be California ban next? Faith Salie

FAITH SALIE: After plastic bags, it's plastic bodies. Hugh Hefner has already put his mansion on the on the market.

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SAGAL: Charlie Pierce?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 4, 2014
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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 Kurtis, can you give us a score?

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