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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.

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.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: We will leave that undefined. Amy Dickinson.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 25, 2014
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 18, 2014
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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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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.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

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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.

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.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Charlie Pierce?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 4, 2014
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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?

Limericks

Oct 4, 2014
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Prediction

Sep 27, 2014
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Now, panel, how will people gain access to the White House next? Kyrie O'Connor.

O'CONNOR: Well, it's almost Halloween. So I'm thinking a guy in a Joe Biden mask.

(LAUGHTER)

SHELBY FERO: So Joe Biden?

SAGAL: Shelby Fero.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 27, 2014
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

All right, it's time for our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. You how this works. 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

Sep 27, 2014
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Prediction

Sep 20, 2014
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Now panel, who will push for independence next? Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: America will insist that Florida and Texas gain independence.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Paula Poundstone.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 20, 2014
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now on to the 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 worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

Limericks

Sep 20, 2014
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Prediction

Sep 13, 2014
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Now, panel, what will Great Britain do, finally, to convince Scotland to stay? Moshe Kasher.

MOSHE KASHER: They're going to give a 21-bagpipe-salute version of Chicago's "If You Leave Me Now."

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 13, 2014
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's time 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. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Sep 13, 2014
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Prediction

Sep 6, 2014
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Now, panel, what will be the next big leak? Mike Birbiglia.

MIKE BIRBIGLIA: The next big leak will be 1,300 photos of Mike Birbiglia's cat.

(LAUGHTER)

BIRBIGLIA: In parentheses, partial nudity.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 6, 2014
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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?

Limericks

Sep 6, 2014
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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, National Public Radio's Peabody Award-winning quiz show, is coming to Pittsburgh's Benedum Center on Thursday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. Unfortunately, tickets are now SOLD OUT.

90.5 WESA will have a special airing of this Pittsburgh edition in its entirety on Sunday, October 19th at 4pm.

Prediction

Aug 30, 2014
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So panel, what is the next big viral fundraiser? Roy Blount Jr.

ROY BLOUNT JR.: The wedgie challenge, which draws attention to prostate problems.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Paula Poundstone.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 30, 2014
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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