Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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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

Oct 24, 2015
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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict, now that we know he is not running for president, what will Joe Biden do next.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 24, 2015
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Now it's time to move on to our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players 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. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Oct 24, 2015
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Menage A Mouse

Oct 17, 2015
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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Today, we're welcoming the cooler temperatures because it's important to be optimistic in the face of the soul-killing winter ahead.

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And as we reported in the summer of 2014, even laboratory mice sometimes have reasons to be happy.

Address Your Letters To Maz Jobrani

Oct 17, 2015
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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 actually from those places, Mr. Maz Jobrani.

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More Moments With Our Panel

Oct 17, 2015
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Limericks

Oct 10, 2015
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Prediction

Oct 10, 2015
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 10, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, it's time to move on to your 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.

Prediction

Oct 3, 2015
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 3, 2015
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: 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 they can, each correct answer now with two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Oct 3, 2015
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Prediction

Sep 26, 2015
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In just a minute, now that we've heard the terrible news from VW, we're going to ask our panelists what will be the next secret we'll learn that our cars have been keeping from us.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 26, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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

Limericks

Sep 26, 2015
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Prediction

Sep 19, 2015
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 19, 2015
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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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Sep 19, 2015
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Prediction

Sep 12, 2015
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 12, 2015
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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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Sep 12, 2015
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 5, 2015
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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 5, 2015
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Prediction

Sep 5, 2015
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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will be the next thing President Obama renames just because he wants to.

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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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