Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Saturdays 10-11 a.m., rebroadcast Sundays 2-3 p.m.
Carl Kassel
Peter Sagal

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's 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. On the Web, you can play along too.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:27 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Prediction

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, who will be the next American ambassador to Cuba and why? Paula Poundstone?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Amy Pascal from Sony...

(LAUGHTER)

POUNDSTONE: ...'Cause she's not a great secret keeper so our new relationship will be open and honest.

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts?

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10:27 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now on to our final game, "Lightning 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. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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10:27 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Limericks

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9:34 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 10:59 am

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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 now has 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, could you give us the scores.

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9:34 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 10:59 am

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9:34 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 10:59 am

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Now panel, what souvenir did the royal couple bring home? Charlie Pierce?

CHARLIE PIERCE: His and hers genuine Rolex watches that they found at a great price on a card table along Seventh Avenue.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Shelby Fero?

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9:14 am
Sat December 6, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 11:56 am

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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.

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9:14 am
Sat December 6, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 11:56 am

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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?

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9:14 am
Sat December 6, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 11:56 am

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10:51 am
Sat November 29, 2014

Menage A Mouse

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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)

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10:51 am
Sat November 29, 2014

Address Your Letters To Maz Jobrani

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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.

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10:51 am
Sat November 29, 2014

World Leader Pretend

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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.

(APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:23 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 10:58 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:23 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 10:58 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:23 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 10:58 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:23 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 10:58 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:29 am
Sat November 15, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat November 15, 2014 10:37 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:29 am
Sat November 15, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat November 15, 2014 10:39 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:29 am
Sat November 15, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat November 15, 2014 10:39 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:48 am
Sat November 8, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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?

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10:48 am
Sat November 8, 2014

Limericks

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10:48 am
Sat November 8, 2014

Prediction

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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.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Somewhat random, but good. Faith Salie.

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10:55 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Prediction

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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.

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10:55 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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?

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10:55 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Limericks

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11:45 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Prediction

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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.

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11:45 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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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?

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11:45 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Limericks

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11:42 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Prediction

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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.

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11:42 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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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?

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