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

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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!
8:06 am
Sat February 14, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat February 14, 2015 10:01 am

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10:38 am
Sat February 7, 2015

Prediction

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Now panel, what will be the next old-timey antique to come roaring back? Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: Another old-timey disease-infested thing making a comeback will be Paris Hilton.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Reza Aslan.

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10:38 am
Sat February 7, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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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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10:38 am
Sat February 7, 2015

Limericks

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9:00 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 10:33 am

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Now panel, what will be the big surprise out of the Super Bowl? Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: In his post-game interview, Marshawn Lynch will not be able to shut up about meeting Katy Perry.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Amy Dickinson.

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9:00 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 10:33 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's time to move 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give me the scores?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:00 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 10:33 am

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10:26 am
Sat January 24, 2015

Prediction

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists how the New England Patriots will cheat to win the Super Bowl. Now panel, how will the Patriots cheat their way to victory in the Super Bowl? PJ O'Rourke.

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10:26 am
Sat January 24, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

It's time to move on to our final game, Lighting 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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10:26 am
Sat January 24, 2015

Limericks

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9:15 am
Sat January 17, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat January 17, 2015 10:14 am

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Now panel, what will be the next mistake the White House admits to? Ophira Eisenberg.

OPHIRA EISENBERG, BYLINE: Trying to pass high-speed Internet and paid sick days because the entire nation is just going to stay home and download Netflix.

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

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9:15 am
Sat January 17, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat January 17, 2015 10:14 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:15 am
Sat January 17, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat January 17, 2015 10:14 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:39 am
Sat January 10, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat January 10, 2015 10:27 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:39 am
Sat January 10, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat January 10, 2015 10:27 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:39 am
Sat January 10, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat January 10, 2015 10:27 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:05 am
Sat January 3, 2015

Us, Weakly

Originally published on Sat January 3, 2015 10:57 am

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: This just in, in 2014 famous people did stupid things.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Here’s our celebrity coverage from 2014. Including one story in which an actual board certified celebrity, Miss Rosie Perez, joins in to comment.

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10:05 am
Sat January 3, 2015

Carl The Great And Powerful

Originally published on Sat January 3, 2015 10:57 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

We're going to end this review of the best of 2014 with a tribute to the best guy we know. Almost exactly 17 years ago, NPR listeners heard a very familiar voice saying an unfamiliar thing.

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10:05 am
Sat January 3, 2015

Secrets Of The Amazon Dot Com

Originally published on Sat January 3, 2015 10:57 am

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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.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thanks everybody.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:08 am
Sat December 27, 2014

TMZ TMI

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:08 am
Sat December 27, 2014

Weird Science

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:08 am
Sat December 27, 2014

Artsy, But Mostly Fatsy

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

Prediction

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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

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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9:34 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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9:14 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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