Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

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.

http://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me/

And in case hearing Carl Kasell and Peter SagalĀ on the radio isn't enough, the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me crew is bringing their show to the silver screen this May. Find out when and where at our special WWDTM Cinema Event page.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:36 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Originally published on Sat November 3, 2012 8:31 am

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week's news: Sandy Visits Times Square; Yes, Virginia, The Election Is Almost Over; Mickey Strikes Back!

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:36 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat November 3, 2012 8:31 am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: First up: The Politics of Dating.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:36 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Limericks

Originally published on Sat November 3, 2012 8:31 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Coming up, it's Lightning Fill in the Blank, but first it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call or leave a message at 1-888-Wait-Wait, that's 1-888-924-8924.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:24 am
Sat October 27, 2012

Who's Carl (Dressing Up As) This Time?

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CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell, and here's your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, filling in for Peter Sagal, Drew Carey.

(APPLAUSE)

DREW CAREY, HOST:

Carl. Thanks everybody. Thank you. Thanks everybody and thanks for wearing your nametags.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:24 am
Sat October 27, 2012

Opening Panel Round

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DREW CAREY, HOST:

And we want to remind everyone to join us here most weeks at Chase Bank Auditorium here in Chicago. For tickets and more information, go to wbez.org, and you can find a link at our website, waitwait.npr.org. Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Brian?

BRIAN BABYLON: Yeah.

CAREY: Hey, the "Bucket List" isn't just the title of a movie Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson made to get more money for prostitutes.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:24 am
Sat October 27, 2012

Panel Round Two

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CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell. We're playing this week with Tom Bodett, Kyrie O'Connor, and Brian Babylon. And, here again is your host, filling in for Peter Sagal, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Drew Carey.

DREW CAREY, HOST:

Thanks, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

CAREY: Thanks, Carl. Once again, I'm sorry I'm not Peter.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:24 am
Sat October 27, 2012

Limericks

Transcript

DREW CAREY, HOST:

Coming up, it's Lightning Fill in the Blank, but first, it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call or leave a message at 1-888-Wait-Wait, that's 1-888-924-8924. Or, click the contact us link on our website waitwait.npr.org.

There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago and our upcoming show in Milwaukee November 15th. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

MARK TRENTESEAUX: Hello. My name is Mark Trenteseaux.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:07 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat October 27, 2012 8:24 am

Our panelists will predict who will be the next superhero to make a major life change.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:07 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat October 27, 2012 8:24 am

Our panelists tell us three stories of newfangled punishments, only one of which is true.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:07 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat October 27, 2012 8:24 am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:04 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week's news: Barack Strikes Back; Dopestrong; The Fall Guy.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:04 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: Aging Gracefully, What Will the Dog Eat Now, Smellular Phones, and Turn It Down.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:04 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Just a Pretty Face, Like 'N Sync But Tinier, Flatscreen Flatline.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:04 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: First up: A Yankee tries to get to first base.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:05 am
Sat October 13, 2012

Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Plays Not My Job

Sesame Street's Elmo and master puppeteer Kevin Clash play our game called "Shut up! Shut up! I'm Going to Cut Your Mike!" Three stories about Bill O'Reilly taken from an article in GQ.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:42 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Actor Tom Hanks Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat October 13, 2012 8:05 am

Oscar-winning actor and star of The Da Vinci Code, Tom Hanks, plays our game called "You're the meanest, cruelest, nastiest drunkest lout in Hollywood." Three questions about some of Hollywood's biggest louts.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:42 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Singer Linda Rondstat Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat October 13, 2012 8:05 am

Music legend Linda Ronstadt plays a game called "They said we were mad at the academy! Mad I tell you!" Three questions about strange, but real, patents in recent years.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:42 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Actress Carrie Fisher Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat October 13, 2012 8:05 am

Actress and novelist Carrie Fisher plays our game called, "Okay, it's complicated and expensive and it never worked, but at least this Star Wars doesn't have Ewoks." Three questions for the Star Wars actress about Ronald Reagan's Star Wars missile defense program.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:42 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat October 6, 2012 8:53 am

Transcript

CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell. We're playing his week with Amy Dickinson, Maz Jobrani, and Paula Poundstone. And, here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thank you so much. It's time for the WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME Bluff the Listener game. Call 1-888-Wait-Wait to play any of our games on the air. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:42 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat October 6, 2012 8:53 am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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