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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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And in case hearing Carl Kasell and Peter Sagal 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!
1:52 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat December 1, 2012 8:31 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 this week with Adam Felber, Amy Dickinson, and Brian Babylon. And here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you so much.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thank you, Carl. In just a minute, Carl finally beats his favorite Nintendo 64 game: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Rhyme.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:07 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Economist Paul Krugman Plays Not My Job

Phil Walter Getty Images

Originally published on Sat November 24, 2012 8:37 am

This segment was originally broadcast on July 28, 2012.

Paul Krugman — a professor at Princeton, an op-ed columnist for The New York Times and author of many books — has been called "the Mick Jagger of political/economic punditry."

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:07 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Is Our Panelists Learning?

Originally published on Sat November 24, 2012 8:37 am

After hearing from all these geniuses, our panelists show they know a thing or two about science as well.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:07 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Astrophysicist Adam Riess Plays Not My Job

Courtesy of Adam Riess

Originally published on Sat November 24, 2012 8:37 am

This segment was originally broadcast on Oct. 8, 2011.

Before he won the Nobel Prize in Physics, Adam Riess had already won a MacArthur "genius" grant, and just about every prize there is to win in his field. So there's really only one place left for him to be victorious: the Not My Job game.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 8:00 am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: First up: Gasoline with a hint of cherry and an insouciant finish.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 8:00 am

Our panelists tell three outlandish stories about supply and demand.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Milwaukee's Randy Sprecher Plays Not My Job

Courtesy Randy Sprecher

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 9:03 am

Randy Sprecher came to Milwaukee years ago to make beer for one of the big breweries. But he didn't like the beer he was making so he founded his own brewery ... and now, his friends keep showing up at his door all the time with lame excuses.

We've invited Sprecher to answer three questions about Carrie Nation, the famously violent prohibitionist.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 8:00 am

Our panelists predict, now that the FBI is looking through everyone's email, what will be the next scandal they uncover?

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 8:00 am

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the weeks news: The Spy Who Loved His Biographer; Climbing Mt. Fiscal; Stockpiling Twinkies

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 8:00 am

More questions for the panel: A Victory for Tacky Souvenirs; The Gettysburg Break-Up; Devolution of the Species.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Limericks

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 8:00 am

Carl reads three news-related limericks: France's Choco-Tax; Speedstick Never Tasted So Good; How To Work In Your PJs.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 8:00 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, on to our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of our players has 60 seconds to answer as many questions as they can, each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL: Charlie Pierce and Faith Salie have a tie for the lead, Peter. Each of them has three points, and Mo Rocca has two.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:43 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Panel Round Two

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 this week with Roxanne Roberts, P. J. O'Rourke, and Alonzo Bodden. And, here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: In just a minute, Carl moves a ton of limerick nearly 500 miles on one gallon of rhymes in our listener limerick challenge. If you'd like to play, give us a call at 1-888-Wait-Wait. That's 1-888-924-8924.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:43 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Limericks

Transcript

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. Or, you can 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 shows in Milwaukee next week, or in Los Angeles, "the Milwaukee of the West," on December 6th.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:43 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Transcript

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, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thank you everybody. Very excited to be here, especially because of our guest today, Ms. Martha Stewart is going to be here.

(APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:43 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell us three stories of green living gone wrong, only one of which is true.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:43 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:43 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Prediction

Now that President Obama doesn't have to worry about being reelected, our panelists predict what he'll do in his second term.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:43 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

We want to remind everybody they can join us here most weeks at the Chase Bank Auditorium and at our upcoming show in Los Angeles on December 6th at the Nokia Theater. It'll be like the Emmys without all the attractive people. For tickets and more information go to wbez.org, or 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. Roxanne, after multiple complaints from customers, a coffee shop in the U.K. is finally making a change. What are they doing?

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

Panel Round Two

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

More questions for the panel: The check is in the apocalypse, Fact checking with Cokie.

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