Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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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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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:47 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Not My Job: Three Headless Chicken Questions For Alice Cooper

Originally published on Sat August 16, 2014 8:03 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:47 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Professional Pickpocket Apollo Robbins Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat August 16, 2014 9:48 am

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6:05 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

John Waters Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat August 9, 2014 8:23 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, guys. So this, as we’ve been saying, is our summer pleasure show. And we’ve done the classics. We’ve done baseball, beer, books – what’s left?

BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Steve Inskeep playing nude shuffleboard.

SAGAL: No.

(LAUGHTER)

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6:05 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Roseanne Cash Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat August 9, 2014 8:23 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

So on our Summer Pleasures show we've done baseball, beer, thrillers and movies. Bill, what's missing?

BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Our clothes. All we're missing is our clothes.

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6:04 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Gillian Flynn Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat August 9, 2014 8:22 am

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Peter, there’s nothing like a summer read, especially when you’re at a nude beach and a tiny paper is the only thing you have to cover up your bathing tackle.

(LAUGHTER)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

I need a big dictionary myself.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:12 am
Sat August 2, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 8:53 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what is the next thing scientists will say is bad for us? Paula Poundstone.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Choral music.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: Watching too much Kardashians can lead to talking like this and like this and like this.

(LAUGHTER)

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8:12 am
Sat August 2, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 8:53 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now on to our final game, Lightening 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 Kurtis, can you give us the scores, please?

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8:12 am
Sat August 2, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 8:53 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:01 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 9:06 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what will be that next bit of welcome good news? Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: The Gap's going to announce they're going to release a pair of cheap pants for people who are half-ass.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: That would be good news. I would like that. Amy Dickinson.

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4:01 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 9:06 am

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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?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:01 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 9:06 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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9:10 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Prediction

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, where will the next giant hole show up? Bobcat Goldthwaite?

BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT: I'm going to talk about the elephant in the room here.

(LAUGHTER)

GOLDTHWAIT: There's a lot of sexual tension between Roxanne and myself.

(LAUGHTER)

GOLDTHWAIT: And it's the hole in my heart - this woman's going to be.

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts?

ROXANNE ROBERTS: Arizona, where the locals affectionately call it the border tots daycare center.

(LAUGHTER).

SAGAL: And Roy Blount Jr?

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9:10 am
Sat July 19, 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 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?

BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Bobcat has one, Roxanne and Roy are tied with three.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: So it's Bobcat.

BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT: Are you sure? I don't even remember getting one.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:10 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Limericks

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

'Cause how often does that happen? Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME.

CARLA: Hi.

SAGAL: Hi, who's this?

CARLA: My name is Carla.

SAGAL: Hey, Carla. Where are you calling from?

CARLA: I'm in Charlotte, North Carolina.

SAGAL: Oh, that's awesome. Charlotte is a great place.

CARLA: Woo, I just heard somebody yell.

BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT: In your house? Get out.

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3:56 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat July 12, 2014 9:23 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, whose private letters will embarrass them next? Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: All right, they're going to find Harry Potter's private diary where he admits he wanted to be down with Slytherin the whole time.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Woah. Paula Poundstone.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: The von Trapp family will suffer the shame of this release; dear Captain von Trapp, I would like a raise. The kids keep singing. It's really bothering me.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Mr. Tom Bodett.

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3:56 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat July 12, 2014 9:23 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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?

BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Well, Paula has four. Brian and Tom have two.

SAGAL: Oh, my goodness, Paula.

(APPLAUSE)

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Woah.

BRIAN BABYLON: Man.

POUNDSTONE: It's the altitude.

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3:56 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat July 12, 2014 9:23 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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9:08 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Guess The Newsmaker

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Last year with Paula Poundstone, Maz Jobrani and Faith Salie, we decided to bring back an old game.

BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Was it rounders, marbles, kick the can, conkers, memblety peg, huckle buckle beanstalk?

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: No, actually, Bill. Although they all sounds like great fun. Let's let Carl explain.

KURTIS: Guess the News Maker.

SAGAL: So it's time to welcome to our show one Ricardo Baca. Ricardo, welcome to WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME.

RICARDO BACA: Hey, thanks a lot.

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8:42 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat July 5, 2014 9:08 am

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELLME, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. And here's your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

(APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:23 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Actor Tony Shalhoub Takes A Quiz About Nuns

Originally published on Sat July 5, 2014 9:08 am

Because Shalhoub has played a Monk, (the obsessive compulsive detective on the TV series Monk), we're going to ask him three questions about nuns. Originally broadcast March 6, 2010.

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