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!
4:58 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:07 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Prediction

Originally published on Sat December 14, 2013 8:27 am

Our panelists predict what'll be the big baby name in 2014.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:07 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat December 14, 2013 8:27 am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:07 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Limericks

Originally published on Sat December 14, 2013 8:27 am

Dog Park, Brief Distraction, Hail Me Anytime.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:39 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Prediction

Our panelists predict, now that Amazon is going to use them, what other companies will start using drones.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:39 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:39 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Why Your Uncle Is A Boar, We Wish You A Terry Christmas, The Science of Hook-Ups.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:44 am
Wed November 27, 2013

More Favorite Things

Originally published on Sun December 1, 2013 3:50 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. And here's your host, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thanks, Carl. Peter Sagal here in the studio this week engaging in nostalgia. Don't laugh. You'll be old too someday. We've been asking our panelists what they're most thankful for. Amy Dickinson's answer wasn't surprising at all. Well, not if you've ever seen her on a dance floor.

AMY DICKINSON: Well, I'll always be most grateful for twerking of course.

SAGAL: Well, who isn't?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:44 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Our Favorite Things, Continued

Originally published on Sun December 1, 2013 3:50 am

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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, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thanks, Carl. Now we have given everybody else the week off, and we've taken over the show entirely, which is interesting because we actually don't know how to work this equipment. For example, if I push this...

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:44 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Our Favorite Things

Originally published on Sun December 1, 2013 3:50 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, and here's your host, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thanks Carl. Peter Sagal here in the studio this week. All of our panelists and staff are just lying around fast asleep in a tryptophan-induced haze, and frankly they look too adorable to wake up. So instead of doing a new show for you this week, we're going to present to you what here at WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME! are most thankful for.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:18 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Prediction

Originally published on Sat November 23, 2013 8:54 am

Our panelists predict what the surprise hit game will be now that the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are out.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:18 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat November 23, 2013 8:54 am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:18 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Limericks

Originally published on Sat November 23, 2013 8:54 am

Carl reads three news-related limericks: From Coffee Beans to Lima Beans, Fang by Elizabeth Arden, and You Know What They Say About the Size of a Man's Nose.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:50 am
Sat November 16, 2013

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:03 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat November 16, 2013 7:50 am

More questions for the panel: Xbox X-rays; A Cruller Fate; Professor Pampers; The Language of Huh.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:03 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Prediction

Originally published on Sat November 16, 2013 7:50 am

Our panelists predict what will be the first thing delivered by the Post Office on Sunday.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:03 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Limericks

Originally published on Sat November 16, 2013 7:50 am

Carl reads three news-related limericks: A Thanksgivukkah Crisis; Hair-raising Havarti; Beware Mr. Compact Class.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:53 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Prediction

Originally published on Sat November 9, 2013 7:38 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what will Toronto Mayor Rob Ford do next? P.J. O'Rourke.

P.J. O'ROURKE: Peter, he will run for higher office.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Well suited he will be. Kyrie O'Connor.

KYRIE O'CONNOR: He's going to become an actor and he's going to star in "Drunken Stupor, the (unintelligible) Story."

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Bobcat Goldthwait.

BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT: Host a, like, Funniest Home Videos kind of show with crack-smoking mayors, like Marion Barry and himself.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:53 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat November 9, 2013 7:38 am

Transcript

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 worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL: We have a tie for first place, Peter. Bobcat Goldthwait and Kyrie O'Connor both have three points. P.J. O'Rourke has two.

SAGAL: OK.

BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT: Could we just stop now?

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Just let it be.

GOLDTHWAIT: This is my personal best.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:53 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Limericks

Originally published on Sat November 9, 2013 7:38 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. Or, click the contact us link on our website waitwait.npr.org. There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows right here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago and our upcoming show in Memphis Tennessee on December 19th! Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

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