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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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!
3:19 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Limericks

Originally published on Sat September 21, 2013 7:36 am

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Falconer of the Bride, Sippy Flask and The Man With Six Pack Abs.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:28 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Prediction

Originally published on Sat September 14, 2013 9:32 am

Now that he's done his New York Times op-ed, our panelists predict what Vladimir Putin will write a column about next.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:28 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat September 14, 2013 9:32 am

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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. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL ANNOUNCER: Mo Rocca and Faith Salie are tied for first. Each has three points. P.J. O'Rourke has two.

SAGAL: OK. P.J., you are pulling up the rear, so you're going to go first. The clock will start when I begin your first question. Fill in the blank.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:28 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Limericks

Originally published on Sat September 14, 2013 9:32 am

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Chicken Latte, Bieber Barbasol, Blabbermouth.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:50 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Prediction

Our panelists predict what swimmer Diana Nyad will cough up after all that time in the water.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:50 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:50 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: The Angry Skyscraper, A Grocery Cart Filled With Self-Loathing and Beyoncephobia.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:08 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Prediction

Originally published on Sat August 31, 2013 8:56 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will be the next new word we learn? Charlie Pierce.

CHARLIE PIERCE: Hackstacking, the process of booking the Sunday News Panel Shows.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Amy Dickinson.

AMY DICKINSON: Twerkmenistan, the country assigned to receive Miley Cyrus after her 15 minutes of fame has passed.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: My pain has a name and it is spasgasm, the debilitating back cramp middle-aged people experience after twerking.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:08 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat August 31, 2013 8:56 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 they can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL: Tom Bodett and Charlie Pierce are tied for first, Peter, with three points each. Amy Dickinson has two.

SAGAL: All right. So Amy...

AMY DICKINSON: Yes.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:08 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Limericks

Originally published on Sat August 31, 2013 8:56 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:52 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Prediction

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what will ESPN do to stay the leader in sports broadcasting? Kyrie O'Connor.

KYRIE O'CONNOR: Well, they might've changed the election laws but this is in the great FOX tradition. They'll show some Senate primaries as cage matches.

SAGAL: That's awesome. Paula Poundstone.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: They're going to cover preschool sports, Peter, speed dress-up and duck, duck, goose with hunting rifles.

(LAUGHTER)

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: And Adam Felber.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:24 am
Sat August 24, 2013

Limericks

Originally published on Mon August 26, 2013 7:51 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:24 am
Sat August 24, 2013

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Mon August 26, 2013 7:51 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. We're playing this week with Kyrie O'Connor, Paula Poundstone and Adam Felber. And here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:24 am
Sat August 24, 2013

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Mon August 26, 2013 7:51 am

Transcript

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. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL: Adam Felber has the lead, Peter. He has four points, Kyrie O'Connor has three; Paula Poundstone, two.

SAGAL: All right. Well, Paula, you are sadly in third place so you will start.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Boy, we haven't heard those words ever before.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
1:21 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Capers And Control

Originally published on Sat August 17, 2013 8:27 am

Running Afowl of the Law, Multiplication Problem, Coming in Second.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
1:21 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Bob Freer Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat August 17, 2013 8:27 am

Animal expert Bob Freer answers three questions about Liberace.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
1:21 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Kevin Fitzgerald Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat August 17, 2013 8:27 am

Veterinarian and former bouncer for the Rolling Stones Kevin Fitzgerald answers questions about the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO), which provided steroids and growth hormones to athletes.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:07 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Abby Wambach

Originally published on Sat August 10, 2013 9:03 am

The soccer star proves she has her head in the game.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:07 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Nic Wallenda

Originally published on Sat August 10, 2013 9:03 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 once again here's your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl. Thanks so much.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: There are a lot of different kinds of pastimes and games, so there's some debate over what actually is a sport and what isn't. Here's my definition. A sport is anything I am scared to attempt.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:07 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Jon Miller

Originally published on Sat August 10, 2013 9:03 am

The voice of the San Francisco Giants tries to win our game.

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