Wait Wait... Don't Tell me

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For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR.

During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads what might be characterized as the news Olympics. Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightning speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. Listeners vie for a chance to win the most coveted prize in radio: having official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell record the outgoing message on their home answering machine.

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is co-produced by NPR and WBEZ, Chicago.

Prediction

Jan 24, 2015
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Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists how the New England Patriots will cheat to win the Super Bowl. Now panel, how will the Patriots cheat their way to victory in the Super Bowl? PJ O'Rourke.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 24, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

It's time to move on to our final game, Lighting 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, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jan 24, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Prediction

Jan 17, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what will be the next mistake the White House admits to? Ophira Eisenberg.

OPHIRA EISENBERG, BYLINE: Trying to pass high-speed Internet and paid sick days because the entire nation is just going to stay home and download Netflix.

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 17, 2015
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Limericks

Jan 17, 2015
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Limericks

Jan 10, 2015
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Prediction

Jan 10, 2015
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 10, 2015
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Carl The Great And Powerful

Jan 3, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

We're going to end this review of the best of 2014 with a tribute to the best guy we know. Almost exactly 17 years ago, NPR listeners heard a very familiar voice saying an unfamiliar thing.

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