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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

Feb 6, 2016
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what will be the big surprise at the big game? Alonzo Bodden.

ALONZO BODDEN: The shocking thing - just like the Oscars, there'll be no black winners.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Helen Hong.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 6, 2016
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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?

Limericks

Feb 6, 2016
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Prediction

Jan 30, 2016
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MIKE PESCA, HOST:

Now, panel, what will be the next antiquated idea to come back in style? Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: By the end of the 2016 election cycle, Americans will once again believe that anyone - and we mean anyone - can grow up to be president.

(LAUGHTER)

PESCA: Shelby Fero.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 30, 2016
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MIKE PESCA, HOST:

Now to our final game, Lighting 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 worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jan 30, 2016
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MIKE PESCA, HOST:

Prediction

Jan 23, 2016
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what we will find once we get to the new Planet Nine in outer space.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 23, 2016
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

It is now time to play 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?

Limericks

Jan 23, 2016
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Prediction

Jan 16, 2016
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MIKE PESCA, HOST:

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