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

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

25 minutes ago
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Limericks

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Prediction

Dec 13, 2014
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Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what souvenir did the royal couple bring home? Charlie Pierce?

CHARLIE PIERCE: His and hers genuine Rolex watches that they found at a great price on a card table along Seventh Avenue.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Shelby Fero?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 13, 2014
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's time to move 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 is now worth two points. Bill, could you give us the scores.

Limericks

Dec 13, 2014
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Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Prediction

Dec 6, 2014
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what is next for the Girl Scouts? Mr. Mo Rocca.

MO ROCCA: The Thin Mint will be renamed the Not Necessarily Thin Because Girl Scouts Don't Body Shame Mint.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 6, 2014
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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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Dec 6, 2014
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Menage A Mouse

Nov 29, 2014
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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: We'll finish our special Thanksgiving show with one more thing to be thankful for. You're not a laboratory mouse.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Although, as we reported last summer, there are bright spots to a lab mouse's life.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

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