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

Mar 21, 2015
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Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what will be the next problem solved by a corporation? Gabe Liedman.

GABE LIEDMAN: Speedo for global warming. In this new world, you've just got to cover up your stuff that will ruin the couch.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith Salie.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 21, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it is time to move on 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 21, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Prediction

Mar 14, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, who will be the Senate's new pen pal? Amy Dickinson.

AMY DICKINSON: Dear ISIS, do you like me? Yes or no? Circle one.

SAGAL: Paula Poundstone.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 14, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it is time for 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

Mar 14, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Prediction

Mar 7, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, who will John Boehner invite to Congress next? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: After Bibi Netanyahu, it's B.B. Neuwirth, whose rendition of "All That Jazz" also brings Nancy Pelosi to tears.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Kyrie O'Connor.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 7, 2015
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Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's time to move on 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 7, 2015
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Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Prediction

Feb 28, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what is next for rats now that their name has been cleared when it comes to plague? Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: They're going to band together and form a class-action lawsuit against all the unions for defamation for making them come off as scabs.

(LAUGHTER)

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