Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Saturdays 10-11 AM, rebroadcast Saturdays 7-8 PM

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.

Prediction

Jun 16, 2018

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Now, panel, what is next for that crazy now famous raccoon - Roxanne Roberts?

ROXANNE ROBERTS: Eager to cash in on her newfound fame, the raccoon wants to replace Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator.

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SAGAL: Hari Kondabolu?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 16, 2018

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Now, onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds 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

Jun 16, 2018

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 9, 2018

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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

Jun 9, 2018

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Panel Questions

Jun 9, 2018

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We're playing this week with Luke Burbank, Peter Grosz and Bim Adewunmi. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Sometimes we talk to people who have even cooler jobs than we have. For example, John Nixon worked for the CIA for his entire career studying one man, Saddam Hussein. So who better to send to interview him when Hussein was captured?

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis, and here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Thank you, Bill.

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Bluff The Listener

Jun 2, 2018

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. And here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Segal.

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Thank you, Bill. So...

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 26, 2018

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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 is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

May 26, 2018

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Panel Questions

May 26, 2018

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Right now, panel, some more questions for you from the week's news. Paula, it's always exciting when your adult children finally move out to make it on their own. To help their son get out and start his own life, one New York couple did what?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Didn't they sue to get him out?

Prediction

May 19, 2018

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Now, panel, what will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's favorite wedding present be? - Tara Clancy.

TARA CLANCY: It's going to be a commemorative bucket from KFC...

(LAUGHTER)

CLANCY: ...Because that's a real thing. The KFC in Windsor is giving out commemorative buckets.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 19, 2018

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Now, it's time to move 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

May 19, 2018

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Prediction

May 12, 2018

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Now, panel, what will be the next slogan to come out of the White House? Helen Hong.

HELEN HONG: Believe me. He who smelt it dealt it.

(LAUGHTER)

HONG: Believe me.

SAGAL: Believe me.

HONG: Believe me...

SAGAL: Janelle James.

JANELLE JAMES: Hope change.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 12, 2018

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It's time for our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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Limericks

May 12, 2018

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Limericks

May 5, 2018

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Prediction

May 5, 2018

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Now, panel, what will be Donald Trump's 4,000th lie? Luke Burbank.

LUKE BURBANK: Just a thousand lies from now?

SAGAL: Yeah.

BURBANK: So this will be, like, Monday.

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 5, 2018

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It's time to move on to our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds at 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 score?

Prediction

Apr 28, 2018

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Now, panel, what will be the royal baby's first words? Negin Farsad.

NEGIN FARSAD: (Imitating British accent) Mummy, what does poverty mean?

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: Gaga, goo-goo (ph) - "Downton Abbey."

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Paula Poundstone.

Lightning Fill-In-The-Blank

Apr 28, 2018

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Now, onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players 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 score?

Limericks

Apr 28, 2018

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Prediction

Apr 21, 2018

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Now, panel, what will be the next big food item? - Mo Rocca.

MO ROCCA: Now on the menu at Marin County's finest eateries, decomposed organic waste ordinarily used as fertilizer mixed in with fruit and sugar syrup for the delectable dessert known as compost compote.

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Remembering Carl Kasell

Apr 21, 2018

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So this is how WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME began - the very first moments of our very first episode, January 1998.

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CARL KASELL: From outside the newsroom - from way outside the newsroom, it's WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 21, 2018

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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 is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Prediction

Apr 16, 2018

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 14, 2018

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Now it's 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 worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

Limericks

Apr 14, 2018

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