Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! from NPR

Saturdays 11AM-12PM and Sundays 10AM–11AM (2nd airing)
Peter Sagal

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's Peabody-award-winning weekly hour-long humorous 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.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:56 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat July 12, 2014 12:23 pm

Our panelists predict the next public figure to be embarrassed by their private writings.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:56 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat July 12, 2014 12:23 pm

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:56 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat July 12, 2014 12:23 pm

Bill reads three news-related limericks: In Salad No One Can Hear You Scream, In the Red (Velvet), and Never A Bride.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:08 pm
Sat July 5, 2014

Guess The Newsmaker

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Last year with Paula Poundstone, Maz Jobrani and Faith Salie, we decided to bring back an old game.

BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Was it rounders, marbles, kick the can, conkers, memblety peg, huckle buckle beanstalk?

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: No, actually, Bill. Although they all sounds like great fun. Let's let Carl explain.

KURTIS: Guess the News Maker.

SAGAL: So it's time to welcome to our show one Ricardo Baca. Ricardo, welcome to WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME.

RICARDO BACA: Hey, thanks a lot.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:42 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Not My Job: Poet Billy Collins Takes A Quiz About Phil Collins

Originally published on Sat July 5, 2014 12:08 pm

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now I end every show by saying this is NPR. And every now and then, we are required by contract to act like we really are NPR.

BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: So in 2013, we invited a very classy guest to talk with Peter, Paula, Faith and Tom.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:42 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat July 5, 2014 12:08 pm

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

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thank you. This week - thank you. You guys. This week, we're lost in nostalgia as we just sit and relive our own achievements. For example, some of our more interesting games and interviews.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:42 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Actor Tony Shalhoub Takes A Quiz About Nuns

Originally published on Sat July 5, 2014 12:08 pm

Because Shalhoub has played a Monk, (the obsessive compulsive detective on the TV series Monk), we're going to ask him three questions about nuns. Originally broadcast March 6, 2010.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:08 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat June 28, 2014 11:59 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will replace biting in the World Cup? Roxanne Roberts?

ROXANNE ROBERTS: They'll rip off their shirts and try to out peck each other.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Shelby Fero?

SHELBY FERO: Just good old-fashioned gummin', man. Pull out those teeth and just go to town.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: (Making chewing sounds). And Luke Burbank?

LUKE BURBANK: I don't know. But please, can it involve Scarlett Johansson's voice?

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:08 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat June 28, 2014 11:59 am

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

BILL KURTIS: Roxanne and Shelby are tied with two. Luke has four.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:08 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat June 28, 2014 11:59 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Coming up, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank. But first, it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call and leave a message at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. Or click the contact us link on our website - waitwait.npr.org. There, you can find out about attending our weekly live shows right here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago. And our first-ever show in the wilds of Red Rocks outside Denver, Colorado on July 10.

SAGAL: Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME.

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