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!
12:00 pm
Sat December 31, 2011

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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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 sixty seconds in which to answer as many fill in the blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL, HOST:

We have a tie for first place, Peter. Tom Bodett and Peter Grosz each has three points and Kyrie O'Connor has two.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat December 31, 2011

Prediction

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what disorder will we discover next? Mr. Tom Bodett?

TOM BODETT: In a not altogether terrible development, we will see the onset of affable bowel syndrome.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Kyrie O'Connor?

KYRIE O'CONNOR: Twitter compulsive disorder, the need to obsessively count the number of characters in everything you say and stop when you get to...

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: And Peter Grosz?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat December 24, 2011

Limericks

Carl reads three limericks about the big stories from the UK this year: An Abduction, A Tasteless Story, and The Best Excuse Ever.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat December 24, 2011

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat December 24, 2011

Prediction

The Mayans say the world will end in 2012. Our panelists predict how it'll happen.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat December 24, 2011

Carl's Holiday Letters

Carl reads three holiday letters from this year's newsmakers, including a family with a son on Wall Street; a man who can't stop bragging, and an annoyed media baron.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat December 24, 2011

Opening Panel Round

Our panelists answer questions about some of the biggest stories in 2011 ... Social Media claims another victim.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat December 24, 2011

Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell three stories about health care in the UK.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat December 24, 2011

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Fri December 23, 2011 4:01 pm

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CARL KASELL, HOST:

From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell. We're playing this week with Nick Hancock, Alonzo Bodden and Paula Poundstone. And here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat December 17, 2011

Bluff The Listener

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CARL KASELL, HOST:

From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell. We're playing this week with Paula Poundstone, Maz Jobrani, and Jessi Klein. And here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thank you so much. Right now, it's time for the WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME! Bluff the Listener game. Call 1-888-Wait-Wait to play our game on the air.

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