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 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.

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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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 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.

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

Panel Round Two

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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 Jessi Klein, Paula Poundstone and Maz Jobrani. And here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you. Thank you so much.

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SAGAL: In just a minute, Carl's got rhyme-nuts roasting on an open fire in the Listener Limerick Challenge.

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

Limericks

Originally published on Sat December 17, 2011 10:46 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 or leave a message at 1-888-Wait-Wait. That's 1-888-924-8924. You can click the contact us link on our website waitwait.npr.org, there you can find out about attending our weekly live shows here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago.

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12:00 pm
Sat December 17, 2011

Prediction

Originally published on Sat December 17, 2011 10:46 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, Panel, who will be Time's Person of the Year in 2012? Paula Poundstone?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: I think it's going to be Pat from Sheboygan because if all goes right, she's going to give us health and wealth.

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SAGAL: Jessi Klein?

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