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

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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 February 11, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat February 11, 2012 11:35 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, who will finally swoop in and save the GOP? Paula Poundstone?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Giselle Bundchen, who will say to the Republicans, "my husband can't throw the ball and win the election at the same time."

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Tom Bodett?

TOM BODETT: We're going to need one part Newt Gingrich, one part Rudy Giuliani, one part Arnold Schwarzenegger - we're talking Vladmir Putin.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Roxanne Roberts?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 11, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Carl reads three quotes from the week's news: The Never-ending Story, Presidential Promises, and Protecting the Passer.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 4, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat February 4, 2012 11:05 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what is everybody going to be talking about after the Super Bowl? Mr. PJ O'Rourke?

PJ O'ROURKE: Well, Indiana's passed the right to work act and the unions are angry, and I think they've got an idea for a pretty attention getting protests. A bunch of burly AFL-CIO guys, this is not a wardrobe malfunction you're going to want to look at.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Charlie Pierce?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 4, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Carl reads three quotes from the weeks news: Poor Mitt; Half-time with Madonna; and Snakes on an Everglade.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 4, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell three stories about rosy economic indicators.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 4, 2012

Oops! I Did It Again

Carl reads some recent newspaper corrections.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 4, 2012

Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: Newt Reaches out to Florida Voters; Raiders of the Lost Yo Momma Joke.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 4, 2012

Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Love and Roaches; AyePhones; Aloof Aliens.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 4, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Doodie Calls!

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat February 4, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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