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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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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12:00 pm
Sat December 31, 2011

Limericks

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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, or you can click the contact us link on our website, which is waitwait.npr.org; there you can find out about attending our weekly live shows back at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME.

ASHLEY BRAVO: Hi, my name is Ashley Bravo.

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

Opening Panel Round

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

We want to remind everyone they can join us most weeks back at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago. For tickets and more information, go to chicagopublicradio.org or you can find a link at our website: waitwait.npr.org.

Right now, panel, it's time for you answer some questions. Now this week, as we've said, they're all about health and fitness. Tom, nutritionists at Carnegie Mellon University have revealed the secret to staying thin. It has nothing to do with going to the gym or eating salads. They say you should just do what?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat December 31, 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 Tom Bodett, Peter Grosz and Kyrie O'Connor. And here again if your host, at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, Florida, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat December 31, 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 Tom Bodett, Kyrie O'Connor and Peter Grosz. And here again is your host, at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, Florida, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

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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 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.

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