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 November 12, 2011

Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell three stories, only one of which is true.

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

Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: Out of Patience, and Detroit Takes A Stand.

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

Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Something Spins Off Into The Sunset, Limited Mobility Is The New Black, and The Skinny On Why Your Partner Is Skinny.

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

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat November 12, 2011 12:08 am

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PETER SAGAL, host: Now it's time to move on to 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: Charlie Pierce has the lead, Peter. He has four points. Tom Bodett and Amy Dickinson are tied for second. They both have three points.

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

Prediction

Now that he's stepping down as Prime Minister of Italy, our panelists predict what Silvio Berlusconi will do next.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat November 5, 2011

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat November 5, 2011 10:47 am

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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, Peter Grosz and Kyrie O'Connor. And here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat November 5, 2011

Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: iPadasaurus, What Studies Show About Studies, and A Channel You Won't Watch.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat November 5, 2011

Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: What Men Want, Cafe con Carne, and the Moon in Moonlight Sonata.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat November 5, 2011

Who's Carl This Time?

Carl reads three quotes from the week's news: Cain Acts Presidential, Drachma Drama, and 'Till A Few Weeks Later Do They Part.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat November 5, 2011

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat November 5, 2011 10:47 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, host: Right now, panel, it's time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Kyrie, this week in Colorado, there's outrage after yet another performance enhancing drug scandal. The winner of what competition has tested positive for a banned substance?

KYRIE O'CONNOR: It'll be one of those cup stacking things or...

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: No.

O'CONNOR: Not the thing where you pack the grocery bags.

SAGAL: No.

O'CONNOR: Can I have a hint?

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