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 October 29, 2011

Who's Carl This Time?

Carl reads three quotes from the week's news: annoying Little Drummer Boys, the Cain mutiny; and the Earth reaches capacity.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat October 29, 2011

Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell three stories about people solving problems by giving up.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat October 29, 2011

Wait Wait Fashion Week

Our panelists test their knowledge of cutting-edge couture.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat October 29, 2011

Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: the economic force of the undead!

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat October 29, 2011

Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: The Tooth Fairy auctions her Beatles souvenirs; a healthy way to eat gold and the perils of youth marbling.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat October 29, 2011

Opening Panel Round

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Must-see Chinese TV.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat October 29, 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 October 22, 2011

Panel Round Two

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CARL KASSELL, 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 Mo Rocca, Paula Poundstone and Roy Blount, Jr. And here again is your host, at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Peter Sagal.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat October 22, 2011

Limericls

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

FRANK ELLIOTT: Hi, I'm Frank Elliott(ph) from Richland, Washington.

SAGAL: Now where's Richland?

ELLIOTT: It's sort of southeastern Washington. The part of the state that's not green at all.

SAGAL: Not green. What color is it?

ELLIOTT: Sort of tan.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat October 22, 2011

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, host: Now, onto our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of the 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 KASSELL, host: Paula Poundstone has the lead, Peter. She has four points. Mo Rocca has three. Roy Blount, Jr., has one.

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