Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Saturday 1:00 p.m.
Peter Sagal

For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR. Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightning speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. 

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:38 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 10:27 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, who will be the next American ambassador to Cuba and why? Paula Poundstone?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Amy Pascal from Sony...

(LAUGHTER)

POUNDSTONE: ...'Cause she's not a great secret keeper so our new relationship will be open and honest.

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:38 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 10:27 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now on to our final game, "Lightning Fill In The Blank." Each of our players now has 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can - each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:38 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 10:27 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:34 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 10:59 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what souvenir did the royal couple bring home? Charlie Pierce?

CHARLIE PIERCE: His and hers genuine Rolex watches that they found at a great price on a card table along Seventh Avenue.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Shelby Fero?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:34 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 10:59 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 now has 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, could you give us the scores.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:34 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 10:59 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:14 am
Sat December 6, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 11:56 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what is next for the Girl Scouts? Mr. Mo Rocca.

MO ROCCA: The Thin Mint will be renamed the Not Necessarily Thin Because Girl Scouts Don't Body Shame Mint.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:14 am
Sat December 6, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 11:56 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now on to our final game Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:14 am
Sat December 6, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat December 6, 2014 11:56 am

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:51 am
Sat November 29, 2014

Menage A Mouse

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: We'll finish our special Thanksgiving show with one more thing to be thankful for. You're not a laboratory mouse.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Although, as we reported last summer, there are bright spots to a lab mouse's life.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

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