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!
10:05 am
Sat January 3, 2015

Secrets Of The Amazon Dot Com

Originally published on Sat January 3, 2015 10:57 am

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I’m Bill Kurtis. And here’s your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thanks everybody.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:05 am
Sat January 3, 2015

Us, Weakly

Originally published on Sat January 3, 2015 10:57 am

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: This just in, in 2014 famous people did stupid things.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Here’s our celebrity coverage from 2014. Including one story in which an actual board certified celebrity, Miss Rosie Perez, joins in to comment.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:08 am
Sat December 27, 2014

TMZ TMI

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:08 am
Sat December 27, 2014

Weird Science

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:08 am
Sat December 27, 2014

Artsy, But Mostly Fatsy

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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!
9:38 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!
9:34 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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