Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Saturday 1:00 p.m.
  • Hosted by 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. 

Wait Wait Don't Tell Me Home

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Panel Round Three

Jan 2, 2016
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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. And here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

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BILL KURTIS: Actress and comedian Jenny Slate was one of our favorite guests in 2015. And by replaying that interview now, she will immediately become on of your favorite guests of 2016.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)

JENNY SLATE: Hello.

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Every week we get to ask great people questions and occasionally they answer them. Maybe our favorite interview of the year, though, took place right at the beginning in January when we talked to funk legend George Clinton.

Panel Round Three

Dec 26, 2015
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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT… DON'T TELL ME from NPR, 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. Thank you.

(APPLAUSE)

Panel Round Two

Dec 26, 2015
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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT… DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. And here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

(APPLAUSE)

Limericks

Dec 19, 2015
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Prediction

Dec 19, 2015
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 19, 2015
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Prediction

Dec 12, 2015
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Now panel, what will be the big surprise in the new "Star Wars" movie? Luke Burbank.

LUKE BURBANK: Moviegoers will meet the new face of evil, Darth Vader's second cousin, Don Vader, whose helmet is made of a weird comb-over and who keeps talking about deporting all the wookies.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 12, 2015
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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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Dec 12, 2015
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Prediction

Dec 5, 2015
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Now panel, where might that Mark Zuckerman money be going? Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: He will fund a new social media site where people recognize each other from the backside called, Butt Facebook.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Paula Poundstone.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 5, 2015
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Now onto our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of our players...

PAULA POUNDSTONE: It's my favorite part.

Limericks

Dec 5, 2015
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