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. 

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Prediction

Feb 4, 2017

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will be the big surprise coming out of this weekend's Super Bowl.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 4, 2017

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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 with each correct answer now worth two points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Feb 4, 2017

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Prediction

Jan 28, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 28, 2017

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Now it is time to move onto 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

Jan 28, 2017

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Prediction

Jan 21, 2017

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists, now that the Trump era has begun, what will be the biggest surprise out of President Trump's first week in office?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 21, 2017

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, it is time to move onto 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

Jan 21, 2017

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Prediction

Jan 14, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blanks

Jan 14, 2017

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Finally, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank, the most exciting three minutes in publicly funded audio entertainment.

(LAUGHTER)

Limericks

Jan 14, 2017

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BILL KURTIS: Now, it just so happens that Ms. Yearwood is married to a man with something of a musical career himself. Superstar Garth Brooks joined us in November. Peter asked Garth about his background.

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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 hose at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill. Thanks everybody. This week...

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Chicago, our home, has become a hot bed of TV productions. So much so you can go out, throw a rock, and hit a beloved actor. And stunning them that way makes it easier to drag them into our auditorium.

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BILL KURTIS: If we've failed to prove to you that 2016 wasn't so bad, if you're feeling a little blue, then all you need to do is listen to Esperanza Spalding.

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Reflections On 2016

Dec 31, 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 everybody. Thank you, Bill.

(APPLAUSE)

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BILL KURTIS: Many people got wonderful new homes in 2016. Well, they did if they were on the "Property Brothers," the hit home makeover show starring two identical twins from Canada. Jonathan and Drew Scott joined us in April.

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Prediction

Dec 24, 2016

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 24, 2016

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Now onto 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?

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