Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long 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. On the Web, you can play along too.

Limericks

Jul 21, 2018

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Prediction

Jul 14, 2018

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Now, panel, what will be the next feel-good story that everybody will be captivated by? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: Elon Musk will open up a chain of sandwich shops that serves kid-sized subs.

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SAGAL: Adam Burke.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jul 14, 2018

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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?

Limericks

Jul 14, 2018

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Not My Job: The Blue Man Group Turns 25

Jul 7, 2018

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Our show is 20 years old this year. But we are but a stripling - a doe-eyed fawn compared to the Blue Man Group. That show began in 1987 and is still playing in five cities across the U.S. and on tours around the world.

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It was about a year later we got around to speaking to her husband - Mr. Trisha Yearwood, also known as Garth Brooks - one of the biggest stars in the history of country music.

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Celebrating the birth of our nation this week and trying to come up with ways of avoiding mentioning how it looks at this age - so we're bringing you some interviews we did with some delightful people.

Prediction

Jun 30, 2018

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Now, panel, what will we find out is the least-common question Alexa gets asked? Negin Farsad.

NEGIN FARSAD: Will my parents ever respect my choices in life?

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Paula Poundstone.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: If I'm doing my own heart valve operation, can I use a cross-stitch?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 30, 2018

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Now onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds 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

Jun 30, 2018

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Predictions

Jun 23, 2018

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Now, panel, what will be the first thing our new American Space Force does - Alonzo Bodden?

ALONZO BODDEN: Hopefully, the first act of Space Force will be to remake "Solo" because that was just horrible.

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SAGAL: Faith Salie.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 23, 2018

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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?

Limericks

Jun 23, 2018

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Prediction

Jun 16, 2018

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Now, panel, what is next for that crazy now famous raccoon - Roxanne Roberts?

ROXANNE ROBERTS: Eager to cash in on her newfound fame, the raccoon wants to replace Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator.

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SAGAL: Hari Kondabolu?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 16, 2018

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Now, onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds 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

Jun 16, 2018

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 9, 2018

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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.

Limericks

Jun 9, 2018

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Panel Questions

Jun 9, 2018

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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. We're playing this week with Luke Burbank, Peter Grosz and Bim Adewunmi. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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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.

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Thank you, Bill.

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Bluff The Listener

Jun 2, 2018

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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 Segal.

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Thank you, Bill. So...

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Sometimes we talk to people who have even cooler jobs than we have. For example, John Nixon worked for the CIA for his entire career studying one man, Saddam Hussein. So who better to send to interview him when Hussein was captured?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 26, 2018

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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 is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

May 26, 2018

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Panel Questions

May 26, 2018

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Right now, panel, some more questions for you from the week's news. Paula, it's always exciting when your adult children finally move out to make it on their own. To help their son get out and start his own life, one New York couple did what?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Didn't they sue to get him out?

Prediction

May 19, 2018

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Now, panel, what will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's favorite wedding present be? - Tara Clancy.

TARA CLANCY: It's going to be a commemorative bucket from KFC...

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CLANCY: ...Because that's a real thing. The KFC in Windsor is giving out commemorative buckets.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 19, 2018

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Now, it's time to move 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?

Limericks

May 19, 2018

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Prediction

May 12, 2018

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Now, panel, what will be the next slogan to come out of the White House? Helen Hong.

HELEN HONG: Believe me. He who smelt it dealt it.

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HONG: Believe me.

SAGAL: Believe me.

HONG: Believe me...

SAGAL: Janelle James.

JANELLE JAMES: Hope change.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 12, 2018

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

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