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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Limericks

Mar 28, 2020

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Predictions

Mar 28, 2020

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Now, panel, what did we learn about you on video meetings this week? Adam Burke.

ADAM BURKE: Well, no one teleconferences with me, so I just prerecord a bunch of videos of me in different costumes. So they would learn that I don't really work well as a team.

SAGAL: Negin Farsad.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 28, 2020

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Now it's time to go onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which they answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as they can. Each correct answer now worth two points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Predictions

Mar 21, 2020

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Now, panel, what new business will be created to help everyone stuck in their homes? Luke Burbank.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 21, 2020

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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 they can. Each correct answer is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 21, 2020

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Coming up, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank. But first, it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call or leave a message at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT - that's 1-888-924-8924.

Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

KIMBERLY MASON: Hi, Peter.

Predictions

Mar 14, 2020

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Now, panel, what is our audience doing right now instead of being here? Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: Online, of course, while they're eating hoarded Oreos, alternating between binge cringing the news and developing crafts to sell on Etsy and Pinterest.

SAGAL: Helen Hong.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 14, 2020

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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 they can - each correct answer's now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 14, 2020

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Predictions

Mar 7, 2020

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Now, panel, what will Jill Biden do next? Demi Adejuyigbe.

DEMI ADEJUYIGBE: She's going to marry Joe's sister so that his mistake makes sense.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: Dr. Jill Biden will get Joe Biden's forehead to move.

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 7, 2020

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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 they can. Each correct answer is worth 2 points. Bill, can you give us the score?

Limericks

Mar 7, 2020

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Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

COLLEEN KANE: Hi, this is Colleen from Clinton, N.Y.

SAGAL: Hello, Colleen from Clinton, N.Y. How are you?

KANE: I'm fine, thanks.

SAGAL: All right. And what do you do there?

KANE: I am a law clerk for a Supreme Court judge.

Predictions

Feb 29, 2020

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Now panel, what will be the next show for seniors?

Joel Kim Booster.

JOEL KIM BOOSTER: "RuPaul's Drag Race" for seniors. Sissy, that walker.

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 29, 2020

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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 they can. Each correct answer is now worth two points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Feb 29, 2020

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