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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Predictions

Dec 19, 2020

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Now, panel, what will replace Christmas trees this year? Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: Pyramids of empty Amazon boxes. And then we can wipe the British Commonwealth's eye (ph) with the day after Christmas being Unboxing Day.

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SAGAL: Helen Hong.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 19, 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. Bill, can you give us the scores?

BILL KURTIS: Helen has two. Peter has three. And Tom has three.

Limericks

Dec 19, 2020

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 12, 2020

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All right. 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?

Predictions

Dec 12, 2020

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Now, panel, who will be the first American to get the vaccine - Adam Burke?

Limericks

Dec 12, 2020

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Predictions

Dec 5, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be written on Joe Biden's cast? Faith Salie?

FAITH SALIE: Joe, put your feet up. I got this. XO, Kamala.

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JOBRANI: Jessi Klein.

JESSI KLEIN: I think Major the dog will write, one mistake, and you're getting a cat?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 5, 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

Dec 5, 2020

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Shiraishi is a pro at climbing sheer rock faces, so we've invited her to play a game called "Let's take the easy way up." Originally broadcast June 13, 2020.

Who's Bill Again?

Nov 28, 2020

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The Emmy and Tony award-winning actor will answer three questions about safe driving, inspired by classic driver's education films of yesteryear. Originally broadcast Aug. 8, 2020.

Predictions

Nov 21, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the big surprise in book two of President Obama's memoir? Paula Poundstone.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: He voted for Trump.

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SAGAL: Negin Farsad.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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

Limericks

Nov 21, 2020

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