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

Nov 14, 2020

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Now, panel, when they start putting on the commercials for the COVID vaccine, what will the people in the commercials be doing? Joanna Hausmann.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 14, 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 14, 2020

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Lightning Fill In The Blanks

Nov 7, 2020

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Hey, it's time for 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 now worth 2 points.

Bill, can you please give us the scores?

Limericks

Nov 7, 2020

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Predictions

Nov 7, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the next thing a state will legalize? Helen Hong.

HELEN HONG: California and New York will both legalize bringing an emotional support Canadian to the polls next election.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE SOUND EFFECT)

SAGAL: Maz Jobrani.

Panel Questions

Oct 31, 2020

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All right. Some questions for you about the rest of the week's news. Faith, a New York state trooper was suddenly transferred from his post in Albany up to a remote town near the Canadian border. New York political observers believe that was because the trooper made what key mistake?

Predictions

Oct 31, 2020

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Now, panel, will would be the big surprise on Tuesday night? Adam Burke.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 31, 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's now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Oct 31, 2020

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Predictions

Oct 24, 2020

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Now, panel, who's going to get caught with their camera on next? Eugene Cordero.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 24, 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?

BILL KURTIS: Maeve has two.

Limericks

Oct 24, 2020

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Sarah Cooper makes TikTok videos of herself perfectly lip-syncing President Trump's actual speeches, so we've invited her to play a game called "Dubbing Trouble." Originally broadcast June 6, 2020.

Three questions for the bronze medal winner about people stealing other people's ideas or products. Originally broadcast May 16, 2020.

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