Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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NPR's oddly informative news quiz program provides a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers. Callers, panelists and guests compete by answering questions.

Official Judge and Scorekeeper: Bill Kurtis

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Limericks

6 hours ago

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

6 hours ago

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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?

Panel Questions

6 hours ago

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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 Helen Hong, Roy Blunt Jr. and Luke Burbank. And here, again, is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

Predictions

Dec 8, 2018

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Now, panel, what song will replace "Baby, It's Cold Outside" for our modern sensibilities? Peter Grosz.

PETER GROSZ: Based off of "Little Drummer Boy," we're going to get Little Dummy Boy about how much Paula loves Charlie McCarthy.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith Salie.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 8, 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 they answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Bill, can you give us the scores?

BILL KURTIS: Faith and Paula each have two. Peter has three.

Limericks

Dec 8, 2018

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

SEAN: Hi, this is Sean, calling from Atlanta, Ga.

SAGAL: And what do you do there?

SEAN: I'm a clinical tech, so I run the tests that physicians will order to diagnose your weird illness.

Predictions

Dec 1, 2018

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Now, panel, what will the InSight probe find when it digs into Mars? Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: It's going to find a new beach for Teletubbies.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Bim Adewunmi.

BIM ADEWUNMI: Another giant cow, like the one in Australia.

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 1, 2018

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

BILL KURTIS: Bim has four.

Limericks

Dec 1, 2018

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Senior White House adviser Josh Lyman was the most intelligent and effective political operative ever. Sadly, he's fictional. That being the case, we had to settle for talking with the actor who played him, Bradley Whitford.

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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 so much, Bill.

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Actor Mayim Bialik took the traditional path to stardom. She first hit it big as Blossom, and then she got an advanced degree in neuroscience. Then she hit it big again in "The Big Bang Theory."

Predictions

Nov 17, 2018

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Now, panel, what will be the next thing cities compete over? Adam Felber.

ADAM FELBER: They will compete to take in all the refugees from Brexit, providing work for thousands of bartenders, dentists, and chefs who can provide food without gluten or flavor.

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 17, 2018

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Now 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

Nov 17, 2018

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

SARAH DIAMOND PATTERSON: My name's Sarah Diamond Patterson. I'm calling from Knoxville, Tenn.

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