Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! (Rebroadcast)

Thursdays, 9pm - 10pm

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.

During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads what might be characterized as the news Olympics. Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightening speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. Listeners vie for a chance to win the most coveted prize in radio: having official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell record the outgoing message on their home answering machine.

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Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! is co-produced by NPR and Chicago Public Radio.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:55 am
Sat February 28, 2015

Prediction

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what is next for rats now that their name has been cleared when it comes to plague? Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: They're going to band together and form a class-action lawsuit against all the unions for defamation for making them come off as scabs.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:55 am
Sat February 28, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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?

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11:55 am
Sat February 28, 2015

Limericks

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:59 am
Sat February 21, 2015

Not My Job: 'Elementary, My Dear (Dale) Watson'

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Then in November, we went down to Austin, Texas, and when you're in Austin, you talk to musicians. And if you want to talk to musicians, you talk to Dale Watson. But whatever you do, don't call him the king of country music.

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9:59 am
Sat February 21, 2015

Not My Job: Travel Guru Rick Steves Gets Quizzed On Steve Ricks

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: 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.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

(APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:59 am
Sat February 21, 2015

Not My Job: Actor Daniel Radcliffe Gets Quizzed On Chia Pets

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Speaking of Hogwarts, we hosted its most famous graduate last November.

BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: To maintain some privacy, Harry pretends to be an actor, Daniel Radcliff. We began by asking him about his image.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:06 am
Sat February 14, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat February 14, 2015 11:01 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what will be the next home appliance doing something it should not be doing? P.J. O'Rourke.

O'ROURKE: "50 Shades Of Grey" paraphernalia with GPS chips.

(LAUGHTER)

O'ROURKE: Who's using the handcuffs and where?

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:06 am
Sat February 14, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's time to move on to our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players has 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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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:06 am
Sat February 14, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat February 14, 2015 11:01 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:38 am
Sat February 7, 2015

Prediction

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what will be the next old-timey antique to come roaring back? Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: Another old-timey disease-infested thing making a comeback will be Paris Hilton.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Reza Aslan.

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