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

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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!
8:13 am
Sat April 18, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 11:32 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

All right, it is time to play our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:13 am
Sat April 18, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 11:32 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:13 am
Sat April 18, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 11:32 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, where and when will we see a Gyrocopter again now that we finally know what one is? Maz Jobrani.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:11 am
Sat April 11, 2015

We Ask Australian Baz Luhrmann About Austria

Originally published on Sat April 11, 2015 11:16 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:11 am
Sat April 11, 2015

Skier Mikaela Shiffrin Gets Quizzed On Downhill Cheese Races

Originally published on Sat April 11, 2015 11:15 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:11 am
Sat April 11, 2015

Brat Pack Member Rob Lowe Gets Quizzed On Bratwurst

Originally published on Sat April 11, 2015 11:15 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:32 am
Sun April 5, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sun April 5, 2015 11:40 am

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MIKE PESCA, HOST:

In just a minute, we will ask our panelists, now that we've mended our relationships with Cuba and Iran, who would know we make friends with next?

PESCA: Now panel, who will we make friends with next? P.J. O'Rourke.

O'ROURKE: Indiana.

(LAUGHTER)

PESCA: Paula Poundstone.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:11 am
Sat April 4, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sun April 5, 2015 11:40 am

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MIKE PESCA, 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 worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:11 am
Sat April 4, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sun April 5, 2015 11:40 am

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MIKE PESCA, HOST:

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9:11 am
Sat April 4, 2015

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sun April 5, 2015 11:40 am

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