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

Thursdays, 9pm - 10pm
  • 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.

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 Bill Kurtis 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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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Lastly, in the spring, we headed up the highway to Milwaukee, Wis. And we decided to talk about something that all public radio listeners are obsessed with - NASCAR.

(LAUGHTER)

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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.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

(APPLAUSE)

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BILL KURTIS: Katie Couric might be the most famous journalist in the world. She made the "Today" show into a powerhouse and asked the most famous question ever asked to a vice presidential candidate - so what newspapers do you read?

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Prediction

Nov 19, 2016
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 19, 2016
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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 they can - each correct answer now worth 2 points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Nov 19, 2016
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Prediction

Nov 12, 2016
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 12, 2016
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it is 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 he or she can. Each correct answer is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Nov 12, 2016
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Prediction

Nov 5, 2016
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 5, 2016
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

It's time to move 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 they can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Nov 5, 2016
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Prediction

Oct 22, 2016
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 22, 2016
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Limericks

Oct 22, 2016
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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.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

(APPLAUSE)

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Lastly, in the spring of this year we went to Portland, Ore. And instead of talking to some bearded hipster, we talked to a straight-laced guy from Wisconsin, who also happened to be a star player for the Portland Trailblazers.

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Prediction

Oct 8, 2016
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 8, 2016
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Limericks

Oct 8, 2016
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Prediction

Oct 1, 2016
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 1, 2016
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Limericks

Oct 1, 2016
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Prediction

Sep 24, 2016
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Now, panel, what will be the big surprise out of Monday's debate? Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: That Donald Trump was born in Kenya.

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Amy Dickinson.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 24, 2016
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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

Limericks

Sep 24, 2016
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Limericks

Sep 10, 2016
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Prediction

Sep 10, 2016
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Lightning Fill-In-The-Blank

Sep 10, 2016
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