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!
5:23 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Eat This

Originally published on Sat January 5, 2013 11:29 am

Classic questions for our panel about food and drink.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
1:43 am
Sat December 29, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat December 29, 2012 11:08 am

Our panelists tell us three stories of political adversaries coming together, only one of which is true.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
1:43 am
Sat December 29, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat December 29, 2012 11:08 am

Our panelists answer questions about politics throughout history: The Number One Rule of Legislating.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
1:43 am
Sat December 29, 2012

Tippecanoe And Carl, Too

Originally published on Sat December 29, 2012 11:08 am

Carl reads political slogans, our panelists identify which ones are real and which ones we just made up.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:14 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat December 22, 2012 11:37 am

Our panelists tell three stories about people trying to ruin Christmas.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:14 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat December 22, 2012 11:37 am

Our panelists predict, what will America look like after we go off the Fiscal Cliff?

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:14 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Originally published on Sat December 22, 2012 11:37 am

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week's news: Cliffmas is Coming; Baking for Boys; The Official Wait Wait Couple of the Year.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:42 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat December 15, 2012 11:25 am

Our panelists predict what big newsmakers will be getting for Christmas this year.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:42 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat December 15, 2012 11:25 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

We want to remind everyone to join us here most weeks at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago. For tickets and more information, you can go to wbez.org, and you can find a link at our website, which is waitwait.npr.org.

There you can also find out about the upcoming WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME! live cinema event May 2nd of next year: you'll finally get your chance to judge our appearance live on the silver screen along with the rest of the country.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:42 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat December 15, 2012 11:25 am

Transcript

CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell. We're playing this week with Tom Bodett, Jessi Klein, and Luke Burbank. And, here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thank you everybody. In just a minute, Carl insists on re-watching his favorite movie Hot Tub Rhyme Machine.

(LAUGHTER)

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