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!
6:07 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat October 27, 2012 11:24 am

Our panelists tell us three stories of newfangled punishments, only one of which is true.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:07 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat October 27, 2012 11:24 am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:04 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Just a Pretty Face, Like 'N Sync But Tinier, Flatscreen Flatline.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:04 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: First up: A Yankee tries to get to first base.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:04 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week's news: Barack Strikes Back; Dopestrong; The Fall Guy.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:04 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: Aging Gracefully, What Will the Dog Eat Now, Smellular Phones, and Turn It Down.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:42 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Actor Tom Hanks Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat October 13, 2012 11:05 am

Oscar-winning actor and star of The Da Vinci Code, Tom Hanks, plays our game called "You're the meanest, cruelest, nastiest drunkest lout in Hollywood." Three questions about some of Hollywood's biggest louts.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:42 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Singer Linda Rondstat Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat October 13, 2012 11:05 am

Music legend Linda Ronstadt plays a game called "They said we were mad at the academy! Mad I tell you!" Three questions about strange, but real, patents in recent years.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:42 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Actress Carrie Fisher Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat October 13, 2012 11:05 am

Actress and novelist Carrie Fisher plays our game called, "Okay, it's complicated and expensive and it never worked, but at least this Star Wars doesn't have Ewoks." Three questions for the Star Wars actress about Ronald Reagan's Star Wars missile defense program.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:42 am
Sat October 6, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat October 6, 2012 11:53 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 his week with Amy Dickinson, Maz Jobrani, and Paula Poundstone. 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 so much. It's time for the WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME Bluff the Listener game. Call 1-888-Wait-Wait to play any of our games on the air. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME.

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