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!
11:36 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat November 3, 2012 11:31 am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: First up: The Politics of Dating.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:24 am
Sat October 27, 2012

Who's Carl (Dressing Up As) This Time?

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CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell, and here's your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, filling in for Peter Sagal, Drew Carey.

(APPLAUSE)

DREW CAREY, HOST:

Carl. Thanks everybody. Thank you. Thanks everybody and thanks for wearing your nametags.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:24 am
Sat October 27, 2012

Opening Panel Round

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DREW CAREY, HOST:

And we want to remind everyone to join us here most weeks at Chase Bank Auditorium here in Chicago. For tickets and more information, go to wbez.org, and you can find a link at our website, waitwait.npr.org. Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Brian?

BRIAN BABYLON: Yeah.

CAREY: Hey, the "Bucket List" isn't just the title of a movie Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson made to get more money for prostitutes.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:24 am
Sat October 27, 2012

Panel Round Two

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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, Kyrie O'Connor, and Brian Babylon. And, here again is your host, filling in for Peter Sagal, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Drew Carey.

DREW CAREY, HOST:

Thanks, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

CAREY: Thanks, Carl. Once again, I'm sorry I'm not Peter.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:24 am
Sat October 27, 2012

Limericks

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DREW CAREY, HOST:

Coming up, it's Lightning Fill in the Blank, but first, it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call or leave a message at 1-888-Wait-Wait, that's 1-888-924-8924. Or, click the contact us link on our website waitwait.npr.org.

There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago and our upcoming show in Milwaukee November 15th. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

MARK TRENTESEAUX: Hello. My name is Mark Trenteseaux.

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

Prediction

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

Our panelists will predict who will be the next superhero to make a major life change.

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.

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