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!
6:11 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat July 14, 2012 12:10 pm

Our panelists tell us three stories of a celebrity workplace hazard, only one of which is true.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:11 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat July 14, 2012 12:10 pm

More questions for the panel: We All Scream, Buzzkill and Something's Fishy.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:11 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Limericks

Originally published on Sat July 14, 2012 12:10 pm

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Making A Splash, Apocalypse Realty and Putting the "Big" in Big Toe.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:11 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat July 14, 2012 12:10 pm

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:44 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Actor Tony Shalhoub Takes A Quiz About Nuns

Originally published on Tue October 29, 2013 4:38 pm

Tony Shalhoub is a normal guy who's become famous playing eccentric people. He was the obsessed Italian chef in Big Night, the alien pawnshop owner in the Men in Black movies, and, of course, the obsessive compulsive detective on the TV series Monk. Now, Tony has gone back to Broadway in Lend Me a Tenor.

In true "Not My Job" fashion: because Tony has played a Monk, we're going to ask him three questions about nuns.

Originally broadcast March 6, 2010

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5:44 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Mo Moments

Originally published on Sat July 7, 2012 1:11 pm

Transcript

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 again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl. Thanks everybody.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Listen, this week we are doing just what we are told. It's a listener request edition of WAIT WAIT. And one thing many of you asked for was an all Mo show.

(APPLAUSE)

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5:44 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Bill Clinton Takes A Quiz About My Little Ponies

Clinton Global Initiative

Originally published on Sat July 7, 2012 1:11 pm

In 2005, President Clinton founded the Clinton Global Initiative to address "the world's most pressing challenges." In 2011 in Chicago, Clinton hosted the CGI America meeting, with a focus on job creation and economic growth in the U.S.

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5:44 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

What's Carl This Time?

Originally published on Sat July 7, 2012 1:11 pm

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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, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl. Thanks everybody. We have got a special show for you all today. It's our second ever Listener Request show, in which we asked via Twitter and our blog, to tell us what you're favorite WAIT WAIT moments were from the last year or so.

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5:44 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Rapper Ice-T Takes A Quiz On Pantyhose

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Originally published on Sat July 7, 2012 1:11 pm

Ice-T has made a name for himself in rap, metal, breakdance movies, video games, and, most recently, on Law and Order: SVU. We're hoping to pitch him on our new idea for a TV show: Law and Order: NPR, in which we solve crimes and then encourage the still traumatized but grateful victims to pledge at any level.

Ice-T appeared in the documentary Pimps Up, Ho's Down, so we've invited him to play a game called "Pimps Up, Pantyhose Down." Three questions about a different kind of hos(e.)

Originally broadcast on May 15, 2010

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5:44 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Rhyme Tyme

Originally published on Sat July 7, 2012 1:11 pm

Transcript

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 again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl. Thank you everybody, you're so great. So this week, we're turning the producer's chair over to you, as we broadcast the segments and moments from the show that you told us you most wanted to hear again.

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