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!
3:45 am
Sat April 21, 2012

Science Writer Mary Roach Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat April 21, 2012 12:03 pm

The science writer known for tackling death in her book Still, sex in her book Bonk and space travel in her latest book, Packing For Mars, takes a quiz in honor of the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Brothers. (Rebroadcast from Sept. 18, 2010)

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat April 14, 2012

Who's Carl This Time

Carl reads three quotes from the weeks news: A Grand Old Sendoff, March Madness and a Major League Misstep.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat April 14, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Don't Text and Maul.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat April 14, 2012

Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: A Bus For When You Feel Like You've Been Hit By a Bus, Slider Sommelier and an Adorable Expiration Date.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat April 14, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat April 14, 2012 5:30 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, how will Ozzie Guillen upset Miamians next time? Alonzo Bodden?

ALONZO BODDEN: Ozzie's going to lose his accent and when they can understand what he's saying, there's really going to be trouble.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Jessi Klein?

JESSI KLEIN: He will be caught on tape saying he loves everything about Florida except the old people.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Mo Rocca?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat April 14, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell us three stories of life before the Internet, only one of which is true.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat April 14, 2012

Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: Take This Job And Shove It, Some Assembly Required and You Want Who?

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat April 14, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat April 7, 2012

Prediction

Now that they've sanctioned strip searches for speeding tickets, our panelists predict what will be the next surprising Supreme Court ruling.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:00 pm
Sat April 7, 2012

Who's Carl This Time

Carl reads three quotes from the week's news: A Surprising Revelation About the GOP Front-Runner; The Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Clean Undies; Palin vs. Couric Round 2.

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