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!
5:51 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: A Beef-tacular Discovery; Sorry, Ladies ... You Can't Handle These Chips; The Queen's Walker.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:51 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:51 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Prediction

In a recent speech, Mitt Romney announced there was a list of words he wasn't allowed to say. Our panelists predict what those words are.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:51 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: A Healthy Reason to Eat Junk Food; Sinking the USS Chivalry; Science Solves a Condiment Conundrum.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:25 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat May 19, 2012 3:22 pm

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:25 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat May 19, 2012 3:22 pm

Our panelists predict where we'll find that $3 billion lost by JP Morgan Chase.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:25 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat May 19, 2012 3:22 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. We're playing this week with Brian Babylon, Roxanne Roberts, and Charlie Pierce. And, here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:25 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

The Wait Wait Upfronts

Originally published on Sat May 19, 2012 3:22 pm

Carl reads descriptions of three new TV shows based on the week's news, and a caller has to guess what they're about: Bye-Bye Billions, Hello Billions, and Virtue and Vice.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:25 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat May 19, 2012 3:22 pm

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: A Giant Pain.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:25 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat May 19, 2012 3:22 pm

Our panelists tell us three stories of government probes, only one of which is true.

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