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    Stories: 1) Not My Job: Pianist Emanuel Ax Takes A Quiz On Axe Body Spray 2) Not My Job: Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Gets Quizzed On The Future 3) Bluff The Listener 4) A New Study Says ... 5) Not My Job: Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake Gets Quizzed On Winter Sports
  • Saturday, April 12, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) Who's Carl This Time 2) Panel Round One 3) Bluff The Listener 4) Not My Job: Filmmaker Errol Morris Gets Quizzed On Mickey Rooney 5) Panel Round Two 6) Limericks 7) Lightning Fill In The Blank 8) Prediction
  • Saturday, April 5, 2014 3:06pm
    Stories: 1) Who's Carl This Time 2) Panel Round One 3) Bluff The Listener 4) Play Ball! Comedian Amy Schumer Plays Not My Job 5) Panel Round Two 6) Limericks 7) Lightning Fill In The Blank 8) Prediction
  • Saturday, March 29, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) Who's Carl This Time 2) Panel Round One 3) Bluff The Listener 4) Violinist Itzhak Perlman Gets Quizzed On Ron Perlman 5) Panel Round Two 6) Limericks 7) Lightning Fill In The Blank 8) Prediction
  • Saturday, March 22, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) Who's Carl This Time 2) Panel Round One 3) Bluff The Listener 4) Not My Job: We Ask Football And Old Spice Star Terry Crews About Cruises 5) Panel Round Two 6) Limericks 7) Lightning Fill In The Blank 8) Prediction

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:42 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat July 28, 2012 10:56 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

We want to remind everybody they can join us here most weeks at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago. And this September 20th, we will be at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. For tickets and more information, go to wbez.org and you can find a link at our website which is, as always, waitwait.npr.org.

Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Simon, good news for travelers, thanks to a ruling last week, you are now free to do what when you're passing through airport security?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:53 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Opening Panel Round

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

We want to remind everybody they can join us here most weeks at the Chase Bank Auditorium in beautiful downtown Chicago, Illinois. For tickets and more information, you go to wbez.org, and you can find a link over at our website, which is waitwait.npr.org.

Right now, panel, of course, it is your turn to answer some questions about the weeks' news. Jessi, the company responsible for the Your Baby Can Read products announced it was going bust this week, after people finally realized what?

JESSI KLEIN: Their baby cannot read.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:53 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Bluff The Listener

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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 his week with Jessi Klein, Brian Babylon 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)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:53 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, on to our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill in the blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL: Paula Poundstone has the lead, Peter. She has four points. Jessi Klein has three. Brian Babylon has two points.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:53 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Prediction

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what is in Mitt Romney's tax returns? Paula Poundstone?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: The story of a little fella who dreamed of making lots of money, and did.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Jessi Klein?

JESSI KLEIN: Last year, his largest multimillion dollar investment was in a very rare Beanie Baby.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Brian Babylon?

BRIAN BABYLON: He actually bought the phantom tollbooth and tried to write it off as a tax write-off.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:53 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Limericks

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PETER SAGAL, 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 you can click the contact us link on our website waitwait.npr.org, there you can find out about attending our weekly live shows at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:53 pm
Fri July 20, 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 Paula Poundstone, Brian Babylon and Jessi Klein. And, here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: In just a minute, Carl is chosen to be Mitt Rhyme-Ney's running mate.

(LAUGHTER)

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2:53 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Who's Carl 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, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thank you. Thank you everybody. I will tell you, I am just as excited as you are, because the guest on our show later on will be someone who's dear to my heart, Norton Juster. He's the author of "The Phantom Tollbooth." That was my very favorite book when I was a kid.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:11 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Limericks

Originally published on Sat July 14, 2012 10:10 am

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

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:11 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat July 14, 2012 10:10 am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:11 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat July 14, 2012 10:10 am

Our panelists predict what will be the big surprise at the Olympic Opening Ceremonies in a couple weeks.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:11 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Originally published on Sat July 14, 2012 10:10 am

Carl reads three quotes from the week's news: A Chilly Reception, Tour de Courtroom, and An Amicable Split.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:11 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat July 14, 2012 10:10 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

We want to remind everybody they can join us here most weeks at the Chase Bank Auditorium. For tickets and more information, go to wbez.org, or 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.

Roxanne, the U.S. Olympic uniforms were unveiled this week. Ralph Lauren designed them. They're supposed to represent the best of American values. But some are upset with these outfits. Why?

ROXANNE ROBERTS: Because they were made in China.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:11 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat July 14, 2012 10:10 am

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

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:11 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat July 14, 2012 10:10 am

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

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:44 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Actor Tony Shalhoub Takes A Quiz About Nuns

Originally published on Tue October 29, 2013 2:38 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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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:44 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Mo Moments

Originally published on Sat July 7, 2012 11:11 am

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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 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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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:44 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Bill Clinton Takes A Quiz About My Little Ponies

Clinton Global Initiative

Originally published on Sat July 7, 2012 11:11 am

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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3:44 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

What's Carl This Time?

Originally published on Sat July 7, 2012 11:11 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, 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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3:44 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Rapper Ice-T Takes A Quiz On Pantyhose

Andrew H. Walker Getty Images

Originally published on Sat July 7, 2012 11:11 am

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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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:44 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Rhyme Tyme

Originally published on Sat July 7, 2012 11:11 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, 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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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:44 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

He Cannot Lie

Originally published on Sat July 7, 2012 11:11 am

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CARL KASELL: Being NPR, we often turn to experts for their opinion and their analysis.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

And you wanted to hear again from someone we brought onto the show in April of 2010, when we needed a particular perspective on an important story. Joining us as well were panelists Roxanne Roberts, Mo Rocca and Charlie Pierce.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:48 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat June 30, 2012 10:13 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 Mo Rocca, Kyrie O'Connor, and Alonzo Bodden. And, here again is your host, at Playhouse Square in Cleveland Ohio, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl. Thanks everybody. Now, it's time to play the WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME! Bluff the listener game. To play our games call 1-888-Wait-Wait. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:48 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat June 30, 2012 10:13 am

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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 Mo Rocca, Kyrie O'Connor, and Alonzo Bodden. And, here again is your host, at Playhouse Square in Cleveland Ohio, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:48 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Limericks

Originally published on Sat June 30, 2012 10:13 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, 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 back at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago. You can also check out our How to do Everything podcast. This week, Mike and Ian explain how to be a Wimbledon ball boy even if you are no longer a boy.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:48 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat June 30, 2012 10:13 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, it's time for our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of our players has 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill in the blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL: Mo Rocca has the lead, Peter. He has three points.

MO ROCCA: My gosh.

SAGAL: Alonzo Bodden and Kyrie O'Connor are tied for second. They both have two points.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:48 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat June 30, 2012 10:13 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what CNN headline should we be skeptical about when we see it? Alonzo Bodden?

ALONZO BODDEN: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to run the New York Marathon.

(LAUGHTER)

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Kyrie O'Connor?

KYRIE O'CONNOR: Brussel sprouts, the new aphrodisiac.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: And Mo Rocca?

MO ROCCA: Breaking news.

(LAUGHTER)

(APPLAUSE)

CARL KASELL: Well, if we see any of those headlines, panel, we'll ask you about it on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:48 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Originally published on Sat June 30, 2012 10:13 am

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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 State Theater at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Ohio, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you so much, Carl. Thanks, everybody. We are proud to announce, after a lot of thought and prayer, we have decided to take our talents to Cleveland.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: To help us understand the wisdom of our choice, Cleveland's own Drew Carey will be joining us here later on.

(APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:48 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat June 30, 2012 10:13 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

We want to remind everyone to join us most weeks back at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago. For tickets and more information go to wbez.org, or 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.

Alonzo, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hates going from an air conditioned building to a hot and sticky car. So, to get his official SUV cooled down faster the mayor equipped the SUV with what?

ALONZO BODDEN: A remote starter?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:56 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: That Doesn't Even Look Like Me, $%#@&*! and A Date With Expiration.

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