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  • 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
  • Saturday, March 15, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) Who's Carl This Time 2) Panel Round One 3) Bluff The Listener 4) Not My Job: Wing-Suit Explorer Joby Ogwyn Gets Quizzed On Wings (The Band) 5) Panel Round Two 6) Limericks 7) Lightning Fill In The Blank 8) Prediction

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

Opening Panel Round

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: The role John Kerry was born to play.

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

Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell three stories about new ways to fake greatness.

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

Prediction

With speculation rampant, our panelists predict who Mitt Romney will choose as his running mate.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:54 am
Sat June 16, 2012

Prediction

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what animal has a secret life? Mr. Roy Blount, Jr.?

ROY BLOUNT JR.: Monkeys. They are appalled by their portrayal in the popular culture, because they have no sense of humor. They also think that when you bang two little cymbals together it sounds really pretty.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Amy Dickinson?

AMY DICKINSON: Those blind and naked mole rats aren't actually naked. These shy, nocturnal creatures are really wearing teeny tiny spandex body suits.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:21 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 9:54 am

More questions for the panel: Leave No Child Blue, An Aviation Innovation, and They Do More Than Waddle.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:21 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Limericks

Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 9:54 am

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Models Need A Change, Skinnysaurus, and A Shelled Split.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:21 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 9:54 am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:21 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 9:54 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.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thank you all so much. Thank you so much. I'm just as excited as you are. We have a great show for you today. We've got the great novelist John Irving coming on to play our game later.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:21 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 9:54 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

We want to remind everyone to join us here most weeks at the Chase Bank Auditorium. For tickets and more information about upcoming shows in Chicago and our show in Cleveland June 28th, 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.

Maz, some good news. This week Congress asked the TSA to stop pat-downs and other invasive procedures with a particularly vulnerable segment of citizens. Who?

MAZ JOBRANI: The elderly.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:21 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat June 16, 2012 9:54 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 this week with Maz Jobrani, Amy Dickinson, and Roy Blount, Jr. And, here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl. Thank you so much.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Right now, it's time for the WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME! Bluff the Listener game. Call 1-888-Wait-Wait to play our game on the air. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:12 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat June 9, 2012 9:32 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

We want to remind everybody that they can 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, of course it is time for you to answer some questions about the week's news.

Roxanne, to allay concerns from an increasingly nervous public, the Centers for Disease Control issued a statement saying that there is, in fact, no real danger of what?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:12 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat June 9, 2012 9:32 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, P.J. O'Rourke and Roxanne Roberts. And, here again is your host, at The Music Center at Strathmore, in North Bethesda, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Right now, it is for the WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME! Bluff the Listener game. Call 1-888-Wait-Wait to play our game on the air. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:12 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat June 9, 2012 9:32 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 this week with Roxanne Roberts, P.J. O'Rourke and Mo Rocca. And, here again is your host, at The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl. Thanks everybody.

(APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:12 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Limericks

Originally published on Sat June 9, 2012 9:32 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 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 and our upcoming show in Cleveland on June 28th.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:12 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat June 9, 2012 9:32 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's time to move on to our final, 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 they can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL: Roxanne Roberts has the lead, Peter. She has four points. Mo Rocca and P.J. O'Rourke are tied for second; they both have two.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:12 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat June 9, 2012 9:32 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what problem will Disney solve next? Mr. P.J. O'Rourke?

P.J. O'ROURKE: Peace, love and understanding, which is why they're getting rid of Donald Duck.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts?

ROXANNE ROBERTS: It will save the Miss Universe pageant by allowing women, women who used to be men, fairy princesses and transgendered mice with big ears.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Mo Rocca?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:12 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Originally published on Sat June 9, 2012 9:32 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 Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:00 am
Sat June 2, 2012

Actor Gary Oldman Plays Not My Job

Giuseppe Cacace AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat June 2, 2012 10:03 am

It was a huge surprise in Hollywood last week when actor Gary Oldman got an Academy Award nomination for his performance in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy — people weren't surprised that he was nominated, but they were shocked that this was the first time.

We've invited Oldman to answer three questions about Up With People — a horde of wholesome, smiley young people who performed four Super Bowl halftime shows back in the day.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:00 am
Sat June 2, 2012

Baseball's 'Iron Man' Cal Ripken Plays Not My Job

Cal Ripken Jr., pictured above in 1997, spent his entire career playing for the Baltimore Orioles. He retired in 2001.
Ted Mathias AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat June 2, 2012 10:03 am

Cal Ripken Jr. knows streaks. The Baseball Hall of Famer played 21 years with the Baltimore Orioles and holds the record for most consecutive games played.

We've invited Ripken to play a game called "You want to see a real streak? Here, hold my pants." Ripken is known for playing 2,632 consecutive games, but we don't think it counts as a streak because he was wearing clothes. We'll ask him three questions about sports' real streakers.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:38 am
Sat June 2, 2012

A Classic Summer Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat June 2, 2012 9:00 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, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl. Thank you everybody.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Today is our Summer Solstice Celebration. We'll be dancing naked at midnight, enacting ancient fertility rites and sacrificing goats to ensure a fruitful growing season.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:38 am
Sat June 2, 2012

Simon Pegg Plays Not My Job

Samir Hussein Getty Images

Originally published on Sat June 2, 2012 9:00 am

Simon Pegg is living every nerd's dream: He grew up watching Star Wars, Star Trek and horror movies, then started making movies of his own. He played Scotty in the new version of Star Trek and is starring in Steven Spielberg's latest, Paul.

We've invited Pegg to play a game called: "And he makes a poke check while head-deking in the crease!" Three questions about an obscure little game called "ice hockey."

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:38 am
Sat June 2, 2012

Another Classic Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat June 2, 2012 9:00 am

Our panelists tell stories of parents going the extra mile to toughen up their kids, only one of which is true.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:51 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!
3:51 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!
3:51 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Carl reads three quotes from the weeks news: The 2012 Ad Wars Get an Early Start; Space Taxi!; and An Idle Idol Finale.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:51 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: The Greatest Duh-liberative Body in the World.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:51 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell three stories about improving customer service.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:51 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!
3:51 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!
3:25 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat May 19, 2012 1:22 pm

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

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