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  • Saturday, July 19, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) Who's Bill This Time 2) Panel Round One 3) Bluff The Listener 4) Not My Job: French Laundry Chef Thomas Keller Gets Quizzed On Actual Laundry 5) Panel Round Two 6) Limericks 7) Lightning Fill In The Blank 8) Prediction
  • Saturday, July 12, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) Who's Bill This Time 2) Panel Round One 3) Bluff The Listener 4) Not My Job: Skier Mikaela Shiffrin Gets Quizzed On Downhill Cheese Races 5) Panel Round Two 6) Limericks 7) Lightning Fill In The Blank 8) Prediction
  • Saturday, July 5, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) The Amazing Carl 2) Not My Job: We Ask Football And Old Spice Star Terry Crews About Cruises 3) At Our Worst 4) Guess The Newsmaker 5) Actor Tony Shalhoub Takes A Quiz About Nuns 6) Bluff The Listener 7) Not My Job: Poet Billy Collins Takes A Quiz About Phil Collins
  • Saturday, June 28, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) Who's Bill This Time 2) Panel Round One 3) Bluff The Listener 4) Not My Job: Scarlett Johansson Gets Quizzed On Captain Scarlet 5) Panel Round Two 6) Limericks 7) Lightning Fill In The Blank 8) Prediction
  • Saturday, June 21, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) Who's Bill This Time 2) Panel Round One 3) Bluff The Listener 4) Not My Job: We Quiz A Member Of The '7 Up' Series About The Number 8 5) Panel Round Two 6) Limericks 7) Lightning Fill In The Blank 8) Prediction

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:15 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat January 26, 2013 9:01 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 so much, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:19 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Prediction

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will be the next big confession in the news? Peter Grosz?

PETER GROSZ: Oprah will admit that 15 years ago she and Lance Armstrong conspired for him to engage in doping, deny it for years, win seven Tours de France, get publicly humiliated, seek redemption on her show and save her lame spin-off network from total irrelevancy.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: What a scandal. Roxanne Roberts?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:44 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Limericks

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 10:19 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 wait.wait.npr.org.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:44 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 10:19 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 Mo Rocca, Peter Grosz and Roxanne Roberts. 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 finally admits that his girlfriend Rhymee-ah Limerickua was in fact a hoax.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:43 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Who's Carl This Time?

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 10:19 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 everybody. Thank you so much. We have a great show for you today. Later on, we've got Melinda Gates joining us, talking about...

(APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
1:18 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Who's Carl This Time?

Originally published on Sat January 12, 2013 9:09 am

Carl reads three quotes from the week's news: Loose Change, What's Hot Right Now, and A Popularity Contest.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
1:18 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat January 12, 2013 9:09 am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
1:18 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat January 12, 2013 9:09 am

More questions for the panel: Outsourcing Updates, and Bureaucrats Gas On.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:23 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

When In Doubt, Add Butter

Originally published on Sat January 5, 2013 9:29 am

Celebrity chef Paula Deen plays a quiz about tofu.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:23 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Eat This

Originally published on Sat January 5, 2013 9:29 am

Classic questions for our panel about food and drink.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:23 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Feeding The President

Originally published on Sat January 5, 2013 9:29 am

White House Chef Sam Kass joins us to play a quiz about things that are bad for you.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:43 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat December 29, 2012 9:08 am

Our panelists answer questions about politics throughout history: The Number One Rule of Legislating.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:43 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Tippecanoe And Carl, Too

Originally published on Sat December 29, 2012 9:08 am

Carl reads political slogans, our panelists identify which ones are real and which ones we just made up.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:43 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat December 29, 2012 9:08 am

Our panelists tell us three stories of political adversaries coming together, only one of which is true.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:14 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat December 22, 2012 9:37 am

Our panelists tell three stories about people trying to ruin Christmas.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:14 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat December 22, 2012 9:37 am

Our panelists predict, what will America look like after we go off the Fiscal Cliff?

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:14 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Originally published on Sat December 22, 2012 9:37 am

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week's news: Cliffmas is Coming; Baking for Boys; The Official Wait Wait Couple of the Year.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:42 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat December 15, 2012 9:25 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 Tom Bodett, Jessi Klein, and Luke Burbank. And, here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thank you everybody. In just a minute, Carl insists on re-watching his favorite movie Hot Tub Rhyme Machine.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:42 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat December 15, 2012 9:25 am

Our panelists predict what big newsmakers will be getting for Christmas this year.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:42 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat December 15, 2012 9:25 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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

There you can also find out about the upcoming WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME! live cinema event May 2nd of next year: you'll finally get your chance to judge our appearance live on the silver screen along with the rest of the country.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:19 am
Sat December 8, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat December 8, 2012 10:31 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.

(APPLAUSE)

KASELL: We're playing his week with Adam Felber, Paula Poundstone and Maz Jobrani. And here again is your host, at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:19 am
Sat December 8, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat December 8, 2012 10:31 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

It is time to go 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 they can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL: Maz Jobrani has the lead, Peter. He has four points. Paula Poundstone and Adam Felber are tied for second, each has two.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:19 am
Sat December 8, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat December 8, 2012 10:31 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about the week's news, of course. Maz, hold onto your hat, a shocking scientific discovery from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. According to psychology researchers, humans like what?

MAZ JOBRANI: Humans like what?

SAGAL: Yes. They discovered this scientifically.

JOBRANI: Scientifically, humans like food.

SAGAL: Even more than food.

JOBRANI: Air.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:52 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat December 1, 2012 9:31 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

We want to remind everybody they can join us here most weeks at the Chase Bank Auditorium, or in just a few days, this Thursday, at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles. For tickets and more information go to our website waitwait.npr.org.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:52 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat December 1, 2012 9:31 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 Adam Felber, Amy Dickinson, and Brian Babylon. And here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you so much.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thank you, Carl. In just a minute, Carl finally beats his favorite Nintendo 64 game: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Rhyme.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:52 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat December 1, 2012 9:31 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney do on their next big date? Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: One word: Yahtzee.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Amy Dickinson.

AMY DICKINSON: They'll go for a drive, only things will go terribly wrong when Mitt Romney tries to strap the president to the roof of the car.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Adam Felber.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:07 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Economist Paul Krugman Plays Not My Job

Phil Walter Getty Images

Originally published on Sat November 24, 2012 9:37 am

This segment was originally broadcast on July 28, 2012.

Paul Krugman — a professor at Princeton, an op-ed columnist for The New York Times and author of many books — has been called "the Mick Jagger of political/economic punditry."

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:07 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Is Our Panelists Learning?

Originally published on Sat November 24, 2012 9:37 am

After hearing from all these geniuses, our panelists show they know a thing or two about science as well.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:07 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Astrophysicist Adam Riess Plays Not My Job

Courtesy of Adam Riess

Originally published on Sat November 24, 2012 9:37 am

This segment was originally broadcast on Oct. 8, 2011.

Before he won the Nobel Prize in Physics, Adam Riess had already won a MacArthur "genius" grant, and just about every prize there is to win in his field. So there's really only one place left for him to be victorious: the Not My Job game.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 9:00 am

More questions for the panel: A Victory for Tacky Souvenirs; The Gettysburg Break-Up; Devolution of the Species.

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