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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up. On the Web, you can play along too.

Predictions

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

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Limericks

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Panel Questions

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Bluff The Listener

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Panel Questions

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Who's Bill This Time

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Years ago, director Barry Sonnenfeld told us an amazing story — about how when he was a teenager he went to see Jimi Hendrix play at Madison Square Garden, and in the middle of the show, the loudspeaker blared: "Barry Sonnenfeld! Call your mother!" Apparently she was worried about him ...

His new book is Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother: Memoirs of a Neurotic Filmmaker — and so we've invited him to play a game called "Barry Sonnenfeld, call your Father!" Three questions about confessing to a Catholic priest.

Who's Bill This Time

Feb 8, 2020

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. Hey, Iowa - I'm the only candidate that's via-Bill (ph).

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KURTIS: I'm Bill Kurtis.

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KURTIS: And here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

We've invited actor and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts to play a game called "Tracy Letts ... Tracy let's not." Three questions about warnings — including some odd travel guidance, a weird weather heads up, and an unexpected language advisory.

Click the audio link above to find out how he does.

Predictions

Feb 8, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the next popular activity for nudists? Hari Kondabolu.

HARI KONDABOLU: Nude voting. Get ready for democracy to screw you.

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SAGAL: Amy Dickinson.

AMY DICKINSON: I'm going for archery.

(LAUGHTER)

DICKINSON: Nude archery.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 8, 2020

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Now onto 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's worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores at this point?

Limericks

Feb 8, 2020

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Panel Questions

Feb 8, 2020

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We're playing this week with Hari Kondabolu, Peter Grosz and Amy Dickinson. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Thank you, Bill.

Bluff The Listener

Feb 8, 2020

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We are playing this week with Amy Dickinson, Peter Grosz and Hari Kondabolu. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Panel Questions

Feb 8, 2020

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Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Amy, it's hard being a man these days. But luckily...

AMY DICKINSON: Oh, I...

SAGAL: Yes.

(LAUGHTER)

DICKINSON: I literally bleed for you.

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SAGAL: Anyway...

Predictions

Feb 1, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the next big tell-all? Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: Mary Louise Kelly will write a book about her encounter with Mike Pompeo when he cussed her out. The book will be called "Mike Pompei-Whoa, Whoa, Whoa..."

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 1, 2020

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Hey, now it's time for 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 is now worth 2 points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Feb 1, 2020

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Panel Questions

Feb 1, 2020

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Right now, panel, some more questions for you from the week's news. Josh, the online magazine Romper undertook a deep investigation this week into why men take so long to do what?

JOSH GONDELMAN: Oh, define their relationship?

(LAUGHTER)

GONDELMAN: Can I have a hint?

Bluff The Listener

Feb 1, 2020

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Hi. You are on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

SCOTT KEELEY: Hi. This is Scott Keeley from Charlestown, R.I.

SAGAL: Well, how are things in Charlestown? You didn't say Charleston. You said Charlestown.

KEELEY: Charlestown.

SAGAL: What do you do there?

Panel Questions

Feb 1, 2020

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Who's Bill This Time?

Feb 1, 2020

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. Billie Eilish may have five Grammys, but Billy Kurtis is your only grampy.

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KURTIS: I am Bill Kurtis, and here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

Normally we might invite a famous actor onto our show to answer far-out questions about animal behavior or something ... but the problem is, Isabella Rossellini knows all that stuff.

Who's Bill This Time

Jan 25, 2020

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. Is this heaven? No, it's Bill Kurtis.

(CHEERING)

KURTIS: And here is your host at the Des Moines Civic Center in Des Moines, Iowa, Peter Sagal.

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Thanks, Bill.

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We recorded the show in Des Moines, Iowa, this week and so we invited New York Magazine Washington correspondent Olivia Nuzzi to play a game called "Olivia Nuzz...ealand." Three questions about New Zealand — which is very far away from Iowa.

Click the audio link above to find out how she does.

Predictions

Jan 25, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the next big thing in reading? Paula Poundstone.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: They will take the pages of the book and chop them up really small with a razor blade and snort them.

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SAGAL: Negin Farsad.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 25, 2020

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Now onto 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 is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

Limericks

Jan 25, 2020

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Panel Questions

Jan 25, 2020

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Right now, panel, though, some more questions for you from the week's news. Mo, this week, The Atlantic published an investigative piece which reveals the United States far outpaces all other countries in the number of what we have?

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