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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.

Wash Your Hands With Bill

Apr 4, 2020

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And now it is time for another installment of our new segment...

BILL KURTIS: Wash Your Hands With Me, Bill Kurtis.

Who's Bill This Time

Apr 4, 2020

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Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon created a film about their very unusual courtship called The Big Sick, so we've invited them to play a game called "The Big Chick" — three questions about Big Bird. They've recently launched a podcast called Staying In with Emily & Kumail to help people get through the long days of coronavirus quarantine.

Click the audio link above to find out how they do.

Predictions

Apr 4, 2020

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Now, panel, what is now the most exciting thing on your schedule? Mo Rocca.

MO ROCCA: I am going to give a haircut to my Chia Pet.

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 4, 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 scores?

Limericks

Apr 4, 2020

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Panel Question

Apr 4, 2020

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The Viral Load

Apr 4, 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 Roxanne Roberts, Mo Rocca and Alonzo Bodden. And here, again, is your host from the shoe wing of his walk-in closet, Peter Sagal.

ROXANNE ROBERTS: (Laughter).

Bluff The Listener

Apr 4, 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 Mo Rocca, Alonzo Bodden and Roxanne Roberts. And here again is your host from his man cave in Chicago, Ill., Peter Sagal.

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Thank you, Bill.

Predictions

Mar 28, 2020

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Now, panel, what did we learn about you on video meetings this week? Adam Burke.

ADAM BURKE: Well, no one teleconferences with me, so I just prerecord a bunch of videos of me in different costumes. So they would learn that I don't really work well as a team.

SAGAL: Negin Farsad.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 28, 2020

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Now it's time to go onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which they answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as they can. Each correct answer now worth two points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 28, 2020

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Panel Questions

Mar 28, 2020

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All right, panel. Some more questions for you from the rest of the week's news. Adam, phones give us a lot. We get calls, texts and anxiety from them. Now we learn that phones can also give us what?

ADAM BURKE: Phone calls?

SAGAL: No.

NEGIN FARSAD: (Laughter).

Wash Your Hands With Bill Kurtis

Mar 28, 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 Adam Burke, Peter Grosz and Negin Farsad. And here, again, is your host from a doomsday bunker full of NPR hosts, Peter Sagal.

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Bluff The Listener

Mar 28, 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 Peter Grosz, Adam Burke and Negin Farsad. And here again is your host, wearing a full-body rubber glove. It's Peter Sagal.

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Thank you, Bill.

Panel Questions

Mar 28, 2020

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Who's Bill This Time

Mar 28, 2020

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. Stimulus bill? I'm a stimulating Bill - Bill Kurtis. And here's your host from exactly 6 feet away from me, Peter Sagal.

Tim Gunn is known for his style, his sharp opinions, his catch phrase – "Make it work!" – and for being impeccably dressed. He joins us this week by phone from his home, where he's probably wearing perfectly creased sweatpants.

Gunn's new Amazon show is called Making the Cut, so we've invited him to play a game called "Making the putt!" Three questions about golf.

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

We're not gonna lie — we had a pretty impressive guest lined up for you this week, but they had to back out at the last minute. But don't despair — we found someone even more impressive. You may know him as the host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS. We know him as the guy to call when someone cancels on us.

Colbert will play the game we had planned for our original guest — who shall remain nameless — it's called "The Sneaker of the House!" Three questions about burglars.

Click the audio link to find out how he does.

Predictions

Mar 21, 2020

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Now, panel, what new business will be created to help everyone stuck in their homes? Luke Burbank.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 21, 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 scores?

Limericks

Mar 21, 2020

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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.

Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

KIMBERLY MASON: Hi, Peter.

Panel Questions

Mar 21, 2020

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All right, panelists, some questions for you from the rest of the week's news. Maz, panic buying is a dangerous activity that prevents people from getting the supplies they need. But the recent hoarding of toilet paper has actually been great news for what industry?

MAZ JOBRANI: Oh, newspapers.

Netflix And Bill

Mar 21, 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 Paula Poundstone, Maz Jobrani and Luke Burbank. And here again is your host from a quarantined cruise ship somewhere in Lake Michigan. It's Peter Sagal.

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Bluff The Listener

Mar 21, 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 Maz Jobrani, Paula Poundstone and Luke Burbank. And here again is your host from the Federal Strategic Toilet Paper Reserve in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Panel Questions

Mar 21, 2020

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And now it's time for a new part of our show that we're calling...

BILL KURTIS: Wash your hands with me, Bill Kurtis.

Who's Bill This Time

Mar 21, 2020

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Predictions

Mar 14, 2020

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Now, panel, what is our audience doing right now instead of being here? Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: Online, of course, while they're eating hoarded Oreos, alternating between binge cringing the news and developing crafts to sell on Etsy and Pinterest.

SAGAL: Helen Hong.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 14, 2020

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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 they can - each correct answer's now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 14, 2020

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