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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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The breakfast of hungover champions and the good news/bad news game.

Bluff The Listener

2 hours ago

Our panelists read three stories about people going to great lengths for self-care, only one of which is true.

Panel Questions

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Baby's first Zoom call.

Who's Bill This Time?

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Don't mess with Texas, really! RIP BP and Royal rumble.

Alone is a reality show in which people with advanced survival skills are dropped into the wilderness with limited supplies and the one who lasts the longest wins half a million dollars. The winner of Season 6 was Jordan Jonas, who not only lasted 77 days near the Arctic Circle, but actually seemed to be having such a good time he didn't want to leave.

We've invited Jonas to play a game called "You'll wish you were alone." Three questions about a very large gathering of people in the wilderness, namely: Burning Man.

Panel Questions

Feb 27, 2021

Bear down.

Who's Bill This Time?

Feb 27, 2021

Perseverance perseveres; Barack and The Boss morning zoo; and an utter disaster.

Swati Mohan was the Guidance and Controls Operations Lead on the NASA Mars 2020 Mission, which successfully landed the newest Mars Rover, Perseverance, on February 18. We've invited Mohan to play a game called "Mars is too fars." Three questions about planets here on Earth: Planet Fitness, Planet Hollywood and "Lonely Planet" travel guides.

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

Predictions

Feb 27, 2021

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 27, 2021

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Limericks

Feb 27, 2021

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Panel Questions

Feb 27, 2021

Undercover Unannounced Boss and Be Your Own Baby.

Bluff The Listener

Feb 27, 2021

Our panelists read three stories about bad timing, only one of which is true.

We've invited the 2020 WNBA MVP to play a game called "Please take a number and stand in line." Originally broadcast Nov. 7, 2020.

Panel Questions

Feb 21, 2021

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Paulson starred in both American Horror Story and American Crime Story. We're going to ask her three questions about terrible things that have happened in Canada. Originally broadcast Nov. 21, 2020

Predictions

Feb 13, 2021

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Now, panel, who's getting a special Valentine gift this weekend? Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: Congressional hottie Jamie Raskin receives underwear from law students across the land.

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SAGAL: Paula Poundstone.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 13, 2021

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Now 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. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Feb 13, 2021

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Panel Questions

Feb 13, 2021

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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 Tom Bodett, Alonzo Bodden and Paula Poundstone. And here again is your host, the man who puts the rad in radio. It's Peter Sagal.

Bluff The Listener

Feb 13, 2021

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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, Alonzo Bodden and Tom Bodett. And he floats like a butterfly, hosts like a bee, it's Peter Sagal.

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Panel Questions

Feb 13, 2021

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Who's Bill This Time?

Feb 13, 2021

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UNIDENTIFIED PERSON: The following program was taped before an audience of no one.

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. Another pun about my name - inexcusa-Bill (ph).

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Abby Phillip has been covering the White House for CNN since 2017. She was just named the new host of Inside Politics Sunday, so we've invited her to play a game called "Outside Politics." Three questions about politics in the animal kingdom.

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

Predictions

Feb 6, 2021

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Now, panel, what will be the first big change the new guy makes at Amazon? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: Alexa will change her name to Bill and finally start swearing.

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SAGAL: Peter Grosz.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 6, 2021

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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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Feb 6, 2021

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