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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.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, what would a great player be without a great coach? Well, according to at least one of them, they'd still be great players.

BILL KURTIS: Coach Mike D'Antoni of the Houston Rockets joined us in January of this year. We asked him about working with a superstar on his team.

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SAGAL: What's it like getting to watch James Harden play every night?

MIKE D'ANTONI: Special.

SAGAL: Yeah.

D'ANTONI: He's the real deal.

SAGAL: Yeah.

BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis, and here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

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SAGAL: Thanks, everybody. Because we are public radio people, everybody assumes we're unathletic nerds, and we aren't any good at sports. And they are, of course, right. But we are interested in talking to people who are good at them.

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Anna Kendrick first became famous as a start of the "Twilight" movies. It's amazing how much she's triumphed over that early adversity.

BILL KURTIS: Ms. Kendrick joined us in September of last year and told us that her origin story goes back much further than that.

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ANNA KENDRICK: Yeah. I started in theater when I was - well, I started in local theater when I was, like, 5 or 6. And then I did the play "Annie," which is, you know, the gateway drug for all girls trying to do theater....

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Panelist Highlights

14 hours ago

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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, and here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Some people need no introduction, although we always introduce them anyway.

BILL KURTIS: When we went to St. Louis in May of this year, Peter got to tell the good people of that city that they were off to see the Wizard of Oz.

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SAGAL: Everybody in St. Louis loves the Cardinals, and there is no Cardinal more beloved than Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith...

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The Man Who Needs No Introduction

14 hours ago

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. Take me to the beach and toss me around. I'm your fris-Bill (ph)...

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KURTIS: ...Bill Kurtis. And here's your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

Bluff The Listener

Aug 10, 2019

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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, Helen Hong and Alonzo Bodden. And here, again, is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Panel Questions

Aug 10, 2019

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Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Alonzo, forget about the sharks. This summer, people all over the world are dealing with what threat at the beach?

ALONZO BODDEN: Jellyfishes.

SAGAL: No, not jellyfish.

BODDEN: Hint.

Who's Bill This Time

Aug 10, 2019

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. You wait here. I'm going to slip into something more comforta-Bill (ph).

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

Some actors will forever be associated with one iconic role and that's certainly true of Henry Winkler. His performance as acting teacher Gene Cousineau on HBO's show Barry is so amazing that for the rest of his life, people will be calling out when they see him, "Hey! It's the Gene!"

Predictions

Aug 10, 2019

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Now, panel, after SoulCycle, what will be the next big exercise craze? - Hari Kondabolu.

HARI KONDABOLU: Every time your local radio station has a pledge drive, run around the block when they ask you for money. You might lose NPR, but you'll definitely lose some weight.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 10, 2019

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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 he or she can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you please give us the scores?

Limericks

Aug 10, 2019

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Panel Questions

Aug 10, 2019

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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 Alonzo Bodden, Hari Kondabolu and Helen Hong. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

Predictions

Aug 3, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be a Lil Nas X's next big hit after "Old Town Road"? Adam Burke.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 3, 2019

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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 he or she can, each correct answer now worth two points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Aug 3, 2019

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Panel Questions

Aug 3, 2019

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BILL KURTIS: **** From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news game. I'm Bill Kurtis. We're playing this week with Paula Poundstone, Aida Rodriguez and Adam Burke. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Bluff The Listener

Aug 3, 2019

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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 Aida Rodriguez, Adam Burke and Paula Poundstone.

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

Panel Questions:

Aug 3, 2019

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Adam, if you have an Apple device, you know that the automated assistant Siri wakes up when it hears the phrase hey Siri. But according to a company whistleblower, Siri also wakes up and starts listening when it hears what?

Who's Bill This Time

Aug 3, 2019

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. You don't need a landline - you got a mo-Bill (ph).

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

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There are dads, good dads and great dads — but the greatest dads are sitcom dads. America's reigning sitcom dad is Dre Johnson, played by Anthony Anderson on Black-ish. Anderson is a veteran actor and stand-up comic who also hosts ABC's To Tell the Truth.

Anderson's initials are A.A., which made us think of Double-A baseball. We'll ask him three questions about the minor leagues. Click the audio link above to see how he does.

Bluff The Listener

Jul 27, 2019

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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 Petey DeAbreu, Faith Salie and Adam Felber.

FAITH SALIE: (Laughter).

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Panel Questions

Jul 27, 2019

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We want to remind everybody they can join us most weeks right here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Ill. For tickets and more information, just stroll your web surfer over to wbez.org. Or you can find a link on our website, waitwait.npr.org.

Who's Bill This Time?

Jul 27, 2019

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. It's all right, Zack Morris - you're saved by the Bill.

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

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Marin Alsop is the music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the São Paulo Symphony so we know she's a good conductor ... but is she a superconductor? We'll ask her three questions about conducting electricity — click the audio link above to find out how she does.

Predictions

Jul 27, 2019

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Now, panel, what is next for Robert Mueller? Petey Deabreu.

PETEY DEABREU: I think he's probably going to find somewhere with no phone service, so people can't call him in to...

SAGAL: Faith Salie.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jul 27, 2019

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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

Bill, can you give us the score?

Limericks

Jul 27, 2019

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Panel Questions

Jul 27, 2019

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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 Petey Deabreu, Faith Salie and Adam Felber. And here again is your host...

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KURTIS: ...At the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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