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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

16 hours ago

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Now, panel, what will be the next big reality show? Adam Burke.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

16 hours ago

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

Limericks

16 hours ago

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Panel Questions

16 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. We're playing this week with Jessi Klein, Luke Burbank and Adam Burke. And here again is your host, whose autobiography will now have a bunch of blank pages, Peter Sagal.

Bluff The Listener

16 hours ago

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Panel Questions

16 hours ago

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Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Jessi, for what we believe is the first time, scientists in the U.K. have come up with formal classifications for the five different kinds of what?

JESSI KLEIN: Moods that I'm in at this point.

Who's Bill This Time?

16 hours ago

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Supermodel Tyra Banks has spent years teaching aspiring models to strut their stuff on the catwalk ... but how much does she know about walking dogs? We'll ask her three questions about dog walkers, professional and otherwise.

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

Bluff The Listener

Sep 5, 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 Adam Felber, Josh Gondelman and Helen Hong. And here again is your host, a man who as of this week has officially gone feral, Peter Sagal.

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Panel Questions

Sep 5, 2020

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Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Josh, a new survey suggests that people who eat peanut butter for breakfast are better at what?

JOSH GONDELMAN: They're better at - can I have a hint?

SAGAL: Well, the people are students of the Skippy Sutra.

Who's Bill This Time?

Sep 5, 2020

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Kellee Edwards is a pilot, scuba diver, sailor and mountaineer who has explored many remote islands ... but how much does she know about Staten Island? Three questions about a pretty normal island right off the wild coast of eastern New Jersey.

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

Predictions

Sep 5, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the next big sting? Adam Felber.

ADAM FELBER: Campbell's soup will be caught fulfilling a sting operations order for six cases of weapons-grade cream of mushroom.

SAGAL: Helen Hong.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 5, 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Sep 5, 2020

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Panel Questions

Sep 5, 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 Helen Hong, Josh Gondelman and Adam Felber. And here again is your host, a man having a cubicle installed at his home just to feel normal again, Peter Sagal.

Predictions

Aug 29, 2020

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Now, panel, what will Jerry Falwell Jr. do next? Maeve Higgins.

MAEVE HIGGINS: All we know is there'll be a second coming.

SAGAL: Alonzo Bodden.

ALONZO BODDEN: He'll be the new director of morality at Pornhub.

SAGAL: And Mo Rocca.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 29, 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Aug 29, 2020

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Panel Questions

Aug 29, 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 Mo Rocca, Maeve Higgins and Alonzo Bodden. And here again is your host, whose new casual Friday attire is NSFW, Peter Sagal.

Bluff The Listener

Aug 29, 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 Maeve Higgins, Alonzo Bodden and Mo Rocca. And here again is your host, a man who just finished knitting a 1,200-foot scarf, Peter Sagal.

What's New With German Nudists

Aug 29, 2020

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Right now, panel, some questions for you guys from the week's news. Maeve, we're asking you to play a new game that we're calling...

BILL KURTIS: What's New With German Nudists?

Who's Bill This Time?

Aug 29, 2020

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Cecily Strong has been a cast member on SNL since 2012s, so she knows plenty about Saturday nights ... but what about Saturday mornings? We've invited her to play a game called "Saturday Morning, Taped!" Three questions about old school, Saturday morning cartoons.

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

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Our little show is but a minor player in a vast industry, the satirical industrial complex. And one of the titans in the business is Samantha Bee, former "Daily Show" star and now the host of her own show, "Full Frontal."

BILL KURTIS: Like us, Sam's been doing her show from her home, so it was easy to find her there in May. I mean, how was she going to hide from us?

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Panel Questions

Aug 22, 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. And here's your host, who's been trying and failing to teach his dogs to play beach volleyball, Peter Sagal.

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Panel Question

Aug 22, 2020

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BILL KURTIS: Also from back in the before times of February, we challenged our panelists to conjure up a voice from the past - an even more distant past.

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. Need someone to put lotion on you back? Let me be your cabana-Bill (ph). I'm Bill Kurtis. And here is your host, who managed to fit his new stand-up paddle board into his bathtub, Peter Sagal.

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Finally, back in February, we invited back one of our favorite guests, the movie director Barry Sonnenfeld, to tell us about his recently published memoir.

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BARRY SONNENFELD: Oh, hi, Peter.

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SAGAL: Your book is amazing. It turns out that you have lived a somewhat unusual life for a big-time movie director. Usually, we think of movie directors as being, like, real alpha people. They're powerful.

SONNENFELD: Yeah.

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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, whose cabin fever is getting so bad the cabin might catch on fire, Peter Sagal.

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill. Nostalgia is usually fun. And these days, it's a survival technique, so we're looking back at some good times from the recent past.

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