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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.

Youssef, the creator and star of Hulu's Ramy, plays a game based on his home state of New Jersey. Originally broadcast Aug. 1, 2020.

Shiraishi is a pro at climbing sheer rock faces, so we've invited her to play a game called "Let's take the easy way up." Originally broadcast June 13, 2020.

Who's Bill Again?

9 hours ago

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The Emmy and Tony award-winning actor will answer three questions about safe driving, inspired by classic driver's education films of yesteryear. Originally broadcast Aug. 8, 2020.

Bluff The Listener

9 hours ago

Our panelists read three stories about someone retiring from an exceptional career, only one of which is true.

Wash Your Hands With Bill

9 hours ago

As a public service to our listeners, Bill Kurtis sings his favorite handwashing songs.

Predictions

Nov 21, 2020

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will be the big surprise in book two of President Obama's memoir? Paula Poundstone.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: He voted for Trump.

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SAGAL: Negin Farsad.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 21, 2020

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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 they can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Nov 21, 2020

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Panel Questions

Nov 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 are playing this week with Paula Poundstone, Negin Farsad and Mo Rocca. And here again is your host. Put your sanitized hands together for Peter Sagal.

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Bluff The Listener

Nov 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 are playing this week with Negin Farsad, Paula Poundstone and Mo Rocca. And here again is your host, whose jokes have so far been 24% effective...

Panel Questions

Nov 21, 2020

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Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Paula, in an experiment that I'm sure will have no horrifying repercussions, scientists recently injected genes into monkeys to increase the size of their what?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Oh, feet.

Who's Bill This Time?

Nov 21, 2020

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We've invited Sarah Paulson, who has starred in both American Horror Story and American Crime Story, to play a game called "Canadian Horror Story." Three questions about terrible things that have happened to our neighbors to the north.

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

Panel Questions

Nov 14, 2020

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Right now, panel, it is your turn to answer some questions about this week's news. Joanna, airlines are still suffering because of the pandemic. People just aren't going anywhere. But they have been increasing sales to what group of passengers?

Who's Bill This Time?

Nov 14, 2020

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We've invited comic, writer and actor Chelsea Peretti — you may know her as self-involved administrator Gina Linetti from Brooklyn 99 — to answer three questions about The Chelsea Football Club, the English soccer team. Peretti's latest film is called Friendsgiving.

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

Predictions

Nov 14, 2020

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Now, panel, when they start putting on the commercials for the COVID vaccine, what will the people in the commercials be doing? Joanna Hausmann.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 14, 2020

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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 they can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Nov 14, 2020

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Panel Questions

Nov 14, 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 Joanna Hausmann, Maeve Higgins and Alonzo Bodden. And here again is your host, experiencing human contact for the first time this week, Peter Sagal.

Bluff The Listener

Nov 14, 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 Alonzo Bodden, Joanna Hausmann and Maeve Higgins. And here again is your host, wearing his business pajamas, Peter Sagal.

Predictions

Nov 7, 2020

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will be the next thing a state will legalize? Helen Hong.

HELEN HONG: California and New York will both legalize bringing an emotional support Canadian to the polls next election.

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SAGAL: Maz Jobrani.

Lightning Fill In The Blanks

Nov 7, 2020

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Hey, 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 now worth 2 points.

Bill, can you please give us the scores?

Limericks

Nov 7, 2020

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Panel Questions

Nov 7, 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 Dulce Sloan, Maz Jobrani and Helen Hong. And here again is your host, joining us now by mail-in hosting, Peter Sagal.

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Bluff The Listener

Nov 7, 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, Dulce Sloan and Maz Jobrani. And here again is your host, who CNN is now projecting to be too close to call...

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KURTIS: ...Peter Sagal.

Panel Questions

Nov 7, 2020

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Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Maz, a man in Florida has invented a wonderful new robot that can do a daily task for you. What is the task?

MAZ JOBRANI: It holds your hand.

Who's Bill This Time?

Nov 7, 2020

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A'ja Wilson, a forward for the Las Vegas Aces, is the 2020 WNBA Most Valuable Player, so we've invited her to play a game called "Please take a number and stand in line." Three questions for a basketball MVP about the DMV.

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

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