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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.

Not My Job

Oct 19, 2019

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Finally, here's one of our favorite interviews from the past year. Tiera Fletcher went from Atlanta, Ga., to MIT to study rocket science. And at the age of 23, she was designing rockets for Boeing.

CHIOKE I'ANSON: When she came on WAIT WAIT in July, Peter asked her if she always loved science.

Panel Questions

Oct 19, 2019

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From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Chioke I'Anson. And here's your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

SAGAL: Thank you, Chioke.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thank you, everybody.

(APPLAUSE)

Bluff The Listener

Oct 19, 2019

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CHIOKE I'ANSON: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm one of the voices of the NPR credits, Chioke I'Anson. And here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Chioke.

(CHEERING)

Not My Job

Oct 19, 2019

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From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm the man who makes the NPR wine club sound sexy, Chioke I'Anson.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And here's your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

SAGAL: Thank you, Chioke.

Panel Question

Oct 19, 2019

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Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Faith, this week, The New York Times profiled a popular Dutch tradition known as the dropping. Tell me, Faith...

FAITH SALIE: Yes.

SAGAL: ...What is the dropping?

SALIE: It's a Dutch tradition.

How much do (do do do do do) you think opera star Renée Fleming knows about the hit children's song Baby Shark?

Click the audio link above to find out.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 14, 2019

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Now onto the 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. Chioke, can you give us the scores?

Predictions

Oct 12, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be the pope's next new rule? Paula Poundstone.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: The wine for the sacrament can be served in a pod.

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Shannon O'Neill.

SHANNON O'NEILL: He said that Ellen and Roy Moore can attend a WNBA game together.

Limericks

Oct 12, 2019

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Panel Questions

Oct 12, 2019

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Bluff The Listener

Oct 12, 2019

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CHIOKE I'ANSON: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Chioke I'Anson, filling in for Bill Kurtis. We're playing this week with Mo Rocca, Shannon O'Neill and Paula Poundstone. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

Panel Questions

Oct 12, 2019

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Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Shannon, researchers have learned to decipher the calls of bats, and it turns out bats spend most of their time doing what?

SHANNON O'NEILL: Screaming.

Who's Bill This Time?

Oct 12, 2019

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CHIOKE I'ANSON: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. Filling in for Bill Kurtis, I'm Chioke I'Anson, one of the voices of the NPR credits and the only voice of your NPR dreams.

(LAUGHTER)

Oscar winner Regina King — who has appeared in Jerry Maguire, If Beale Street Could Talk and The Boondocks — is now starring in the HBO superhero series Watchmen. We've invited King to play a game called "I'm not a watchman, I'm a watch man." Three questions about luxury watches inspired by this Gary Shteyngart piece in The New Yorker.

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

Predictions

Oct 5, 2019

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Now, panel, what new store will replace Forever 21? Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: A vaping store offering a variety of lung embolisms for teenagers called Never 21.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: Goth clothes for toddlers, and they'll call it Snot Topic.

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 5, 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 they can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

Limericks

Oct 5, 2019

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Panel Questions

Oct 5, 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 Tom Bodett, Faith Salie 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.

Bluff The Listener

Oct 5, 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 Helen Hong, Faith Salie and Tom Bodett. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

Panel Questions

Oct 5, 2019

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

Who's Bill This Time

Oct 5, 2019

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. When you want your flower pollinated, I'll be your bum-Bill-bee.

(APPLAUSE)

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

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Before she retired from professional racing, Danica Patrick lived life in the very fast lane, so we've invited her to answer three questions about going suuuper slooowly. Click the audio link above to find out how she does.

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Predictions

Sep 28, 2019

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Now, panel, what will kids do now that they can't Juul anymore? - Roy Blount Jr.

ROY BLOUNT JR: Study and kiki.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Negin Farsad.

NEGIN FARSAD: Now that they can't Juul, they're going to start having sex.

(LAUGHTER)

FARSAD: Ooh. And Adam Burke.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 28, 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 they can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Sep 28, 2019

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Panel Questions

Sep 28, 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 Adam Burke, Negin Farsad and Roy Blount Jr. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

Bluff The Listener

Sep 28, 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 Roy Blount, Jr., Negin Farsad and Adam Burke. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Panel Questions

Sep 28, 2019

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Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Roy, Japan Airlines has introduced a new service for their passengers. You can pick a seat that is what?

ROY BLOUNT JR: Dry.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: It would be terrifying if that were an option.

Who's Bill This Time

Sep 28, 2019

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. That's me in your ear. You're getting a wet Billy.

(LAUGHTER)

ADAM BURKE: What?

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

Charlie Day stars in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which began its 14th season on Wednesday. There's a well-known meme that shows Day in front of a conspiracy-theory blackboard, so we've invited him to play a game called "It's all connected ... don't you see?" Three questions about conspiracy theories we read about in this ShortList article. Click the audio link above to find out how he does.

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