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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.

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Finally, a woman who emerged from the national stage in 2018 and her run for governor of Georgia. Some people say that Stacey Abrams is a superhero, but it turns out she's just another nerd like us.

BILL KURTIS: We asked her about her first big national gig back in January.

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SAGAL: I really want to find out about the process of giving the State of the Union response. But first of all, you must know that that is a cursed job, right?

STACEY ABRAMS: Yes.

SAGAL: Right. So...

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.

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Thank you, Bill.

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SAGAL: So this week, we're talking about superheroes. And of all the TV shows about superheroes, the first and greatest was "The West Wing." I mean, real people do not talk and act like that, right?

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Aidy Bryant was a comedian and improviser here in Chicago. Then she went out to New York City, auditioned for "Saturday Night Live," instantly became a star in that show, and then she went on to be the lead in a new Hulu series, "Shrill."

BILL KURTIS: We experienced her supernatural charm when she joined us on the stage in March of this year, and Peter asked her when she knew she had powers.

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Predictions

May 25, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be the next cartoon to make the news? Tom Papa.

TOM PAPA: #MeToo shows up at "Toy Story." No one will work with a character named Woody.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith Salie.

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May 25, 2019

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

Limericks

May 25, 2019

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Predictions

May 18, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be HBO's next big hit show we'll all get obsessed with? Roy Blount Jr.

ROY BLOUNT JR: Another hard-hitting, short-titled, city-specific series from David Simon. It's called Slosh, set in Miami in the near future when the water is up to everyone's knees.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 18, 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. The correct answer is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

Limericks

May 18, 2019

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Predictions

May 11, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be the next unexpected thing to show up on "Game Of Thrones" before it's all over? Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: More black people.

(LAUGHTER)

BABYLON: From somewhere. I don't know.

SAGAL: They just pop up, man. Where'd they come from?

BABYLON: Yeah.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 11, 2019

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Now on 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

May 11, 2019

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Predictions

May 4, 2019

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Now, what will Bob Mueller and William Barr do to recapture their old friendship? Petey DeAbreu.

PETEY DEABREU: I think they'll probably go for a stroll in downtown Chicago, go to the bean, look at each other's reflections in the bean and just realize they were friends all along.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 4, 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

May 4, 2019

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Limericks

Apr 27, 2019

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Predictions

Apr 27, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be the question that finally dooms James Holzhauer? - Bobcat Goldthwait.

BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT: What is the male equivalent of Hooters?

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: If only he'll listen - Paula Poundstone.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: What is how to tie your own shoes, Alex.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 27, 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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We have time for one more segment as we take the week off to play outside. So let's hear from someone who spends most of his time playing inside.

BILL KURTIS: Orlando Magic star Aaron Gordon joined us onstage when we went down to Orlando in November. Peter looked so tiny next to him.

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SAGAL: You've got fans. I've got to ask you - I should admit I'm not, you know, conversant with, like, the basketball stuff - how is it that someone the size of the Statue of Liberty...

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Panel Questions

Apr 20, 2019

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And here is some more previously unaired material never been heard before.

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: Thank you so much. We are taking the week off from news. We're getting outside. And we're enjoying some fresh air.

KURTIS: I love fresh air. Have you heard Terry Gross's interview with Conan O'Brien?

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KURTIS: So much better than ours.

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Predictions

Apr 13, 2019

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Now, panel, what will scientists find when they zoom in on that photo of the black hole? Negin Farsad.

NEGIN FARSAD: Kirstjen Nielsen still not being served at a Mexican restaurant.

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SAGAL: Alonzo Bodden.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 13, 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Apr 13, 2019

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Predictions

Apr 6, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be the big shocker in the Mueller report if and when we see it? Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: One entire page will be redacted except for three scattered words - duck, parade and sphincter.

(LAUGHTER)

BODETT: Investigations ensue.

BILL KURTIS: (Laughter).

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 6, 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 now worth two points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Apr 6, 2019

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Predictions

Mar 30, 2019

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Now, panel, why will NASA cancel the spacewalk next time? Hari Kondabolu.

HARI KONDABOLU: Because the space shuttle was designed by Boeing.

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SAGAL: Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: A rampant Pokemon infestation.

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 30, 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 30, 2019

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