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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.

Panel Questions

Oct 31, 2020

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

All right. Some questions for you about the rest of the week's news. Faith, a New York state trooper was suddenly transferred from his post in Albany up to a remote town near the Canadian border. New York political observers believe that was because the trooper made what key mistake?

The Campaign Dump

Oct 31, 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 Faith Salie, Alonzo Bodden and Adam Burke. And here again is your host, a man who has just organized his sock drawer alphabetically, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Bluff The Listener

Oct 31, 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 Alonzo Bodden, Adam Burke and Faith Salie. And here again is your host, a man who by any other name would smell as sweet, Peter Sagal.

Predictions

Oct 24, 2020

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Now, panel, who's going to get caught with their camera on next? Eugene Cordero.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 24, 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?

BILL KURTIS: Maeve has two.

Limericks

Oct 24, 2020

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Panel Questions

Oct 24, 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, Eugene Cordero and Peter Grosz. And here again is your host, a man who once left his house, Peter Sagal.

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Bluff The Listener

Oct 24, 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 Eugene Cordero, Peter Grosz and Maeve Higgins. And here again is your host, reminding CNN he's available if they suddenly find themselves with an opening for some reason.

Panel Questions

Oct 24, 2020

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Right now, panel, it's time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Peter, please listen to this lovely song.

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Who's Bill This Time?

Oct 24, 2020

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UNIDENTIFIED PERSON: The following program was taped before an audience of no one.

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. Hey there, mom. Get a load of this BILF (ph). I'm Bill Kurtis.

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Doug Jones starred as the sexy sea creature in The Shape of Water, so we've invited him to play a game called "Hey, check out the shape of this water!" Three questions about ice and snow sculptures.

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

Panel Question

Oct 17, 2020

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Evolutionary biologist Dan Riskin answers three questions about Tab diet cola — (that's bat backwards). Originally broadcast June 20, 2020.

Sarah Cooper makes TikTok videos of herself perfectly lip-syncing President Trump's actual speeches, so we've invited her to play a game called "Dubbing Trouble." Originally broadcast June 6, 2020.

Three questions for the bronze medal winner about people stealing other people's ideas or products. Originally broadcast May 16, 2020.

Model, actor and author Padma Lakshmi has been a judge on Top Chef for nearly 15 years. Her latest project is a series called Taste the Nation. Originally broadcast July 25, 2020.

Bluff the Listener

Oct 17, 2020

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Predictions

Oct 10, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the next insect to make the news? Negin Farsad.

NEGIN FARSAD: At the next debate, a bunch of breathtakingly beautiful butterflies are going to show up and form in the air the word vote.

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SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 10, 2020

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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

Oct 10, 2020

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Panel Questions

Oct 10, 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 Roxanne Roberts, Mo Rocca and Negin Farsad. And here again is your host, a man who's getting ready for this year's staff retreat by practicing socially distant trust falls, Peter Sagal.

Bluff The Listener

Oct 10, 2020

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Panel Questions

Oct 10, 2020

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Negin, Chinese researchers have found that men in relationships are more likely to cheat if they have a what?

NEGIN FARSAD: A wife. (Laughter) What - if they - well, give me a hint.

Who's Bill This Time?

Oct 10, 2020

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UNIDENTIFIED PERSON: The following program was taped before an audience of no one.

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. Forget about the debate. You've got de-Bill - Bill Kurtis. And here's your host...

Jason Ward was a teenager in the Bronx when he saw a peregrine falcon eating a pigeon. But unlike the rest of us — who would respond with disgust and a little bit of gratitude to the falcon — he fell in love with birds, and grew up to become the National Outreach Director for the Audubon Society.

We've invited Ward to play a game called "Watch these birds, you nefarious pig!" Three questions about "Angry Birds" the game in which you throw birds at pigs.

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

Bluff The Listener

Oct 3, 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 Maz Jobrani, Brian Babylon and Jessi Klein. And here again is your host, the moderator of the next presidential debate...

Panel Questions

Oct 3, 2020

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news.

Brian, the U.K.'s National Parrot Sanctuary had to remove five parrots from public view after they kept doing what?

BRIAN BABYLON: Swearing, cursing.

SAGAL: Swearing, yes.

Who's Bill This Time?

Oct 3, 2020

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UNIDENTIFIED PERSON: The following program was taped before an audience of no one.

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Dame Karen Pierce — British Ambassador to the United States — knows plenty about diplomacy. But what does she know about the AMC Ambassador, one of the finest low-end luxury automobiles of the 1950s and '60s? We'll find out in a game called "I like my ambassadors to go vroom vroom."

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

Predictions

Oct 3, 2020

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

OK, panel, what will be the next October surprise? Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: Economists say that since there will be no Halloween or trick or treating, the stock in candy corn will tank.

SAGAL: Jessi Klein.

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