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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.

Limericks

Dec 21, 2019

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Panel Questions

Dec 21, 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 Roxanne Roberts, Adam Burke and Mo Rocca. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Thank you, Bill.

Predictions

Dec 14, 2019

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Now, panel, how will Santa embrace new technology? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: He is going to replace elves with TaskRabbit and unpaid college interns.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Peter Grosz.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 14, 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 is now worth two points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Dec 14, 2019

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Bluff The Listener

Dec 14, 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 Paula Poundstone, Faith Salie and Peter Grosz. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Panel Questions

Dec 14, 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 are playing this week with Paula Poundstone, Peter Grosz and Faith Salie. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Panel Questions

Dec 14, 2019

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Who's Bill This Time

Dec 14, 2019

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. This message will self-destruct in five seconds. It's "Mission: Impossi-Bill (ph)."

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE)

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

As a relief pitcher for the Washington Nationals, Sean Doolittle saves baseball games, but how much does he know about real-world saves? We'll find out.

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

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Bluff The Listener

Dec 7, 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 are playing this week with Alonzo Bodden, Aida Rodriguez and Adam Felber. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Panel Questions

Dec 7, 2019

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

Who's Bill This Time

Dec 7, 2019

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. Want to see your future? Look into old crystal Bill.

(LAUGHTER)

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

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Comic and actor Ali Wong has written a new memoir called Dear Girls, so we've invited her to answer three questions about deer girls, as in female deer.

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

Predictions

Dec 7, 2019

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Now, panel, what will the Peleton guy get his wife next year? - Adam Felber.

ADAM FELBER: He'll re-gift the Peloton he gave to the wife who will dump him this year.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Aida Rodriguez.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 7, 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 is now worth two points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Dec 7, 2019

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Panel Questions

Dec 7, 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 are playing this week with Aida Rodriguez, Adam Felber and Alonzo Bodden. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Thank you, Bill.

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Many people love the Netflix TV show "Orange Is The New Black." But they may not know it's based on the experience of a real person, Piper Kerman, who really did serve a year in a women's prison.

BILL KURTIS: We interviewed Ms. Kerman near Cleveland, where she had been working teaching writing in Ohio prisons. Peter asked her if the authorities knew her whereabouts.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED NPR BROADCAST)

PIPER KERMAN: I am not on the lam. And yeah, I've been living here in Ohio for almost five years. It's been fantastic.

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.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: So we have been avoiding our families and helping you avoid yours by distracting everyone with great segments from our recent past.

KURTIS: We did consider having everybody in America just swap families...

(LAUGHTER)

KURTIS: But there were logistical challenges.

In October, we went to Salt Lake City to record our 1,000th show and invited Alex Boyé, a former Mormon Tabernacle Choir member and YouTube star, to play our quiz.

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

Bluff The Listener

Nov 30, 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, and here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

(APPLAUSE)

Paula Rant

Nov 30, 2019

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If there's one thing that our listeners love, it's what we've come to call Paula Rants. That's when Paula Poundstone gets very, very exercised about some topic or another.

BILL KURTIS: It actually has cardio benefits.

BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. Doorbuster, make way for Bill-buster - Bill Kurtis. And here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

(CHEERING)

SAGAL: Thank you, everybody. You're so kind. It is Thanksgiving weekend, and if your family is anything like ours, you've managed to exhaust every topic of conversation other than politics, and you're getting dangerously close to turning your in-laws into a human turducken. So...

Limericks

Nov 23, 2019

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Panel Questions

Nov 23, 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 are playing this week with Joel Kim Booster, Roxanne Roberts and Paula Poundstone. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Bluff The Listener

Nov 23, 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 are playing this week with Joel Kim Booster, Paula Poundstone and Roxanne Roberts. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Panel Questions

Nov 23, 2019

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Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Joel, The Wall Street Journal reports that more and more vacationers are paying for special private tours complete with guides to help the tourists get what?

JOEL KIM BOOSTER: Lost.

Who's Bill This Time

Nov 23, 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 not a turkey, but I still say gobble, gobble gob-Bill Kurtis.

(LAUGHTER)

KURTIS: And here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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When Elaine Welteroth was a little kid (in the '90s) she and her friends created their own fashion magazine — and the experience paid off. She went on to become editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue. She's now a judge on Project Runway and has a new memoir called More Than Enough.

Since Welteroth was an editor at Teen Vogue, we'll ask her about the magazine for a different demographic — AARP the Magazine.

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

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