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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.

Predictions

Nov 23, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be the next overheard phone call in the news? Roxanne Roberts.

ROXANNE ROBERTS: In an effort to rehabilitate his image, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be overheard begging for a spot on next season's "Dancing With The Stars."

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 23, 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?

Predictions

Nov 16, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be Disney's next big move? Luke Burbank.

LUKE BURBANK: Disney Minus, a separate channel streaming 24 hours a day just listing the Disney characters we now deem problematic.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Tom Bodett.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 16, 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 now worth 2 points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Nov 16, 2019

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Panel Questions

Nov 16, 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 Maeve Higgins, Luke Burbank and Tom Bodett. And here again is your host...

(CHEERING)

KURTIS: ...At the Altria Theater in Richmond, Va., Peter Sagal.

Bluff The Listener

Nov 16, 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, Luke Burbank and Maeve Higgins. And here again...

(CHEERING)

KURTIS: ...Is your host at the Altria Theater in Richmond, Va., Peter Sagal.

Panel Questions

Nov 16, 2019

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Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about the week's news. Maeve, we all know manspreading is a public no-no.

MAEVE HIGGINS: Yeah.

SAGAL: But according to the New York Daily News, who also manspreads?

HIGGINS: Oh, I've seen old ladies grandspreading (ph).

Who's Bill This Time

Nov 16, 2019

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. Move over, Virginia, Bill is for lovers.

(CHEERING)

KURTIS: I'm Bill Kurtis. And here is your host at the Altria Theater in Richmond, Va., Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

We recorded the show in Richmond, Va., this week, and invited Sen. Tim Kaine — who served as mayor of Richmond — to play our quiz. Kaine has represented Virginia in the U.S. Senate since 2013. He was also Governor of Virginia, and came pretty close to being Vice President of the United States.

We've invited him to play a game called "T. Kaine, meet T-Pain" — three questions about Grammy award-winning musician T-Pain.

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

Limericks

Nov 9, 2019

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Panel Questions

Nov 9, 2019

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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, Jordan Carlos and Adam Felber. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

(CHEERING)

Bluff The Listener

Nov 9, 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 Felber, Faith Salie and Jordan Carlos. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Thank you, Bill.

Panel Questions

Nov 9, 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 or more information, go over to wbez.org. Or you can find a link at our website, waitwait.npr.org.

Who's Bill This Time

Nov 9, 2019

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. Psst (ph) - want to know a secret? I'm a whistle-Biller, Bill Kurtis.

(APPLAUSE)

KURTIS: And here's your host...

FAITH SALIE: (Laughter).

Leslie Odom Jr. originated the role of Aaron Burr in Hamilton, and we were curious to know: How much does he know about founding fathers who weren't in the hit Broadway musical? We'll ask him three questions about Benjamin Franklin. Click the audio link above to hear him take our quiz.

Predictions

Nov 9, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be the next TV blockbuster? Jordan Carlos.

JORDAN CARLOS: Well, Republicans might not unmask the whistleblower. But they will at least prevail in unmasking the masked singer. It's Coolio. It was always Coolio, guys.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith Salie.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 9, 2019

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Now 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 is worth two points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Predictions

Nov 2, 2019

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Now, panel, how will Washington, D.C., celebrate the World Series? P.J. O'Rourke.

PJ O'ROURKE: Well, Congressional representative Rashida Tlaib from Detroit will introduce a fairness and equity legislation requiring next year's World Series to be between the Detroit Tigers and the Miami Marlins.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 2, 2019

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now 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 is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Nov 2, 2019

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Panel Questions

Nov 2, 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 Josh Gondelman, P.J. O'Rourke and Negin Farsad. And here, again, is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Bluff The Listener

Nov 2, 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 Negin Farsad, P.J. O'Rourke and Josh Gondelman. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Panel Questions

Nov 2, 2019

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Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Josh, turns out great white sharks are just like us.

JOSH GONDELMAN: I knew it.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: I don't have a question. I just wanted to tell you that. Now we're moving on.

(LAUGHTER)

Who's Bill This Time?

Nov 2, 2019

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. It's cold out there. Put this Bill-aklava (ph) on your face...

(LAUGHTER)

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

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Gloria Steinem has been a leading activist in the women's movement for decades. She famously went undercover to work as a Playboy Bunny in the '60s, co-founded Ms. magazine in the '70s, and now has a new book called The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off!

Limericks

Oct 26, 2019

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Panel Questions

Oct 26, 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 Roxanne Roberts, Peter Grosz and Roy Blount Jr. And here again is your host at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City, Peter Sagal.

(CHEERING, APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Bluff The Listener

Oct 26, 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 Peter Grosz, Roxanne Roberts and Roy Blount, Jr. And here again is your host at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City, Peter Sagal.

(CHEERING)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Panel Questions

Oct 26, 2019

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

ROXANNE ROBERTS: Yes, sir.

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