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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.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 3, 2020

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

Limericks

Oct 3, 2020

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Panel Questions

Oct 3, 2020

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We are playing this week with Jessi Klein, Maz Jobrani and Brian Babylon. And here again is your host, the man who needs no introduction, but it makes him feel good, so here we are, Peter Sagal.

Predictions

Sep 26, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the big surprise on this season of "The Great British Bake Off?" Joel Kim Booster.

JOEL KIM BOOSTER: Every week will be bread week in order to honor all of those in lockdown - sourdough, sourdough, sourdough.

SAGAL: Dulce Sloan.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 26, 2020

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

Limericks

Sep 26, 2020

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Panel Questions

Sep 26, 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 Alonzo Bodden, Joel Kim Booster and Dulce Sloan. And here again is your host, who just discovered in his past life he was also the host of a news quiz, Peter Sagal.

Bluff The Listener

Sep 26, 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 Alonzo Bodden, Joel Kim Booster and Dulce Sloan. And here again is your host, who just awoke from a beautiful daydream of salad bars gone by, Peters Sagal.

Panel Questions

Sep 26, 2020

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Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Dulce, a national park in Thailand has a great new idea for a souvenir for visitors. After visitors leave, the park will ship what to your house?

DULCE SLOAN: A plant?

Who's Bill This Time?

Sep 26, 2020

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A lot of people who work at the CIA say it's nothing like the movies — no skulduggery, sneaking around or disguises. But not Jonna Mendez — she actually did all that cool spy stuff and for many years, she was the CIA's Chief of Disguise.

We've invited her to play a game called "Disguise, sure ... but how about 'dose guys'?" Three questions about the Mafia.

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

Bluff The Listener

Sep 19, 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 Hari Kondabolu, Paula Poundstone and P.J. O'Rourke. And here again is your host, a man currently looking at Airbnbs on Venus, Peter Sagal.

Panel Questions

Sep 19, 2020

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Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Hari, this week, we learned about Bill Edgar. He's a private investigator in Australia also known as the coffin confessor because for a fee of $10,000, he will do what at your funeral?

Who's Bill This Time?

Sep 19, 2020

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. Chew me up and blow a bub-Bill (ph).

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Tituss Burgess starred in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, but how much does he know about breakable things? Three questions about fragile stuff.

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

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Predictions

Sep 19, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the next thing we find in outer space? P.J. O'Rourke.

PJ O'ROURKE: I don't know, Peter. But if it's over 60 years old, AARP will find it.

SAGAL: Paula Poundstone.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: My black-and-red short sock.

SAGAL: (Laughter) And Hari Kondabolu.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 19, 2020

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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 scores?

Limericks

Sep 19, 2020

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Panel Questions

Sep 19, 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 Hari Kondabolu, P.J. O'Rourke and Paula Poundstone. And here again is your host, who's hoping this intro finds you well, Peter Sagal.

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Predictions

Sep 12, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the next big reality show? Adam Burke.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 12, 2020

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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 scores?

Limericks

Sep 12, 2020

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Panel Questions

Sep 12, 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 Jessi Klein, Luke Burbank and Adam Burke. And here again is your host, whose autobiography will now have a bunch of blank pages, Peter Sagal.

Bluff The Listener

Sep 12, 2020

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Panel Questions

Sep 12, 2020

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Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Jessi, for what we believe is the first time, scientists in the U.K. have come up with formal classifications for the five different kinds of what?

JESSI KLEIN: Moods that I'm in at this point.

Who's Bill This Time?

Sep 12, 2020

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Supermodel Tyra Banks has spent years teaching aspiring models to strut their stuff on the catwalk ... but how much does she know about walking dogs? We'll ask her three questions about dog walkers, professional and otherwise.

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

Bluff The Listener

Sep 5, 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 Adam Felber, Josh Gondelman and Helen Hong. And here again is your host, a man who as of this week has officially gone feral, Peter Sagal.

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Panel Questions

Sep 5, 2020

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Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Josh, a new survey suggests that people who eat peanut butter for breakfast are better at what?

JOSH GONDELMAN: They're better at - can I have a hint?

SAGAL: Well, the people are students of the Skippy Sutra.

Who's Bill This Time?

Sep 5, 2020

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