Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week’s news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR. During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads what might be characterized as the news Olympics. Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightening speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. Listeners vie for a chance to win the most coveted prize in radio: having official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell record the outgoing message on their home answering machine.

Panel Questions

Jun 24, 2017

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Phoebe, after 56 years, Mattel announced that it is finally updating Barbie's boyfriend, Ken. And so it means that kids will be able to finally buy a Ken that has what?

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Who's Bill This Time

Jun 24, 2017

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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 the other bill Mitch McConnell wants to work on in secret...

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KURTIS: ...Bill Kurtis.

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Comedian Eddie Izzard — who's done stand-up in more than 40 countries, in four different languages — has now written a new book called Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens.

We've invited him to answer three questions about the Australian psychedelic rock band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard.

Click the audio link above to see how he does.

Prediction

Jun 24, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 24, 2017

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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 he or she can. The correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

Limericks

Jun 24, 2017

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Panel Questions

Jun 24, 2017

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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 Brian Babylon, Phoebe Robinson and Alonzo Bodden. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Bluff The Listener

Jun 24, 2017

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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 Phoebe Robinson, Alonzo Bodden and Brian Babylon. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Prediction

Jun 17, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 17, 2017

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

It is time to move 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 now worth 2 points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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