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.

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Panel Questions

Oct 14, 2017

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, we could keep celebrating Halloween by traveling around the country and TP-ing each of our panelist's houses again, or we could play some of our favorite moments from them from the past year.

Bluff The Listener

Oct 14, 2017

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Right now it is time for the WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME Bluff the Listener game. Call Call 1-888-WAITWAIT to play our game on the air. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

JARED WEBER: Hey, this is from Jared Weber (ph) from Cincinnati, Ohio.

Panel Questions

Oct 14, 2017

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BILL KURTIS: Here's a never-before-heard question for our panel from our show in Dayton, Ohio, just last month.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Amy, according to a new study from Britain, people spend 90 minutes a week exercising. But they spend twice as much time doing what?

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Limericks

Oct 7, 2017

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Panel Questions

Oct 7, 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're playing this week with Helen Hong, Brian Babylon and Roy Blount Jr. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

Bluff The Listener

Oct 7, 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're playing this week with Brian Babylon, Roy Blount Jr. and Helen Hong. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Panel Questions

Oct 7, 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. Roy, The Wall Street Journal reports that as more and more people are getting married later in life, a new problem has arisen.

ROY BLOUNT JR: Oh.

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