Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me

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  • Hosted by Peter Sagal

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.

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Predictions

Feb 27, 2021

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 27, 2021

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Limericks

Feb 27, 2021

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We've invited the 2020 WNBA MVP to play a game called "Please take a number and stand in line." Originally broadcast Nov. 7, 2020.

Panel Questions

Feb 21, 2021

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Paulson starred in both American Horror Story and American Crime Story. We're going to ask her three questions about terrible things that have happened in Canada. Originally broadcast Nov. 21, 2020

Predictions

Feb 13, 2021

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Now, panel, who's getting a special Valentine gift this weekend? Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: Congressional hottie Jamie Raskin receives underwear from law students across the land.

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SAGAL: Paula Poundstone.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 13, 2021

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

Limericks

Feb 13, 2021

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Predictions

Feb 6, 2021

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Now, panel, what will be the first big change the new guy makes at Amazon? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: Alexa will change her name to Bill and finally start swearing.

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SAGAL: Peter Grosz.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 6, 2021

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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

Feb 6, 2021

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Predictions

Jan 30, 2021

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Now, panel, what will be the big ad that we do get to see at next weekend's big game? Tom Papa.

TOM PAPA: Filling the Budweiser gap, Taco Bell announces the new Dalmatian chimichanga.

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SAGAL: Jessi Klein.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 30, 2021

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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

Jan 30, 2021

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Coming up, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank. But first, it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on-air, call or leave a message at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. You can always just click the Contact Us link on our website waitwait.npr.org.

Predictions

Jan 23, 2021

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* Now, panel, what'll be the big surprise executive order from Joe Biden? Josh Gondelman.

JOSH GONDELMAN: A compromise with Republicans deregulating the use of malarkey in national parks and wildlife refuges.

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SAGAL: Helen Hong.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 23, 2021

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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 answer is now worth two points. Chioke, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jan 23, 2021

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Predictions

Jan 16, 2021

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Now, panel, how will they explain Samantha's absence on the show? Negin Farsad.

NEGIN FARSAD: What happened is that Samantha started wearing cargo pants, and it created an insurmountable division in their friendship.

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SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 16, 2021

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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

Jan 16, 2021

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Coming up, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank. But first, it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call or leave a message at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. You can click the contact us link on our website, waitwait.npr.org.

Predictions

Jan 9, 2021

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Now, panel, what will be the next big addition to the Capitol building when they finish fixing it up? Joel Kim Booster.

JOEL KIM BOOSTER: An it's-been-this-many-days-since-our-last-coup sign.

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SAGAL: Amy Dickinson.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 9, 2021

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Now it's 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 they can, each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jan 9, 2021

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Finally, there used to be a time when we would fantasize about traveling to other worlds or having superpowers. These days, we just dream about being able to go outside.

BILL KURTIS: Kellee Edwards is living the dream. She's an explorer, scuba diver, adventurer and host of "Mysterious Islands" on the Travel Channel. Peter asked her if she had to give up travel during the pandemic.

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