Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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NPR's oddly informative news quiz program provides a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers. Callers, panelists and guests compete by answering questions.

Official Judge and Scorekeeper: Bill Kurtis

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Limericks

Mar 19, 2016
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Prediction

Mar 12, 2016
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Now panel...

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SAGAL: ...What is going to come out of this historic U.S.-Canada meeting between Trudeau and our president, Barack Obama? Faith Salie.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 12, 2016
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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 he or she can - each correct answer now worth 2 points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 12, 2016
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Prediction

Mar 5, 2016
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Now panel, how will the GOP next try to take down the Donald? Adam Burke.

ADAM BURKE: They're going to kidnap him and replace him with an imposter. The plan isn't going to work when the surrogate too closely resembles a human being.

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SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 5, 2016
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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 he or she can - each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 5, 2016
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Bluff The Listener

Mar 5, 2016
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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 Bobcat Goldthwait, Roxanne Roberts and Adam Burke. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Panel Round One

Mar 5, 2016
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Prediction

Feb 27, 2016
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Now panel, who will be the surprise nominee for the Supreme Court? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: We need someone who is both impeccably conservative and beloved by liberals - the Dowager Countess of Grantham...

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SAGAL: Say no to her, I dare you. Paula Poundstone.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 27, 2016
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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 he or she can. Each correct answer's worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Feb 27, 2016
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One of our favorite guests is scientist, talk-show host and raconteur Neil deGrasse Tyson. He joined us just a few months ago to talk about how he likes to relax.

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Bill Reads Three News-Related Limericks

Feb 20, 2016
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Panel Round

Feb 20, 2016
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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. And here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Thank you, everybody.

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