Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

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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. Now in its 16th year, the Peabody Award-winning show has an audience of more than 3.8 million listeners weekly on more than 675 Member stations, and surpasses 4 million podcast downloads each month.

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 lightning speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. Listeners vie for a chance to win the most coveted prize in radio: having Scorekeeper Emeritus Carl Kasell record the outgoing message on their home answering machine.

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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Predictions

Sep 5, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the next big sting? Adam Felber.

ADAM FELBER: Campbell's soup will be caught fulfilling a sting operations order for six cases of weapons-grade cream of mushroom.

SAGAL: Helen Hong.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 5, 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 5, 2020

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Predictions

Aug 29, 2020

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Now, panel, what will Jerry Falwell Jr. do next? Maeve Higgins.

MAEVE HIGGINS: All we know is there'll be a second coming.

SAGAL: Alonzo Bodden.

ALONZO BODDEN: He'll be the new director of morality at Pornhub.

SAGAL: And Mo Rocca.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 29, 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's now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Aug 29, 2020

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Finally, back in February, we invited back one of our favorite guests, the movie director Barry Sonnenfeld, to tell us about his recently published memoir.

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BARRY SONNENFELD: Oh, hi, Peter.

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SAGAL: Your book is amazing. It turns out that you have lived a somewhat unusual life for a big-time movie director. Usually, we think of movie directors as being, like, real alpha people. They're powerful.

SONNENFELD: Yeah.

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