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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.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 3, 2012

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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 two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL: We have a tie for first place, Peter. Luke Burbank and Paula Poundstone are tied for first, they both have three points each. And Firoozeh Dumas has two.

Prediction

Nov 3, 2012

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, how will the 2016 election start next week? Paula Poundstone?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Sarah Palin will put her family on a bus and take what is clearly a campaign tour, but will tell people they were just lost.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Firoozeh Dumas?

FIROOZEH DUMAS: Todd Akin, 2016: the legitimate candidate.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Luke Burbank?

LUKE BURBANK: The candidates begin the arduous task of securing that most valuable Justin Bieber hamster endorsement.

(LAUGHTER)

Panel Round Two

Nov 2, 2012

More questions for the panel: The check is in the apocalypse, Fact checking with Cokie.

Who's Carl This Time?

Nov 2, 2012

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week's news: Sandy Visits Times Square; Yes, Virginia, The Election Is Almost Over; Mickey Strikes Back!

Opening Panel Round

Nov 2, 2012

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: First up: The Politics of Dating.

Limericks

Nov 2, 2012

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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.

Who's Carl (Dressing Up As) This Time?

Oct 27, 2012

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CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell, and here's your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, filling in for Peter Sagal, Drew Carey.

(APPLAUSE)

DREW CAREY, HOST:

Carl. Thanks everybody. Thank you. Thanks everybody and thanks for wearing your nametags.

(LAUGHTER)

Opening Panel Round

Oct 27, 2012

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DREW CAREY, HOST:

And we want to remind everyone to join us here most weeks at Chase Bank Auditorium here in Chicago. For tickets and more information, go to wbez.org, and you can find a link at our website, waitwait.npr.org. Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Brian?

BRIAN BABYLON: Yeah.

CAREY: Hey, the "Bucket List" isn't just the title of a movie Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson made to get more money for prostitutes.

(LAUGHTER)

Panel Round Two

Oct 27, 2012

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CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell. We're playing this week with Tom Bodett, Kyrie O'Connor, and Brian Babylon. And, here again is your host, filling in for Peter Sagal, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Drew Carey.

DREW CAREY, HOST:

Thanks, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

CAREY: Thanks, Carl. Once again, I'm sorry I'm not Peter.

(LAUGHTER)

Limericks

Oct 27, 2012

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DREW CAREY, HOST:

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. Or, click the contact us link on our website waitwait.npr.org.

There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago and our upcoming show in Milwaukee November 15th. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

MARK TRENTESEAUX: Hello. My name is Mark Trenteseaux.

Prediction

Oct 26, 2012

Our panelists will predict who will be the next superhero to make a major life change.

Bluff The Listener

Oct 26, 2012

Our panelists tell us three stories of newfangled punishments, only one of which is true.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 26, 2012

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Panel Round Two

Oct 19, 2012

More questions for the panel: Aging Gracefully, What Will the Dog Eat Now, Smellular Phones, and Turn It Down.

Limericks

Oct 19, 2012

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Just a Pretty Face, Like 'N Sync But Tinier, Flatscreen Flatline.

Opening Panel Round

Oct 19, 2012

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: First up: A Yankee tries to get to first base.

Who's Carl This Time?

Oct 19, 2012

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week's news: Barack Strikes Back; Dopestrong; The Fall Guy.

Actor Tom Hanks Plays Not My Job

Oct 12, 2012

Oscar-winning actor and star of The Da Vinci Code, Tom Hanks, plays our game called "You're the meanest, cruelest, nastiest drunkest lout in Hollywood." Three questions about some of Hollywood's biggest louts.

Singer Linda Rondstat Plays Not My Job

Oct 12, 2012

Music legend Linda Ronstadt plays a game called "They said we were mad at the academy! Mad I tell you!" Three questions about strange, but real, patents in recent years.

Actress Carrie Fisher Plays Not My Job

Oct 12, 2012

Actress and novelist Carrie Fisher plays our game called, "Okay, it's complicated and expensive and it never worked, but at least this Star Wars doesn't have Ewoks." Three questions for the Star Wars actress about Ronald Reagan's Star Wars missile defense program.

Bluff The Listener

Oct 6, 2012

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CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell. We're playing his week with Amy Dickinson, Maz Jobrani, and Paula Poundstone. And, here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thank you so much. It's time for the WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME Bluff the Listener game. Call 1-888-Wait-Wait to play any of our games on the air. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 6, 2012

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Opening Panel Round

Oct 6, 2012

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: LOL Parentz.

Prediction

Sep 29, 2012
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PETER GROSZ, HOST:

Now, panel, what will be the big surprise in next week's debate? Kyrie O'Connor?

KYRIE O'CONNOR: Ron Paul comes out onstage and somebody has to tell him, "Dr. Paul, it's over."

(LAUGHTER)

GROSZ: Brian Babylon?

Panel Round Two

Sep 29, 2012

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CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell. We're playing this week with Kyrie O'Connor, Adam Felber and Brian Babylon. And, here again is your host, filling in for Peter Sagal, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Grosz.

PETER GROSZ, HOST:

Thank you, Carl Kasell.

(APPLAUSE)

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