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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.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Limericks

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 11:00 am

Carl reads three news-related limericks: France's Choco-Tax; Speedstick Never Tasted So Good; How To Work In Your PJs.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 11:00 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, on to our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of our players has 60 seconds to answer as many questions as they can, each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL: Charlie Pierce and Faith Salie have a tie for the lead, Peter. Each of them has three points, and Mo Rocca has two.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 11:00 am

More questions for the panel: A Victory for Tacky Souvenirs; The Gettysburg Break-Up; Devolution of the Species.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 11:00 am

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: First up: Gasoline with a hint of cherry and an insouciant finish.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 11:00 am

Our panelists tell three outlandish stories about supply and demand.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:40 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Milwaukee's Randy Sprecher Plays Not My Job

Courtesy Randy Sprecher

Originally published on Sat November 17, 2012 12:03 pm

Randy Sprecher came to Milwaukee years ago to make beer for one of the big breweries. But he didn't like the beer he was making so he founded his own brewery ... and now, his friends keep showing up at his door all the time with lame excuses.

We've invited Sprecher to answer three questions about Carrie Nation, the famously violent prohibitionist.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
1:43 am
Sat November 10, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell us three stories of green living gone wrong, only one of which is true.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
1:43 am
Sat November 10, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
1:43 am
Sat November 10, 2012

Prediction

Now that President Obama doesn't have to worry about being reelected, our panelists predict what he'll do in his second term.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
1:43 am
Sat November 10, 2012

Panel Round Two

Transcript

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 Roxanne Roberts, P. J. O'Rourke, and Alonzo Bodden. And, here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: In just a minute, Carl moves a ton of limerick nearly 500 miles on one gallon of rhymes in our listener limerick challenge. If you'd like to play, give us a call at 1-888-Wait-Wait. That's 1-888-924-8924.

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