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.

Limericks

Mar 3, 2018

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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-WAITWAIT, that's 1-888-924-8924.

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Finally today, yet one more Oscar nominee. It's Lee Unkrich of Pixar.

BILL KURTIS: He joined us last fall to talk about his latest movie, "Coco."

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BILL KURTIS: Support for NPR comes from this station, and from TIAA, for investing, advice, banking and retirement. Working to help customers achieve financial well-being so they can give back to the world. TIAA calls this the new success story, tiaa.org.

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BILL KURTIS: Earlier in the year, we spoke to another Oscar nominee, Lee Daniels, who made the movie "Precious" but since then had gotten into TV with his shows "Empire" and "Star." But his entertainment career, as it turns out, goes way back.

Prediction

Feb 17, 2018

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists what will be the new sport unveiled at the next Winter Olympics.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 17, 2018

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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 is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

Limericks

Feb 17, 2018

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Limericks

Feb 10, 2018

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Prediction

Feb 10, 2018

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict, now that we've launched a sports car into space, what's the next thing we'll blast into space?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 10, 2018

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It's time now 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 2 points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Prediction

Feb 3, 2018

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists, what will be the big surprise out of this year's Super Bowl halftime show?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 3, 2018

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It's now on to our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players has 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as they can. Each correct answer now worth 2 points.

Bill, can you give us the score?

Limericks

Feb 3, 2018

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Prediction

Jan 27, 2018

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In just a minute, we're asking our panelists to predict what souvenir President Donald Trump will bring back from Davos.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 27, 2018

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Now 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

Jan 27, 2018

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Prediction

Jan 20, 2018

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 20, 2018

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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

Jan 20, 2018

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Prediction

Jan 13, 2018

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 13, 2018

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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 he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jan 13, 2018

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The App Store Game

Jan 6, 2018

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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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Panel Questions With Patton Oswalt

Jan 6, 2018

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And now over the summer, we were lucky enough to have a special guest panelist - the comedian Patton Oswalt. Here's some never-before-heard questions from that show.

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Bluff The Listener

Dec 30, 2017

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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, Bill. Thank you very much.

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Hanks For The Memories

Dec 30, 2017

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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 the dignified news anchor with an irresistible bass line. That's right. I'm Dan SaBill (ph), Bill Kurtis. And here's your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Prediction

Dec 23, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 23, 2017

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Now it is time for our final game. It's called Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of our players now has 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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