Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Saturday 11:00a.m. to 12:00 noon

Originating from WBEZ in Chicago, host Peter Sagal and scorekeeper Carl Kasell take a lighthearted look a the week's news complete with a news quiz and a variety of guest panelists.

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Podcasts

  • Saturday, September 27, 2014 2:03pm

    Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert plays a game about Dieting, Blasphemy and Hate. This week's panelists are Shelby Fero, Kyrie O'Connor and Tom Bodett.

  • Saturday, September 20, 2014 2:03pm

    Wait Wait travels to the Paramount Theater in Seattle with panelists Luke Burbank, Maz Jobrani and Paula Poundstone. Travel expert Rick Steves answers three questions about people named Steve Ricks

  • Saturday, September 13, 2014 5:59pm

    Comedian Richard Lewis joins us to play, and worry about playing, Not My Job. With panelists Brian Babylon, Roxanne Roberts, and Moshe Kasher.

  • Monday, September 8, 2014 10:29am

    Singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III is our celebrity guest along with panelists Adam Felber, Faith Salie and Mike Birbiglia.

  • Monday, September 1, 2014 1:15pm

    Governor Deval Patrick joins us on stage at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts, along with panelists Paula Poundstone, Adam Felber, and Roy Blount Jr. 

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:31 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

Prediction

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, how will people gain access to the White House next? Kyrie O'Connor.

O'CONNOR: Well, it's almost Halloween. So I'm thinking a guy in a Joe Biden mask.

(LAUGHTER)

SHELBY FERO: So Joe Biden?

SAGAL: Shelby Fero.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:31 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

All right, it's time for our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. You how this works. 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 scores?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:31 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

Limericks

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:40 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Prediction

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Now panel, who will push for independence next? Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: America will insist that Florida and Texas gain independence.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Paula Poundstone.

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11:40 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now on to the final game Lighting 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 worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:40 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Limericks

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:25 am
Sat September 13, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat September 13, 2014 12:24 pm

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's time move 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. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:25 am
Sat September 13, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat September 13, 2014 12:24 pm

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:25 am
Sat September 13, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat September 13, 2014 12:24 pm

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Now, panel, what will Great Britain do, finally, to convince Scotland to stay? Moshe Kasher.

MOSHE KASHER: They're going to give a 21-bagpipe-salute version of Chicago's "If You Leave Me Now."

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:48 am
Sat September 6, 2014

Prediction

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Now, panel, what will be the next big leak? Mike Birbiglia.

MIKE BIRBIGLIA: The next big leak will be 1,300 photos of Mike Birbiglia's cat.

(LAUGHTER)

BIRBIGLIA: In parentheses, partial nudity.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith.

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11:48 am
Sat September 6, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:48 am
Sat September 6, 2014

Limericks

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:10 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

Prediction

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So panel, what is the next big viral fundraiser? Roy Blount Jr.

ROY BLOUNT JR.: The wedgie challenge, which draws attention to prostate problems.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Paula Poundstone.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:10 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:10 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

Limericks

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11:15 am
Sat August 23, 2014

'ZooKeeper Rick' Plays Not My Job

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:15 am
Sat August 23, 2014

Bluff the Listener

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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. And here's your host at the Nourse Theatre in San Francisco, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:15 am
Sat August 23, 2014

Veterinarian Kevin Fitzgerald Plays Not My Job

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

When we talk about animals on the show, we have to talk about the greatest veterinarian ever who appeared on our show in August 2007.

BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: You interview Doctor Doolittle?

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Music
10:20 am
Mon August 18, 2014

WEMU's Weekend Rewind: 08-16-14 and 08-17-14

Listen to last weekend's programs here:

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:53 pm
Sat August 16, 2014

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Plays Not My Job

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:53 pm
Sat August 16, 2014

Not My Job: Mavis Staples Gets Quizzed On Office Supples

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:47 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Not My Job: Project Runway's Tim Gunn Gets Quizzed On Terrible Fashion

Originally published on Sat August 16, 2014 11:04 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:47 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Not My Job: Three Headless Chicken Questions For Alice Cooper

Originally published on Sat August 16, 2014 11:03 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:47 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Professional Pickpocket Apollo Robbins Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat August 16, 2014 12:48 pm

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:05 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Roseanne Cash Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat August 9, 2014 11:23 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

So on our Summer Pleasures show we've done baseball, beer, thrillers and movies. Bill, what's missing?

BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Our clothes. All we're missing is our clothes.

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