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.

Prediction

Dec 20, 2014
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Now panel, who will be the next American ambassador to Cuba and why? Paula Poundstone?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Amy Pascal from Sony...

(LAUGHTER)

POUNDSTONE: ...'Cause she's not a great secret keeper so our new relationship will be open and honest.

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 20, 2014
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Now on to our final game, "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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Dec 20, 2014
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Limericks

Dec 13, 2014
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Prediction

Dec 13, 2014
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Now panel, what souvenir did the royal couple bring home? Charlie Pierce?

CHARLIE PIERCE: His and hers genuine Rolex watches that they found at a great price on a card table along Seventh Avenue.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Shelby Fero?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 13, 2014
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's time to move on to our final game, "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, could you give us the scores.

Prediction

Dec 6, 2014
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Now panel, what is next for the Girl Scouts? Mr. Mo Rocca.

MO ROCCA: The Thin Mint will be renamed the Not Necessarily Thin Because Girl Scouts Don't Body Shame Mint.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 6, 2014
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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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Dec 6, 2014
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Menage A Mouse

Nov 29, 2014
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BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: We'll finish our special Thanksgiving show with one more thing to be thankful for. You're not a laboratory mouse.

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Although, as we reported last summer, there are bright spots to a lab mouse's life.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

Address Your Letters To Maz Jobrani

Nov 29, 2014
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No coverage of foreign affairs would be complete without checking in with our own international bureau, the man who can imitate any foreign accent in a way that perfectly inspires the rage of people who are actually from those places. That's Mr. Maz Jobrani.

World Leader Pretend

Nov 29, 2014
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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 Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Olson is a marketing company that promises its clients it will "revolutionize engagement" with its customers. In the case of client Oscar Meyer, this meant sending us eight packs of hot dogs, a loaf of bread, toothpicks, twine and instructions on how to make "the Hot Durkey," in the hope that it would go "viral," which is not the usual meaning of the word "viral" when applied to hot dogs.

Prediction

Nov 22, 2014
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 22, 2014
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Limericks

Nov 22, 2014
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Prediction

Nov 15, 2014
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 15, 2014
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Limericks

Nov 15, 2014
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Limericks

Nov 8, 2014
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Prediction

Nov 8, 2014
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Now panel, what will be the first thing that Obama and the new Republican Congress agree on? Bobcat Goldthwait.

BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT: Limits on mouse hunting permits for cats.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Somewhat random, but good. Faith Salie.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 8, 2014
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It is 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?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 1, 2014
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it is time to go 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 they can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Nov 1, 2014
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Prediction

Nov 1, 2014
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Now panel, what will be the big costume next year? Mr. Luke Burbank.

LUKE BURBANK: After his highly logical, science-based comments this week, it will be ex-Pope Francis.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Alonzo Bodden.

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