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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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Predictions

Dec 8, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what song will replace "Baby, It's Cold Outside" for our modern sensibilities? Peter Grosz.

PETER GROSZ: Based off of "Little Drummer Boy," we're going to get Little Dummy Boy about how much Paula loves Charlie McCarthy.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith Salie.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 8, 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 they answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Bill, can you give us the scores?

BILL KURTIS: Faith and Paula each have two. Peter has three.

Limericks

Dec 8, 2018

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Hi, you are on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

SEAN: Hi, this is Sean, calling from Atlanta, Ga.

SAGAL: And what do you do there?

SEAN: I'm a clinical tech, so I run the tests that physicians will order to diagnose your weird illness.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 1, 2018

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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?

BILL KURTIS: Bim has four.

Limericks

Dec 1, 2018

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Predictions

Dec 1, 2018

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Now, panel, what will the InSight probe find when it digs into Mars? Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: It's going to find a new beach for Teletubbies.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Bim Adewunmi.

BIM ADEWUNMI: Another giant cow, like the one in Australia.

(LAUGHTER)

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Senior White House adviser Josh Lyman was the most intelligent and effective political operative ever. Sadly, he's fictional. That being the case, we had to settle for talking with the actor who played him, Bradley Whitford.

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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.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you so much, Bill.

(APPLAUSE)

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Actor Mayim Bialik took the traditional path to stardom. She first hit it big as Blossom, and then she got an advanced degree in neuroscience. Then she hit it big again in "The Big Bang Theory."

Predictions

Nov 17, 2018

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Now, panel, what will be the next thing cities compete over? Adam Felber.

ADAM FELBER: They will compete to take in all the refugees from Brexit, providing work for thousands of bartenders, dentists, and chefs who can provide food without gluten or flavor.

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 17, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now 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

Nov 17, 2018

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Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

SARAH DIAMOND PATTERSON: My name's Sarah Diamond Patterson. I'm calling from Knoxville, Tenn.

Predictions

Nov 10, 2018

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Now, panel, after the alien visit, what'll be the next big scientific discovery? Paula Poundstone.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Cheese bacteria also enjoy audio books.

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 10, 2018

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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 2 points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Nov 10, 2018

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Predictions

Nov 3, 2018

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Now, panel, what write-in candidate will surprise everybody next week in the midterms? Adam Burke.

ADAM BURKE: That little 6-year-old kid who had a Halloween costume where it looked like she was holding her own head.

SAGAL: Yes.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 3, 2018

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

Limericks

Nov 3, 2018

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Bluff The Listener

Oct 27, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Right now, it's time for our Bluff the Listener game. And we'll be playing with our next panel. It is Amy Dickinson, Faith Salie, and Mo Rocca.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Call 1-888-WAIT-WAIT to play our game in the air. Hi, you are on WAIT WAIT DON'T TELL ME.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 27, 2018

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Now onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. For this special 20th anniversary edition, we have all of our panelists here on stage together, combining all their weaknesses into three powerful teams.

(LAUGHTER)

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