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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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Not My Job: Tim Kaine

Feb 22, 2020

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And now the game where notable people are asked questions about things they never bothered to notice because they were doing something important.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Tim Kaine has represented Virginia in the U.S. Senate since 2013, and he was, prior to that, governor of the commonwealth. And you may remember he came pretty close to being vice president of the United States a couple years ago.

(CHEERING)

Not My Job: Nalini Nadkarni

Feb 22, 2020

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In the fall of last year, we reached a milestone - our 1,000th show. It's amazing we ever made it this far.

BILL KURTIS: It feels like it's just been 970 or so.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: To mark the occasion, we went back to Salt Lake City, where we did our first-ever show in front of a live audience. And there, we talked to a remarkable woman, a professor of biology at the University of Utah.

Not My Job: Gloria Steinem

Feb 22, 2020

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And now the game where amazing people do completely mundane things. It's called Not My Job. Sixty years ago, Gloria Steinem helped found the feminist movement. She famously went undercover to work as a Playboy bunny to report what that was like. She founded Ms. Magazine. She's been a leading activist in the women's movement for decades. She has a new book out. She joins us now.

Gloria Steinem, welcome to WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

GLORIA STEINEM: Thank you. Thank you.

(CHEERING)

Predictions

Feb 15, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the next big lifestyle brand? Alonzo Bodden.

ALONZO BODDEN: Amazon is going with, go ahead - stay on the couch.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Helen Hong.

HELEN HONG: United Airlines. We will drag you out of bed by your hair.

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 15, 2020

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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 they can. Each correct answer is now worth two points.

Bill, can you give us the score?

Limericks

Feb 15, 2020

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Predictions

Feb 8, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the next popular activity for nudists? Hari Kondabolu.

HARI KONDABOLU: Nude voting. Get ready for democracy to screw you.

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Amy Dickinson.

AMY DICKINSON: I'm going for archery.

(LAUGHTER)

DICKINSON: Nude archery.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 8, 2020

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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 they can. Each correct answer's worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores at this point?

Limericks

Feb 8, 2020

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Predictions

Feb 1, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the next big tell-all? Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: Mary Louise Kelly will write a book about her encounter with Mike Pompeo when he cussed her out. The book will be called "Mike Pompei-Whoa, Whoa, Whoa..."

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 1, 2020

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Hey, 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 they can. Each correct answer is now worth 2 points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Feb 1, 2020

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Predictions

Jan 25, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the next big thing in reading? Paula Poundstone.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: They will take the pages of the book and chop them up really small with a razor blade and snort them.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Negin Farsad.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 25, 2020

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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 they can. Each correct answer is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

Limericks

Jan 25, 2020

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Predictions

Jan 18, 2020

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Now, panel, what will Tom Steyer just stumble into next? Helen Hong.

HELEN HONG: Tor-toys mating.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: I'm sorry. I just wanted to say hello. I'll leave.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Tom Bodett.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 18, 2020

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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 they can. Each correct answer's worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jan 18, 2020

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Predictions

Jan 11, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the hot item at the next CES in 2021? - Luke Burbank.

LUKE BURBANK: Rumble, a dating app for your Roomba that locates other single vacuums in the area.

(LAUGHTER)

BURBANK: Looking for fun? - Rumble, the dating app that admits it sucks.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

ROXANNE ROBERTS: The new Duchess of Sussex robot - this life-like Meghan always smiles, never complains about her in-laws and has no middle fingers.

(LAUGHTER)

BURBANK: And Adam Burke.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 11, 2020

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will be the hot item at the next CES in 2021? - Luke Burbank.

LUKE BURBANK: Rumble, a dating app for your Roomba that locates other single vacuums in the area.

(LAUGHTER)

BURBANK: Looking for fun? - Rumble, the dating app that admits it sucks.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

ROXANNE ROBERTS: The new Duchess of Sussex robot - this life-like Meghan always smiles, never complains about her in-laws and has no middle fingers.

(LAUGHTER)

BURBANK: And Adam Burke.

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