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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's hilarious weekly news 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. 

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..."

(LAUGHTER)

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

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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.

Limericks

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.

'Wait Wait' Best Of The Decade

Jan 4, 2020

At the outset of 2020, we look back on some of our favorite moments from the last 10 years. You'll hear:

Panelist Faith Salie ruins the first Not My Job questions for cookbook author Mark Bittman.

The singer Jewel reveals a secret benefactor.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

You've seen Anthony Anderson on TV and in movies. He hosts the new version of "To Tell The Truth," and he's the father on ABC's award-winning comedy "Black-ish."

BILL KURTIS: Anthony joined us in August, and Peter asked him about joining the long list of beloved TV dads.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED NPR BROADCAST)

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So if you face classical music and turn 180 degrees, you'll be looking at Steve Earle, a country music singer-songwriter who doesn't really fit the Nashville stereotype.

BILL KURTIS: Steve came to Chicago last spring, and Peter asked him if he considers himself a country musician.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED NPR BROADCAST)

STEVE EARLE: I've been called country singer, country rock singer and folk singer in The New York Times crossword puzzle. So I think I qualify...

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Oh, really?

PETER GROSZ: Wow.

BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. Here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Thank you, Bill.

(CHEERING)

SAGAL: In just a few days, 2019 will be a distant memory. And we'll look back and laugh at all the money we spent of things like oat milk and CBD underpants.

(LAUGHTER)

KURTIS: In 2020, I'm looking forward to oat milk underpants.

(LAUGHTER)

Predictions

Dec 21, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be the best gift at Congress's Christmas party?

Adam Burke.

ADAM BURKE: The Donald J. Trump combination high-flow toilet and dishwasher.

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In In The Blank

Dec 21, 2019

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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 scores?

Limericks

Dec 21, 2019

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Predictions

Dec 14, 2019

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Now, panel, how will Santa embrace new technology? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: He is going to replace elves with TaskRabbit and unpaid college interns.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Peter Grosz.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 14, 2019

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

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Dec 14, 2019

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Predictions

Dec 7, 2019

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Now, panel, what will the Peleton guy get his wife next year? - Adam Felber.

ADAM FELBER: He'll re-gift the Peloton he gave to the wife who will dump him this year.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Aida Rodriguez.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Dec 7, 2019

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

Bill, can you give us the scores?

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