Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR.

During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads what might be characterized as the news Olympics. Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightening speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks.

Listeners vie for a chance to win the most coveted prize in radio: having official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell record the outgoing message on their home answering machine.

Prediction

Jan 14, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blanks

Jan 14, 2017

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Finally, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank, the most exciting three minutes in publicly funded audio entertainment.

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Limericks

Jan 14, 2017

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Panel Round Two

Jan 14, 2017

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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. We are playing this week with Luke Burbank, Faith Salie and Paula Poundstone. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Tom Hanks.

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Just in case U.S. gymnast Simone Biles hasn't won enough recently (she took home four gold medals from the summer Olympics in Rio) today we're giving her yet another shot at glory. We've invited her to play our Not My Job game, in which we quiz very successful people on things that have absolutely nothing to do with their success.

Guest host Tom Hanks will ask Biles three questions about the history of the iPhone, which marks its 10th anniversary this year.

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