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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

Aug 12, 2017

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Limericks

Aug 12, 2017

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 12, 2017

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Now it's time to move 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Panel Questions

Aug 12, 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're playing this week with Paula Poundstone, Roy Blount Jr., Alonzo Bodden. And here again is your host at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, Peter Sagal.

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Panel Questions

Aug 12, 2017

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Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about the rest of the week's news. Paula, a new app is all the rage among moviegoers. Just turn it on and it tells you when you should do what?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Go to the bathroom.

SAGAL: Exactly right, Paula.

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