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  • Hosted by Peter Sagal

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.

Panel Questions

Jul 14, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Right now, panel, time for a game that we are calling...

BILL KURTIS: Meet Our NATO Allies.

Bluff The Listener

Jul 14, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Right now...

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Right now, it's time for the WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME Bluff the Listener game. Call 1-888-WAIT-WAIT to play our game on the air. Hi, you are on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

NICK BERGMAN: Hi, Peter.

SAGAL: Hey, who's this?

Panel Questions

Jul 14, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Panel, it is of course time for you to answer some questions about the week's news. Faith, a study released this week found that 99 percent of women do not enjoy seeing their husband do what?

(LAUGHTER)

PAULA POUNDSTONE: I would say it's 99 percent of the stuff he does.

(LAUGHTER)

Who's Bill This Time?

Jul 14, 2018

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. Hey there, ovaries.

FAITH SALIE: (Laughter).

KURTIS: How do you like your eggs? I'm your Bill-opian (ph) tube.

(LAUGHTER)

KURTIS: Bill Kurtis.

(APPLAUSE)

Christine Lagarde is the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and the former Finance Minister of France. We've invited her to answer three questions about Fiorello La Guardia, who served as mayor of New York City in the 1930s and '40s.

Click the audio link above to see how she does.

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