Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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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

Jun 17, 2017

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Who's Bill This Time

Jun 17, 2017

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. Good news. For Father's Day, You get an edi-Bill (ph) arrangement. I'm Bill Kurtis, and here's your host at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Mich., Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill. Thank you, everybody.

We recorded our show in Detroit this week, so we've invited Andrew Farah, chief technological officer at General Motors, to play our quiz.

We'll play a game called "See the USA, in an Aging Comedian." Sure, Farah knows a lot about Chevys, but what does he know about Chevy Chase?

Click the listen link above to find out.

Prediction

Jun 10, 2017

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 10, 2017

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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 is worth 2 points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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