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.

We planned to have Lena Dunham, creator and star of HBO's Girls, as our Not My Job guest this week, but a snowstorm kept her from joining us at the last minute, so we quickly had to find someone without Thursday evening plans.

Late Show host Stephen Colbert very graciously jumped in to play our game, but we didn't have time to write new questions for him, so we'll just ask him all the questions we planned to ask Dunham.

Who's Glynn This Time

Feb 11, 2017

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(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

GLYNN WASHINGTON: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. Filling in for Bill Kurtis, I'm Glynn Washington.

(APPLAUSE)

WASHINGTON: And here's your host at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York - Brooklyn...

(APPLAUSE)

Panel Round One

Feb 4, 2017

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Panel, some other things happened this week - really, I promise you - and now we're going to ask you about them. Luke, according to The Wall Street Journal, it's a tough time for people who have the misfortune to be named what?

LUKE BURBANK: Barron.

(LAUGHTER)

Who's Bill This Time

Feb 4, 2017

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. Hey, Steve Bannon, let me be your triumph of the Bill.

(LAUGHTER)

KURTIS: Bill Kurtis. And here's your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Prediction

Feb 4, 2017

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will be the big surprise coming out of this weekend's Super Bowl.

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