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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.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:09 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 11:42 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now 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?

BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Tom and Brian each have two. Ophira has four.

SAGAL: Whoa.

(APPLAUSE)

OPHIRA EISENBERG, BYLINE: Whoa.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:09 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 11:42 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:38 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 12:39 pm

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now on to our final game, Lighting Fill In The Blank. Each of our players has 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?

BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Peter and Mo each have three. Jessi has two going into this.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:37 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 12:39 pm

Our panelists predict the new system for identifying hurricanes.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:37 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 12:39 pm

Bill reads three news-related limericks: Manmary Glands, Larger Loafers, Bargain Hunting vs. Bed Hopping.

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