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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!
10:50 am
Sat March 9, 2013

Limericks

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Coming up, it's Lightning Fill in the Blank, but first it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call or leave a message at 1-888-Wait-Wait, that's 1-888-924-8924. You can click the contact us link on our website waitwait.npr.org.

There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago and our shows in Rockford, Illinois at the beautiful Coronado Theater there on April 4th. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:50 am
Sat March 9, 2013

Panel Round One

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

We want to remind everybody about the upcoming WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME! cinema event, happening on May 2nd. You could witness the magic of WAIT WAIT live in a movie theater near you. Finally, an opportunity to enjoy this same radio show among a crowd of strangers, while paying $8 for a box of Milk Duds.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Paula, in some alarming news, al Qaeda is now drawing inspiration for their attacks from what?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:29 am
Sat February 9, 2013

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat February 9, 2013 10:49 am

Our panelists tell us three stories of someone getting in the mood for love, only one of which is true.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:29 am
Sat February 9, 2013

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat February 9, 2013 10:49 am

Transcript

CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell. We're playing this week with Paula Poundstone, Tom Bodett and Kyrie O'Connor. And here again is your host, at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, Texas, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl. Thank you everybody. In just a minute, in our listener limerick challenge, Carl plays tribute to his favorite Dallas Cowboy, quarterback Tony Rhyme-o.

(LAUGHTER)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:29 am
Sat February 9, 2013

Prediction

Originally published on Sat February 9, 2013 10:49 am

After the corpse of Richard III turned up in under a parking lot, our panelists predict where the next historical figure will be found.

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