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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up.

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Predictions

Nov 9, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be the next TV blockbuster? Jordan Carlos.

JORDAN CARLOS: Well, Republicans might not unmask the whistleblower. But they will at least prevail in unmasking the masked singer. It's Coolio. It was always Coolio, guys.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith Salie.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 9, 2019

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Now it's time for 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 they can. Each correct answer is worth two points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Nov 9, 2019

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Predictions

Nov 2, 2019

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Now, panel, how will Washington, D.C., celebrate the World Series? P.J. O'Rourke.

PJ O'ROURKE: Well, Congressional representative Rashida Tlaib from Detroit will introduce a fairness and equity legislation requiring next year's World Series to be between the Detroit Tigers and the Miami Marlins.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 2, 2019

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Now it's time for 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 they can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Nov 2, 2019

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Predictions

Oct 26, 2019

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Now, panel, who will be revealed to have had a secret identity online? Roy Blount, Jr.

ROY BLOUNT JR: Mark Zuckerberg.

(LAUGHTER)

BLOUNT JR: His secret identity is Mark Zuckerberg. He didn't think anybody would ever guess it.

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Limericks

Oct 26, 2019

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 26, 2019

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Time for 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 they can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Not My Job

Oct 19, 2019

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Finally, here's one of our favorite interviews from the past year. Tiera Fletcher went from Atlanta, Ga., to MIT to study rocket science. And at the age of 23, she was designing rockets for Boeing.

CHIOKE I'ANSON: When she came on WAIT WAIT in July, Peter asked her if she always loved science.

Panel Questions

Oct 19, 2019

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From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Chioke I'Anson. And here's your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

SAGAL: Thank you, Chioke.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thank you, everybody.

(APPLAUSE)

Bluff The Listener

Oct 19, 2019

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CHIOKE I'ANSON: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm one of the voices of the NPR credits, Chioke I'Anson. And here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Thank you, Chioke.

(CHEERING)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 14, 2019

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Now onto the 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 they can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Chioke, can you give us the scores?

Predictions

Oct 12, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be the pope's next new rule? Paula Poundstone.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: The wine for the sacrament can be served in a pod.

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Shannon O'Neill.

SHANNON O'NEILL: He said that Ellen and Roy Moore can attend a WNBA game together.

Limericks

Oct 12, 2019

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Panel Questions

Oct 12, 2019

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Predictions

Oct 5, 2019

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Now, panel, what new store will replace Forever 21? Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: A vaping store offering a variety of lung embolisms for teenagers called Never 21.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: Goth clothes for toddlers, and they'll call it Snot Topic.

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 5, 2019

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Now onto 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 they can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

Limericks

Oct 5, 2019

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Predictions

Sep 28, 2019

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Now, panel, what will kids do now that they can't Juul anymore? - Roy Blount Jr.

ROY BLOUNT JR: Study and kiki.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Negin Farsad.

NEGIN FARSAD: Now that they can't Juul, they're going to start having sex.

(LAUGHTER)

FARSAD: Ooh. And Adam Burke.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 28, 2019

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Now onto 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 they can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Sep 28, 2019

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Predictions

Sep 21, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be the next big heist? Alonzo Bodden.

ALONZO BODDEN: It's only a matter of time before the matching gold litter box is also gone.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: True. Roxanne Roberts.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 21, 2019

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Now onto 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 they can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Sep 21, 2019

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Predictions

Sep 14, 2019

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Now, panel, we're going to ask you, what will be on the next special edition of Monopoly? What will it be about? Adam Felber.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 14, 2019

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Now onto 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Sep 14, 2019

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Predictions

Sep 7, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be the next altered image in the news? Bim Adewunmi.

BIM ADEWUNMI: The houses of Parliament drawn to show more support for Boris Johnson.

(LAUGHTER)

PAPA: Amy Dickinson.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 7, 2019

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Now onto 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 she can. Each correct answer is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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