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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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Shiraishi is a pro at climbing sheer rock faces, so we've invited her to play a game called "Let's take the easy way up." Originally broadcast June 13, 2020.

Who's Bill Again?

Nov 28, 2020

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The Emmy and Tony award-winning actor will answer three questions about safe driving, inspired by classic driver's education films of yesteryear. Originally broadcast Aug. 8, 2020.

Limericks

Nov 21, 2020

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Predictions

Nov 21, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the big surprise in book two of President Obama's memoir? Paula Poundstone.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: He voted for Trump.

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SAGAL: Negin Farsad.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 21, 2020

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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?

Predictions

Nov 14, 2020

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Now, panel, when they start putting on the commercials for the COVID vaccine, what will the people in the commercials be doing? Joanna Hausmann.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Nov 14, 2020

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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

Nov 14, 2020

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Predictions

Nov 7, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the next thing a state will legalize? Helen Hong.

HELEN HONG: California and New York will both legalize bringing an emotional support Canadian to the polls next election.

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SAGAL: Maz Jobrani.

Lightning Fill In The Blanks

Nov 7, 2020

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Hey, 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 now worth 2 points.

Bill, can you please give us the scores?

Limericks

Nov 7, 2020

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Predictions

Oct 31, 2020

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Now, panel, will would be the big surprise on Tuesday night? Adam Burke.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 31, 2020

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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's now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Oct 31, 2020

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Panel Questions

Oct 31, 2020

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All right. Some questions for you about the rest of the week's news. Faith, a New York state trooper was suddenly transferred from his post in Albany up to a remote town near the Canadian border. New York political observers believe that was because the trooper made what key mistake?

Predictions

Oct 24, 2020

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Now, panel, who's going to get caught with their camera on next? Eugene Cordero.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 24, 2020

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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?

BILL KURTIS: Maeve has two.

Limericks

Oct 24, 2020

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Model, actor and author Padma Lakshmi has been a judge on Top Chef for nearly 15 years. Her latest project is a series called Taste the Nation. Originally broadcast July 25, 2020.

Sarah Cooper makes TikTok videos of herself perfectly lip-syncing President Trump's actual speeches, so we've invited her to play a game called "Dubbing Trouble." Originally broadcast June 6, 2020.

Three questions for the bronze medal winner about people stealing other people's ideas or products. Originally broadcast May 16, 2020.

Predictions

Oct 10, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the next insect to make the news? Negin Farsad.

NEGIN FARSAD: At the next debate, a bunch of breathtakingly beautiful butterflies are going to show up and form in the air the word vote.

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SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Oct 10, 2020

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

Limericks

Oct 10, 2020

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Predictions

Oct 3, 2020

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OK, panel, what will be the next October surprise? Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: Economists say that since there will be no Halloween or trick or treating, the stock in candy corn will tank.

SAGAL: Jessi Klein.

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Oct 3, 2020

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

Limericks

Oct 3, 2020

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Predictions

Sep 26, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the big surprise on this season of "The Great British Bake Off?" Joel Kim Booster.

JOEL KIM BOOSTER: Every week will be bread week in order to honor all of those in lockdown - sourdough, sourdough, sourdough.

SAGAL: Dulce Sloan.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 26, 2020

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

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