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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

Oct 31, 2020

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

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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.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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?

Limericks

Sep 26, 2020

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Predictions

Sep 19, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the next thing we find in outer space? P.J. O'Rourke.

PJ O'ROURKE: I don't know, Peter. But if it's over 60 years old, AARP will find it.

SAGAL: Paula Poundstone.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: My black-and-red short sock.

SAGAL: (Laughter) And Hari Kondabolu.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 19, 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Sep 19, 2020

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 12, 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Sep 12, 2020

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Predictions

Sep 12, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the next big reality show? Adam Burke.

Predictions

Sep 5, 2020

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Now, panel, what will be the next big sting? Adam Felber.

ADAM FELBER: Campbell's soup will be caught fulfilling a sting operations order for six cases of weapons-grade cream of mushroom.

SAGAL: Helen Hong.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Sep 5, 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Sep 5, 2020

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Predictions

Aug 29, 2020

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Now, panel, what will Jerry Falwell Jr. do next? Maeve Higgins.

MAEVE HIGGINS: All we know is there'll be a second coming.

SAGAL: Alonzo Bodden.

ALONZO BODDEN: He'll be the new director of morality at Pornhub.

SAGAL: And Mo Rocca.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 29, 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?

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