Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me

Saturdays, 10am - 11am
Peter Sagal

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio 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. On the Web, you can play along too.

Genre: 
Composer ID: 
5182a932e1c85e1d8e741aeb|5182a91ee1c85e1d8e741a80

Pages

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:59 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 10:39 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

We want to remind everyone to join us most weeks back home at the Chase Bank Auditorium. For tickets and more information go to wbez.org, or you can find a link at our website, wait wait.npr.org. Right now, panel, your turn. All your questions, of course, as they will be this show, are about politics.

Tom, back in 1999, during a tense debate, the Lieutenant Governor of Alabama was forced to do what on the state house floor?

TOM BODETT: In a tense debate.

SAGAL: Yes, it was very tense, a lot at stake.

Read more
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:59 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 10:39 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 his week with Jessi Klein, Tom Bodett, and Charlie Pierce. And, here again is your host, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thank you, guys. Right now, it's time for the WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME! Bluff the Listener game. Call 1-888-Wait-Wait to play our game on the air. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

Read more
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:43 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat August 18, 2012 8:56 am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:43 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Who's Bill This Time?

Originally published on Sat August 18, 2012 8:56 am

Transcript

BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm legendary anchorman Bill Kurtis...

(LAUGHTER)

KURTIS: Filling in for Carl Kasell, and here's your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Read more
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:43 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Originally published on Sat August 18, 2012 8:56 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about the week's news. Faith, according to a shocking new study, there's something just as bad for you as smoking cigarettes. What?

FAITH SALIE: Egg yolks, Peter.

SAGAL: Indeed, Faith, eggs, egg yolks.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

(APPLAUSE)

Read more
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:43 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat August 18, 2012 8:56 am

Our panelists tell three stories about struggling businesses improving customer service.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:43 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat August 18, 2012 8:56 am

Our panelists predict: If Barack Obama decided to drop Joe Biden, who he would he pick to replace him?

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:43 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat August 18, 2012 8:56 am

More questions for the panel: The Two Week Fatathalon; A Mothra Sighting; The Dictionary Drops a Bomb.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
4:43 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Limericks

Originally published on Sat August 18, 2012 8:56 am

Legendary anchorman Bill Kurtis reads three news-related limericks: SCANDAL Equals 10 Points; Fabio--Come on Down! Leer-end Collisions.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:00 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat August 11, 2012 10:07 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 his week with Roy Blount Jr., Amy Dickinson, and Tom Bodett. And, here again is your host, at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thank you everybody. Right now, it's time for the WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME! Bluff the Listener game. Call 1-888-Wait-Wait to play our game on the air. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!.

Read more

Pages