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.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:55 am
Sat April 28, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat April 28, 2012 11:36 am

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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 Amy Dickinson, Paula Poundstone and Tom Bodett. And here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Thanks 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!.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:55 am
Sat April 28, 2012

Prediction

Originally published on Sat April 28, 2012 11:36 am

Transcript

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what is next for Newt Gingrich? Paula Poundstone?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Newt Gingrich will, in fact, colonize the moon, from where he will teach a remarkable online bluster course.

(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Amy Dickinson?

AMY DICKINSON: Oh, he's going to power down Callista, pack her in Styrofoam peanuts and take her back home to Georgia.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: And Tom Bodett?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:02 am
Sat April 21, 2012

Novelist Carl Hiaasen Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat April 21, 2012 11:03 am

The Florida novelist tells us what he finds so weird and inspiring about South Florida and answers three questions about extreme cold-weather activities. (Rebroadcast from Feb. 5, 2011)

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:02 am
Sat April 21, 2012

Newbery Medal Winner Jack Gantos Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat April 21, 2012 11:03 am

Award-winning children's book author and recent recipient of the Newbery Honor joins us to talk about his other distinction: his arrest on drug smuggling charges. Then he takes a quiz on Harlequin romance novels. (Rebroadcast from Jan. 28, 2012)

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:45 am
Sat April 21, 2012

Novelist Tom Robbins Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat April 21, 2012 11:03 am

Author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Skinny Legs and All, and most recently B is for Beer, joins us to talk about Seattle, taking LSD and answer questions about the other Mr. T. Robbins. (Rebroadcast from June 5, 2010)

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:45 am
Sat April 21, 2012

Writer Susan Orlean Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat April 21, 2012 11:03 am

New Yorker staff writer and author of the Orchid Thief and the recent biography of movie canine Rin Tin Tin takes a quiz on other things that sound like "Rin Tin Tin": Tintin, Tauntaun and TomTom. (Rebroadcast from Dec. 3, 2011)

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
2:45 am
Sat April 21, 2012

Science Writer Mary Roach Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat April 21, 2012 11:03 am

The science writer known for tackling death in her book Still, sex in her book Bonk and space travel in her latest book, Packing For Mars, takes a quiz in honor of the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Brothers. (Rebroadcast from Sept. 18, 2010)

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat April 14, 2012

Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: Take This Job And Shove It, Some Assembly Required and You Want Who?

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat April 14, 2012

Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: A Bus For When You Feel Like You've Been Hit By a Bus, Slider Sommelier and an Adorable Expiration Date.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat April 14, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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