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!
10:25 am
Sat March 29, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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MIKE PESCA, HOST:

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 he or she can. Each correct answer is worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL: We have a tie for first place. Roy Blount, Jr. and Tom Bodett each has three points. Kyrie O'Connor has two.

PESCA: Kyrie, so you're in third place. You're going to go first. The clock will start when I begin your question. Are you ready?

KYRIE O'CONNOR: I am ready.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:25 am
Sat March 29, 2014

Limericks

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MIKE PESCA, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:49 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat March 22, 2014 11:03 am

Our panelists predict what will be the next great discovery in our universe.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:49 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat March 22, 2014 11:03 am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
6:49 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat March 22, 2014 11:03 am

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Mr. Right (Foot), The Canine King's Speech, McNuggetsaurus.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:51 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat March 15, 2014 11:55 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, how will the web celebrate its 25th birthday? Charlie Pierce.

CHARLIE PIERCE: It will reveal that all those Nigerian bankers were actually telling the truth. Suckers.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Cindy Shupack.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:51 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat March 15, 2014 11:55 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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 he or she can, each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL: We have a tie for first place, Peter. Cindy Shupack and Charlie Pierce each has three points. Paula Poundstone has two.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:51 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat March 15, 2014 11:55 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:20 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat March 8, 2014 11:03 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what new words will we see on the SAT? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: In an effort to preserve some old school SAT words but add some relevant pop culture, two new words are chiwetelejioforebearance and lupitanyongoprobrium.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Mike Birbiglia.

MIKE BIRBIGLIA: A future SAT word will be Facebook, example sentence, Remember Facebook?

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Adam Felber.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
5:20 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat March 8, 2014 11:03 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

It's time to move 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 he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL: We have a tie for first place, Peter. Adam Felber and Mike Birbiglia each has three points, Faith Salie has two.

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