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!
11:00 am
Sat January 7, 2012

Opening Panel Round

Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Pepsi unleashes the Deadly Mountain Dew Defense.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat January 7, 2012

Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell three stories about the rise of the nerds.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat January 7, 2012

Limericks

Carl reads three news-related limericks: A Macho Crustacean; Geezer Suits; Good Things Come to Sassy Kids

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat January 7, 2012

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat January 7, 2012

Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: Bachmann's Waterloo; and a car seat that knows your cheeks.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat January 7, 2012

Who's Carl This Time?

Carl reads three quotes from the week's news: A Romney Landslide; Rupert's Tweets; Obama's Secret.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat December 31, 2011

Panel Round Two

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CARL KASELL, HOST:

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 Tom Bodett, Kyrie O'Connor and Peter Grosz. And here again is your host, at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, Florida, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat December 31, 2011

Diagnose Carl

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CARL KASELL, HOST:

From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell, and here's your host, at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, Florida, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat December 31, 2011

Opening Panel Round

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

We want to remind everyone they can join us most weeks back at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago. For tickets and more information, go to chicagopublicradio.org or you can find a link at our website: waitwait.npr.org.

Right now, panel, it's time for you answer some questions. Now this week, as we've said, they're all about health and fitness. Tom, nutritionists at Carnegie Mellon University have revealed the secret to staying thin. It has nothing to do with going to the gym or eating salads. They say you should just do what?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:00 am
Sat December 31, 2011

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it is time for our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of our players will have sixty 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, HOST:

We have a tie for first place, Peter. Tom Bodett and Peter Grosz each has three points and Kyrie O'Connor has two.

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