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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's Peabody-award-winning weekly hour-long humorous 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.

Predictions

Mar 23, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be the next social media scandal? Adam Burke.

ADAM BURKE: A glitch will cause Instagram to turn off every filter on every picture, causing an entire generation to stare directly into the unvarnished face of reality.

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In The Blanks

Mar 23, 2019

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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 he or she can. Each correct answer now with two points. Chioke, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 23, 2019

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Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

AUTUMN O’TOOLE: Hello, my name Autumn O’Toole from Huntington, W. Va.

SAGAL: Well, how are things in Huntington, W. Va., Autumn?

O’TOOLE: Oh, they're good.

SAGAL: And what do you do there?

Predictions

Mar 16, 2019

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Now, panel, how will celebs get their kids into college? Helen Hong.

HELEN HONG: They'll hire my parents to tiger mom the crap out of them.

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Luke Burbank.

LUKE BURBANK: They'll be forced to just open their own colleges. Three words - Gary Busey State.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 16, 2019

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Now it's time for 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. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Mar 16, 2019

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 9, 2019

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

Limericks

Mar 9, 2019

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Predictions

Mar 9, 2019

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Now, panel, who will be the next young billionaire? Adam Felber.

ADAM FELBER: Krystal (ph) Kardashian. Though still in the womb when she launches her line of designer amniotic fluids and becomes a billionaire, she will, nonetheless, be described as self-made.

(LAUGHTER)

Predictions

Mar 2, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be the surprise at next year's Oscars? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: Lady Gaga will come on stage, squat on top of a piano and give birth to baby Gaga-Cooper.

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Tom Bodett.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 2, 2019

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

Limericks

Mar 2, 2019

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BILL KURTIS: From the most popular soprano to one of the most beloved authors. John Grisham joined us last year to talk about his latest novel, "The Reckoning."

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I asked him about his first novel, "A Time To Kill," which did not, in fact, set the world on fire.

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. And here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Thank you, Bill. Thanks so much, everybody.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: We're taking the week off from the news. You know, we're just putting our feet up and rocking back-and-forth, saying, it's not happening, it's not happening, it's not happening.

(LAUGHTER)

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Last year, we at WAIT WAIT celebrated the fact that we have been on the air for 20 years. And NPR celebrated the fact that even after all that time, we haven't completely destroyed their reputation.

BILL KURTIS: The two sides of NPR - dignified and us...

(LAUGHTER)

KURTIS: ...Came together when Robert Siegel and Nina Totenberg joined us onstage at the Chicago Theater to celebrate our anniversary and to apologize to them for ruining the 9:47****

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Predictions

Feb 16, 2019

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Now, panel, how will Amazon get back at New York for rejecting them? Luke Burbank.

LUKE BURBANK: If anyone from New York tries to order something via Amazon, it'll just be like, new phone. Who this?

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Maeve Higgins.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 16, 2019

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

Limericks

Feb 16, 2019

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Predictions

Feb 9, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be next year's exciting, thrilling Super Bowl halftime show? Mo Rocca.

MO ROCCA: Broadway's Patti Lupone because she's great. And I'd love to hear her yell at 80,000 drunken football fans to put away their cellphones.

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 9, 2019

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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 he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

Limericks

Feb 9, 2019

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Predictions

Feb 2, 2019

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OK, panel, the Earth is now frozen solid. What will we find when it all melts? Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: If my 20-some years in Alaska taught me nothing else, it taught me this. It's dog poop, lots...

(LAUGHTER)

BODETT: ...And lots of dog poop.

SAGAL: Maeve Higgins.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 2, 2019

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

BILL KURTIS: Maeve has three.

Limericks

Feb 2, 2019

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Predictions

Jan 26, 2019

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Now, panel, what is Rudolph Giuliani doing next? Bim Adewunmi.

BIM ADEWUNMI: He's going to be the groin crusher general of New York.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Amy Dickinson.

AMY DICKINSON: He's going to embark on his fourth, fifth and sixth marriages all at once.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 26, 2019

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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 he or she can. Each correct answer's worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Panel Questions

Jan 26, 2019

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We're playing this week with Bim Adewunmi, Adam Burke and Amy Dickinson. And here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago...

(CHEERING)

KURTIS: ...Peter Sagal.

Predictions

Jan 19, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be the next trend in self-improvement? Alonzo Bodden.

ALONZO BODDEN: People stop listening to Marie Kondo and keep their stuff.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Helen Hong.

HELEN HONG: We'll break into other people's homes and throw out their stuff...

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 19, 2019

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Now it's time 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jan 19, 2019

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