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Peter Sagal

For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR. During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads what might be characterized as the news Olympics. Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightning speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. Listeners vie for a chance to win the most coveted prize in radio: having Carl Kasell record the outgoing message on their home answering machine.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:19 am
Sat March 28, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat March 28, 2015 10:49 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what will be the first Heinz-Kraft? Moshe Kasher.

MOSHE KASHER: Well, the company is now so German that the new Kraft single is an unmarried German man in fetish gear covered in cheese slices and slathered in tomato ketchup.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:19 am
Sat March 28, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat March 28, 2015 10:49 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. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:19 am
Sat March 28, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat March 28, 2015 10:49 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:17 am
Sat March 21, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat March 21, 2015 11:52 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what will be the next problem solved by a corporation? Gabe Liedman.

GABE LIEDMAN: Speedo for global warming. In this new world, you've just got to cover up your stuff that will ruin the couch.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith Salie.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:17 am
Sat March 21, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat March 21, 2015 11:52 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it is time to move on to our final game, Lighting 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?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:17 am
Sat March 21, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat March 21, 2015 11:52 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:28 am
Sat March 14, 2015

Limericks

Originally published on Sat March 14, 2015 10:53 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:28 am
Sat March 14, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat March 14, 2015 10:53 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, who will be the Senate's new pen pal? Amy Dickinson.

AMY DICKINSON: Dear ISIS, do you like me? Yes or no? Circle one.

SAGAL: Paula Poundstone.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:28 am
Sat March 14, 2015

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat March 14, 2015 10:53 am

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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 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?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:44 am
Sat March 7, 2015

Prediction

Originally published on Sat March 7, 2015 10:09 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, who will John Boehner invite to Congress next? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: After Bibi Netanyahu, it's B.B. Neuwirth, whose rendition of "All That Jazz" also brings Nancy Pelosi to tears.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Kyrie O'Connor.

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