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Saturdays at 11:00 - noon
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!
10:23 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 11:58 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:23 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 11:58 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:23 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 11:58 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:29 am
Sat November 15, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat November 15, 2014 11:37 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:29 am
Sat November 15, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat November 15, 2014 11:39 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
10:29 am
Sat November 15, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat November 15, 2014 11:39 am

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:48 am
Sat November 8, 2014

Prediction

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what will be the first thing that Obama and the new Republican Congress agree on? Bobcat Goldthwait.

BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT: Limits on mouse hunting permits for cats.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Somewhat random, but good. Faith Salie.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:48 am
Sat November 8, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

It is now 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?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:48 am
Sat November 8, 2014

Limericks

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
11:55 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Prediction

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what will be the big costume next year? Mr. Luke Burbank.

LUKE BURBANK: After his highly logical, science-based comments this week, it will be ex-Pope Francis.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Alonzo Bodden.

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