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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!
12:45 pm
Sat October 25, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now onto our final game, Lightning Filled in the Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as they 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!
12:45 pm
Sat October 25, 2014

Limericks

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12:45 pm
Sat October 25, 2014

Prediction

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, who will be the next czar at the White House? Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: It's going to be Florence Henderson, and she will be the MILF czar.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: We will leave that undefined. Amy Dickinson.

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12:42 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

Prediction

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Now panel, what will be the next big debate controversy after the fan? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: The wind machines on Senator Cory Booker's backup dancers.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:42 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now 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 is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:42 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

Limericks

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9:59 am
Sat October 11, 2014

We Ask Australian Baz Luhrmann About Austria

Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 10:12 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Back at the end of last year, we spoke to Baz Luhrmann, the Australian director of such over the top sagas as "Moulin Rouge" and the recent "The Great Gatsby" with Leonardo DiCaprio.

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9:59 am
Sat October 11, 2014

Skier Mikaela Shiffrin Gets Quizzed On Downhill Cheese Races

Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 10:12 am

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

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

(APPLAUSE)

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:59 am
Sat October 11, 2014

Brat Pack Member Rob Lowe Gets Quizzed On Bratwurst

Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 10:12 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now we'll go right from somebody accomplished and interesting to a pure hunk of eye candy.

BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Why thank you, Peter.

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1:04 pm
Sat October 4, 2014

Prediction

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, now that they have nixed the plastic bags, what will be California ban next? Faith Salie

FAITH SALIE: After plastic bags, it's plastic bodies. Hugh Hefner has already put his mansion on the on the market.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Charlie Pierce?

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