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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.

Prediction

Jun 27, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will angry Antonin Scalia say next? Alonzo Bodden.

ALONZO BODDEN: #whatever.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: In his next angry dissent Justice Antonin Scalia will say oh, no you didn't.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Paula Poundstone.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 27, 2015
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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 they can, each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jun 27, 2015
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Prediction

Jun 20, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, who will Donald Trump pick as his running mate as he goes on to glory? Luke Burbank.

LUKE BURBANK: Whoever it is, they need to vet them really well because this person will be one hairpiece away from the presidency.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith Salie.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 20, 2015
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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?

Limericks

Jun 20, 2015
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Prediction

Jun 13, 2015
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(APPLAUSE)

MIKE PESCA, HOST:

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 13, 2015
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MIKE PESCA, HOST:

Now on to our final game. It's 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 correctly answer. Each correct answer is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jun 13, 2015
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(APPLAUSE)

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Prediction

Jun 6, 2015
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now panel, what will Sepp Blatter let do next? Roxanne Roberts.

ROXANNE ROBERTS: He'll head over to the TSA because they're still getting it right 5 percent of the time.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Greg Proops.

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