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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 lightening speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. Listeners vie for a chance to win the most coveted prize in radio: having official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell record the outgoing message on their home answering machine.

Predictions

Apr 17, 2021

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will be the next shocking revelation from reality TV? Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: Next season's "My 400-lb Life" will be about 800 supermodels that live in an apartment in New York City.

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SAGAL: Faith Salie.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 17, 2021

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

Limericks

Apr 17, 2021

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Panel Questions

Apr 17, 2021

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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 are playing this week with Faith Salie, Josh Gondelman and Brian Babylon. And here again is your host, a man who just got kicked out of the NPR Wine Club. He knows why. It's Peter Sagal.

Bluff The Listener

Apr 17, 2021

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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 Josh Gondelman, Brian Babylon and Faith Salie. And here again is your host, a man who got one of each vaccine just to be safe, Peter Sagal.

Singer songwriter Michelle Zauner, who performs under the name Japanese Breakfast, has just published a new memoir called Crying in H Mart. We invite her to play a game called "The Breakfast of Champions!" Three questions about Wheaties.

Click the audio link above to find out how she does.

Panel Questions

Apr 17, 2021

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Josh, Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the CDC under President Trump, has found a new position. He is now the strategic health and safety adviser for what company?

Who's Bill This Time?

Apr 17, 2021

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Panel Questions

Apr 10, 2021

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Bluff The Listener

Apr 10, 2021

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