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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.

Limericks

Sep 7, 2019

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Panel Questions

Sep 7, 2019

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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 Paula Poundstone, Amy Dickinson and Bim Adewunmi And here, again, is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Tom Papa.

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Mary Wilson was still a teenager when she signed to Motown Records with the group that would eventually become The Supremes — they went on to produce 12 No. 1 singles and win a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Wilson is now an author, museum curator and a Cultural Ambassador for the U.S. State Department.

Bluff The Listener

Sep 7, 2019

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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 Bim Adewunmi, Paula Poundstone and Amy Dickinson. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Tom Papa.

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Panel Questions

Sep 7, 2019

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Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Paula?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: Yes.

Who's Bill This Time

Sep 7, 2019

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. Take a gulp of me, and I'll give you wings. I'm Red Bill.

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KURTIS: I'm Bill Kurtis. And here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago filling in for Peter Segal, Tom Papa.

Chef José Andrés has been honored by the James Beard Foundation as an "Outstanding Chef" and as a "Humanitarian of the Year" — for his founding the World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit devoted to feeding survivors of natural disasters. His new cookbook is called Vegetables Unleashed.

Predictions

Aug 31, 2019

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PETER GROSZ: Now, panel, what will be the next mystery that we finally learn the answer to? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: Twenty-six years after Meatloaf released "I'd Do Anything For Love, But I Won't Do That," we finally learn that what he won't do is vote for Marianne Williamson.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 31, 2019

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We have reached 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

Aug 31, 2019

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