Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me http://klcc.org en Lightning Fill In The Blank http://klcc.org/post/lightning-fill-blank-31 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>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?<p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Bobcat has one, Roxanne and Roy are tied with three.<p>(APPLAUSE)<p>SAGAL: So it's Bobcat.<p>BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT: Are you sure? I don't even remember getting one.<p>SAGAL: Bobcat, you're in third-place. You're up first. The clock will start when I begin your first question. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:10:00 +0000 editor 17805 at http://klcc.org Limericks http://klcc.org/post/limericks-31 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>'Cause how often does that happen? Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME.<p>CARLA: Hi.<p>SAGAL: Hi, who's this?<p>CARLA: My name is Carla.<p>SAGAL: Hey, Carla. Where are you calling from?<p>CARLA: I'm in Charlotte, North Carolina.<p>SAGAL: Oh, that's awesome. Charlotte is a great place.<p>CARLA: Woo, I just heard somebody yell.<p>BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT: In your house? Get out.<p>SAGAL: Carla, welcome to the show. Bill Kurtis is going to read you three news-related limericks with the last word or phrase missing from each. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:10:00 +0000 editor 17806 at http://klcc.org Prediction http://klcc.org/post/prediction-30 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now panel, where will the next giant hole show up? Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:10:00 +0000 editor 17804 at http://klcc.org Prediction http://klcc.org/post/prediction-29 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now, panel, whose private letters will embarrass them next? Brian Babylon.<p>BRIAN BABYLON: All right, they're going to find Harry Potter's private diary where he admits he wanted to be down with Slytherin the whole time.<p>(LAUGHTER)<p>SAGAL: Woah. Paula Poundstone.<p>PAULA POUNDSTONE: The von Trapp family will suffer the shame of this release; dear Captain von Trapp, I would like a raise. The kids keep singing. It's really bothering me.<p>(LAUGHTER)<p>SAGAL: And Mr. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:56:00 +0000 editor 17334 at http://klcc.org Lightning Fill In The Blank http://klcc.org/post/lightning-fill-blank-30 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>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 he or she can - each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?<p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Well, Paula has four. Brian and Tom have two.<p>SAGAL: Oh, my goodness, Paula.<p>(APPLAUSE)<p>PAULA POUNDSTONE: Woah.<p>BRIAN BABYLON: Man.<p>POUNDSTONE: It's the altitude.<p>SAGAL: Well, we flipped a coin, and Tom was elected to go first. So here we go. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:56:00 +0000 editor 17335 at http://klcc.org Limericks http://klcc.org/post/limericks-30 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Coming up, it's Lightning Fill In The Blank. But first, it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you'd like to play on air, call or leave a message at 1(888) WAITWAIT. That's 1(888) 924-8924. Or click the Contact Us link on our website waitwait.npr.org. There, you can find out about attending our weekly live shows back at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Illinois, and check out the latest "How To Do Everything" podcast. This week, Mike and Ian expose the shocking secret habits of Chicago Cubs fans. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:56:00 +0000 editor 17336 at http://klcc.org Guess The Newsmaker http://klcc.org/post/guess-newsmaker Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Last year with Paula Poundstone, Maz Jobrani and Faith Salie, we decided to bring back an old game.<p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Was it rounders, marbles, kick the can, conkers, memblety peg, huckle buckle beanstalk?<p>(APPLAUSE)<p>SAGAL: No, actually, Bill. Although they all sounds like great fun. Let's let Carl explain.<p>KURTIS: Guess the News Maker.<p>SAGAL: So it's time to welcome to our show one Ricardo Baca. Ricardo, welcome to WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME.<p>RICARDO BACA: Hey, thanks a lot.<p>SAGAL: Now, panelists, Mr. Baca here, Ricardo, has a new job. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 16:08:00 +0000 editor 16912 at http://klcc.org Not My Job: Poet Billy Collins Takes A Quiz About Phil Collins http://klcc.org/post/not-my-job-poet-billy-collins-takes-quiz-about-phil-collins Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now I end every show by saying this is NPR. And every now and then, we are required by contract to act like we really are NPR.<p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: So in 2013, we invited a very classy guest to talk with Peter, Paula, Faith and Tom.<p>SAGAL: Billy Collins is the most acclaimed poet in America today. He was the country's Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003. Now, we could try to describe what his poetry is like aesthetically, but this is 21st century America. So let's just say that poetry is like song lyrics except they don't rhyme, and you talk them. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 15:23:00 +0000 editor 16904 at http://klcc.org Bluff The Listener http://klcc.org/post/bluff-listener-2 Transcript <p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELLME, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. And here's your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.<p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Thank you, Bill.<p>(APPLAUSE)<p>SAGAL: Thank you. This week - thank you. You guys. This week, we're lost in nostalgia as we just sit and relive our own achievements. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 15:23:00 +0000 editor 16905 at http://klcc.org Actor Tony Shalhoub Takes A Quiz About Nuns http://klcc.org/post/actor-tony-shalhoub-takes-quiz-about-nuns Because Shalhoub has played a Monk, (the obsessive compulsive detective on the TV series Monk), we're going to ask him three questions about nuns. Originally broadcast March 6, 2010. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 15:23:00 +0000 editor 16906 at http://klcc.org