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Peter Sagal

Peter Sagal hosts this weekly NPR News quiz show alongside some of the best and brightest news and entertainment personalities.

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5:17 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Comedian Tig Notaro Plays Not My Job

Courtesy of Ruthie Wyatt

Originally published on Sat January 4, 2014 9:52 am

This segment was originally broadcast on July 19, 2013.

In 2012, comedian Louis C.K. tweeted: "In 27 years doing this, I've seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro last night at Largo." The set C.K. was referring to was Notaro's performance the day she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. That set became "Tig Notaro: Live," which is now out now on iTunes.

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8:02 am
Sat December 28, 2013

Not My Job: Shirley Jones Gets Quizzed On Partridge Shooting

Originally published on Sat December 28, 2013 8:03 am

This segment was originally broadcast on Oct. 04, 2013.

Shirley Jones starred in some of the great movie musicals of the 1950s — Oklahoma, Carousel, The Music Man -- won an Oscar for her role in the film Elmer Gantry and then went on to be the mother in the classic sitcom The Partridge Family. She's just written a new memoir about her life onstage, on-screen and behind the scenes.

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6:52 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat December 28, 2013 8:03 am

Transcript

CARL KASELL: Sometimes fiction is stranger than truth. Now that seems to have happened with a game you wanted to hear again. It's from August of 2008 with panelists Roxanne Roberts, Charlie Pierce, Paula Poundstone and guest judge and scorekeeper Corey Flintoff.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Hi, you're on WAIT, WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

JIM STAUTS: Hey there, Peter.

SAGAL: Hey, who's this?

STAUTS: This is Jim Stauts from Conroe, Texas.

SAGAL: Conroe, Texas. Where the heck is that?

STAUTS: That is one county north of Houston.

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6:52 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat December 28, 2013 8:03 am

Transcript

CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR news quiz. I'm Carl Kasell, and here's your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl, thanks everybody. So to produce this week's show, we reached out to you on Twitter, on Facebook and on the street, which by the way we hereby promise never to do again, and we absolutely swear we didn't mean anything by it.

(LAUGHTER)

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6:52 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Clippy And Paula

Originally published on Sat December 28, 2013 8:03 am

Transcript

CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR news quiz. I'm Carl Kasell. And here's your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl, thank you everybody. Thank you so much. Listen, for many years now this show has completely been ignoring our listeners' tastes, preferences and good judgment, and frankly it's worked out pretty well.

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6:52 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Not My Job: Consultant James Carville Gets Quizzed On Couples

Originally published on Sat December 28, 2013 8:03 am

This segment was originally broadcast on Sept. 28, 2013.

James Carville is a Democratic political consultant, a TV pundit, and one half of the most famous mixed marriage in the country — his wife is Republican consultant Mary Matalin.

We've invited him to play a game called "You're like two peas in a pod!" Three questions about freakishly similar couples.

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4:58 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Prediction

Originally published on Tue December 24, 2013 11:14 am

Transcript

CARL KASELL: Now panel, what is the next thing that will turn up to be worthless? Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: I don't personally believe it but the wishes you make before you blow out the candles on your birthday cake.

(LAUGHTER)

BODETT: It turns out totally worthless.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

I can vouch for that. Roxanne Roberts.

ROXANNE ROBERTS: You know how our parents always warned us that Santa only brings presents to nice girls?

SAGAL: Yes.

ROBERTS: Just not true.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Roy Blount, Jr.

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4:58 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Lightning Fill In The Blank

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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4:58 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Limericks

Originally published on Tue December 24, 2013 11:14 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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4:07 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Prediction

Originally published on Sat December 14, 2013 8:27 am

Our panelists predict what'll be the big baby name in 2014.

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