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

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
3:20 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat March 8, 2014 9:03 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

It's time to move 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. Carl, can you give us the scores?

CARL KASELL: We have a tie for first place, Peter. Adam Felber and Mike Birbiglia each has three points, Faith Salie has two.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:38 am
Sat March 1, 2014

Real Science Or Sci-Fi?

Originally published on Sat March 1, 2014 9:03 am

Our panelists answer questions about things that seem like science fiction but are actually science nonfiction. (This segment originally aired on Sept. 1, 2012.)

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:38 am
Sat March 1, 2014

Wait Wait Goes To IKEA

Originally published on Sat March 1, 2014 9:03 am

Some of our favorite trips to the land of Lingonberries and Fjornholm shelves. (This segment originally aired on Sept. 1, 2012.)

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:14 am
Sat March 1, 2014

Gass And Black Of Tenacious D Play Not My Job

Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 10:56 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

We've interviewed a lot of musicians on this show, but recently we got a chance to interview the greatest rock band ever in all of history. That would be Tenacious D, also known as actor Jack Black and his friend Kyle Gass.

CARL KASELL: We were joined by Brian Babylon, Charlie Pierce, and Roxanne Roberts and we began with Jack Black trying to describe what their music is all about.

JACK BLACK: Well, it's been said that we're a combination of Black Sabbath and who's the other band, Kage?

KYLE GASS: Uh...

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8:14 am
Sat March 1, 2014

Director Barry Sonnenfeld Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 10:56 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

When you think of successful movie directors, you think of people like the guy in Fellini's movie "Eight and a Half": confident, half-dictator, half-philosopher, half-womanizer.

CARL KASELL: That's three halves.

SAGAL: Don't quibble. So we were surprised and delighted to talk to Barry Sonnenfeld, director of such huge Hollywood movies as the "Men in Black" films and "Get Shorty." Turns out he's just as odd and nervous as we are.

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8:14 am
Sat March 1, 2014

Former Yankees Pitcher Jim Bouton Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 10:55 am

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CARL KASELL: From NPR and WEB 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.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl. Oh, thank you everybody. Thank you everybody, great to see you. Listen, like a lot of people we have finally cracked after months of the polar vortex and blizzards and snow. We have cabin fever, seasonal affective ditorder, rickets.

KASELL: I have scurvy.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: I just spit out a tooth.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:43 am
Sat February 22, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat February 22, 2014 9:03 am

Our panelists predict how organizers will spice things up at the next Olympic games.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:43 am
Sat February 22, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat February 22, 2014 9:03 am

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
8:43 am
Sat February 22, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat February 22, 2014 9:03 am

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Pay As You Go, The Yippy Menace, and Dead Sexy.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
9:03 am
Sat February 15, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sun February 16, 2014 12:13 pm

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will take out Matt Lauer from the hosts set? Brian Babylon?

BRIAN BABYLON, COMEDIAN: He gets horrible hair plugs that gave him bangs.

(LAUGHTER)

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Kyrie O'Connor.

KYRIE O'CONNOR, WRITER: Ann Curry with a tire (unintelligible).

(LAUGHTER)

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: And Maz Jobrani.

(SOUNDBITE OF CHEERING)

MAZ JOBRANI, COMEDIAN: Given that the temperature is warm at the Olympics and Matt Lauer is cold as ice, he's just going to melt.

(LAUGHTER)

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