Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up. On the Web, you can play along too.

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  • Saturday, April 19, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) Not My Job: Pianist Emanuel Ax Takes A Quiz On Axe Body Spray 2) Not My Job: Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Gets Quizzed On The Future 3) Bluff The Listener 4) A New Study Says ... 5) Not My Job: Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake Gets Quizzed On Winter Sports
  • Saturday, April 12, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) Who's Carl This Time 2) Panel Round One 3) Bluff The Listener 4) Not My Job: Filmmaker Errol Morris Gets Quizzed On Mickey Rooney 5) Panel Round Two 6) Limericks 7) Lightning Fill In The Blank 8) Prediction
  • Saturday, April 5, 2014 3:06pm
    Stories: 1) Who's Carl This Time 2) Panel Round One 3) Bluff The Listener 4) Play Ball! Comedian Amy Schumer Plays Not My Job 5) Panel Round Two 6) Limericks 7) Lightning Fill In The Blank 8) Prediction
  • Saturday, March 29, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) Who's Carl This Time 2) Panel Round One 3) Bluff The Listener 4) Violinist Itzhak Perlman Gets Quizzed On Ron Perlman 5) Panel Round Two 6) Limericks 7) Lightning Fill In The Blank 8) Prediction
  • Saturday, March 22, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) Who's Carl This Time 2) Panel Round One 3) Bluff The Listener 4) Not My Job: We Ask Football And Old Spice Star Terry Crews About Cruises 5) Panel Round Two 6) Limericks 7) Lightning Fill In The Blank 8) Prediction

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12:36pm

Fri July 5, 2013
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

NIH Director Francis Collins Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat July 6, 2013 9:41 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Francis Collins is a pretty good scientist. He unraveled the human genome, among other parlor tricks and now he's the head of the National Institutes of Health. We started our visit with him by asking him what the heck that is.

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12:36pm

Fri July 5, 2013
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Smithsonian's Wayne Clough Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat July 6, 2013 9:41 am

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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 again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

(APPLAUSE)

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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12:36pm

Fri July 5, 2013
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Astrophysicist Adam Riess Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Sat July 6, 2013 9:41 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Winning a Nobel Prize, that's not cool. You know what's cool? Winning a MacArthur Grant and then winning a Nobel Prize.

CARL KASELL: Astrophysicist Adam Reiss did just that, winning the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011. And he joined us that very week, along with P.J. O'Rourke, Paula Poundstone and Luke Burbank.

SAGAL: I started by asking him if he could explain what his award was for.

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8:11pm

Fri June 28, 2013
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Prediction

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will President Obama do to make people care about climate change? Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: He's going to offer big tax credits on people who buy the foot-powered Fred Flintstone car.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Yabadabadoo. Kyrie O'Connor.

KYRIE O'CONNOR: He's going to fry an egg on Mitch McConnell's head.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Mo Rocca.

MO ROCCA: Every American will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. in August. Attendance is mandatory.

(LAUGHTER)

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8:11pm

Fri June 28, 2013
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Lightning Fill In The Blank

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now it's time for 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?

BILL KURTIS: Brian as one, Kyrie has two, Mo has five.

MO ROCCA: Oh, my gosh, how did this happen?

BRIAN BABYLON: What?

KYRIE O'CONNOR: What?

(APPLAUSE)

BABYLON: What?

O'CONNOR: What?

ROCCA: Oh, my gosh. I want to thank my manager.

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