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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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4:20pm

Fri March 7, 2014
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Limericks

Originally published on Sat March 8, 2014 10:03 am

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-88-924-8924. Or click the contact us link on our website waitwait.npr.org. There you can find out about attending our weekly live shows right here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago and our upcoming shows in Kalamazoo on March 20th and San Diego, California on May 1st. Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

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9:38am

Sat March 1, 2014
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Real Science Or Sci-Fi?

Originally published on Sat March 1, 2014 10:03 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.)

9:38am

Sat March 1, 2014
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Wait Wait Goes To IKEA

Originally published on Sat March 1, 2014 10:03 am

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

9:14am

Sat March 1, 2014
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Gass And Black Of Tenacious D Play Not My Job

Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 11:56 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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9:14am

Sat March 1, 2014
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Director Barry Sonnenfeld Plays Not My Job

Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 11:56 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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