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For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR.

During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads what might be characterized as the news Olympics. Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightning speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. Listeners vie for a chance to win the most coveted prize in radio: having official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell record the outgoing message on their home answering machine.

This week, the autumn leaves are changing, so we heat up some apple cider and remember some of our favorite moments from the past year. Click the audio link above to hear the whole show.

This week's show was recorded remotely with host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis, Not My Job guest Ilana Glazer and panelists Helen Hong, Adam Burke and Roxanne Roberts. Click the audio link above to hear the whole show.

This week's show was recorded remotely with host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis, Not My Job guest RZA and panelists Negin Farsad, Josh Gondelman and Emmy Blotnick. Click the audio link above to hear the whole show.

This week's show was recorded remotely with host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis, Not My Job guest Bowen Yang and panelists Hari Kondabolu, Faith Salie and Roy Blount Jr. Click the audio link above to hear the whole show.

This week's show was recorded remotely with host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis, Not My Job guest Yamiche Alcindor and panelists Tom Papa, Cristela Alonzo and Brian Babylon. Click the audio link above to hear the whole show.

This week's show was recorded remotely with host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis, Not My Job guest Antoni Porowski and panelists Maeve Higgins, Luke Burbank and Laci Mosley. Click the audio link above to hear the whole show.

This week's show was recorded remotely with host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis, Not My Job guest Martin Short and panelists Peter Grosz, Helen Hong and Emmy Blotnick. Click the audio link above to hear the whole show.

This week's show was recorded at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass., with host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorekeeper Chioke I'Anson, Not My Job guest Jane Kaczmarek and panelists Maz Jobrani, Paula Poundstone and Josh Gondelman. Click the audio link above to hear the whole show.

This week, summer's almost over, so we relax with some soothing moments from past shows. Click the audio link above to hear the whole show.

This week, we take a break from the news to feature some of our favorite moments from past shows. Click the audio link above to hear the whole show.

This week's show was recorded at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Pa., with host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis, Not My Job guest Larry Krasner and panelists Alonzo Bodden, Dulcé Sloan and Mo Rocca. Click the audio link above to hear the whole show.

This week's show was recorded remotely with host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis, Not My Job guest Stephen Fry and panelists Maeve Higgins, Tom Bodett and Hari Kondabolu. Click the audio link above to hear the whole show.

This week's show was recorded remotely with host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis, Not My Job guest Ellen Stofan and panelists Laci Mosley, Bobcat Goldthwait and Karen Chee. Click the audio link above to hear the whole show.

This week's show was recorded remotely with host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis, Not My Job guest Phillipa Soo and panelists Gina Brillon, Helen Hong and Mo Rocca. Click the audio link above to hear the whole show.

This week, we listen back to some favorite segments to remind everyone what shows with actual audiences sound like. Hosted by Peter Sagal with official judging and scorekeeping from Bill Curtis and Chioke I'Anson. Click the audio link above to hear the whole show.

Predictions

Jul 3, 2021

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FAITH SALIE, HOST:

Now, panel, what will be the next trend in elections? Cristela Alonzo.

CRISTELA ALONZO: Obstacle courses. We need to know the candidates - how long it takes to go, like, midtown during rush hour. I want challenges. I want subways. I want bus routes.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE SOUND EFFECT)

Limericks

Jul 3, 2021

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FAITH SALIE, HOST:

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jul 3, 2021

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FAITH SALIE, HOST:

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 they can. Each correct answer is worth two points. Bill, can you update us on the scores?

Predictions

Jun 26, 2021

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will be the next shocking headline from the world of cheerleading? Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: In some positive news, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan will be inducted into the Cheerleading Hall of Fame.

(SOUNDBITE OF APPLAUSE SOUND EFFECT)

SAGAL: Amy Dickinson.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 26, 2021

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now 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 they can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jun 26, 2021

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Limericks

Jun 19, 2021

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Predictions

Jun 19, 2021

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, who will be quitting their job next? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: Dr. Fauci needs a change of pace, so he's quitting to fulfill a lifelong dream of performing in a production of "Jersey Boys" on a cruise ship.

(APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Luke Burbank.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 19, 2021

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now 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 they can. Each correct answer is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 12, 2021

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now 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 they can, each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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