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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.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 6, 2021

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Limericks

Mar 6, 2021

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Predictions

Feb 27, 2021

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Now, panel, what will be the next dairy-related scandal? Mo Rocca.

MO ROCCA: Half and half will declare itself non-binary.

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SAGAL: Dulce Sloan.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 27, 2021

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Limericks

Feb 27, 2021

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We've invited the 2020 WNBA MVP to play a game called "Please take a number and stand in line." Originally broadcast Nov. 7, 2020.

Panel Questions

Feb 21, 2021

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Paulson starred in both American Horror Story and American Crime Story. We're going to ask her three questions about terrible things that have happened in Canada. Originally broadcast Nov. 21, 2020

Predictions

Feb 13, 2021

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Now, panel, who's getting a special Valentine gift this weekend? Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: Congressional hottie Jamie Raskin receives underwear from law students across the land.

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SAGAL: Paula Poundstone.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 13, 2021

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Now 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?

Limericks

Feb 13, 2021

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Predictions

Feb 6, 2021

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Now, panel, what will be the first big change the new guy makes at Amazon? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: Alexa will change her name to Bill and finally start swearing.

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SAGAL: Peter Grosz.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Feb 6, 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Feb 6, 2021

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Predictions

Jan 30, 2021

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Now, panel, what will be the big ad that we do get to see at next weekend's big game? Tom Papa.

TOM PAPA: Filling the Budweiser gap, Taco Bell announces the new Dalmatian chimichanga.

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SAGAL: Jessi Klein.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 30, 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jan 30, 2021

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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 1-888-924-8924. You can always just click the Contact Us link on our website waitwait.npr.org.

Limericks

Jan 23, 2021

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Predictions

Jan 23, 2021

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* Now, panel, what'll be the big surprise executive order from Joe Biden? Josh Gondelman.

JOSH GONDELMAN: A compromise with Republicans deregulating the use of malarkey in national parks and wildlife refuges.

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SAGAL: Helen Hong.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 23, 2021

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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 they can. Each answer is now worth two points. Chioke, can you give us the scores?

Predictions

Jan 16, 2021

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Now, panel, how will they explain Samantha's absence on the show? Negin Farsad.

NEGIN FARSAD: What happened is that Samantha started wearing cargo pants, and it created an insurmountable division in their friendship.

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SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 16, 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 now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jan 16, 2021

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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 1-888-924-8924. You can click the contact us link on our website, waitwait.npr.org.

Predictions

Jan 9, 2021

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Now, panel, what will be the next big addition to the Capitol building when they finish fixing it up? Joel Kim Booster.

JOEL KIM BOOSTER: An it's-been-this-many-days-since-our-last-coup sign.

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SAGAL: Amy Dickinson.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jan 9, 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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