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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week 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.

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Prediction

May 19, 2018

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Now, panel, what will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's favorite wedding present be? - Tara Clancy.

TARA CLANCY: It's going to be a commemorative bucket from KFC...

(LAUGHTER)

CLANCY: ...Because that's a real thing. The KFC in Windsor is giving out commemorative buckets.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 19, 2018

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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 he or she can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

May 19, 2018

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 12, 2018

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It's time for our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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Limericks

May 12, 2018

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Prediction

May 12, 2018

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Now, panel, what will be the next slogan to come out of the White House? Helen Hong.

HELEN HONG: Believe me. He who smelt it dealt it.

(LAUGHTER)

HONG: Believe me.

SAGAL: Believe me.

HONG: Believe me...

SAGAL: Janelle James.

JANELLE JAMES: Hope change.

Prediction

May 5, 2018

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Now, panel, what will be Donald Trump's 4,000th lie? Luke Burbank.

LUKE BURBANK: Just a thousand lies from now?

SAGAL: Yeah.

BURBANK: So this will be, like, Monday.

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 5, 2018

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It's time to move on to our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds at 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 score?

Limericks

May 5, 2018

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Prediction

Apr 28, 2018

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Now, panel, what will be the royal baby's first words? Negin Farsad.

NEGIN FARSAD: (Imitating British accent) Mummy, what does poverty mean?

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Brian Babylon.

BRIAN BABYLON: Gaga, goo-goo (ph) - "Downton Abbey."

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Paula Poundstone.

Lightning Fill-In-The-Blank

Apr 28, 2018

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Now, onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players has 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 score?

Limericks

Apr 28, 2018

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Prediction

Apr 21, 2018

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Now, panel, what will be the next big food item? - Mo Rocca.

MO ROCCA: Now on the menu at Marin County's finest eateries, decomposed organic waste ordinarily used as fertilizer mixed in with fruit and sugar syrup for the delectable dessert known as compost compote.

(LAUGHTER)

Remembering Carl Kasell

Apr 21, 2018

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So this is how WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME began - the very first moments of our very first episode, January 1998.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)

CARL KASELL: From outside the newsroom - from way outside the newsroom, it's WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 21, 2018

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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 he or she can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Prediction

Apr 16, 2018

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 14, 2018

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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 is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

Limericks

Apr 14, 2018

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Bluff The Listener

Apr 14, 2018

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We're playing this week with Tom Bodett, Adam Burke and Faith Salie. And here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Segal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Apr 7, 2018

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

It is 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 is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Apr 7, 2018

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Prediction

Apr 7, 2018

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Now, panel, what will be the next big celebrity scandal? - Roy Blount Jr.

ROY BLOUNT JR.: Why is it not news when I bite Beyonce?

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Bluff The Listener

Mar 31, 2018

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. And here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

(APPLAUSE)

Panel Questions

Mar 31, 2018

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Unlike Lemony Snicket, we don't have any orphans to torment. But we do have our panelists. Here's a question from a recent show.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)

SAGAL: Alonzo, a new study shows that while communicating, what little addition can save a relationship?

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Lastly, when we here in Chicago want to think of something that's happier than, well, anything else, we go back to the fall of 2016 when the Cubs won the World Series.

(CHEERING)

SAGAL: Yay.

Prediction

Mar 24, 2018

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In a minute, we're going to ask our panelists now that Cynthia Nixon has thrown her hat into the New York governor's race, who will be the next big HBO star to run for higher office?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 24, 2018

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Now it's 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 he or she can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

Limericks

Mar 24, 2018

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Prediction

Mar 17, 2018

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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict what will be the next embarrassing way a White House staffer finds out they're fired...

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: ...Once Trump gets tired of doing it via Twitter.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Mar 17, 2018

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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 he or she can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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