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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, July 19, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) Who's Bill This Time 2) Panel Round One 3) Bluff The Listener 4) Not My Job: French Laundry Chef Thomas Keller Gets Quizzed On Actual Laundry 5) Panel Round Two 6) Limericks 7) Lightning Fill In The Blank 8) Prediction
  • Saturday, July 12, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) Who's Bill This Time 2) Panel Round One 3) Bluff The Listener 4) Not My Job: Skier Mikaela Shiffrin Gets Quizzed On Downhill Cheese Races 5) Panel Round Two 6) Limericks 7) Lightning Fill In The Blank 8) Prediction
  • Saturday, July 5, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) The Amazing Carl 2) Not My Job: We Ask Football And Old Spice Star Terry Crews About Cruises 3) At Our Worst 4) Guess The Newsmaker 5) Actor Tony Shalhoub Takes A Quiz About Nuns 6) Bluff The Listener 7) Not My Job: Poet Billy Collins Takes A Quiz About Phil Collins
  • Saturday, June 28, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) Who's Bill This Time 2) Panel Round One 3) Bluff The Listener 4) Not My Job: Scarlett Johansson Gets Quizzed On Captain Scarlet 5) Panel Round Two 6) Limericks 7) Lightning Fill In The Blank 8) Prediction
  • Saturday, June 21, 2014 3:03pm
    Stories: 1) Who's Bill This Time 2) Panel Round One 3) Bluff The Listener 4) Not My Job: We Quiz A Member Of The '7 Up' Series About The Number 8 5) Panel Round Two 6) Limericks 7) Lightning Fill In The Blank 8) Prediction

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
12:36 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

NIH Director Francis Collins Plays Not My Job

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

Transcript

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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12:36 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

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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12:36 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

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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8:11 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

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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8:11 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

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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