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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 lightening speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. Listeners vie for a chance to win the most coveted prize in radio: having Scorekeeper Emeritus Carl Kasell record the outgoing message for their voicemail.

This week's show was recorded remotely with host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis, Not My Job guests Robin and Brook Lopez and panelists Adam Felber, Atsuko Okatsuka 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 Ed Begley Jr. and panelists Paula Poundstone, Alonzo Bodden and Emmy Blotnick. Click the audio link above to hear the whole show.

This week's show was recorded at The Harris Theater in Chicago with host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis, Not My Job guest Chance the Rapper and panelists Bobcat Goldthwait, Negin Farsad and Brian Babylon. Click the audio link above to hear the whole show.

This week's show was recorded remotely with guest host Negin Farsad, official judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis, Not My Job guest P.K. Subban and panelists Peter Grosz, Amy Dickinson and Josh Gondelman. 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 guests Ron and Clint Howard and panelists Maz Jobrani, Karen Chee and Alonzo Bodden. Click the audio link above to hear the whole show.

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.

Prediction

Jun 18, 2016

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Now panel, what will Hillary and Bernie do on their next date? Mo Rocca.

MO ROCCA: At Hillary's behest, the two of them will take a rowboat out into the middle of a lake. It'll be a lovely day till the water turns rough. Did I mention Bernie can't swim?

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 18, 2016

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It's time for our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our panelists get 60 seconds to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can, each correct answer now worth 2 points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

BILL KURTIS: Mo and Paula have 3. Tom has 2.

Limericks

Jun 18, 2016

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Prediction

Jun 11, 2016

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Now panel, what will Bernie Sanders do next? Peter Grosz.

PETER GROSZ: He's going to enroll as a freshman at Oberlin College and be treated like a god. And while he's happily married, he could definitely get the top 1 percent of all the chicks at Oberlin.

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 11, 2016

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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 2 points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jun 11, 2016

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Jewel grew up in the wilds of Alaska, but I had it harder. I grew up in New Jersey.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: But at least New Jersey had the music of Bruce Springsteen, who mostly wrote songs about getting the hell out of New Jersey.

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR 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 downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Bill.

(APPLAUSE)

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BILL KURTIS: And now we go as far as possible from the punk sound of the Ramones to the smooth songs of Josh Grogan, who joined us live on stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last March.

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Prediction

May 28, 2016

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Now, panel, what will we do with our mornings now that we don't have to spend that time eating breakfast - Roy Blount Jr.?

ROY BLOUNT JR.: Eat lunch.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 28, 2016

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Now onto 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 now worth 2 points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

May 28, 2016

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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 or you can click the contact us link on our website. That's waitwait.npr.org.

Prediction

May 21, 2016

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Now panel, how will Hillary convince Bernie to drop out, finally? Paula Poundstone.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: She'll offer to do a fundraiser for him.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Adam Felber.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 21, 2016

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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 2 points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

May 21, 2016

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Limericks

May 14, 2016

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Prediction

May 14, 2016

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Now panel, what'll be the next product to get a new name? Peter Grosz.

PETER GROSZ: To make themselves even more popular with millennials, the clothing store Forever 21 will rename themselves Bernie Sanders.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Amy Dickinson.

(APPLAUSE)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 14, 2016

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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 he or she can, each correct answer now worth 2 points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Rachel Bloom is the star, writer and co-creator of The CW show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The singer-songwriter first got famous with her hilarious musical numbers on YouTube, before she was given the chance to create her own TV show that let her play a lunatic stalker character loosely based on herself. She's already won a Golden Globe for that role in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Since she's the expert on crazy ex-girlfriends we've decided to ask her three questions about some well-known crazy ex-boyfriends in a game called "No! Really! This time I'll change!"

Prediction

May 7, 2016

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Now panel, who will Donald Trump pick as his vice presidential running mate? Tom Bodett.

TOM BODETT: In a last-ditch effort to tank his candidacy do he can go back to his wonderful gilded lifestyle, he'll tap Washington and prison insider Dennis Hastert.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Helen Hong.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 7, 2016

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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 2 points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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