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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 official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell record the outgoing message on their home answering machine. Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is co-produced by NPR and Chicago Public Radio.

Prediction

20 hours ago

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Now, panel, what will be the next feel-good story that everybody will be captivated by? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: Elon Musk will open up a chain of sandwich shops that serves kid-sized subs.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Adam Burke.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

20 hours ago

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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?

Limericks

20 hours ago

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It was about a year later we got around to speaking to her husband - Mr. Trisha Yearwood, also known as Garth Brooks - one of the biggest stars in the history of country music.

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Celebrating the birth of our nation this week and trying to come up with ways of avoiding mentioning how it looks at this age - so we're bringing you some interviews we did with some delightful people.

Not My Job: The Blue Man Group Turns 25

Jul 7, 2018

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Our show is 20 years old this year. But we are but a stripling - a doe-eyed fawn compared to the Blue Man Group. That show began in 1987 and is still playing in five cities across the U.S. and on tours around the world.

Prediction

Jun 30, 2018

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Now, panel, what will we find out is the least-common question Alexa gets asked? Negin Farsad.

NEGIN FARSAD: Will my parents ever respect my choices in life?

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Paula Poundstone.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: If I'm doing my own heart valve operation, can I use a cross-stitch?

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 30, 2018

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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 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?

Limericks

Jun 30, 2018

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Predictions

Jun 23, 2018

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Now, panel, what will be the first thing our new American Space Force does - Alonzo Bodden?

ALONZO BODDEN: Hopefully, the first act of Space Force will be to remake "Solo" because that was just horrible.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith Salie.

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