Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! http://wkms.org en Prediction http://wkms.org/post/prediction-45 Our panelists predict the next public figure to be embarrassed by their private writings. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:56:00 +0000 editor 42021 at http://wkms.org Lightning Fill In The Blank http://wkms.org/post/lightning-fill-blank-46 All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:56:00 +0000 editor 42022 at http://wkms.org Limericks http://wkms.org/post/limericks-46 Bill reads three news-related limericks: In Salad No One Can Hear You Scream, In the Red (Velvet), and Never A Bride. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:56:00 +0000 editor 42023 at http://wkms.org Guess The Newsmaker http://wkms.org/post/guess-newsmaker Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Last year with Paula Poundstone, Maz Jobrani and Faith Salie, we decided to bring back an old game.<p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Was it rounders, marbles, kick the can, conkers, memblety peg, huckle buckle beanstalk?<p>(APPLAUSE)<p>SAGAL: No, actually, Bill. Although they all sounds like great fun. Let's let Carl explain.<p>KURTIS: Guess the News Maker.<p>SAGAL: So it's time to welcome to our show one Ricardo Baca. Ricardo, welcome to WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME.<p>RICARDO BACA: Hey, thanks a lot.<p>SAGAL: Now, panelists, Mr. Baca here, Ricardo, has a new job. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 16:08:00 +0000 editor 41844 at http://wkms.org Not My Job: Poet Billy Collins Takes A Quiz About Phil Collins http://wkms.org/post/not-my-job-poet-billy-collins-takes-quiz-about-phil-collins Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now I end every show by saying this is NPR. And every now and then, we are required by contract to act like we really are NPR.<p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: So in 2013, we invited a very classy guest to talk with Peter, Paula, Faith and Tom.<p>SAGAL: Billy Collins is the most acclaimed poet in America today. He was the country's Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003. Now, we could try to describe what his poetry is like aesthetically, but this is 21st century America. So let's just say that poetry is like song lyrics except they don't rhyme, and you talk them. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 15:42:00 +0000 editor 41841 at http://wkms.org Bluff The Listener http://wkms.org/post/bluff-listener-6 Transcript <p>BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELLME, the NPR News quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. And here's your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.<p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Thank you, Bill.<p>(APPLAUSE)<p>SAGAL: Thank you. This week - thank you. You guys. This week, we're lost in nostalgia as we just sit and relive our own achievements. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 15:42:00 +0000 editor 41842 at http://wkms.org Actor Tony Shalhoub Takes A Quiz About Nuns http://wkms.org/post/actor-tony-shalhoub-takes-quiz-about-nuns Because Shalhoub has played a Monk, (the obsessive compulsive detective on the TV series Monk), we're going to ask him three questions about nuns. Originally broadcast March 6, 2010. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 15:42:00 +0000 editor 41843 at http://wkms.org Prediction http://wkms.org/post/prediction-44 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>Now, panel, what will replace biting in the World Cup? Roxanne Roberts?<p>ROXANNE ROBERTS: They'll rip off their shirts and try to out peck each other.<p>(LAUGHTER)<p>SAGAL: Shelby Fero?<p>SHELBY FERO: Just good old-fashioned gummin', man. Pull out those teeth and just go to town.<p>(LAUGHTER)<p>SAGAL: (Making chewing sounds). And Luke Burbank?<p>LUKE BURBANK: I don't know. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:08:00 +0000 editor 41650 at http://wkms.org Lightning Fill In The Blank http://wkms.org/post/lightning-fill-blank-45 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>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 two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?<p>BILL KURTIS: Roxanne and Shelby are tied with two. Luke has four.<p>SAGAL: Oh, my goodness, Luke. Well done. We have flipped a coin. Shelby has elected to go first. The clock will start when they begin your first question. Fill in the blank. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:08:00 +0000 editor 41651 at http://wkms.org Limericks http://wkms.org/post/limericks-45 Transcript <p>PETER SAGAL, HOST: <p>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 and leave a message at 1-888-WAIT-WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. Or click the contact us link on our website - waitwait.npr.org. There, you can find out about attending our weekly live shows right here at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:08:00 +0000 editor 41652 at http://wkms.org