Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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  • Hosted by Peter Sagal

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.

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

One of the most important skills people have had to master this last year was having fun with their family. And after a year and a half of that, we never want to see any of those people again. But those skills might still come in handy.

BILL KURTIS: So as a model, here's Este and Alana Haim, who are not only sisters, but, with their third sister, Danielle, are the band Haim. Peter asked them about their first family band and their early gigs at a deli in Los Angeles.

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Panel Questions

Jun 5, 2021

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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's your host, who's searching Amazon to see how realistic those fake six-pack abs T-shirts have gotten. It's Peter Sagal.

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I don't know if anybody had more fun during the pandemic than Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody. The married actors started doing videos at the urging of their son and became social media stars just by being hilariously themselves.

BILL KURTIS: Peter began by asking Mandy, after four decades of performing, what role is he most recognized for?

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MANDY PATINKIN: I would say the most common - aren't you that guy from "The Princess Bride" is probably the thing that happens the most.

Predictions

May 29, 2021

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, panel, what will be the next big, exciting reunion? Jessi Klein.

JESSI KLEIN: I think there will be a reunion of the Trump White House just for the people who had COVID, which means everyone from the Trump White House will be there.

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Lightning Fill In The Blank

May 29, 2021

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

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 they can, each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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