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Portland, OR (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts
Maz Jobrani
Bobcat Goldthwait
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Terry Porter
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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Who needs the London Philharmonic? You've got the Billharmonic" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 15 (3/6)
Mo Rocca: 13 (3/5)
Tom Bodett: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Terry O'Quinn: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a misstep made by Dame Judi Dench, Not My Job about "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Bernie and Hillary do on their next date?
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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey baby, you hungry? Let me be your umBillical cord" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Brian Babylon: 11 (3/4)
Peter Grosz: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Chris Wink and Phil Stanton: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone trying to save print journalism in a unique way, Not My Job about people who have a lot to say, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Bernie Sanders do next?
Another instance where all three of the correct answers to the Not My Job questions were "B".

Bill Kurtis mentioned that it was the first time in his tenure, as judge and scorekeeper, that all three panelists started the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round in a three-way tie. Bill last mentioned this back on the 2015-08-01 show, in which he was also incorrect with that statement as well.

Even though Bill did say that all three panelists where tied at the beginning of the Lightning round, he did not state how many points they had, 3, going in.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Don't just chillax, Billax with me" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts
Roy Blount, Jr.
Luke Burbank
Ophira Eisenberg
Adam Felber
Brian Babylon
Faith Salie
Mo Rocca
Paula Poundstone
Tom Bodett
Iliza Shlesinger
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Esperanza Spalding: 1
Marky Ramone: 2
Josh Groban: 2
Jewel: 3
Max Weinberg: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring recent interviews with musicians
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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "You're kind of cute, but I'm adora-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 18 (2/8)
Luke Burbank: 10 (2/4)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 10 (4/3)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Craig Fugate: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unique forms of car problems, Not My Job about Zima, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will people do with their mornings now that we don't have to eat breakfast?
All three of the Not My Job questions had the correct answer of "C".