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Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Half-anchor, half-man" Bill Kurtis 
Charlie Pierce: 16 (4/6)
Tom Bodett: 14 (2/6)
Shelby Fero: 7 (3/2)
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Shelby Fero
Sir Patrick Stewart: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a surprising new way to meet someone face-to-face, Not My Job about G.I. Joe, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Prince William and Kate bring back as a souvenir to the Queen of England?
At the beginning of the Bluff the Listener round, Bill Kurtis stated the name of the game, "Come here often, Ellie?", Ellie (the listener contestant) responded with "I'm sorry?".

During the Not My Job interview, Sir Patrick Stewart said "Space, the final frontier" in a French accent.

There was no gong sound before, during or after Charlie Pierce's last Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question denoting it was the last question.
Newark, NJ (Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center)Peter Sagal "Earth's last living centaur" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 16 (4/6)
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Max Weinberg: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a chance to win a really unusual prize, Not My Job about wonderful and interesting things about New Jersey, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: after switching to selling cookies online, what will the Girl Scouts do next?
Mo Rocca returns back to Wait Wait in only the way that Mo can: with his numerous wild and meandering guess during the second panel round. It got to the point where, I think, Adam yelled "Bill take away a point!" when Mo made a "hail Mary" of a guess.

During Mo's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, while Mo was trying to figure out the answer to the last question, Faith Salie said, "this is where the lightning round becomes an electrical storm". Adam Felber said it was more like a Van de Graaff generator.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Filled with Cranberry Sauce" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett
Kyrie O'Connor
Roy Blount, Jr.
Paula Poundstone
Maz Jobrani
Luke Burbank
P.J. O'Rourke
Roxanne Roberts
Amy Dickinson
Alonzo Bodden
Rosie Perez
Adam Felber
Neko Case
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Itzhak Perlman: 3
Amy Schumer: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite segments, including lessons on geography and Maz Jobrani's various accents.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Angelic Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson: 18 (4/7)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
P.J. O'Rourke: 6 (2/2)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Andy Cohen: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a crazy way to get kids to eat their vegetables, Nob My Job about house flies, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next cause to get a fundraising song?
During Paula's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, she had a bit of help from P.J. on answering one of the questions. In response, Paula said that she cheated after Peter and Bill took her correct answer. After her round ended, she asked if she could have that applied to P.J. and deducted from her score (in which Paula would have 12 points, not 10 as she mentioned).
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Aerialist and Contortionist Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Maz Jobrani: 14 (2/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 11 (3/4)
Roxanne Roberts: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Ron Perlman: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the music business and the bad shape it's in, Not My Job about beauty, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the European space probe find on the comet?
The listener contestant for the Who's Bill This Time? round didn't know about the photo of Kim Kardasdian's naked butt, which was enough for Bill to give her all three points for the round on principle.

During the Not My Job segment, Ron Perlman had to step away for a moment after there was a bit of dog barking in the background. Ron asked upon Alonzo's thoughts for the second question, both were correct.