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Correct: (N/A)
Roxanne Roberts
Tom Bodett
Paula Poundstone
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Charles Bodden
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey baby, I'll start your heart. I'm your defib-Bill-ator" Bill Kurtis 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 11 (3/4)
Jessi Klein: 10 (2/4)
Brian Babylon: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Jessi Klein
Julian Castro: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about how Nicholas Cage had a major impact on history, Not My Job about Urban Dictionary, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next app that people will become obsessed with?
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the anchor that only the coolest sailors have tattoed on their chests" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz
Jessi Klein
Mo Rocca
Tom Bodett
Kyrie O'Connor
Shelby Fero
Paula Poundstone
Maz Jobrani
Luke Burbank
Helen Hong
Roy Blount, Jr.
Alonzo Bodden
Adam Burke
Roxanne Roberts
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Tim Gunn: 2
Elizabeth Gilbert: 2
Rick Steves: 2
Lena Headey: 1
Lee Child: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring interviews about books, travel and fashion.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey Peter, what did the duck say to the waiter? Put it on my bill" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson: 15 (3/6)
Adam Burke: 14 (2/6)
Gabe Liedman: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Norman Lear: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a world leader finally accomplishing something, Not My Job about Learjets, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Britain do to get back into the EU?
After Norman Lear gave his answer for the first Not My Job question and Peter was trying to hint that it was not the correct answer, Peter accidentally said "Norman Lear" instead of "William Lear".

Norman Lear only answered one Not My Job question correct and Bill Kurtis said that Norman and his 93-year old handicap made him a winner. I have not heard an official answer from the Wait Wait team on whether or not Norman actually won for the listener. Until I get an official response noting otherwise, it is noted that Norman only answered one correct and no exception.
Portland, OR (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)Peter Sagal "Hey there, daddy. I'm your Billegitimate child" Bill Kurtis 
Maz Jobrani: 13 (3/5)
Roxanne Roberts: 9 (3/3)
Bobcat Goldthwait: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Terry Porter: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new way someone is saving relationships, Not My Job about other people who have blazed their own trails, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will they fix Rio in time for the Summer Olympics?
In the edited version of the show, only five out of the eight questions Bobcat was asked during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round made it, and one of the questions was one he answered correctly. Also, one of Maz's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions was edited out, which was also one that he answered correctly.

Due to the timing of the Brexit vote, they had to record two different takes on the Brexit vote outcome, one for and one against.