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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Tom Hanks "I can tell your future, I'm your Crystal Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 17 (3/7)
Luke Burbank: 17 (3/7)
Faith Salie: 11 (1/5)
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Simone Biles: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about improving workspace morale, Not My Job about the history of the iPhone, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be President Obama's next job?
Tom Hanks used the phrase similar to "hands on buzzer" a couple of times. Tom Hanks also called Bill Kurtis "Bill Kurtis with a K" a couple of times as well.

Paula Poundstone used the last name "Swamu" again in her Bluff the Listener story.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Forget the yoga, try some Bill-lates" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank
Faith Salie
Adam Felber
Maz Jobrani
Amy Dickinson
Roy Blount, Jr.
Paula Poundstone
Tom Bodett
Mo Rocca
Roxanne Roberts
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Kristin Chenoweth: 2
Terry O'Quinn: 2
Trisha Yearwood: 2
Garth Brooks: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! taking a look back at some favorite moments from 2016
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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the anchor in the relay team that passes the baton of truth" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz
Roxanne Roberts
Adam Burke
Adam Felber
Faith Salie
Paula Poundstone
Tom Bodett
Marina Franklin
Roy Blount, Jr.
Luke Burbank
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Chris Thile: 2
Drew and Jonathan Scott (The Property Brothers): 1
Esperanza Spalding: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! taking a look back at fun moments from 2016
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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Jingle Bills, jingle Bills, jingle I'm" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson: 13 (3/5)
Adam Felber: 12 (2/5)
Brian Babylon: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Michael Giacchino: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new Christmas tradition, Not My Job about decomposition, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the hot Christmas toy for next year?
Peter Sagal accepted Amy Dickinson's answer of a blow-up doll dressed as an old lady for one of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey, Nutcracker, let me be your Billerina" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 12 (2/5)
Adam Burke: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Adam Burke
Anthony Bourdain: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a brilliant heist, Not My Job about a bored Dane, Hamlet, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the CIA do to get back at Trump after he insulted them?
Peter Sagal accepted Tom Bodett's answer of "making sweet, sweet love" for a Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question regarding an Oregon Department of Transportation tweet telling people to "Netflix and Chill".