Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Stats and Show Details

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Welcome to the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Stats Page! Here, you will find almost everything you might want to know about the NPR news quiz show. For more information about this site, please view the About page. For help on interpreting all of the information presented on this site, please view the Help page.

You can view information about the upcoming show and shows from the past month below. To view additional show details, use the navigation menu to the left to view shows by year. From there, you can also view shows by month or individually by clicking on the show's date.

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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the newest member of The Avengers: Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 15 (3/6)
Faith Salie: 12 (2/5)
Paula Poundstone: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Ben Collins: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new way people are being nice to their pets, Not My Job about Richard Gere, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Hillary Clinton convince Bernie Sanders to drop out of the presidential race?
Paula Poundstone laced her Bluff the Listener story with sounds of cats hacking up hairballs.
Providence, RI (Providence Performing Arts Center)Peter Sagal "Billy Jean is not your lover, but Billy Kurtis is" Bill Kurtis 
Mo Rocca: 17 (3/7)
Peter Grosz: 16 (2/7)
Amy Dickinson: 15 (3/6)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Gina Raimondo: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an expert getting something wrong, Not My Job about real islands, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big product to be renamed and why?
All of the correct answers to the Not My Job questions were "B".

In the edited version of the show, Peter Grosz was asked seven questions and answered six of those correctly. Bill Kurtis stated that Peter answered seven correct, meaning that the question that was edited out was answered correctly.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the Mother's Day present your mom really wants" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 18 (2/8)
P.J. O'Rourke: 15 (3/6)
Helen Hong: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: P.J. O'Rourke
Correct: P.J. O'Rourke
Rachel Bloom: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a politician finally being celebrated for something they did, Not My Job about well-known crazy ex-boyfriends, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will Donald Trump choose as his running mate?
During the Who's Bill This Time? round, P.J. O'Rourke announced that he was endorsing Hillary Clinton for President.

During the Not My Job round, after Rachel Bloom was given an opportunity to change her answer for the third question, Helen Hong "quietly" provided a strong hint at the correct answer. Rachel Bloom changed her answer to the correct one.

After Tom Bodett answered all eight Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correctly, Bill Kurtis mentioned that "no one does it". There have been, at minimum, 30 instances where a panelist has answered all 8 questions correctly. Before this show, Tom Bodett has done so, at minimum, 3 times.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the Fresh Prince of Bill-Air" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 17 (3/7)
Adam Burke: 15 (3/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Lesley Stahl: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone going to great lengths to protect a piece of art, Not My Job about Star Trek, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Jay-Z's next single be called?
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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I am the anchor that keeps out great ship of state from floating away" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson
Paula Poundstone
Luke Burbank
Faith Salie
Roy Blount, Jr.
Greg Proops
Helen Hong
Alonzo Bodden
Tom Bodett
Adam Felber
Gabe Liedman
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Thomas Perez: 2
Trisha Yearwood: 2
Ice Cube: 2
Tony Robbins: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! with a look back at some favorite moments and guests.
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