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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm one of the legendary voices of the NPR credits" Chioke I'Anson
Roxanne Roberts: 18 (4/7)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Luke Burbank: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Mike D'Antoni: 3
Who's Chioke This Time?, Bluff the Listener about problems specific to Dubai, Not My Job about a Mike, a Dan and a Tony, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next relevation from the world of literature?
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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey Cast Away Tom Hanks, I'll be your friend. I'm Bill-son!" Bill Kurtis 
Helen Hong
Roy Blount, Jr.
Adam Felber
Paula Poundstone
Alonzo Bodden
Mo Rocca
Faith Salie
Bim Adewunmi
Peter Grosz
Amy Dickinson
Rashawn Scott
Roxanne Roberts
Tara Clancy
Tom Bodett
Adam Burke
Hari Kondabolu
Maeve Higgins
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
LeVar Burton: 2
Uzo Aduba: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite interviews and segments from 2018
The Bluff the Listener segment came from the 2018-12-07 live taping at Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York. Since that show did not air as a regular Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! show, I have noted the chosen and correct bluff information for this show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "This New Year's Eve, count to ten and watch the Bill drop" Bill Kurtis 
Maz Jobrani
Jessi Klein
Alonzo Bodden
Bobcat Goldthwait
Amy Dickinson
Peter Grosz
Tom Bodett
Tara Clancy
Roxanne Roberts
Adam Felber
Paula Poundstone
Hari Kondabolu
Roy Blount, Jr.
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Jon Hamm: 3
Jeff Tweedy: 2
Seth Meyers: 2
Glenn Close: 2
Louie Anderson: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite interviews from the past year, along with several never before heard segments
The Holiday Traditions and Not My Job segment with Seth Meyers came from the 2018-12-07 live taping at Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Deck the halls with Bills of holly. Fa la la la la, la la la Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 18 (4/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 16 (2/7)
Maeve Higgins: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Mike-D and Ad-Rock of Beastie Boys: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone having a surprising problem with their pet, Not My Job about bread making, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Mark Zuckerberg get for Christmas?
Peter Sagal gave the Beastie Boys a chance to change their answer to the third Not My Job question. The audience and the panelists nudged them to choose "A"; which, was the correct answer.

The gong sound that is used to mark time running out during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment didn't play in the edited version of the show at the end of Adam Felber's set of questions.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey there vegetarians, put me on your pun. I'm a porta-Bill-o" Bill Kurtis 
Helen Hong: 16 (2/7)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 14 (4/5)
Luke Burbank: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
William Shatner: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an injury that occurred in a surprising way, Not My Job about the Cannes Film Festival, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will end up hosting the Oscars?
Luke Burbank answered his third Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question with "that crazy guy down the street" and Peter Sagal accepted it. The proper answer was "social media".