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

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Dallas, TX (Music Hall at Fair Park)(TBD) (TBD) 
Paula Poundstone
Peter Grosz
Roxanne Roberts
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Charley Pride
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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "We're cutting your budget by a Bill-ion" Bill Kurtis 
Nagin Farsad: 13 (3/5)
Tom Bodett: 12 (2/5)
Adam Burke: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Nagin Farsad
Correct: Adam Burke
Paul Shaffer: 0
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new international crime gang on the scene, Not My Job about comic book sidekicks, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next household item to betray us?
Even though Paul Shaffer did not answer any of his Not My Job questions correctly, Bill Kurtis called him a winner because it was the "Chicago Way".

For Adam Burke's second Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round question, he initially answered "spacecraft"; but, then Peter started saying "No..." causing Adam to change his answer to "Tesla". Even though the first answer is what is supposed to be used, Peter and Bill gave Adam credit for his second answer.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Jessi Klein "I'm the Bill no one wants to repeal and replace" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 13 (3/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 11 (3/4)
Helen Hong: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Neal Brennan: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, BLuff the Listener about a new theme retirement home opening up, Not My Job about three guys named Mike, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next change to make air travel even worse?
Jesse Klein stated that she was the first female guest host of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!; but, Susan Stamberg was actually the first female guest host the show back in August 2000. The show that Susan hosted aired on 2000-08-12.

During Alonzo Bodden's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Alonzo answered the last question in the round with "Ran". The official, correct answer was "waited, got impatient and left". Alonzo wanted Bill to give him the points. Bill stated that hew would get "two points for that answer"; but, that was not reflected in the final score.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey there, Jonathan Safran Foer, everything is Billuminated" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 18 (4/7)
Faith Salie: 14 (2/6)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Jordan Peele: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone getting vigilante justice, Not My Job about Teletubbies, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next awards show snafu?
When Mo was trying to come up with the correct answer for his sixth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round question, he dismissed Instagram and Snapchat, but Snapchat was the correct answer and Mo started saying "Snap" a couple of times. After not immediately getting a ding, Mo said "Ding" and got his bell ding sound.

While Peter was explaining the answer to the Roxanne's last question of the round, in which the Venezuelan skier not having seen snow before and thus fell and got up more than 30 times during the run, Peter said, "if at first you don't succeed try... again" phrase with 36 instances of the word "try".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the anchor real mean tattoo onto their chests" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank
Neko Case
Roy Blount, Jr.
Faith Salie
Charlie Pierce
Mo Rocca
Brian Babylon
Roxanne Roberts
Tom Bodett
Maz Jobrani
Adam Felber
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Jacques Pepin: 2
Chancelor "Chance the Rapper" Bennett: 2
Neil deGrasse Tyson: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! with a look back at some favorite guests and segments
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