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

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Paula Poundstone
Roxanne Roberts
Joel Kim Booster
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
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Richmond, VA (Altria Theater)Peter Sagal "Move over, Virginia. Bill is for lovers" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 16 (4/6)
Luke Burbank: 15 (3/6)
Maeve Higgins: 3 (3/0)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Tim Kaine: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the hashtag #freequilty and what it means, Not My Job about T-Pain, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Disney do next?
This is the third time in which a panelist answered zero questions correct during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment. Paula Poundstone had answer zero questions correctly back on the shows that aired on 2002-11-23 and 2008-03-29.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Pssst! Wanna know a secret? I'm a whistle-Bill-er" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Jordan Carlos: 12 (2/5)
Adam Felber: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Leslie Odom, Jr.: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the world's most supportive boyfriend, Not My Job about Benjamin Franklin, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next must see TV event?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "It's cold out there. Put this Bill-aclava on your face" Bill Kurtis 
Josh Gondelman: 13 (3/5)
Negin Farsad: 11 (3/4)
P.J. O'Rourke: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Negin Farsad
Correct: Negin Farsad
Gloria Steinem: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people who shoul dhave completed a task themselves rather than delegating it to someone else, Not My Job about stein men (aka bartenders), Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the Washington Nationals celebrate winning the World Series?
The song used for the first two musical buttons was "Bsby Shark".

All three of the correct answers for the Not My Job questions was "C".
Salt Lake City, UT (Eccles Theater)Peter Sagal "Utah. Me Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Peter Grosz: 14 (2/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Nalini Nadkarni: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something that unexpectedly happened at mile 8 of a race, Not My Job about canapes, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person to have a secret online identity?
This show is Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!'s 1000th show to be broadcasted. This count excludes Repeat and Best Of shows, along with any special shows that were taped but not broadcasted as a standalone show.

The show was taped in Salt Lake City as they recorded their first show in front of a live audience in Salt Lake City (2000-01-29). Both Roy Blount, Jr. and Roxanne Roberts were on the panel for that show.

A good portion of the audience yelled out "B" for the first Not My Job question. For the second Not My Job question, the audience yelled out "C" after Nalini Nadkarni chose "A". Nalini changed her answer to "C" which was incorrect ("A" was the correct answer).
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the man who makes the NPR Wine Club sound sexy" Chioke I'Anson
Tom Papa
Faith Salie
Alonzo Bodden
Adam Felber
Petey DeAbreu
Tom Bodett
Roxanne Roberts
Maz Jobrani
Maeve Higgins
Mo Rocca
Adam Burke
Roy Blount, Jr.
Negin Farsad
Paula Poundstone
Jordan Carlos
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Kate Mulgrew: 2
Renee Fleming: 3
Tiera Fletcher: 3
Best Of... Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring some favorite Not My Job guests and never heard before segments
The Bluff the Listener and Not My Job segments came from the second taping of the show back in August 2019 at Wolf Trap. Due to the Bluff the Listener segment being from a previously unaired taping, the chosen and correct data has been entered.