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

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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Pack your bags, you're going on a Billy holiday" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 18 (2/8)
Alonzo Bodden: 13 (3/5)
Bobcat Goldthwait: 6 (2/2)
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Zach Galifianakis: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a clown showing up in an unusual place, Not My Job about Laura Dern and Bruce Dern, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big heist in the news?
After Peter Sagal read the three options for the third Not My Job question, the audience started shouting out "C". Zack Galifianakis asked Peter what the audience was shouting out and chose to go with the audience's choice.
Newark, NJ (Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center)Peter Sagal "Hey there, Jersey. Bada-boom, bada-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 15 (3/6)
Peter Grosz: 13 (3/5)
Helen Hong: 11 (1/5)
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Tina Charles: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a story involving the phrase "You don't have to do this", Not My Job about huskies, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be in the next version of Monopoly?
Many in the audience yelled out "B" for both the first and second Not My Job questions; while "B" was the correct answer for the first question, it was not correct for the second. For the third question, it was a bit more of a mix of all three "A", "B" and "C".

When Peter Sagal asked Bill Kurtis for the panelists's scores at the beginning of Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank, Bill called Peter Grosz, "Paul". Peter Grosz answered his third Lightning question correct, did not receive a bell ding but it did get the point for it.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Tom Papa "Take a gulp of me and I'll give you wings. I'm Red Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 13 (1/6)
Amy Dickinson: 13 (3/5)
Bim Adewunmi: 7 (1/3)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Mary Wilson: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about changes in the game of golf, Not My Job about people not stopping at stop lights or signs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next altered image in the news?
This is the third regular show to air that has an all women panel. The previous two shows were 2015-09-12 with Faith Salie, Roxenne Roberts and Paula Poundstone, and 2017-06-10 show with Paula Poundstone, Faith Salie and Tracy Clayton. With that, Paula has been part of all three shows with an all women panel.

For the Mary Wilson's first Not My Job question, Amy Dickinson provided a little bit of assistance to nudge Mary towards the correct answer. For the second question, the audience yelled out a mix of answers that were a mix of "B" and "C", with the latter being more prominent. Each of the three questions had one choice that involved a horse; which, Mary asked what that was all about.

Amy answered her third Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question with "export bill" while trying to come up with "extradition bill". Amy was given the point. For Amy's eighth Lightning question, she initially answered "toddler"; but, then Paula said that it was close and Amy changed her answer to "dog". There was a bell ding given but Amy, nor Paula, were credited with the point. The score listed for this show is based on what was announced by Bill Kurtis.

Tom Papa tripped over Philipp Goedicke and Ian Chillag's name while reading the credits.
Vienna, VA (Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal "Hey there Senators, come sit on Capitol Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 13 (3/5)
Negin Farsad: 12 (2/5)
Peter Grosz: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Negin Farsad
Jose Andres: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about get exactly ten dollars in an unusual way, Not My Job about the Michelin Man, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next classic mystery to get solved?
Jose Andres asked the audience for assistance on answering his first Not My Job question.

In the edited version of the show, Peter Grosz was asked seven questions and answered three correct. Bill Kurtis stated that Peter Grosz answered four correct. The fourth one could have been the question that was cut out.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Say what you want Bernie Sanders, you'll never take down this Bill-ionaire" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone
Negin Farsad
Tom Papa
Roy Blount, Jr.
Jordan Carlos
Helen Hong
Adam Felber
Alonzo Bodden
Roxanne Roberts
Maeve Higgins
Hari Kondabolu
Luke Burbank
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Correct: (N/A)
Fabien Cousteau: 2
Lindy West: 2
Mike-D and Ad-Rock of Beastie Boys: 2
Retta: 2
Matt Smith: 2
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring some additional favorite Not My Job guests
Helen Hong was the guest host for the show in which Retta was the Not My Job guest.