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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "You don't have to speak Tagalog to visit the Bill-ippines" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 15 (3/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (2/6)
Adam Burke: 7 (3/2)
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Luke Burbank
Lee Daniels: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a surprising theory on the STEM gender gap, Not My Job about cookies, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the world end?
The listener contestant answered "gross, disgusting fish" for the third Listener Limerick and Peter Sagal accepted the answer. The correct answer was "gefilte fish".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey there, Debra Messing, how about a return of "Bill & Grace"" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 16 (2/7)
Amy Dickinson: 11 (3/4)
Hari Kondabolu: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Josh Homme: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about falafel in the news, Not My Job about the kings of the Stone Age, The Flintstones, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the title of Hillary Clinton's next book?
Peter slipped up and said "Burr! Burr!" instead of "Blur! Blur!" in response to the dating app referenced in the first Listener Limerick. Peter said that he had "Hamilton" on his mind. The listener contestant's answer for the third limerick was "Build a Bear", which was not correct but Peter accepted it due to its funny nature and that the listener's service to the nation.

Peter accepted Hari's answer of "Head of Hillary Clinton" for a Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question regarding Martin Shkrelli's request for Hillary Clinton's hair.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey, Kim Jong Un, why don't you try and launch me? I'm a Billistic missile" Bill Kurtis 
Helen Hong: 12 (4/4)
P.J. O'Rourke: 10 (2/4)
Tom Bodett: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Helen Hong
Correct: Helen Hong
Win Butler: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about fundraising for an unusual reason, Not My Job about strange arcade games, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big cheating scandal?
The listener contestant for the Limerick segment forgot that the answer has to fit the limerick's rhyme scheme for the first limerick; but, he was given a second chance to give the correct answer.

Peter Sagal accepted P.J. O'Rourke's beating around the bush answer for P.J.'s fourth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey, Maria von Trapp, climb my mountain. And the Bills are alive with the sound of music" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 17 (3/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Raphael Bob-Waksberg: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a company finding a way to propsper, Not My Job about centaurs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next surprising retail partnership?
All three of the options for the third Not My Job question were actually correct; as, all three titles are actually centaur-related books available on Amazon.

Mo Rocca asked if his panelist prediction would be inapproprioate to read or not.

2017-08-26

Repeat of 2017-01-14
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Tom Hanks "I can tell your future, I'm your Crystal Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 17 (3/7)
Luke Burbank: 17 (3/7)
Faith Salie: 11 (1/5)
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Simone Biles: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about improving workspace morale, Not My Job about the history of the iPhone, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be President Obama's next job?
This show is an encore presentation of the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! show that aired on 2017-01-14.

Tom Hanks used the phrase similar to "hands on buzzer" a couple of times. Tom Hanks also called Bill Kurtis "Bill Kurtis with a K" a couple of times as well.

Paula Poundstone used the last name "Swamu" again in her Bluff the Listener story.