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

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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey, Guy Raz, how do you Bill this?" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Negin Farsad: 13 (3/5)
P.J. O'Rourke: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Negin Farsad
Correct: Negin Farsad
Anna Kendrick: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a nuisance plaguing Bexhill-on-Sea, England, Not My Job about a no-hitter thrown by Pittsburgh Pirate Dock Ellis, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person scandalized by food?
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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "You're gonna look great; cuz, you're about to get a Bill-icone implant" Bill Kurtis 
Helen Hong: 13 (1/6)
Adam Burke: 13 (3/5)
Maeve Higgins: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Adam Burke
Jenny Han: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the Scunthorpe Problem making an appearance in the news, Not My Job about kid's toys, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the title of the next anonymous New York Times op-ed?
Helen Hong's Bluff the Listener story involved people seeing public radio hosts in person for the first time, including those that came to see Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! and were shocked at how Peter Sagal and the panel looked versus what people's own mental image of them looked like. The listener contestant said that she had recently looked at a picture of Peter Sagal and was shocked. Peter asked her what she thought he looked like.
Milwaukee, WI (Riverside Theater)Peter Sagal "Step aside Schlitz, I'm the Bill that made Milwaukee famous" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 16 (2/7)
Adam Felber: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Glenn Close: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone's summer plans being ruined, Not My Job about rabbits, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next thing to be discovered to be bad for us?
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2018-08-25

Best Of
Repeat of 2015-07-04
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm legendary anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone
P.J. O'Rourke
Roxanne Roberts
Roy Blount, Jr.
Ken Jennings
Amy Dickinson
Tom Bodett
Adam Felber
Faith Salie
Paul Provenza
Kyrie O'Connor
Rosie Perez
Alonzo Bodden
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Kevin Fitzgerald: 3
Rick Schwartz: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring animal-related segments from past shows
This show is a repeat of the Best Of show that aired on 2015-07-04; which, in turn is a re-packaged version of the Best Of show from 2014-08-23.