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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.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "That's me in your ear. You're getting a wet Billy" Bill Kurtis 
Negin Farsad: 15 (3/6)
Adam Burke: 13 (3/5)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Negin Farsad
Correct: Negin Farsad
Charlie Day: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about dogs learning an amazing new trick, Not My Job about conspiracy theories, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the new illicit activity that kids will partake in?
Charlie Day initially chose "C" for his second Not My Job question; but, Peter Sagal nudge Charlie into choosing "A", which was the correct answer. Another instance in which all three of the choices for the third Not My Job question were correct.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "When you want your flower pollinated, I'll be your bum-Bill bee" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 19 (5/7)
Faith Salie: 18 (4/7)
Helen Hong: 17 (3/7)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Danica Patrick: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone trying to save a group with dwindling numbers, Not My Job about going slow, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what new store will replace Forever 21?
Tom Bodett purposefully butchered the pronunciation of "Worcestershire" while reading this Bluff the Listener story.

Peter Sagal accepted Helen Hong's answer of "paper" for her fourth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question. The correct answer was "books about decluttering". Peter would not accept Tom Bodett's answer of "buffaloed" for Tom's fifth Lightning question, even after Tom tried to get Peter to accept it. Tom answered his seventh Lightning question with "Not the Cubs" and that was accepted by Peter when the answer was in fact the Cubs.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "One of the voices of the NPR credits and the only voice of your NPR dreams" Chioke I'Anson
Mo Rocca: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Shannon O'Neill: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Regina King: 3
Who's Chioke This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new way to get what you want, Not My Job about luxury watches, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next rule the Pope makes?
Another instance of Paula using the surname "Swamu" in her Bluff the Listener story.

Mo Rocca was trying to quietly explain what the Glenlivet whisky pods were while Peter Sagal was explaining the story to the listeners.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the man who makes the NPR Wine Club sound sexy" Chioke I'Anson
Maeve Higgins
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
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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.
Salt Lake City, UT (Eccles Theater)(TBD) (TBD) 
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)