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2011

New York City, NY (Carnegie Hall)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Mo Rocca: 13 (3/5)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (4/4)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 11 (1/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Mo Rocca
Nora Ephron: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about not so super Superhereos, Not My Job about celebrity endorsements, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be next method of consuming media?
Mo Rocca gave an answer of "nip slip" during Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank, which was accepted as a valid answer for "wardrobe malfunction".
(TBD)Peter Grosz Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 16 (2/7)
Tom Bodett: 14 (4/5)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Tony "The Goose" Siragusa: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about cutting costs at the office, Not My Job about Mother Goose, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next unlikely novelist?
(N/A)
(TBD)Peter Sagal Korva Coleman 
Maz Jobrani: 12 (2/5)
Amy Dickinson: 12 (2/5)
Mo Rocca: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Mo Rocca
Russell Simmons: 1
Who's Korva This Time?, Bluff the Listener about repurposed snack foods, Not My Job about Richard Simmons, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be found once all of the snow melts?
(N/A)
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Luke Burbank: 14 (2/6)
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Lucinda Williams: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people discovering something that they didn't know it was there, Not My Job about presidential state dinners, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what American souvenir did Chinese President Hu Jintao take back with him?
The chanting of "Luuuuuuke" continues when Peter introduced this week's panelists.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Faith Salie: 17 (5/6)
Kyrie O'Connor: 17 (3/7)
Brian Babylon: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Faith Salie
Cal Ripken Jr.: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about continuing education, Not My Job about streaking, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what new innovation will be mentioned in the next State of the Union?
(N/A)
Miami, FL (Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Carl Hiassen: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about outlawed pet peeves, Not My Job about Northern wintry fun, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what shocking moment will come out of this year's Super Bowl halftime show?
During the Listener Limerick Challenge round, Mo Rocca brought up the idea of putting babies in the overhead compartment as a possible alternative to kidless airplane flights.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor
Mo Rocca
Charlie Pierce
Adam Felber
Paula Poundstone
Luke Burbank
P.J. O'Rourke
Tom Bodett
Roy Blount, Jr.
Amy Dickinson
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Pete Carroll: 0
Joey Harrington: 2
Buster Olney: 1
Kelly Slater: 1
Monica Seles: 0
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several sporty Not My Job segments.
I get to relive the fact that Monica Seles did not answer enough, much less any, questions correctly and I lost my chance to get Carl Kasell's message on my voicemail greeting.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 17 (3/7)
Luke Burbank: 17 (3/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Luke Burbank
John Leguizamo: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about extreme thrills, Not My Job about baseball cards, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next robot that will defeat humans?
(N/A)
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Adam Felber: 12 (4/4)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Adam Felber
Jesse Eisenberg: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about secret messages, Not My Job about hermits, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what big surprise will happen at The Oscars?
(N/A)
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 16 (4/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Brian Babylon: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Lisa Kudrow: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about employees going great lengths to keep their job, Not My Job about enemies, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Charlie Sheen's next job?
(N/A)
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 17 (3/7)
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Pee-wee Herman (Paul Ruebens): 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about interesting deals, Not My Job about other Pee Wees, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be James O'Keefe's next target?
Mo Rocca referenced his idea of putting babies in airplane overhead compartments from his 2011-02-05 appearance on the show.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 11 (3/4)
Maz Jobrani: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Judy Collins: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about discovering a secret about the past, Not My Job about Bootsy Collins, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will we kill time if there will not be a football season?
(N/A)
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 14 (2/6)
P.J. O'Rourke: 11 (3/4)
Charlie Pierce: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Jerry Springer: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone crying foul, Not My Job about boring TV, Listener Limericks Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will President Obama explain what the "The Obama Doctrine" is?
(N/A)
Miami, FL (Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 16 (2/7)
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6)
Peter Grosz: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Dave Barry: 2
Diagnose Carl, Bluff the Listener about a team going above and beyond for a win, Not My Job about Soloflex, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what new disorder will be discovered?
The theme for this week's show is all about health and fitness.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 19 (3/8)
Peter Grosz: 14 (4/5)
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Jessi Klein: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about turning a negative into a positive, Not My Job about baseball, Headline Game, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Donald Trump's presidential campaign slogan if he runs?
(N/A)
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 17 (3/7)
Kyrie O'Connor: 16 (2/7)
Luke Burbank: 15 (3/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Charlie Pierce
David Simon: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone wanting credit for something, Not My Job about wholesome television, Ask A Hostage Negotiator, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Mitt Romney to steal some of Donald Trump's thunder?
Peter mentioned twice that David's wife, Laura Lippman, got all three questions right when she was on. Looking back, Laura only answered two correctly.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 16 (2/7)
Adam Felber: 15 (3/6)
Mo Rocca: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Adam Felber
John Waters: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people trying to help but failing, Not My Job about the British tradition of high tea, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what nefarious thing will Apple do?
Yep, I finally got on the show and was able to get all three questions correct. Pretty great birthday present as well.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 13 (3/5)
Paula Poundstone: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Hal Needham: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unwanted intrusions by the government, Not My Job about past royal weddings, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will President Obama reveal next?
(N/A)
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 15 (3/6)
Brian Babylon: 14 (2/6)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Mo Rocca
Demetri Martin: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a young man's problem solved by an old man's solution, Not My Job about Henny Youngman, Listener Limericks Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be President Obama's next surprise announcement?
(N/A)

2011-05-14

Repeat of 2009-04-04
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Mo Rocca: 13 (2/5)
Tom Bodett: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Michael Pollan: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about green technology, Not My Job about high tech toilets from Japan, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next world-changing, earth-shattering invention?
Repeat of 2009-04-04 show.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 16 (2/7)
Charlie Pierce: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Gary Johnson: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people trying to take credit, Not My Job about people who got really famous, really fast, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child make his mark in the world?
During the Listener Limerick Challenge round, when Paula went off on another pointless or questionable "Wait Wait" studies rant, there was a loud bang in the background of the contestant's line. Paula immediately asked "do he just shoot himself?". Hilarity ensued.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 20 (4/8)
Faith Salie: 17 (3/7)
Adam Felber: 16 (4/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Bob Waggoner: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a person being adversely affected by the ending of Oprah's show, Not My Job about very northern cuisine, Headline Game, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Oprah spend her free time now that her show has ended?
Tom Bodett, spokeperson for Motel 6, said the catchphrase "(Where they'll) leave the light on for you" when Peter Segal listed Motel 6 as an NPR supporter.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 17 (3/7)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 10 (4/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Kevin Bacon: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about bad marketing ideas, Not My Job about unexpected connections, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next scandal in Congress that will eclipse "Weinergate"?
(N/A)
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 16 (4/6)
P.J. O'Rourke: 15 (3/6)
Charlie Pierce: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Charlie Pierce
RuPaul: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the little guy winning, Not My Job about drag racing, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Newt Gingrich reinvigorate his campaign?
Another uncommon instance in which all three panelists answered six Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correctly. The last occurance seems to have occurred during the 2010-06-04 show, then the 2009-09-12 show before that.

While some might consider this devilish, but the proper instance would be the panelists that go first and last each get six questions correct and the other panelist only gets one correct. Why? Search for "616" on this site.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Mo Rocca: 16 (2/7)
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Luke Burbank: 14 (4/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Luke Burbank
Simon Pegg: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about reaching unexpected audiences, Not My Job about ice hockey, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next summit be for President Obama?
In the second panelist round in which a discussion about daddy baby showers lead to Mo Rocca saying that having a Hula dancer in the same room as a mother giving birth would be a relaxing agent. Luke Burbank came back asking if that would be something that would be blogged on "MoRoccaTheWorldsWorstObstetrician.net".

Guess what, I have registered that domain and it now redirects to this site. :)
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 18 (2/8)
Jessi Klein: 14 (2/6)
Maz Jobrani: 12 (4/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Bill Clinton: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about sports traditions that goes back a really long way, Not My Job about My Little Ponies, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how to get people to finally stop smoking?
(N/A)
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 20 (4/8)
Kyrie O'Connor: 17 (3/7)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Vince Gill: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about David Hasselhoff's next project, Not My Job about actor Vincent Price, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what country song will be written about this week's news?
Right before the Listener Limerick Challenge, when Peter was providing instructions on how to become a contestant on the show, a dog had barked just after Peter said, "wait wait". That stopped Peter in his tracks and some banter ensued.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber
Julia Sweeney
Paula Poundstone
Kyrie O'Connor
Luke Burbank
Faith Salie
Mo Rocca
Roxanne Roberts
Charlie Pierce
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Neko Case: 2
Felipe Rose and David Hodo of The Village People: 2
Wayne Newton: 1
Bettye LaVette: 2
Elvis Costello: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring musicians and entertaining Not My Job guests.
(N/A)
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Peter Grosz: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 13 (3/5)
Faith Salie: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Peter Grosz
Biz Stone: 2
Who's Carl Hacked This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new uses for kitchen utensils, Not My Job about long-winded people, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will other GOP presidential candidates show off their musical sides?
(N/A)
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 19 (3/8)
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6)
Brian Babylon: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Larry King: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about solving a problem with candy, Not My Job about items belonging to various queens of England, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big national exploration project?
Right after the Opening Panel Round, when Peter Sagal was listing out NPR sponsors, Peter got to the one for Motel 6 and had Tom Bodett do their slogan. Listener contestant had trouble guessing a correct answer (fork) and guessed "spork"; the listener finally got it. The "spork" answer sparked hilarity.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 15 (3/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 11 (3/4)
Luke Burbank: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Rosanne Cash: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new ways to toughen up your kids, Not My Job about Roseanne Barr, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will McDonald's do attract moms next?
Fun with the term, "haboob". Nice one, Peter: "Luke, good news in Kabul... just kidding!"
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 14 (2/6)
Amy Dickinson: 13 (3/5)
Mo Rocca: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Jason Bateman: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about Lithuania's attempt to broaden its appeal, Not My Job about Cheeta the chimp from the Tarzan movies, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big mystery that will be solved?
(N/A)
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 13 (3/5)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Tom Bodett: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Andy Hillstrand: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new tech accessory, Not My Job about baseball catcher and international spy Moe Berg, Listener Limericks Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the country get its AAA credit rating back?
Another instance of a silly study being called out by Paula, mostly when Paula is a cat owner. Towards the end of the Listener Limerick Challenge round, Peter was rattling off spoilers and said that Adam Felber would be the show's winner. Adam did in fact win with 13 points.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone
Amy Dickinson
Alonzo Bodden
Brian Babylon
Roxanne Roberts
Roy Blount, Jr.
Tom Bodett
Faith Salie
Mo Rocca
Paul Provenza
Kyrie O'Connor
Charlie Pierce
Luke Burbank
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Kevin Bacon: 2
Lisa Kudrow: 2
Pee-wee Herman (Paul Ruebens): 2
Lucy Lawless: 0
John Leguizamo: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several actors and actresses featured on Not My Job.
(N/A)
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
<Multiple>
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Dick Van Dyke: 2
Bill Clinton: 3
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, featuring favorite moments as requested by listeners. Segments include: Voicemails, Celebrity Revelations, Listener Contestant Moments and Mo Moments.
In the first Mo Moment that listeners requested was 2011-06-18's second panelist round discussion about daddy baby showers lead to Mo Rocca saying that having a Hula dancer in the same room as a mother giving birth would be a relaxing agent. Luke Burbank came back asking if that would be something that would be blogged on "MoRoccaTheWorldsWorstObstetrician.net". At the end of that moment, Peter Sagal mentioned that I registered that domain and that it redirects to this site. Woot!
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 15 (3/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 13 (3/5)
Amy Dickinson: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Austan Goolsbee: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about American heroes, Not My Job about Soul Train, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what big news will come out of President Barack Obama's jobs speech?
All three of the panelists first names start with an "A", which may just be coincidence considering there is question whether or not the nation's debt rating may not be "AAA" for too long.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 16 (2/7)
Paula Poundstone: 16 (4/6)
Charlie Pierce: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Henry Winkler: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about three athletes having problems, Not My Job about Ponzi schemes, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the US Postal Service save itself?
Just so Henry Winkler would get to do the Fonzie's trademark "Aaaaaaaaaaaaaay", all of the correct answers in the Not My Job were "A".
Portland, OR (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 19 (3/8)
Peter Grosz: 15 (3/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Peter Grosz
Colin Meloy: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the unusual origins of what are common items, Not My Job about obscure protests, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: where will authorities find the $2 billion dollars UBS lost to a rogue trader?
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! came back to Portland, Oregon for the third time. I attended the show and re-outed myself as the Wait Wait Stats Page maintainer during the post-show Q&A session.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 15 (3/6)
Brian Babylon: 15 (3/6)
Jessi Klein: 14 (4/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Jessi Klein
Jane Goodall: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about occupational hazards, Not My Job about Nicholas Cage, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next apology to come from a major company?
This show's panel consists of three comedians.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Faith Salie: 16 (4/6)
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Maz Jobrani: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Faith Salie
Tavi Gevinson: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about love stories involving condiments, Not My Job about the tastes of the elderly, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will replace Andy Rooney as America's ornery philosopher?
The listener contestant for the Listener Limerick Challenge humorously provides TMI during her introduction.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Luke Burbank: 16 (4/6)
Paula Poundstone: 16 (2/7)
P.J. O'Rourke: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Luke Burbank
Adam Riess: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a Welsh farmer and his prize-winning rutabaga, Not My Job about the day of the very first cell phone call, Science Marches On, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: why each panelist won't be running for president?
During the Who's Carl This Time? round, Peter confused St. Peter with St. Paul, causing P.J. to correct Peter. This lead to Luke and Paula to join into the fun.

Peter had a verbal trip up when introducing the Bluff the Listener game to the listener contestant with "what is, means... that" rather than "what this means is that". Paula called Adam Riess a physicist, in which Adam clarified that he was an astro-physicist and jokingly taking offense to that.

Listener contestant in the Listener Limerick Challenge round actually said "wait, wait... don't tell me" when trying to come up with an answer.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Korva Coleman 
Amy Dickinson: 12 (4/4)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Charlie Pierce: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Patton Oswalt: 3
Who's Korva This Time?, Bluff the Listener about Venezuelan solutions to traffic problems, Not My Job about terrible fast food, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the other Republican presidential candidates compete with Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan?
The listener contestant asked to re-hear one of the limericks as she zoned out part-way through. She explained that she usually listens to the podcast of the show while working and will sometimes zones out.

Mo Rocca joked about having a three-way tie of 9-9-9 at the end of the game in reference to Herman Cain's tax plans. Unfortunately, all three panelists started the final round with an even number of points. Coincidentally, the panelists ended up in a three-way tie with 12 points each. This is another instance in which a three-way tie in which Mo Rocca was a panelist (2010-10-23, the show in which Mo asked when was the last three-way tie, and 2008-09-27).

2011-10-22

Repeat of 2011-01-01
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Mo Rocca: 13 (3/5)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (4/4)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 11 (1/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Mo Rocca
Nora Ephron: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about not so super Superhereos, Not My Job about celebrity endorsements, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be next method of consuming media?
Repeat of 2011-01-01 show.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (5/6)
Brian Babylon: 11 (3/4)
Tom Bodett: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Brian Babylon
Alan Alda: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people solving problems by giving up, Not My Job about a look behind the scenes of Buckingham Palace, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will become of the seven billionth man?
Carl Kasell's attempt of re-creating the sound of a baby crying was hilarious.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Peter Grosz: 17 (3/7)
Kyrie O'Connor: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Colin Hanks: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an embarrassing name turning less embarrassing, Not My Job about short-lived celebrity marriages, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next celebrity money-making scheme?
(N/A)
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 16 (4/6)
Amy Dickinson: 15 (3/6)
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Seth MacFarlane: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new technologies and inventions that we don't really need, Not My Job about celebrities doing jail time, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Silvio Berlusconi do after he steps down as Italy's Prime Minister?
(N/A)
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 16 (4/6)
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Adam Felber: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Marc Maron: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a worker taking a stand, Not My Job about three bizarre happenings in the state of Florida, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what big idea will the Congressional Supercommittee come up with?
(N/A)
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor
Charlie Pierce
Paula Poundstone
Brian Babylon
Jessi Klein
Amy Dickinson
Mo Rocca
Tom Bodett
Maz Jobrani
Nell Benjamin
Roy Blount, Jr.
Luke Burbank
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Henry Winkler: 2
Jane Goodall: 1
Jason Bateman: 2
Tavi Gevinson: 2
Rosanne Cash: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring recent favorite Not My Job guests.
(N/A)
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 16 (2/7)
Luke Burbank: 15 (3/6)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Mo Rocca
Susan Orlean: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about odd course offerings at Ivy League schools, Not My Job about Rin Tin Tin, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the new Mars rover find?
(N/A)
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 17 (3/7)
Kyrie O'Connor: 15 (3/6)
Peter Grosz: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Chris McCarron: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new German celebrities, Not My Job about racing other animals, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Iran do with the downed US drone?
(N/A)
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Maz Jobrani: 17 (3/7)
Jessi Klein: 12 (2/5)
Paula Poundstone: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Jessi Klein
Bill Maher: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a sign that your boyfriend is bad news, Not My Job about old and arcane laws that have been on the books for a very long time, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be Time's Person of the Year for 2012?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Nick Hancock: 16 (6/5)
Paula Poundstone: 15 (3/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 15 (5/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Nick Hancock
Neil Gaiman: 3
TV: Carl's Holiday Letters, Panelist Round 1 about big news of 2011 in which social media claims another victim, Panelist Round 2 about big news of 2011, Not My Job about the Royal Wedding, Panelist Predictions: How exactly will the world end in 2012?

Radio: Carl's Holiday Letters, Opening Panelist Round about big news of 2011 in which social media claims another victim, Bluff the Listener about health care in the UK, Not My Job about the Royal Wedding, Panel Round Two about the big news of 2011, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: How exactly will the world end in 2012?
"Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!: A Royal Pain In The News" BBC America TV special aired on 2011-12-23.

The TV version did not have the Bluff the Listener round. For the radio version of the show, contestants are chosen from the studio audience rather than the usual listeners. In both versions, the Carl's Holiday Letters round were played by the panelists and not the a studio audience member or a listener contestant.

2011-12-31

Repeat of 2011-04-02
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 16 (2/7)
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6)
Peter Grosz: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Dave Barry: 2
Diagnose Carl, Bluff the Listener about a team going above and beyond for a win, Not My Job about Soloflex, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what new disorder will be discovered?
Repeat of 2011-04-02 show.

The theme for this week's show is all about health and fitness.