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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson
Roy Blount, Jr.
Paula Poundstone
Charlie Pierce
Kyrie O'Connor
P.J. O'Rourke
Luke Burbank
Firoozeh Dumas
Tom Bodett
Jessi Klein
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Bobak Ferdowsi and Adam Steltzner: 2
Neil deGrasse Tyson: 0
Adam Riess: 2
Dr. Wayne Clough: 2
Francis Collins: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring Not My Job guests that are all about the sciences
The first three Not My Job guests in this Best Of show are the same as the ones from the 2012-11-24 Best Of show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 15 (3/6)
Amy Dickinson: 13 (3/5)
Maz Jobrani: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Gillian Flynn: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about advances in education, Not My Job about Gilligan's Island, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the United States regain #1 status as the most obese nation in the country?
Carl Kasell returns back to Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Peter and the three panelists had a fair amount of fun with the "p" in "comptroller" in regards to Eliot Spitzer, and Paula had fun with the secondary pronunciation of "comptroller" with non-related words. Paula went the offensive with the two studies featured in the second panelist round. Paula's coughing while Peter did the info blurb between the second panelist round and the Listener Limerick Challenge lead to funny banter between the two.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Faith Salie: 16 (2/7)
Alonzo Bodden: 14 (4/5)
Charlie Pierce: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Tig Notaro: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone inadvertently solving a crime, Not My Job about Tig's near-namesakes, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what is the next way someone will entice us to follow them on Twitter?
The first listener contestant either hung up or the phone call got dropped while the panel and Peter discussed the answer to the third question. This was noted, with some humor, by Peter and the panel.

Carl paused a bit while trying to calculate how many questions Alonzo Bodden needed to answer correctly to win. In the aired/podcast version, Carl only stated how many was needed to tie with Faith. Also, in the edited version of the show, it seemed like Alonzo Bodden only answered four questions (out of six) correctly. Carl stated that he had answered five correctly. Audience groaned when Peter said that the driver that picked up a stranded Dave Matthews, didn't "crashed into him".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 18 (2/8)
Maz Jobrani: 12 (2/5)
Paula Poundstone: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Jim Gaffigan: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something sacred from childhood being ruined, Not My Job about Gwyneth Paltrow, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the royal baby's first words?
In the radio/podcast version of the show, it seemed that Maz Jobrani only answered four of the five aired questions correct; while, Carl noted that he answered five correct.