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2015

Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Humbly incredible anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett
Roy Blount, Jr.
Amy Dickinson
Brian Babylon
Kyrie O'Connor
Luke Burbank
Alonzo Bodden
Paula Poundstone
P.J. O'Rourke
Bobcat Goldthwait
Shelby Fero
Charlie Pierce
Adam Felber
Peter Grosz
Jessi Klein
Mo Rocca
Faith Salie
Mike Birbiglia
Rosie Perez
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
(None)
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite stories and moments from 2014, part two.
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Ruggedly handsome" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson: 13 (3/5)
Brian Babylon: 11 (3/4)
Paula Poundstone: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Robert Baer: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a surprising new device unveiled at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Not My Job about bears, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first thing that the new Congress and President Obama will agree on.
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (2/6)
Ophira Eisenberg: 10 (4/3)
Luke Burbank: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Ophira Eisenberg
Correct: Ophira Eisenberg
Dame Edna Everage: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a politician getting into a job-related scrape, Not My Job about farewell tours, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next mistake the White House admit to?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Kid-tested, mother approved" Bill Kurtis 
P.J. O'Rourke: 16 (2/7)
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Faith Salie
George Clinton: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about Harvey Weinstein showing up in an unexpected place, Not My Job about the British Parliament, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the New England Patriots cheat to win the Super Bowl?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "A little teapot, short and stout" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz: 14 (2/6)
Tom Bodett: 14 (4/5)
Amy Dickinson: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Peter Grosz
Jon Tester: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone trying to save the environment, Not My Job about john (aka toilet) testers, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise from this year's Super Bowl?
When providing one of the choices of the second Not My Job question, which was in regards to toilet testing done by the Gates Foundation, Peter said "Widnows" rather than "Windows". Right before the Listener Limerick Challenge, Peter called the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round the "Lightney Fill-in-the-Blank". Peter did the same thing at the beginning of the Lightning round.

Even though Peter said that, per a coin toss, Amy would go first. Instead, Peter Grosz went first. Peter Grosz only answered five of the eight questions correctly, yet Bill Kurtis said he answered six. Due to this, Peter Grosz ended up in a tie with Tom Bodett. Tom should have been the outright winner of that week's game and Amy Dickinson would have tied for 2nd with Peter Grosz.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "The ocean's most deadly predator" Bill Kurtis 
Maz Jobrani: 17 (3/7)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Reza Aslan: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Reza Aslan
Correct: Reza Aslan
Simon Doonan: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about soccer moms making the news in a surprising way, Not My Job about Microsoft Windows, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next old times thing to hit it big?
Maz Jobrani does a number of his Wait Wait trademark accents while telling his Bluff the Listener story.
Orlando, FL (Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal "Adorable Mouseketeer" Bill Kurtis 
P.J. O'Rourke: 17 (3/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Tom Bodett: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Lance Bass: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a person famous for one thing doing another noteworthy thing, Not My Job about bass and bass fishing, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next appliance doing something it shouldn't?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Manic, pixie, dream girl" Bill Kurtis 
Brian Babylon
Amy Dickinson
Roy Blount, Jr.
Paula Poundstone
Faith Salie
Adam Felber
Mo Rocca
Maz Jobrani
Roxanne Roberts
Luke Burbank
Alonzo Bodden
Kyrie O'Connor
Bobcat Goldthwait
Tom Bodett
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Florence Henderson: 2
Daniel Radcliffe: 2
Rick Steves: 2
Dale Watson: 2
Best Of and All-Star Nob My Job edition of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 17 (3/7)
Ophira Eisenberg: 11 (3/4)
Brian Babylon: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Brian Babylon
Correct: Ophira Eisenberg
Marky Ramone: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a way in which Patrick Swayze's legacy still guides us, Not My Job about Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be next for rats after they've been cleared of causing the plague?
During the second panel round, Adam Felber enthusiastically and confidently answered "selfie!" for his answer. So much so, that it stunned Peter Sagal and yelled out "Yes!", which caused Bill Kurtis to ring the bell (even though it was not the correct answer) and Adam responding with "What?!?".

All three panelists were tied with three points each at the beginning of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Anchorman, anchor-myth, anchor-legend" Bill Kurtis 
Kyrie O'Connor: 16 (4/6)
Faith Salie: 14 (2/6)
Charlie Pierce: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Robert Earl Keen: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something thought to be modern that isn't, Not My Job about the more terrifying side of cats, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will John Boehner invite next to address Congress?
(N/A)
New Orleans, LA (Saenger Theatre)Peter Sagal "Who Dat?" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 15 (3/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 12 (4/4)
Amy Dickinson: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a wall in the news, Not My Job about obscure musical instruments, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will the Senate write to next?
In the first panel round, Peter started to ask Amy her question, Amy resistantly replied with "No!". This is reminiscent of Julia Sweeney's yelling of "No!" when she was asked a panel question about sports on the 2009-10-31 show.

During Amy's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, not soon after Peter finished asking one of the questions, the audience started yelling the answer, "alcohol". This lead to Peter responding with "Come on!". Amy did get a bell ding for answering with "alcohol(?)".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "All beef anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Gabe Liedman: 13 (3/5)
Mo Rocca: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Richard Price: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about continuing education for those who have no business continuing their education, Not My Job about pseudonyms, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next problem solved by a corporation?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Your mom's favorite anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (4/5)
Moshe Kasher: 10 (2/4)
Brian Babylon: 7 (3/2)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Matthew Weiner: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about college ball outside of March Madness tournaments, Not My Job about people who try to cheer other people up, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first product from the newly merged Kraft-Heinz.
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Mike Pesca "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
P.J. O'Rourke: 14 (2/6)
Adam Felber: 12 (4/4)
Paula Poundstone: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Jeremy Piven: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a surprising celebrity odd couple, Not My Job about customers behaving badly, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will the US make friends with next?
Paula Poundstone used the last name of "Swamu" in her bluff for at least the second time.

2015-04-11

Best Of
Repeat of 2014-10-11
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Vertebrate Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone
Alonzo Bodden
Maz Jobrani
Kyrie O'Connor
Roy Blount, Jr.
Jessi Klein
Tom Bodett
Neko Case
Adam Felber
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Amy Tan: 2
Misty Copeland: 2
Rob Lowe: 0
Mikaela Shiffrin: 3
Baz Luhrmann: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite guest segments from 2014.
(N/A)
Boston, MA (Wang Theatre at Citi Performing Arts Center)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 14 (2/6)
Maz Jobrani: 13 (3/5)
Tom Bodett: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Tom Bodett
Dick Flavin: 0
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone getting away with something major because no one was paying attention, Not My Job about William McGonnagal, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: where we'll see the next gyrocopter?
After Dick Flavin chose "C" for the answer of the second question, Peter asked "you're going to go for C again?". In the edited version of the show, Dick Flavin only answered the first question with "A". When it came to the third question, Dick said "I'm going to get off C".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm not an anchorman, I'm an anchor man" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz: 14 (4/5)
Aparna Nancherla: 12 (2/5)
Amy Dickinson: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Bruce Eric Kaplan: 0
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a plan to bring people to South Dakota, Not My Job about Burger King, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person to try and cover up something from their past?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "By the power of Grayskull, I am He-Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
P.J. O'Rourke: 11 (3/4)
Brian Babylon: 6 (2/2)
Chosen: P.J. O'Rourke
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Jonathan Adler: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a brand new superhero, Not My Job about New Coke, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise at this weekend's boxing match?
Jonathan Adler's husband, Simon Doonan, was the Not My Job guest for the show aired on 2015-02-07 and answered only one question correctly.
Brooklyn, NY (BAM: Brooklyn Academy of Music)Peter Sagal "I'm a man, I'm a man, I'm a mighty, mighty anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Jessi Klein: 14 (0/7)
Peter Grosz: 13 (5/4)
Mike Birbiglia: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Steve Buscemi: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff The Listener about exciting office intrigue, Not My Job about government jobs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who's going to run for president that will actually surprise us?
After Steve Buscemi answered "C" for the third Not My Job question, Peter Sagal said, "Yes, it's C again." The correct answer for neither the first or the second Not My Job questions were "C".

It is pretty rare, or ever done in the past, for a panelist to start the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round with zero points, but Jessi Klein did so. Even with zero points, Jessi answered seven of eight questions correctly and ended up winning the game.

In the edited version of the show, Mike Birbiglia was asked six Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions and answered three of them correctly, instead of four as stated by Bill Kurtis. The fourth correct answer was probably cut out.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the only Bill to get unanimous support in both Houses of Congress" Bill Kurtis 
Gabe Liedman: 16 (4/6)
Luke Burbank: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 11 (1/5)
Chosen: Gabe Liedman
Correct: Gabe Liedman
Tony Robbins: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone taking a creative stand against Russia, Not My Job about incredibly lazy people, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will win the last season of American Idol?
When the Bluff the Listener contestant initially chose Luke's bluff as the correct one, Peter Sagal had a heavy hand in making the contestant change her mind and switch to Gabe's bluff. Peter has done this more than once in the past. The last and most memorable one was back on 2006-11-11 when Peter made the contestant switch away from Aamer Haleem. Aamer made a bit of a stink on-air about it.

In the edited version of the show, Paula had only answered four questions correctly during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, even though Bill Kurtis said she answered five correct. The fifth one would have been the one edited out.
Durham, NC (Durham Performing Arts Center)Peter Sagal "I'm the man now dog" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 14 (2/6)
Adam Felber: 13 (3/5)
Bobcat Goldthwait: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Clay Aiken: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a creative way to fight a hipster invasion, Not My Job about claymation, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the surprise solution to the California water crisis?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Chinese Communist Sleeper Agent" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber
Mo Rocca
Faith Salie
Charlie Pierce
Kyrie O'Connor
Roy Blount, Jr.
P.J. O'Rourke
Alonzo Bodden
Amy Dickinson
Paula Poundstone
Ophira Eisenberg
Brian Babylon
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Max Weinberg: 2
Toni Braxton: 3
George Clinton: 2
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews: 2
Marky Ramone: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring Not My Job guest interviews with musicians.
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm not just man-spreading, I'm Annchorman-spreading" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 19 (3/8)
Tom Bodett: 17 (3/7)
Greg Proops: 6 (2/2)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Tom Bodett
Brian Grazer: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a classic adolescent rite of passage gone wrong, Not My Job about cattle, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Sepp Blatter do after stepping down as FIFA President?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Mike Pesca "I'm the man American Pharoah rides when he wants to go fast" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz: 14 (4/5)
Maz Jobrani: 14 (2/6)
Amy Dickinson: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Kim Kardashian West: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about HBO's Entourage ruining someone's life, Not My Job about Kim Jung Un, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the first of Lindsay Graham's rotating First Ladies?
During the Not My Job round, Kim Kardashian West had a second try on her second question, in which she answered "B". In response, Mike Pesca said, "Yes, it was C!". Either Mike thought Kim said "C" or there was an edit in which Kim had answered "C" on her third and last chance.

Amy Dickinson's second Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round question had a "blank" to fill in a "Blank", in that the question was "On Monday, police investigated a possible robbery at the home of Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur blank". The current answer was "Arthur Blank". In the edited version of the show, there was not a bell ding sound for Amy's fifth correct answer.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Anchormen want to be me, Anchorwomen want to be with me" Bill Kurtis 
Charlie Pierce: 16 (2/7)
Luke Burbank: 13 (3/5)
Faith Salie: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Luke Burbank
Mindy Kaling: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about ramen noodles in the news, Not My Job about do-it-yourself projects, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will presumptive nominee Donald Trump choose as his running mate?
(N/A)
Houston, TX (Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal "I'm America's only 10 gallon achorman" Bill Kurtis 
Alonzo Bodden: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (4/4)
Maz Jobrani: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Sunita "Sunny" Williams: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a Lithuanian town's anniversary celebration, Not My Job about the fascinating world of rental storage units, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia say in his next angry dissent?
In the edited version of the show, Maz Jobrani only answered two Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correctly versus three as noted by Bill Kurtis. The third correct answer would have been one of the three questions edited out.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone
P.J. O'Rourke
Roy Blount, Jr.
Roxanne Roberts
Ken Jennings
Amy Dickinson
Adam Felber
Tom Bodett
Faith Salie
Paul Provenza
Kyrie O'Connor
Rosie Perez
Alonzo Bodden
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Kevin Fitzgerald: 3
Rick Schwartz: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite animal-related segments and Not My Job guests
(N/A)
Philadelphia, PA (The Mann Center for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal "Motown Philly, meet Motown Billy" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 16 (2/7)
Peter Grosz: 13 (3/5)
Amy Dickinson: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Terry Gross: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the panelists doing something embarrassing and making the news, Not My Job about Terry Gene Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will President Donald Trump do first, once he takes office?
Another instance in which all three of the correct answers for the Not My Job questions were "B".

Instead of playing a recorded audio of a person involved or explaining the correct bluff, Peter Sagal asked Peter Grosz whether or not his bluff was the correct one or not.

The first three questions that Amy was asked during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round started off with "Experts say it was a technical glitch and not a cyberattack". When trying to come up with an answer for the last Lightning round question, Peter reminded Amy that it was, in fact, the Lightning round. Amy incorrectly thought it was a hint to the question. Peter did his best Mr. Burns's "Excellent!" impression after a question regarding Harry Shearer would continue to voice some characters from The Simpsons.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Brian Babylon
Amy Dickinson
Roy Blount, Jr.
Bobcat Goldthwait
Kyrie O'Connor
Tom Bodett
Maz Jobrani
Roxanne Roberts
Charlie Pierce
Shelby Fero
Luke Burbank
Ophira Eisenberg
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Florence Henderson: 2
Alice Cooper: 2
Shirley Jones: 2
Elizabeth Gilbert: 2
Dame Edna Everage: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite "Mothers I'd Love to Know" Not My Job guests
(N/A)
Vienna, VA (Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal "I'm the man people call 'The Bill of Right'" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 18 (2/8)
Roxanne Roberts: 12 (2/5)
Paula Poundstone: 10 (4/3)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Vivek Murthy: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something everybody hates finally doing something good, Not My Job about General Hospital, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: What will be a line from the next Dr. Seuss book to be discovered?
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Bill Kurtis accepted Adam Felber's answer of "punching fish" when the correct answer was "pointing at fish". Roxanne Roberts answered her first question of the round with "Greek bailout", which ended up being the correct answer for her second question.
Chicago, IL (Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millenium Park)Peter Sagal "A healthy part of a complete breakfast" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 17 (3/7)
Mo Rocca: 15 (3/6)
Brian Babylon: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Brian Babylon
Correct: Faith Salie
Chancelor "Chance the Rapper" Bennett: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an Alfred Hitchcock movie coming to life, Not My Job about Saran wrap, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will steal the spotlight from Donald Trump at next week's debate?
The Bluff the Listener contestant initially chose Mo Rocca's bluff as the true story, but then changed her mind and chose Brian Babylon's bluff after Peter Sagal started to repeat the summary of Mo Rocca's bluff. Neither were the correct story.

At the beginning of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Bill Kurtis noted that each panelist had three points entering the round and that was the first time there was a three-way tie. That statement is incorrect, even if it was reflecting in it being the first time Bill Kurtis presided over a game in which there was a three-way tie going into the Lightning round.

Peter called time on Mo Rocca's Lightning round as Mo was trying to come up with a second answer for his 8th Lightning round question.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the man so hot President Obama wants to cap and trade me" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 16 (2/7)
Maz Jobrani: 15 (3/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Starlee Kine: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unlikely heroes, Not My Job about Bugs Bunny, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise to come out at the first Democratic Presidential debate?
The name of the Buddhist monk that Roxanne Roberts used in her bluff sounded very similar to my name.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Forget the kid, I'm Billy the Man" Bill Kurtis 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15 (3/6)
Charlie Pierce: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Dwight Yoakam: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone figuring out a way to get by on limited resources, Not My Job about Matthieu Ricard, the "happiest man in the world", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be found on Hillary Clinton's private e-mail server?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm Perennial Time Man of the Year, First Runner Up" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone
Brian Babylon
Amy Dickinson
Maz Jobrani
Alonzo Bodden
Reza Aslan
Adam Felber
Bobcat Goldthwait
Faith Salie
Charlie Pierce
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Robert Baer: 1
Sunita "Sunny" Williams: 2
Simon Doonan: 1
Ernest Moniz: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite Not My Job guests and segments on the topic of science
Paula Poundstone was featured in all but one segment in this week's "Best Of" show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm American ninja warrior" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank
Alonzo Bodden
Kyrie O'Connor
Bobcat Goldthwait
Roxanne Roberts
Peter Grosz
Brian Babylon
Jessi Klein
Tom Bodett
Paula Poundstone
Simon Amstell
P.J. O'Rourke
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Daniel Radcliffe: 2
Brooke Shields: 0
Rob Lowe: 0
Molly Ringwald: 2
Lance Bass: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring Not My Job teen stars
(N/A)
Louisville, KY (Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal "I'm the anchorman so good they wouldn't let me retire" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 14 (2/6)
Amy Dickinson: 12 (2/5)
Tom Bodett: 12 (4/4)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Adam Felber
Edward Lee: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a popular new workout, Not My Job about dog racing, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will President Obama rename next?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Anchor - I hardly know her" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Faith Salie: 12 (2/5)
Paula Poundstone: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Frank Oz: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone coping with back-to-school stress in an unusual way, Not My Job about L. Frank Baum, the author of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Prediction: what will be the next big discovery about early man?
For the very first time, it was an all women panel on Wait Wait.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the only man to make Janet Yellen raise her interest rate" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson: 15 (3/6)
Peter Grosz: 12 (2/5)
Adam Burke: 7 (3/2)
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Peter Grosz
Tom Ricketts: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the unusual origins of a modern word or phrase, Not My Job about celebratory parades, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first Facebook post to be officially "disliked"?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the man whose tail pipe emissions are always exactly as promised" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 13 (3/5)
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Iliza Shlesinger: 6 (2/2)
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Jewel: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a workplace trying to improve the lives of their employees, Not My Job about jewel thieves, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next secret our cars have been keeping from us?
(N/A)
Ann Arbor, MI (Hill Auditorium at University of Michigan)Peter Sagal "You've heard about Hillary's secret e-mails, I'm Hillary's secret male" Bill Kurtis 
Alonzo Bodden: 16 (2/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 16 (2/7)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15 (3/6)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
John U. Bacon: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an employee getting into trouble for terrible workplace behavior, Not My Job about bacon, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be NASA's next disappointing announcement?
The show's producers found that Roy Blount Jr.'s guess for the first panelist round of "texting" actually had an ICD-10 diagnosis code. Roy got a ding for his guess.

During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Roy couldn't remember Ralph Lauren's last name for one of his questions, so Roxanne helped him by whispering "Lauren" to Roy and he got the point for providing the full and correct answer.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "You be illin', I be Billin'" Bill Kurtis 
P.J. O'Rourke: 15 (3/6)
Amy Dickinson: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: P.J. O'Rourke
Correct: P.J. O'Rourke
Carol Burnett: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a hot new tourist destination, Not My Job about cougars, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise at the first Democratic debate next week?
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, when Amy Dickinson didn't know the name of the current FIFA President, Paula Poundstone helped out with a big hint. Amy got points for her answer.

P.J. O'Rourke's answer of "tofu turkey" was close enough of an answer for Peter Sagal when it came to the correct answer of the contents of a stolen truck in Portland, Oregon filled with tofu and organic juice. That gave P.J. enough points to come away with an outright win over Amy.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the fire in your fireplace" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett
Kyrie O'Connor
Roy Blount, Jr.
Paula Poundstone
Maz Jobrani
Luke Burbank
P.J. O'Rourke
Roxanne Roberts
Amy Dickinson
Alonzo Bodden
Rosie Perez
Adam Felber
Neko Case
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Itzhak Perlman: 3
Amy Schumer: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring warm and funny moments and interview with past guests.
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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the man who takes depressed Cubs fans out to the Bill game" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 14 (2/6)
Faith Salie: 13 (3/5)
Maz Jobrani: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Neil deGrasse Tyson: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about helping people we don't feel sorry for, Not My Job about about cosmetology, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Vice President Joe Biden do next after choosing not to run for president?
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Des Moines, IA (Des Moines Civic Center)Peter Sagal "Hey there Des Moines, I'm da man" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Luke Burbank: 14 (2/6)
Tom Bodett: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Luke Burbank
Jake Tapper: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about curry in the news, Not My Job about the state of Iowa, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what we'll do with all the meat we can't eat now?
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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the man who gave James Bond his license" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson: 12 (2/5)
Peter Grosz: 12 (2/5)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (4/4)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Cindy Crawford: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a scream in the news, Not My Job about scale models, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what debate demands will the Democratic presidential candidates make?
Bill Kurtis almost said the full answer for the third limerick, but stopped himself after saying the first part of the word. The listener did have the correct answer and Bill took the credit for the third limerick when he announced how many the listener got correct.

At the end of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Bill Kurtis stated that it was the first time that the round ended in a three-way tie under his watch. In fact, there have previously been two shows that ended with panelists being in a three-way tie with Bill Kurtis as scorekeeper (2012-08-18, which Paula Poundstone was one of the panelists, and 2014-09-06).
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the perfect man if you want to Netflix and Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (2/6)
Brian Babylon: 12 (2/5)
Maz Jobrani: 12 (4/4)
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Brian Babylon
June Squibb: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something we didn't know about Victoria's Secret, Not My Job about squids, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big controversy at Starbucks?
Peter Sagal pronunciation of their (WBEZ's) CFO's last name, Nguyen, during the credits was actually pretty darn close to the proper pronunciation for once.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the man who will stuff your Thanksgiving turkey" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 13 (3/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 12 (2/5)
P.J. O'Rourke: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Lisa Randall: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about selfies going something good for once, Not My Job about physical education, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next surprising bit of health news?
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Faith Salie provided an answer of "Katie Perry songs" for her second question of the round. Initially, Peter and Bill didn't give her a point, but did so after Faith listed the other songs that were in fact used and Peter was corrected.

In the edited version of the show, Faith was asked five of the eight questions and her fifth correct answer would have come from one of the three questions that were cut out.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the turkey stuffed with chicken stuffed with... Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank
Tom Bodett
Iliza Shlesinger
Roxanne Roberts
Adam Felber
Paula Poundstone
Faith Salie
Charlie Pierce
Mo Rocca
Gabe Liedman
Peter Grosz
Amy Dickinson
Adam Burke
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Jewel: 3
Vivek Murthy: 2
Mindy Kaling: 2
Richard Price: 2
Tom Ricketts: 3
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring Not My Job guests that they thankful for
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Los Angeles, CA (Dobly Theatre)Peter Sagal "Crack open a cold one, it's Biller Time!" Bill Kurtis 
Maz Jobrani: 14 (2/6)
Adam Felber: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Jeff Daniels: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone finding something surprising in a retail chain store, Not My Job about people named Steve and their jobs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: where will Mark Zuckerberg donate his money?
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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Who needs jingle bells? You've got jingle Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 13 (3/5)
Luke Burbank: 10 (2/4)
Neko Case: 6 (2/2)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Luke Burbank
Jacques Pepin: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone getting unexpected assistance with their work, Not My Job about jockstraps, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise in the new Star Wars movie?
When Bill Kurtis mentioned the number of points Roy Blount Jr. had at the end of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round for the second time, it sounded like he said 15. Bill did say the correct score of 13 when Peter Sagal asked how many points Roy had.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey Han Solo, climb in me. I'm the Billennium Falcon" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Burke: 13 (3/5)
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Roxanne Roberts: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Lee Child: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something that truly brings Christmas into the 21st century, Not My Job about worst selling books, Listener Limerick Challenges, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next must-have toy for next year's Christmas?
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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Merry Kurtismas" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson
Roy Blount, Jr.
Paula Poundstone
Faith Salie
Alonzo Bodden
Luke Burbank
Charlie Pierce
P.J. O'Rourke
Peter Grosz
Mike Birbiglia
Jessi Klein
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews: 2
Carol Burnett: 2
George Clinton: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! with a look back at favorite guests and moments from 2015.
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