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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Climb up on me and work up a sweat. I'll be your tread-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Alonzo Bodden: 19 (5/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 18 (4/7)
Adam Burke: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Uzo Aduba: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a superfan who went overboard and got in trouble witih the police, Not My Job about private eyes, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what's the next must-have item for rich people?
Another instance in which all three of the correct answers for the Not My Job questions were "B".
Chicago, IL (Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millenium Park)Peter Sagal "Alright everybody, you're in Bill-ennium Park now" Bill Kurtis 
Bobcat Goldthwait: 17 (3/7)
Peter Grosz: 14 (4/5)
Amy Dickinson: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Jeff Tweedy: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something going wrong at a Japanese Buddhist monastery, Not My Job about a Yankee, a hotel and a foxtrot, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next branch of the armed forces?
None of the panelists could quite say the name of the Japanese guesthouse at the Mount Joya's Buddhist temple. The guesthouse's name is "Sekishoin Shukubo".

In the version of the show that was broadcasted, Bobcat Goldthwait only answered six of his Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correct; but, Bill Kurtis stated that Bobcat had answered seven correct. Since only seven of Babcat's eight Lightning round questions were included in the edited version of the show, either: Bobcat did answer seven correct or Bill had miscounted the number of correct answers. That said, even if Bobcat was only given credit for six correct answers instead of seven, he would still have won the show with 15 points.

As with any other scoring anomaly, the score Bill Kurtis stated on the show is the official score on record.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the shirt that doesn't cling too tight. I'm Bill-owy" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone
Faith Salie
P.J. O'Rourke
Luke Burbank
Roxanne Roberts
Amy Dickinson
Adam Felber
Hari Kondabolu
Tom Bodett
Helen Hong
Alonzo Bodden
Mo Rocca
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Jessie Diggins: 2
Pete Buttigieg: 3
Dr. Michael Rosbash: 2
Bernie Parent: 3 *
Al Roker: 3
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring a revist of some favorite Not My Job guest interviews
(N/A)

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
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
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.