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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm your evil twin" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 16 (2/7)
Alonzo Bodden: 15 (3/6)
Tom Papa: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Tom Papa
Correct: Tom Papa
Kate Mulgrew: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone being kept up by a surprising reason, Not My Job about colors, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next time a cartoon makes headlines?
Another instance in which all three of the choices for the third Not My Job question were actually correct.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Is it hot in here? I blame glo-Bill warming" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 16 (4/6)
Helen Hong: 11 (3/4)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 11 (1/5)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Lance Reddick: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new type o military achievement, Not My Job about real life concierges, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be HBO's next big hit show?
Roy Blount, Jr. made a "cunning Lingus" joke during the second panel round
St. Louis, MO (Fox Theatre)Peter Sagal "Forget about Bill Barr, come to the bar with me" Bill Kurtis 
Brian Babylon: 15 (3/6)
Tom Bodett: 12 (2/5)
Amy Dickinson: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Ozzie Smith: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a celebrity gaining some new fans, Not My Job about "The Wizard of Oz", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next unexpected thing to show up in "Game of Thrones"?
After Peter Sagal provided the three choices for the first Not My Job question, the audience started shouting out "B" and shouted it out even louder after Ozzie Smith initially chose "C". The audience shouted out "A" right after Peter provided the choices for the second Not My Job question.

In the edited version of the show, during Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank, Peter Sagal did not ask Bill Kurtis how Tom Bodett did before moving on to asking Amy her set of questions. Bill did mention how many points Tom got while stating how Amy did after answering her questions.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey Arthur Miller, step into this Cruci-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Peter Grosz: 11 (3/4)
Petey DeAbreu: 7 (3/2)
Chosen: Petey DeAbreu
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Steve Ballmer: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a world landmark in danger, Not My Job about lip balm, Listener Limerick Challenges, Panelist Predictions: what will William Barr and Robert Mueller do to rekindle their friendship?
Another instance in which all three of the correct Not My Job answers was "B".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey Thanos, forget the Infinity Stones, listen to my Infinity Tones" Bill Kurtis 
Bobcat Goldthwait: 15 (3/6)
Luke Burbank: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Laird Hamilton: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the nation's failing infrastructure that did something good, Not My Job about television history, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the question that will finally sink Jeopardy! champ James Holzhauer?
Another instance where all three choices for the third Not My Job question were correct.

Bobcat Goldthwait initially answered his third Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question with "chlamydia" but then changed it to "measles". Peter Sagal gave Bobcat the point.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey there, DeNiro. Get a load of me, Raging Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Helen Hong
Luke Burbank
Roy Blount, Jr.
Jessi Klein
Tom Papa
Bim Adewunmi
Brian Babylon
Faith Salie
Peter Grosz
Paula Poundstone
Alonzo Bodden
Mo Rocca
Adam Felber
Tara Clancy
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William Shatner: 2
Candice Bergen: 2
Conan O'Brien: 1
Aaron Gordon: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite Not My Job guests and previously unaired moments
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San Antonio, TX (Laurie Auditorium at Trinity University)Peter Sagal "Remember the Bill-amo" Bill Kurtis 
Negin Farsad: 19 (3/8)
Alonzo Bodden: 13 (3/5)
Maeve Higgins: 7 (3/2)
Chosen: Maeve Higgins
Correct: Maeve Higgins
Dan Rather: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new prom trends, Not My Job about what Dan Rather actually said, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will we find when we zoom into the photo of the black hole?
The correct answers for the Not My Job questions were "A", "B" and "C". Dan Rather worked for CBS, which is a competitor to ABC.

During the second panel round, called "The 2020 Dump", the way Maeve Higgins pronounced "urinal" piqued Peter Sagal and Alonzo Bodden's interest.

After Maeve finished her Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank set of questions, Bill Kurtis said that she had beaten her old record by answering two questions correctly. Maeve has answered more than two correct (she answered three correctly on her panelist debut on 2018-09-08 and four correct on her second appearance on the panel on 2018-12-22).

Alonzo Bodden answered his third Lightning question with "went to get it", which was pretty close to what the person did. After asking for his answer to be reconsidered, Alonzo got his point. Negin Farsad answered her fifth Lightning question with "eaten by an elephant" and was close enough to "killed by an elephant and eaten by a lion" and she got her point for it.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey there EDM fans, get ready for some Billex" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 18 (2/8)
Tom Bodett: 17 (3/7)
Peter Grosz: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Steve Earle: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something annoying becoming illegal, Not My Job about Steve Urkel, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the most surprising revelation of the Mueller Report?
Peter Sagal accepted Tom Bodett's answer of "cat coughing up a hairball" for Tom's eighth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question. The correct answer that the show had was "a puking dog" as one of the sounds of the Odd Alarm app.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Complete and total excitation. It's the Biller Report" Bill Kurtis 
Hari Kondabolu: 16 (4/6)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Brian Babylon: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Hari Kondabolu
Correct: Hari Kondabolu
Andrew Rannells: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something great accomplished with only $5,000, Not My Job about Ethel Merman, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next reason NASA cancels a spacewalk?
Peter Sagal seemed to pronounce Hari Kondabolu's name as "Kun-dah-boo-loo" throughout the show.

Paula Poundstone initially answered "Syria" for her second Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question, but then changed it to "Israel" when Peter started to say "No". Peter accepted Paula's corrected response.

Hari nabbed his first ever win on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I am one of the voices of NPR's credits" Chioke I'Anson
Adam Burke: 15 (3/6)
Mo Rocca: 15 (3/6)
Negin Farsad: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Adam Burke
Aidy Bryant: 2
Who's Chioke This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a competition that is captivating us this month, Not My Job about 80s Brians, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next social media scandal?
Aidy Bryant initially chose "C" for the first Not My Job question but was then nudged by Adam Burke and Mo Rocca to change her answer to "B"; which, she did and it was the correct answer. The third option for all three Not My Job questions involved Hoover vacuums jingles.
San Diego, CA (San Diego Civic Theatre)Peter Sagal "Stay classy, San Diego" Bill Kurtis 
Jessi Klein: 11 (3/4)
Luke Burbank: 11 (3/4)
Helen Hong: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Tony Hawk: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unimoons, Not My Job about fancy birds, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: after the college admission bribing scandal, how will Hollywood celebrities get their kids into college?
The third Not My Job question was in regards to a bird beating up David Attenborough while filming a BBC documentary. The correct answer for all three Not My Job questions are: B, B, C.

For Helen Hong's sixth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question, she first answered "chicken" but then changed it to "turkey". Peter Sagal gave her the point because he knew her parents would be unhappy.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Lay me down for a triple word score. I'm Scra-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 14 (2/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (2/6)
Peter Grosz: 14 (4/5)
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Ruth E. Carter: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about one of the greatest questions in the world being answered, Not My Job about Garfield, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next young billionaire?
Adam Felber's fifth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question was about a Chicago Bears signing a new kicker named Chris Blewitt. Adam had a couple of guesses before Peter Sagal asked Peter Grosz, who knew the correct answer and was given a ding. Even so, Peter Grosz did not get credit for that answer; thus, all three panelists finished the game in a three-way tie.

Bill Kurtis stated that a three-way tie has "never happened before"; in which, Peter Sagal said, "Bill, you say that every time that happens".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Let me toss your salad. I'm, I'm Bill-samic vinaigrette" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Tom Bodett: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Aaron Sorkin: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about pickles coming to the rescue, Not My Job about hot wings, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the thing everyone will be talking about at next year's Oscars?
During the first panel round, Faith Salie said "We'll turn the light off for you" as a twist on the Motel 6 tagline: "We'll leave the light on for you"; which, was coined by Tom Bodett.

All three of the choices for the third Not My Job question were correct.

Six of the eight Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions asked to Paula Poundstone made it into the edited version of the show. Of those six questions, Paula answered four correct and two incorrect. Bill Kurtis said that Paula answered five correct; which, means that the fifth one would have been one of the two questions that were edited out.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I don't know if Beale Street could talk; but, Bill Street can" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson
Adam Felber
Hari Kondabolu
Faith Salie
Paula Poundstone
Peter Grosz
Helen Hong
Roy Blount, Jr.
Luke Burbank
Mo Rocca
Roxanne Roberts
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Pete Buttigieg: 3
Nina Totenberg and Robert Siegel: 2
Sarah Brightman: 2
John Grisham: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite moments from recent shows
The Bluff the Listener segment included in this show was from the 2018-12-15 show; and, thus, the chosen and correct bluff information will not be included for this show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Roses are red, pickles are dill. My last name's Kurtis. My middle name's Danger" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 13 (3/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 9 (3/3)
Maeve Higgins: 4 (2/1)
Chosen: Maeve Higgins
Correct: Maeve Higgins
Matt Smith: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a mother that might have gone a bit too far, Not My Job about Prince, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Amazon get back at New York for rejecting them?
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Savannah, GA (Savannah Civic Center)Peter Sagal "Hey there Georgia, I'll take a bite of your juicy peach" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Peter Grosz: 15 (3/6)
Mo Rocca: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Stacey Abrams: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an unsolved mystery, Not My Job about bromances, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be next year's Super Bowl half-time show?
Another instance of Mo Rocca using the topic of dingoes in Australia being used in a Bluff the Listener story; but, this time, there is a twist!

The audience shouted out "B" while Stacey Abrams was trying to come up with an answer for the first Not My Job question and shouted out even louder when she first chose "A". She changed her answer to "B", which was correct. For the second Not My Job question, Peter Sagal gave her a strong hint of which answer was correct.

During the second panel round, Roxanne Roberts stole Mo Rocca's question. Mo would then steal Roxanne's question.

Another instance of all three panelists starting the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment in a three-way tie.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm legendarily cold anchorman, Brrrgh Kurtis" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 19 (5/7)
Tom Bodett: 10 (4/3)
Maeve Higgins: 5 (3/1)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Richard E. Grant: 1 *
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the Millcreek Elementary Fourth Grade Science Fair, Not My Job about Ulsses S. Grant, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will we find under all of the ice and show when it finally melts?
For the 3rd Not My Job question, Richard E. Grant stuck with his answer of "B" even after Peter questioning his choice and jeering from the audience. When Peter Sagal asked how Richard did, Bill Kurtis said he would give Richard the win, in part for starring with Chicago-native Melissa McCarthy. The exception has been noted.

After Maeve Higgins gave her answer to her first Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question and Peter saying that the correct answer was "Iran", Maeve then said "Iran" in hopes of getting the point. Meave would then repeat the "Iran" answer for the second question, which was not correct.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Bill the wall! Bill the wall! I'm Bill the Kurtis" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Burke: 12 (2/5)
Amy Dickinson: 12 (2/5)
Bim Adewunmi: 10 (4/3)
Chosen: Bim Adewunmi
Correct: Bim Adewunmi
Charles "Peanut" Tillman: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a real American hero in the news, Not My Job about offending people, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Rudy Giuliani's next job?
All three of the correct answers for the Not My Job segment where "C".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Sorry Mitch McConnell, nobody blocks this Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Helen Hong: 19 (5/7)
Mo Rocca: 13 (3/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 11 (5/3)
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Helen Hong
Conan O'Brien: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a surprising effort to clean up the planet, Not My Job about hot cocoa, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next self-help trend?
When asked how Conan O'Brien did on the show, Bill Kurtis said that he would throw the score out because anything Conan says is right.

Mo Rocca really pulled a Mo Rocca during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round when trying to come up with an answer for the 5th question. Alonzo Bodden would also try to pull a Mo Rocca for his second Lightning question. Peter Sagal also accepted Alonzo's answer of "collusion" for his first Lightning question.

Only five of Alonzo's eight Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions were included in the edited version of the show and Bill stated that Alonzo had three points. One of the three points would have been in one of the three questions that was cut out.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm one of the legendary voices of the NPR credits" Chioke I'Anson
Roxanne Roberts: 18 (4/7)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Luke Burbank: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Mike D'Antoni: 3
Who's Chioke This Time?, Bluff the Listener about problems specific to Dubai, Not My Job about a Mike, a Dan and a Tony, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next relevation from the world of literature?
For the second Not My Job question, Mike D'antoni asked if he could choose "D", all of the above. Peter Sagal accepted that answer since all three of the options were in fact correct.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey Cast Away Tom Hanks, I'll be your friend. I'm Bill-son!" Bill Kurtis 
Helen Hong
Roy Blount, Jr.
Adam Felber
Paula Poundstone
Alonzo Bodden
Mo Rocca
Faith Salie
Bim Adewunmi
Peter Grosz
Amy Dickinson
Rashawn Scott
Roxanne Roberts
Tara Clancy
Tom Bodett
Adam Burke
Hari Kondabolu
Maeve Higgins
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
LeVar Burton: 2
Uzo Aduba: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite interviews and segments from 2018
The Bluff the Listener segment came from the 2018-12-07 live taping at Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York. Since that show did not air as a regular Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! show, I have noted the chosen and correct bluff information for this show.

2018

Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "This New Year's Eve, count to ten and watch the Bill drop" Bill Kurtis 
Maz Jobrani
Jessi Klein
Alonzo Bodden
Bobcat Goldthwait
Amy Dickinson
Peter Grosz
Tom Bodett
Tara Clancy
Roxanne Roberts
Adam Felber
Paula Poundstone
Hari Kondabolu
Roy Blount, Jr.
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Correct: (N/A)
Jon Hamm: 3
Jeff Tweedy: 2
Seth Meyers: 2
Glenn Close: 2
Louie Anderson: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite interviews from the past year, along with several never before heard segments
The Holiday Traditions and Not My Job segment with Seth Meyers came from the 2018-12-07 live taping at Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Deck the halls with Bills of holly. Fa la la la la, la la la Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 18 (4/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 16 (2/7)
Maeve Higgins: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Mike-D and Ad-Rock of Beastie Boys: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone having a surprising problem with their pet, Not My Job about bread making, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Mark Zuckerberg get for Christmas?
Peter Sagal gave the Beastie Boys a chance to change their answer to the third Not My Job question. The audience and the panelists nudged them to choose "A"; which, was the correct answer.

The gong sound that is used to mark time running out during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment didn't play in the edited version of the show at the end of Adam Felber's set of questions.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey there vegetarians, put me on your pun. I'm a porta-Bill-o" Bill Kurtis 
Helen Hong: 16 (2/7)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 14 (4/5)
Luke Burbank: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
William Shatner: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an injury that occurred in a surprising way, Not My Job about the Cannes Film Festival, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will end up hosting the Oscars?
Luke Burbank answered his third Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question with "that crazy guy down the street" and Peter Sagal accepted it. The proper answer was "social media".
New York City, NY (Carnegie Hall)Peter Sagal "Forget Bill de Blasio, I'm Bill de Badassio" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Faith Salie: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Candice Bergen: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something that took nine minutes, Not My Job about Murphy's Law, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what holiday song will replace "Baby, It's Cold Outside"?
After Peter Sagal listed the three options for the second Not My Job question, the audience started yelling out "B"; which, Candice Bergen took the audience's chose and it was the correct one.

During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, Paula Poundstone couldn't quite come up with the name "Golden Globe" and circled around the word "Globe". Peter accepted that as the correct answer.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "The verdict is in Michael Cohen. You're Bill-ty" Bill Kurtis 
Bim Adewunmi: 14 (4/6)
Brian Babylon: 12 (2/5)
Tom Papa: 7 (3/2)
Chosen: Bim Adewunmi
Correct: Bim Adewunmi
Peter Farrelly: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a controversy at this year's Grand Slams of Darts tournament, Not My Job about dairy, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the new Mars probe find?
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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Had enough turkey yet? Gobble gob-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts
Tara Clancy
Tom Bodett
Maz Jobrani
Paula Poundstone
Adam Burke
Helen Hong
Janelle James
Alonzo Bodden
Faith Salie
Mo Rocca
Peter Grosz
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Cyndi Lauper: 2
Bassem Youssef: 2
Mayim Bialik: 1
David Wise: 1
Bradley Whitford: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite Not My Job segments over the past years
Included in this Best Of show was a panel round question that was not included in the edited version of the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! 20th anniversary show from 2018-10-27.
Orlando, FL (Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal "Hey there, Donald Duck. Get a load of this Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Mo Rocca: 19 (3/8)
Adam Felber: 17 (5/6)
Tara Clancy: 15 (3/6)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Aaron Gordon: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something from a fairy tale being true, Not My Job about magic tricks, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next thing that cities will fight over?
A few audience members shouted out answers while Tara Clancy tried to figure out the answer for her fourth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question. Mo Rocca made a sound while Adam Felber was trying to figure out his fourth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Count me, I'm your provisional Bill-ot" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Sarah Brightman: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new international holiday, Not My Job about the TV movie "Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big scientific discovery?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Take off those old clothes. Give them to Good-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 16 (2/7)
Helen Hong: 14 (2/6)
Adam Burke: 14 (4/5)
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Adam Burke
Kevin Kwan: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an athlete's excuse for losing at a sport, Not My Job about strange reasons that might make you itch, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: which write-in candidate will surprise people by winning big?
While reading the second question of the second Panel Round, Peter Sagal said "Australia" instead of "Antarctica". He would later say "Antarctica" while explaining the story.

During the Listener Limerick Challenge, the panel assisted the listener contestant by saying "Shhh!" for the first limerick, meowing for the second, and whistling "Jingle Bells" for the third.
Chicago, IL (The Chicago Theatre)Peter Sagal "Open up your anniversary card everybody. There's a crisp dollar Bill in there for you" Bill Kurtis 
Brian Babylon: 8 (0/4)
Maz Jobrani: 6 (0/3)
Paula Poundstone: 2 (0/1)
Peter Grosz
Roy Blount, Jr.
Tom Bodett
Roxanne Roberts
Amy Dickinson
Mo Rocca
Faith Salie
Adam Burke
Negin Farsad
Adam Felber
Tara Clancy
Luke Burbank
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Nina Totenberg and Robert Siegel: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a science scandal in the news, Not My Job about seagulls and tote bags, Listener Limerick Challenge, Scorekeeper Predictions: what will be the big story on our 40th anniversary show?
This show is the special 20th anniversary show that was recorded at The Chicago Theatre in downtown Chicago, Illinois and featured a rotating set of panels throughout the show.

For the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, the panelists were split into three teams and had Paula Poundstone, Maz Jobrani and Brian Babylon as team captains. Although each panelist on each team got to answer one question during that segment, the score was aggregated at the team level. Since this is not a standard method for scoring, I have assigned the announced score and ranking to the team captain.

More detail about each panelist's performance on the show will be published at https://blog.wwdt.me/
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Put your candy in my bucket. It's Bill-oween!" Bill Kurtis 
Mo Rocca: 17 (3/7)
Amy Dickinson: 10 (2/4)
Hari Kondabolu: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
John Grisham: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about false alarms, Not My Job about men's briefs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next public figure to take a DNA test and what will they find?
John Grishman asked Mo Rocca for help on the second Not My Job question and Mo said that wants "C", which John chose. It was not the correct answer. John asked what the listener contestant would win and was shocked/dimissive of the prize. John Grisham did not answer enough questions correctly to win and he said that he would send an autographed copy of his next book to the listener contestant.

Mo answered a number of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions in a soft, dulcet voice. Peter Sagal asked if Mo was okay and Mo said that radio is an intimate medium.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm a pile of thinly sliced beef covered in Velveeta. That's right. I'm your Billy Cheesesteak" Bill Kurtis 
Helen Hong
Faith Salie
Alonzo Bodden
Roxanne Roberts
Tom Bodett
Adam Felber
Paula Poundstone
Hari Kondabolu
Tara Clancy
Maz Jobrani
Mo Rocca
Roy Blount, Jr.
Peter Grosz
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Scott Kelly: 3
Austan Goolsbee: 3
Edie Falco: 2
John Kasich: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring a few favorite Not My Job and panel segments from the past year
The Austen Goolsbee Not My Job segment was from the 2018-03-10 show, not from his first Not My Job appearance on the 2011-09-03 show. The Bluff the Listener segment was from the 2018-05-26 show, in which Helen Hong was the guest host.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I like Bill. I still like Bill. Sometimes I had too much Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (2/6)
Peter Grosz: 12 (4/4)
Paula Poundstone: 11 (1/5)
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Ellie Kemper: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a parties going wrong, Not My Job about Jimmy Smits, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next text message sent to everyone in the United States?
(N/A)
Los Angeles, CA (Greek Theatre)Peter Sagal "Hey there Angelenos, take a right on Sunset Bill-evard" Bill Kurtis 
Jessi Klein: 13 (3/5)
Maz Jobrani: 12 (2/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Jon Hamm: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new job opportunity, Not My Job about Spam, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next company to change their name and why?
The listener contestant for the Who's Bill This Time? segment answered the third question which was about a company that recently changed the name. The answer that they were going for was "Weight Watchers" but the contestant answered "Dunkin' Donuts". Peter Sagal accepted the answer as Dunkin' Donuts also changed its name.

When Jessi Klein was trying to answer the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions, the audience yelled out some of the answers trying to help her.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Get over here and shave me. I'm your stub-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Tara Clancy: 11 (3/4)
Adam Burke: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Tara Clancy
Aly Raisman: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a mystery in Ipswich that caused people to hear "It's raining, it's pouring..." each night, Not My Job about storage vaults, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next video game character to be in the news?
Aly Raisman asked the audience for help for the first Not My Job question after Peter Sagal listed the three options. The audience shouted out "B" and Aly chose it.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey, Guy Raz, how do you Bill this?" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Negin Farsad: 13 (3/5)
P.J. O'Rourke: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Negin Farsad
Correct: Negin Farsad
Anna Kendrick: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a nuisance plaguing Bexhill-on-Sea, England, Not My Job about a no-hitter thrown by Pittsburgh Pirate Dock Ellis, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person scandalized by food?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "You're gonna look great; cuz, you're about to get a Bill-icone implant" Bill Kurtis 
Helen Hong: 13 (1/6)
Adam Burke: 13 (3/5)
Maeve Higgins: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Adam Burke
Jenny Han: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the Scunthorpe Problem making an appearance in the news, Not My Job about kid's toys, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the title of the next anonymous New York Times op-ed?
Helen Hong's Bluff the Listener story involved people seeing public radio hosts in person for the first time, including those that came to see Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! and were shocked at how Peter Sagal and the panel looked versus what people's own mental image of them looked like. The listener contestant said that she had recently looked at a picture of Peter Sagal and was shocked. Peter asked her what she thought he looked like.
Milwaukee, WI (Riverside Theater)Peter Sagal "Step aside Schlitz, I'm the Bill that made Milwaukee famous" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 16 (2/7)
Adam Felber: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Glenn Close: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone's summer plans being ruined, Not My Job about rabbits, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next thing to be discovered to be bad for us?
(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.
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)
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 "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 (Chase Auditorium)Faith Salie "Cut the cord, I'm your Bill-y button" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 16 (4/6)
Rashawn Scott: 13 (1/6)
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Jon Batiste: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about heavy metal doing good in the world, Not My Job about robots, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next great thing to be found on Mars?
After Faith Salie listed the three choices for the first Not My Job question and Jon Batiste started to figure out his answer, the audience started yelling out "C". Jon asked the audience to yell it out again so that he could hear them. The second choice was about a Mo-Bot that edits out all of Mo Rocca's guessing on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Vienna, VA (Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal "End the witch hunt. There's no Bill-usion" Bill Kurtis 
Alonzo Bodden: 17 (3/7)
Mo Rocca: 16 (4/6)
Helen Hong: 11 (1/5)
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
James Comey: 2 *
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a news outlet that went above and beyond to get to the bottom of a story, Not My Job about loyalty reward programs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big hit during next year's Amazon Prime Day?
Mo Rocca suggested the name "nut juice" as a replacement for nut or seed-based milk products, now that the FDA has ruled that they can no longer be called "milk". The suggestion did not really go over that well.

James Comey initially chose "A" for the third Not My Job question; but, Peter Sagal then gave him a big clue of what the correct answer was. James responded with "I meant to say I wouldn't take 'A';" in reference to what President Trump in response to him having "misspoken" about Russia's interfering in the 2016 U.S. elections. Since James only answered one Not My Job question correctly, Peter pulled out another Not My Job question for him to answer; in which, James answered it correctly and won. Since he won with an additional question, an exception has been noted in the database.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey there, ovaries. How do you like your eggs? I'm your Bill-opian tubes" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 16 (2/7)
Adam Burke: 14 (2/6)
Faith Salie: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Adam Burke
Christine Lagarde: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone getting busted for a surprising reason, Not My Job about Fiorello La Guardia, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next feel good story in the news?
The last name of the listener contestant for the Who's Bill This Time? was "Trump" and that piqued the interest of Peter Sagal and the panel.

Peter accidentally called Bill Kurtis, "Boo," when he asked Bill who the listener contestant was for the Not My Job segment. After Christine Lagarde initially chose "C" for the third Not My Job question, the audience disapproved of her choice. Paula Poundstone relayed that to Christine Lagarde, who changed her answer to "B".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Forget your constitutional protections and just listen to me, I'm the Bill that's right" Bill Kurtis 
Alonzo Bodden
Brian Babylon
Phoebe Robinson
Paula Poundstone
Mo Rocca
Maz Jobrani
Helen Hong
Bobcat Goldthwait
Faith Salie
Peter Grosz
Roy Blount, Jr.
Roxanne Roberts
Adam Felber
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Eddie Izzard: 1
Keegan-Michael Key: 2
Chris Wink and Phil Stanton of Blue Man Group: 1
Trisha Yearwood: 2
Garth Brooks: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several favorite Not My Job guests and a singing overture from the Wait Wait... Don' t Tell Me! Jr. special live show
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm just a legendary anchorman looking for his anchor baby" Bill Kurtis 
Negin Farsad: 13 (3/5)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Tom Papa: 6 (2/2)
Chosen: Negin Farsad
Correct: Negin Farsad
Fabien Cousteau: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a property listing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Not My Job about Phish, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the least popular question people ask Alexa?
After Fabien Cousteau chose "B" for the third Not My Job question, Peter Sagal and the audience nudged Fabien to reconsider his choice to "C". Fabien changed his answer to "C", which was the correct answer.

Negin Farsad hilariously failed at figuring out what the correct answer was for her panel question during the second panel round.

Each of the panelists' final question for the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round involved a drunk person and a dog, in some manner.
Lenox, MA (Tanglewood/Koussevitsky Music Shed)Peter Sagal "Getting rid of some old clothes? Take 'em to Good-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 17 (3/7)
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
David Wise: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new way couples can keep things interesting, Not My Job about normcore, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first thing the new Space Force does?
Mo Rocca finally figured out why a "half pipe" is called a "half pipe".

David Wise initially chose "B" for the second Not My Job questions and the audience disapproved of the choice and David was given a chance to change his answer to the audience's choice of "C". After all three options were given for the third Not My Job questions, both David and the audience seemed to agree that "A" would be the correct answer; but, both were shocked that "C" was actually the correct one.

Mo Rocca hilariously took a long time to answer the 8th Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey Pixar, put me in your next movie. I'm Incredi-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 16 (2/7)
Hari Kondabolu: 15 (3/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15 (3/6)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Louie Anderson: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone's penny-pinching ways got them well rewarded, Not My Job about the song 'Louie, Louie', Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be next for the MPR raccoon?
Louie Anderson first chose "A" for the second Not My Job question and Peter Sagal nudged Louie to choose another answer while a few people in the audience booed Louie. Louie asked why he was being booed. Louie changed his answer to "B", which was correct.

Roy Blount, Jr. said that one day he will beat Roxanne Roberts on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Roy actually won over Roxanne on several occasions. The last four occasions were: 2007-02-17, 2007-03-03, 2011-03-05 and 2014-07-19.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Come on in, the water's hot. I'm bub-Bill bath" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 17 (3/7)
Bim Adewunmi: 15 (5/5)
Peter Grosz: 12 (4/4)
Chosen: Bim Adewunmi
Correct: Peter Grosz
Keith Hernandez: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone getting endorsed or sponsored for a surprising reason, Not My Job about Fifty Shades of Grey, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the winning talent that will win the next Miss America contest?
Keith Hernandez first chose "B" for the second Not My Job question and got ribbed for what that choice was (a kids cereal named "Domina-Trix") and was urged to change it. He changed his answer to "C", which was not correct either. All three choices for the third Not My Job question were actually real excerpts from "Fifty Shades Freed".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the guy who rebeled from the two party system and founded my own. I'm the Bill Moose" Bill Kurtis 
Alonzo Bodden
Paula Poundstone
Tom Bodett
Mo Rocca
Maz Jobrani
Faith Salie
Luke Burbank
Negin Farsad
Roy Blount, Jr.
Amy Dickinson
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Maz Jobrani
John Hickenlooper: 3
Neil Patrick Harris: 2
Aubrey Plaza: 3
John Nixon: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several segments from the Wait Wait Junior special show that was recorded in Chicago and favorite Not My Job interviews
The location in which the Best Of show introduction and inter-segment bits were recorded was not mentioned at the beginning of the show.

For the Bluff the Listener segment, each panelist paired up with a Wait Wait Junior to write and present their bluff story. The bluff story that Mo Rocca worked with his Wait Wait Junior included a person named "Polly Poundsteen" in reference to Paula Poundstone. The two Wait Wait Juniors that paired up with Maz Jobrani were actually his own kids.

To determine who would get the point for the Bluff the Listener segment, the audience was polled to see which one they thought was the correct one by way of applause level.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Helen Hong "I know you're tired LeBron. Pass the ball to me, I'm LeBill" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 17 (3/7)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Hari Kondabolu: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Retta: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone leaving on a trip and forgetting something, Not My Job about dog who have been on their best behavior, Listener Limerick Challenge
Hari Kondabolu's bluff story was based entirely on the plot of the first Home Alone movie. While Hari was reading his story, Paula Poundstone didn't think it was true and Adam Felber said that he had seen it somewhere before.

The show did not have a Panelist Prediction segment that would normally happen at the very end.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Got an infection? Try some Peni-Bill-in" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Tara Clancy: 16 (4/6)
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Tara Clancy
Correct: Tara Clancy
Cyndi Lauper: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone getting their name in a unique way, Not My Job about the Titanic, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the royal couple's favorite wedding present?
The last question in the Trump Dump game played during the first panel round was fielded to Roxanne Roberts which she got it wrong. She got a ribbing from Peter Sagal because it was based on an article that she wrote for the Washington Post.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Poopity-scoop, scoopity-doop, I'm Bill-ity-boop" Bill Kurtis 
Helen Hong: 13 (3/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 13 (3/5)
Janelle James: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Helen Hong
Correct: Helen Hong
Mayim Bialik: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a wedding announcement that went viral, Not My Job about 1980s hair metal bands, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next slogan to come out of the White House?
While Mayim Bialik was answering the second Not My Job question, she said that she would choose "B again". In the edited version of the show, she had chosen "C" for the first question and "B" for the third question. Not sure if she had first chosen "B" for the first question but it was edited out, if the order of the questions were altered in the edited version, or it was something else.
Austin, TX (Bass Concert Hall)Peter Sagal "I've got thick skin. I'm an arma-Bill-o" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 18 (2/8)
Faith Salie: 13 (3/5)
Maz Jobrani: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Britt Daniel: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a Broadway show tune that made it in the news, Not My Job about soups, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be President Trump's 4000th lie?
Listeners of Luke Burbank's podcast, TBTL: Too Beautiful to Live, should recognize one of the names Luke used in his Bluff the Listener story.

Maz Jobrani answered six Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correctly, but was only given credit for five. After Maz answered the sixth question correct, there was no ding of the bell. The two points that Maz wasn't credited for would have put him in 2nd place with 15 points and Faith Salie in third with 13 points.

The panelist scores and ranking noted reflect those of the ones announced by the official scoreekeeper, Bill Kurtis.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm 99.9% effective. I'm the birth-control Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Negin Farsad: 11 (3/4)
Brian Babylon: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Negin Farsad
Correct: Negin Farsad
H. Jon Benjamin: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new frontier in home security, Not My Job about archery, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the royal baby's first words?
Another instance in which all three of the correct Not My Job answers were "B"
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis 
Maz Jobrani: 15 (3/6)
Helen Hong: 14 (2/6)
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Mo Rocca
Edie Falco: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone getting a break in an unusual way, Not My Job about tenors, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big food?
With Carl Kasell passing away this week, Peter Sagal remembered Carl Kasell with a dedicated segment after the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment and included a clip of Carl introducing the show from 2010 at the beginning of the show.

Maz Jobrani flexed his Italian accent in telling his Bluff the Listener story.

When Bill Kurtis was asked how Edie Falco did on the Not My Job segment, Bill said that Edie got two correct and then said "It looks like three to me" as Edie's character in The Sopranos would have said it.

Another instance of all three panelists answering six Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correct.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I don't dance now, I make money moves. I'm Cardi-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 16 (2/7)
Tom Bodett: 16 (4/6)
Adam Burke: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Laurie Metcalf: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone getting revenge in an surprising manner, Not My Job about three short men, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: What will retiring Speaker of the House Paul Ryan do after he leaves Congress?
(N/A)
Columbus, OH (Palace Theatre)Peter Sagal "March Madness is over and the winner is Bill-anova" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (2/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 13 (3/5)
Peter Grosz: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
John Kasich: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about youthful indiscretions, Not My Job about K-Tel, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big celebrity mystery?
John Kasich had help from the audience for the second and third Not My Job questions.

During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank, Roxanne Roberts almost said "President Voldemort" when trying to say "President Vladimir Putin". Roy Blount, Jr. answered a question about the falling Chinese Space Station with "satellite" and Peter Sagal accepted the answer.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm legendary anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz
Roy Blount, Jr.
Amy Dickinson
Alonzo Bodden
Adam Felber
Maz Jobrani
Helen Hong
Mo Rocca
Brian Babylon
Tom Bodett
Faith Salie
Janelle James
Luke Burbank
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Daniel Handler: 2
Michael Giacchino: 3
Ben Sasse: 2
Joe Buck: 3
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite recent Not My Job interviews and panel segments
The Bluff the Listener segment from this Best Of show originally aired on the 2017-01-28 show
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I don't care about your fancy arts and culture, I'm a Bill-istine" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson: 13 (3/5)
Adam Burke: 13 (3/5)
Rashawn Scott: 5 (1/2)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
LeVar Burton: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone paying the price for being ahead of their time, Not My Job about Geordie Shore, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next HBO star to run for office?
During the Who's Bill This Time? segment, the topic of the feud between Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall was brought up in which Peter Sagal and Amy Dickinson incorrectly pronounced "Cattrall". Rashawn Scott jumped in and corrected them.

After LeVar Burton gave his first response to the second Not My Job question, Peter nudged LeVar to change his answer; in which, he switched it to "C" and was correct.

After Rashawn named the incorrect planet during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, Peter said that she only had a 1 in 9 chance of getting it right. Adam Burke later corrected Peter by saying that it would be a 1 in 8 chance, since Pluto is no longer considered a planet.
Hartford, CT (The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal "During Lent, take a bite out of me. I'll be your Bill-et-O-Fish" Bill Kurtis 
Mo Rocca: 16 (2/7)
Helen Hong: 13 (3/5)
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Tom Brady: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a blockbuster movie causing a problem that goes beyond just being terrible, Not My Job about The Brady Bunch, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next embarrassing way a White House staffer find out that they are fired?
Until recently, Tom Brady had never eaten a strawberry and Peter Sagal asked Tom how his first strawberry tasted. Tom Brady's answer was bleeped. After Peter had called scoring a goal in football practice, Tom Brady clarified that it's a touchdown in football and a goal in soccer. For the first Not My Job question, Tom Brady initially chose "C" but was urged to change his answer because "C" was a chimpanzee. He changed his answer to "B", which was also not correct. After Peter gave all three choices for the second Not My Job question, the audience started yelling "B", which Tom Brady chose. For the third Not My Job question, Tom Brady asked Mo Rocca for help and Mo's answer was correct.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Wakanda forever! I'm Bill-monger" Bill Kurtis 
Tara Clancy: 17 (3/7)
Faith Salie: 16 (4/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 16 (4/6)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Austan Goolsbee: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an interesting Scotland Yard investigation, Not My Job about home economics, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next reality show scandal?
Peter Sagal kept saying "Alexa" several more times after stating that people get mad at Peter for triggering their Amazon Echo devices by saying "Alexa". Peter then used the name "Echo" instead of "Alexa".

Bill Kurtis accept Tara Clancy's overly specific answer of "running out of Gargonzola" regarding a question about the Big Cheese Festival running out of cheese.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey Anthony Kiedes, put a sock on this! I'm a Red Hot Billy Pepper" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 16 (2/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 13 (3/5)
Paula Poundstone: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Jessie Diggins: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a film currently in production that could win next year's Academy Award for Best Picture, Not My Job about skee-ball, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big news to come out of the Oscars?
The show started with Peter mentioning and playing a segment in which Paula Poundstone made a snarky comment about cross-country skiing. This week's Not My Job guest is Jessie Diggins, who won the first Olympic cross-country skiing gold medal for the United States in 2018 at Pyeongchang.

During the introduction of the Not My Job segment, Peter Sagal said "Pyongyang" instead of "Pyeongchang". All three of the choices for the third Not My Job question were correct.

During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, Paula Poundstone couldn't think of the name Spotify, but got help from the audience. Roxanne Roberts couldn't completely remember Martin Shkreli's last name but got enough of it correct that Peter accepted it. When Roxenne didn't answer enough questions to win the game, making Luke Burbank the winner, the audience started chanting "Luuuuuuke" with the help of Bill Kurtis.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the man whose inner life will always be hidden, no matter how sincere I am. I'm inscruti-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie
Roxanne Roberts
Mo Rocca
Luke Burbank
Negin Farsad
Hari Kondabolu
Adam Burke
Paula Poundstone
John Hodgman
P.J. O'Rourke
Tom Bodett
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Jordan Peele: 2
Greta Gerwig: 3
Lee Daniels: 3
Liz Climo: 2
Lee Unkrich: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several favorite Not My Job interviews with movie makers and a children's book author
During the intro, Bill Kurtis will almost always state the location of that week's show taping, including when they are taping the intro and inter-segment portions of the Best Of shows. For this show, Bill didn't state the location where they recorded the introduction.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Say, 'Ahhh'. You're about to get a tonsil-Bill-ectomy" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 20 (4/8)
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Liz Miele: 4 (2/1)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
David Duchovny: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something Disney does not want anyone to know about, Not My Job about tumultuous breakups and divorces, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big sport at the Winter Olympics?
David Duchovny was bleeped when responding to Peter Sagal explaining the correct answer to the first Not My Job question. Peter mispronounced Janeane Garofalo's first name and was corrected by David and Mo Rocca. Janeane was the Not My Job guest on the 2006-07-15 show
South Bend, IN (Morris Performing Arts Center)Peter Sagal "Hello Nancy Pelosi, if you need a break, let me Bill-ibuster" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson: 16 (4/6)
Adam Felber: 16 (4/6)
Hari Kondabolu: 10 (4/3)
Chosen: Hari Kondabolu
Correct: Hari Kondabolu
Pete Buttigieg: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something positive coming from McDonald's, Not My Job about North Bend, Washingston, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next thing that will be blasted into space?
Another instance in which all three panelists starting the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round in a three-way tie
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey man, relax! Take a chill-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Helen Hong: 17 (3/7)
Tom Bodett: 16 (2/7)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: Helen Hong
Correct: Helen Hong
Dr. Michael Rosbash: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a unique used furniture shop find, Not My Job about barflies, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise from this year's Super Bowl half-time show?
Another instance in which the correct answers for all three Not My Job questions were "B"
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey, that guacamole is not ready yet. You need some Bill-antro" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 16 (4/6)
Peter Grosz: 11 (3/4)
Bim Adewunmi: 7 (1/3)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Peter Grosz
Krysten Ritter: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a former kids TV star doing something new, Not My Job about other people named Jones, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what souvenir will President Trump bring back from Davos?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey, Ebbing, Missouri, you don't need three billboards. You just need one Bill Kurtis" Bill Kurtis 
Mo Rocca: 13 (3/5)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Al Roker: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone elsewhere in the world having a unique immigration problem, Not My Job about Coldplay, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big false alarm to freak everyone out?
Paula Poundstone used the surname "Swamu" in her Bluff the Listener story again.

All three of the options for the third Not My Job question were actually correct.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm not a stable genius. I'm a genius that's sta-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Helen Hong: 17 (3/7)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 17 (3/7)
Adam Felber: 15 (3/6)
Chosen: Helen Hong
Correct: Helen Hong
Rian Johnson: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a retailer offering a surprising promotion to potential customers, Not My Job about "Storage Wars", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the must-have gadget at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show?
The show had a recording of Robert Siegel, who recently retired from "All Things Considered", saying President Trump's "shithole" quote.

The second option for all three of the "life hack" panel questions were all written for laughs, leaving the first option being the correct one. Peter Sagal goofed by saying "black women's maternity pants" instead of "women's black maternity pants".

Bill Kurtis stated that it was the first time in three years that all three panelists were tied at the start of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round; but, didn't state how many points they started with. The last time all three panelists were tied going into Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank was on the show that aired on 2016-06-11 in which Bill also didn't state how many points all three panelists had (which was also 3).
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the man with an aim that can be used for any number of comic puns. I'm adapta-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts
Mo Rocca
Adam Felber
Helen Hong
Alonzo Bodden
Faith Salie
Adam Burke
Patton Oswalt
Paula Poundstone
Roy Blount, Jr.
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Ryan Dempster: 2
Lindy West: 2
Jerry Rice: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! with a look back at some favorite Not My Job interviews and previously un-aired material from the past year, part two
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! taped two shows while in Seattle, Washington on November 30th and December 1st. The Bluff the Listener, Not My Job and App Store Game segments included on this Best Of show comes from the show that taped on December 1st.

Normally, the chosen bluff and the correct bluff from Bluff the Listener segments re-aired on Best Of shows do not get noted in the Stats Page database. In this case, the Bluff the Listener segment was not aired as part of a regular Wait Wait show, I have noted the chosen and correct bluff information for this show.

Due to technical difficulties with the phone system at the start of the December 1st taping, audience members were selected as the listener contestants for the Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener and Listener Limerick Challenge segments.

2017

Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the dignified news anchor with an irresistible bass line. That's right, I'm dancea-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie
Paula Poundstone
Luke Burbank
Roxanne Roberts
Helen Hong
Mo Rocca
Jeff Garlin
Peter Grosz
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Mavis Staples: 2
Lars Ulrich: 2
Ina Garten: 2
Stephen Colbert: 3 *
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! with a look back at some favorite Not My Job interviews and previously un-aired material from the past year, part one
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! taped two shows while in San Francisco, California on August 10th and 11th. The Bluff the Listener and the Not My Job segments included on this Best Of show comes from the show that taped on August 11th.

Normally, the chosen bluff and the correct bluff from Bluff the Listener segments re-aired on Best Of shows do not get noted in the Stats Page database. In this case, the Bluff the Listener segment was not aired as part of a regular Wait Wait show, I have noted the chosen and correct bluff information for this show.

The first segment features Tom Hanks as guest host on the show that aired on 2017-01-14.

Mo Rocca tried to persuade Lars Ulrich to change his choice for the first Not My Job question. Lars asked the audience for help and many of them shouted out "B"; but, Lars stuck with "A", which was not correct. Mo said, "It's not that" after Peter Sagal read the second option for the second question. The audience was split on which answer they thought was correct. And, before Lars started to come up with an answer for the third question, the audience started outing out answers, many agreeing on "B".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey there Hillary, it takes a Bill-age" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 16 (4/6)
Peter Grosz: 15 (3/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Peter Grosz
Bradley Whitford: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a scandal in the world of chess, Not My Job about the New York Post, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the biggest surprise about aliens, once we finally encounter them?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Mike Pesca "Hark, hear the Bills, sweet silver Bills" Bill Kurtis 
Negin Farsad: 17 (5/6)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Tom Bodett: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Negin Farsad
Correct: Mo Rocca
Katy Tur: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something medieval making a comeback, Not My Job about the turducken, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next unncessary food innovation?
Bill Kurtis was bleeped when giving the theme for the Bluff the Listener segment. While telling her Bluff story, Negin started to list off guillotine-related pun names for various recipes that could be prepared with a kitchen guillotine and then said, "This is so stupid"
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Kur-'tis the season" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 13 (3/5)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
P.J. O'Rourke: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Method Man: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new reason to see the musical "Cats", Not My Job about method acting, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Russian winter athletes do now that they are not going to the Olympics?
All three questions about actors method acting were about actor Shia LaBeouf. The correct answers for the Not My Job were, in order: A, B and C.

After Faith Salie answered her Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions, Bill Kurtis said that she only answered five correct. According to the number of bell dings given for Faith Salie's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank answers, and Peter Sagal's respoenses after Faith gave her answers, Faith answered six questions correct. Faith should have had a total of 15 points instead of 13. The score listed reflects the official record as stated by Bill Kurtis.
Seattle, WA (Moore Theatre)Peter Sagal "Hey Seattle, you be my Donald, I'll be your Bill-ania" Bill Kurtis 
Negin Farsad: 17 (3/7)
Luke Burbank: 10 (2/4)
Hari Kondabolu: 4 (2/1)
Chosen: Negin Farsad
Correct: Hari Kondabolu
Greta Gerwig: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a snack food in the news, Not My Job about female birds, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Prince Harry and Megan Markle's favorite wedding present?
There was much chanting of "Luuuuuuke!" by the audience at the Moore Theatre when Luke was introduced on the panel and some of the inter-segment transitions.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Don't worry folks, I know it looks bad, but it's treata-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Alonzo Bodden
Negin Farsad
Mo Rocca
Helen Hong
Tom Bodett
Faith Salie
Paula Poundstone
Adam Burke
Alexandra Petri
Roy Blount, Jr.
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Hannah Kearney: 2
Andrew Zimmern: 2
Bassem Youssef: 2
Nora Roberts: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several favorite Not My Job guests and several never-before-aired moments
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! taped two shows while in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 19th and 20th. The Bluff the Listener and the Not My Job segments included on this Best Of show comes from the show that taped on October 20th.

Normally, the chosen bluff and the correct bluff from Bluff the Listener segments re-aired on Best Of shows do not get noted in the Stats Page database. In this case, the Bluff the Listener segment was not aired as part of a regular Wait Wait show, I have noted the chosen and correct bluff information for this show.

Another instance of Mo Rocca using the surname "Bagnoli" in his Bluff the Listener story.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Put on your tutu, you're going to the Bill-et" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 13 (3/5)
John Hodgman: 13 (3/5)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Liz Climo: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a homeowner association having to deal with a surprising problem, Not My Job about Jessica Simpson, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big cheating scandal?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'll take care of that odor, I'm your Bill Kurtis-y flush" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 21 (5/8)
Tom Bodett: 18 (6/6)
P.J. O'Rourke: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Lee Unkrich: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a stand out birthday party activity, Not My Job about Taco Bell, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big innovation from Twitter?
Roxanne Roberts is the first panelist to break the 20 point barrier with her perfect run of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I hope you're hungry, you're about to get a big plate of spaghetti Bill-ignese" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 19 (3/8)
Helen Hong: 15 (3/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Helen Hong
Correct: Faith Salie
Scott Kelly: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a city moving toward the future, Not My Job about IHOP, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person to be indicted?
Scott Kelly got a little nudge from Peter Sagal after he provided his first choice for the first Not My Job question. Scott changed his answer to "C", which was the correct answer.

During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, Helen Hong answered "China" for her fourth question; which, Peter accepted it as a correct answer. The answer that they were looking for was "Asia".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey Paul Ryan, no need to debate, I'll be your tax reform Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Adam Burke: 6 (2/2)
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Brian May: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about technology giving us better manners, Not My Job about Dairy Queen, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the shocking relevation in the newly-released JFK files?
The audience chanted "Luuuuuuke" when Luke Burbank was introduced and after winning the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment.

Adam Burke flexed his French accents while telling his Bluff the Listener story.
Minneapolis, MN (Orpheum Theatre)Peter Sagal "Look out Tokyo, here comes God-Billa!" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Burke: 12 (2/5)
Roxanne Roberts: 11 (3/4)
Negin Farsad: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Negin Farsad
Alan Page: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about voter fraud somewhere in the world, Not My Job about actual Vikings, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big lie we hear?
Starting with this show, the winners can now choose which host, scorekeeper or panelist they would like to record their answering machine or voicemail message.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the breed that seems vicious, but I'm a sweetheart when you get to know me. I'm your pit Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Alonzo Bodden
Brian Babylon
Phoebe Robinson
Amy Dickinson
Mo Rocca
Tom Bodett
Roxanne Roberts
Luke Burbank
Bobcat Goldthwait
Maz Jobrani
Faith Salie
Negin Farsad
Roy Blount, Jr.
Helen Hong
Paula Poundstone
Adam Felber
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Eddie Izzard: 1
Bernie Parent: 3 *
Aubrey Plaza: 3
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several favorite Not My Job guests and a some never-before-aired material
The order in which the Not My Job guest segments were included in this Best Of show also matches the chronological order in which the guests originally appeared as guests on the show. The three guests were also consecutive Not My Job guests, with a Best Of show airing between the shows that Bernie Parent and Aubrey Plaza were on, respectively.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "That's right, I'm gazing at Uranus. I'm the Hub-Bill telescope" Bill Kurtis 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 16 (2/7)
Helen Hong: 15 (3/6)
Brian Babylon: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Helen Hong
Correct: Helen Hong
Andy Richter: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone whose powers became their downfall, Not My Job about Conan The Destroyer, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next scandal involving granola?
(N/A)
Dayton, OH (Schuster Performing Arts Center)Peter Sagal "Hey there, ancient Mesopotamians, get ready for the epic of Bill-gamesh" Bill Kurtis 
Mo Rocca: 16 (4/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 15 (3/6)
Amy Dickinson: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Adam Scott: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about Star Wars showing up in an unexpected location, Not My Job about ghosting, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will NBC do to fix Megyn Kelly's new show?
Adam Scott had a bit of help from Mo Rocca, and some from the audience, with the third Not My Job question.

Amy asked Peter for a hint for her last Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question, but Peter said it was established that no hints were given. Amy then asked if the answer involved cheese and Peter said that answering that would be giving a hint.

Peter accepted Alonzo's answer of "a note" for his last Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question. The correct answer was "40 bucks, half a joint and a note"
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "You don't have to speak Tagalog to visit the Bill-ippines" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 15 (3/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (2/6)
Adam Burke: 7 (3/2)
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Luke Burbank
Lee Daniels: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a surprising theory on the STEM gender gap, Not My Job about cookies, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the world end?
The listener contestant answered "gross, disgusting fish" for the third Listener Limerick and Peter Sagal accepted the answer. The correct answer was "gefilte fish".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey there, Debra Messing, how about a return of "Bill & Grace"" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 16 (2/7)
Amy Dickinson: 11 (3/4)
Hari Kondabolu: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Josh Homme: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about falafel in the news, Not My Job about the kings of the Stone Age, The Flintstones, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the title of Hillary Clinton's next book?
Peter slipped up and said "Burr! Burr!" instead of "Blur! Blur!" in response to the dating app referenced in the first Listener Limerick. Peter said that he had "Hamilton" on his mind. The listener contestant's answer for the third limerick was "Build a Bear", which was not correct but Peter accepted it due to its funny nature and that the listener's service to the nation.

Peter accepted Hari's answer of "Head of Hillary Clinton" for a Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question regarding Martin Shkrelli's request for Hillary Clinton's hair.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey, Kim Jong Un, why don't you try and launch me? I'm a Billistic missile" Bill Kurtis 
Helen Hong: 12 (4/4)
P.J. O'Rourke: 10 (2/4)
Tom Bodett: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Helen Hong
Correct: Helen Hong
Win Butler: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about fundraising for an unusual reason, Not My Job about strange arcade games, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big cheating scandal?
The listener contestant for the Limerick segment forgot that the answer has to fit the limerick's rhyme scheme for the first limerick; but, he was given a second chance to give the correct answer.

Peter Sagal accepted P.J. O'Rourke's beating around the bush answer for P.J.'s fourth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey, Maria von Trapp, climb my mountain. And the Bills are alive with the sound of music" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 17 (3/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Raphael Bob-Waksberg: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a company finding a way to propsper, Not My Job about centaurs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next surprising retail partnership?
All three of the options for the third Not My Job question were actually correct; as, all three titles are actually centaur-related books available on Amazon.

Mo Rocca asked if his panelist prediction would be inapproprioate to read or not.

2017-08-26

Repeat of 2017-01-14
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Tom Hanks "I can tell your future, I'm your Crystal Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 17 (3/7)
Luke Burbank: 17 (3/7)
Faith Salie: 11 (1/5)
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Simone Biles: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about improving workspace morale, Not My Job about the history of the iPhone, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be President Obama's next job?
This show is an encore presentation of the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! show that aired on 2017-01-14.

Tom Hanks used the phrase similar to "hands on buzzer" a couple of times. Tom Hanks also called Bill Kurtis "Bill Kurtis with a K" a couple of times as well.

Paula Poundstone used the last name "Swamu" again in her Bluff the Listener story.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm a man so pure and honest, they named that quality after me, I'm incorrupti-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz
Faith Salie
Mo Rocca
Luke Burbank
Greg Proops
Adam Felber
Alonzo Bodden
Kyrie O'Connor
Amy Dickinson
Paula Poundstone
Tom Bodett
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Stephen Colbert: 3 *
Alan Cumming: 1
Daniel Radcliffe: 2
John Hickenlooper: 3
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several favorite Not My Job interviews and some material that hasn't been aired before
The guest scorekeeper for the Not My Job segment with Stephen Colbert was Glynn Washington and the segment came from the 2017-02-11 show. Information regarding the scoring exception can be found in the show notes for that show.
San Francisco, CA (Davies Symphony Hall)Peter Sagal "Hey, before the apocalypse starts, let me be your last Bill and testament" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 16 (2/8)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 14 (2/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Jerry Rice: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone using the Freedom of Information act to request some surprising information, Not My Job about Hannah Montana, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what crazy thing will happen using the solar eclipse?
After Peter Sagal read the three options for the first Not My Job question, someone in the audience yelled out "C" and Jerry Rice chose to go with "C"; which, was the correct answer. The audience also helped out by yelling "A" for the second Not My Job question.

Peter asked the same Bill Murray going to see performances of a play adaptation of "Groundhog Day" on all three panelists during Lightning Fill-in-the-blank. When asked if Alonzo Bodden was ready to start his set of Lightning round questions, he asked if he could concede.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey, Guy Raz, watch how I Bill This" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 14 (2/6)
Patton Oswalt: 12 (2/5)
Adam Burke: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Adam Burke
Jeffery Tambor: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about peanut butter in the news, Not My Job about the timber industry, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will make President Trump turn on to new Chief of Staff John Kelly?
The Bluff the Listener contestant initially chose Patton Oswalt's bluff story, but the audience reacted disapprovingly. After some nudging from Peter, the contestant changed her choice over to Adam Burke's story.

During the Not My Job segment, Faith Salie asked Jeffery Tambor what his favorite book was. Jeffery decided to start eating something instead of answering the question, causing Patton asking Jeffery if he was eating.

The Listener Limerick Challenge contestant is a distant relative to Abner Doubleday, who, in some circles, has been credited at one point (but refuted) with creating baseball.
Chicago, IL (Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millenium Park)Peter Sagal "Hey, there. No matter who you are, you're welcome to serve in the Bill-itary" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 19 (3/8)
Roxanne Roberts: 16 (2/7)
Mo Rocca: 16 (2/7)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Ryan Dempster: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about breaking summer camp rules, Not My Job about belly itching, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will cause President Trump to turn on Anthony Scaramucci?
Adam Felber started questioning Peter about the UK study that found people who drive over two hours a day get dumber; in which, Peter responded back with, "What, are you Paula?" Adam is on Paula Poundstone's "Live from the Poundstone Institute" podcast from NPR.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey O.J., now that you're free, come find the real Biller" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 17 (3/7)
Adam Burke: 13 (3/5)
Paula Poundstone: 10 (4/3)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Bassem Youssef: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new tech peripheral, Not My Job about potatoes, Trump Dump, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next thing to get nerds all excited?
The audience reacted when Bassem Youssef his first guess for his third Not My Job question, thus leading to Peter Sagal giving Bassam another chance.

While Paula was trying to figure out the correct answer to her second panel round question, Peter gave her hints to narrow down to the correct answer.

During the Listener Limerick Challenge, the topic of people listening to podcasts at "Chipmunk" speed. That lead to Paula saying that people would hear "Thanks for having me, Peter. I lose!" when people would listen to her on Wait Wait at chipmunk speed.

Bill Kurtis stated that Tom Bodett's 17 points was the highest score he's seen since being on the show. There have been 4 times where panelists have scored 19 points and 10 times where panelists have scored 18 points on shows where Bill was judge and scorekeeper.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey Don Jr., don't collude with Russians. Bill-lude with me!" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 12 (2/5)
Luke Burbank: 11 (3/4)
Negin Farsad: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Faith Salie
Aubrey Plaza: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an engagement proposal unlike any before, Not My Job about the Plaza Hotel in New York City, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: What will be President Donald Trump's favorite memory from his trip to Paris?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the man beyond your puny power to comprehend. That's right, I'm inconvceiva-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Burke
Tom Bodett
Negin Farsad
Faith Salie
Tracy Clayton
Paula Poundstone
Mo Rocca
Jeff Garlin
Roxanne Roberts
Peter Grosz
Luke Burbank
Alexandra Petri
Roy Blount, Jr.
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Paul Shaffer: 0
Ina Garten: 2
Jordan Peele: 2
Nora Roberts: 2
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several favorite interviews and a few never been aired before moments
(N/A)
Philadelphia, PA (The Mann Center for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal "Get a look at my crack, I'm the Liberty Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 14 (2/6)
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Roxanne Roberts: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Bernie Parent: 3 *
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a hot new thing in wrestling, Not My Job about cake icing, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next kids' book hero?
Even though Bernie Parent answered two of three questions correct, Bill Kurtis gave him credit for all three. The second panelist round featured a correction and addressing items from letters and comments that they received from listeners regarding the previous show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the bill Mitch McConnell wants to work in secret" Bill Kurtis 
Brian Babylon: 12 (2/5)
Phoebe Robinson: 12 (4/4)
Alonzo Bodden: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Phoebe Robinson
Correct: Brian Babylon
Eddie Izzard: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone with a real good reason to move out of their house, Not My Job about King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Jeff Bezos buy next?
The correct answer for the third Not My Job question was not just one of the three possible answers, but all three; which, Eddie Izzard guessed correctly.

There was some pen or button clicking sound during a couple of segments during the show, but most evident during Alonzo Bodden's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round. Alonzo took a little long to come up with an answer for his third Lightning question and Peter reminded him that it was the "Lightning" round.
Detroit, MI (Fox Theatre)Peter Sagal "Good news. For Father's Day, you get an edi-Bill arrangement" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson: 16 (4/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15 (3/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 14 (4/5)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Andrew Farah: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a pop star's new secret life, Not My Job about Chevy Chase, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Donald Trump get for his birthday?
The Bluff the Listener contestant originally chose Roy Blount, Jr.'s bluff; but, the audience reacted strong against the choice. The listener then changed over to Amy Dickinson's bluff and was correct.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 11 (1/5)
Tracy Clayton: 6 (2/2)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Esther Perel: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new way to celebrate one's upcoming nuptials, Not My Job about monks and monasteries, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will James Comey forget to tell us at his hearing?
This is the second time in which the show featured an all women panel. The first time was 2015-09-12, which also featured Faith Salie and Paula Poundstone (along with Roxanne Roberts).

The last time that Bill Kurtis used "Legendary Anchorman" in his intro was back on a non-Best Of show was 2015-04-18.

Faith Salie gave an assist to the listener after Bill Kurtis read the second limerick by speaking in a robotic voice.

After Tracy finished answering her Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions and Peter asked how many Faith would need to win, Tracy asked Faith to throw the game; because, it was Tracy's first time on the show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the Bill people hope is waiting in the mailbox" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank
Amy Dickinson
Maz Jobrani
Roxanne Roberts
Paula Poundstone
Alonzo Bodden
Helen Hong
Adam Felber
Brian Babylon
Tom Bodett
Negin Farsad
Mo Rocca
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Joe Buck: 3
Neal Brennan: 3
Michael Giacchino: 3
Garth Fagan: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite moments, including several that haven't been aired until now, from past shows
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "It's time for the rose ceremony, and I'm your Bill-achelor" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 14 (2/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 11 (3/4)
Amy Dickinson: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Amy Dickinson
John Prine: 0
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new feature in a car, Not My Job about Amazon Prime, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what souvenir will President Trump bring back from his trip abroad?
All three panelists have first names that start with the letter "A". Last time that happened was on 2016-04-02 and also had the same three panelists.

After Alonzo Bodden finished answering the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round questions, Bill Kurtis said that he answered 4 correct for 8 more points, and a total of 10 points. Alonzo started with 3 points and 8 more would total 11 points. Recording the corrected score with this footnote.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm not Kendrick Lamar, but sit down, be hum-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 19 (3/8)
Janelle James: 12 (2/5)
Tom Bodett: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Ben Sasse: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone whose online celebrity turned out bad for them, Not My Job about peaches, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise from President Trump's trip abroad?
The correct answer for all three Not My Job questions were "C".

After Faith Salie answered all eight of her Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correct, Bill Kurtis mentioned that 19 points is the highest score that he has seen since becoming judge and scorekeeper. Looking at the data, Bill is correct and the only other times in which someone scored 19 points, three times in fact, when Bill as scorekeeper was Roxanne Roberts.
Salt Lake City, UT (Abranavel Hall)Peter Sagal "U-tah, me-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Negin Farsad: 13 (3/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Negin Farsad
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Hannah Kearney: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new way to impress your date, Not My Job about business moguls, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the suprising new FBI director?
After Hannah Kearney gave her first guess to the second Not My Job question, the audience started shouting out answers. Hannah asked if she could poll the audience, in which they shouted "C". Hannah changed her answer to "C", which was the correct answer. After Peter listed the three possible answers for the third question, the audience started shouting out "C" again, which Hannah chose and it was the correct answer as well.

During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, Alonzo Bodden was trying to come up with the answer "Kim Jong Un" and, according to Peter, was close enough with "Kim Jong Il". Alonzo also tried to remember Jared Kushner's last name and knew it was a "Jared". Peter said that was enough and accepted the partial answer.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Looking for a fun vacation? Take a trip to the Billapagos Islands" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 16 (2/7)
Paula Poundstone: 11 (3/4)
Luke Burbank: 9 (1/4)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Luke Burbank
Guy Ritchie: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new tourist attraction in Indianapolis, Indiana, Not My Job about locks, stocks and barrels, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next terrible thing we enjoy watching happen to rich people?
Even though Guy Ritchie knew that correct answer for the first Not My Job question was "C", but opted to answer with "B" as he liked it better. At the end of the Not My Job segment, Bill Kurtis said that Guy "got them all right". Although that is correct due to guy knowing all the correct questions, but did not opt to choose the right one for the first one.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I hope you're not feeling ill, but I do hope you're feeling Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 16 (4/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 10 (2/4)
Amy Dickinson: 9 (1/4)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
John Nixon: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a very modern crime, Not My Job about underwear briefs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big blue jean technology?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Don't eat at IKEA, try my Swedish meat-Bills" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 17 (5/6)
Mo Rocca: 13 (5/4)
Jeff Garlin: 8 (4/2)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Ina Garten: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a head of state upsetting their people with erratic behavior, Not My Job about footwear, The Trump Dump, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Bill O'Reilly do next?
The listener contestant for the Who's Bill This Time? segment is a Latin adjunct instructor and was asked to say "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" in Latin and did so.

When Faith Salie read the quotes that she used in her Bluff the Listener story, she attempted a New Zealand accent that was closer to how Dick Van Dyke sounded in Mary Poppins. When revealing the correct answer, the New Zealander speaking in the recording had a very mild accent and that shocked Faith.

The answer to one of Faith's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions was the Teresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Mo Rocca's Bluff story was about... Teresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the anchor who guarantees a gold medal" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber
Helen Hong
Alonzo Bodden
Faith Salie
Luke Burbank
Roxanne Roberts
Jessi Klein
Maz Jobrani
Mo Rocca
Paula Poundstone
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Mavis Staples: 2
El-P and Killer Mike of Run The Jewels: 3
Simone Biles: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! revisiting favorite moments, including a few that never made the air, from recent shows
Jessi Klein was the guest host for the first segment and Tom Hanks was the guest host for the last two segments of this Best Of... show
Denver, CO (Buell Theater)Peter Sagal "You've found your thrill on Blueberry Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 14 (4/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 10 (2/4)
Paula Poundstone: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
John Hickenlooper: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an Uber driver having a bad day, Not My Job about exciting things scheduled for the year 2020, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Pepsi's big comeback ad?
When Gov. John Hickenlooper was provided the three choices for the third Not My Job question, the audience started yelling out "C". That is the answer he went with and it was correct.

After the Listener Limerick Challenge contestant gave her introduction, Paula jumped in and was starting to go Columbo on the listener. Alonzo said that Paula had been set off by something that was said earlier and was in a mood.

Paula was stuttering and stammering through her prediction at the end of the show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey 007, I've got a license to Bill. Kurtis, is the name" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson: 17 (5/6)
Luke Burbank: 13 (5/4)
Greg Proops: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Sarah Koenig: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, The Trump Dump, Bluff the Listener about someone who didn't get the memo, Not My Job about breakfast cereals, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Great Britain once it's finally single?
(N/A)
Dallas, TX (Music Hall at Fair Park)Peter Sagal "I'm no doctor, but I'll be your healthcare Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Peter Grosz: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Charley Pride: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a snake joining the workforce, Not My Job about people who have made big mistakes, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what new home remedy will be created in response to the new health care bill?
Charley Pride had a lot of help from the audience when it came to answering the first two Not My Job questions correct. For the third one, Peter Sagal outright told Charley that the third one was correct before Charley provided his guess.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "We're cutting your budget by a Bill-ion" Bill Kurtis 
Negin Farsad: 13 (3/5)
Tom Bodett: 12 (2/5)
Adam Burke: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Negin Farsad
Correct: Adam Burke
Paul Shaffer: 0
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new international crime gang on the scene, Not My Job about comic book sidekicks, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next household item to betray us?
Even though Paul Shaffer did not answer any of his Not My Job questions correctly, Bill Kurtis called him a winner because it was the "Chicago Way".

For Adam Burke's second Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round question, he initially answered "spacecraft"; but, then Peter started saying "No..." causing Adam to change his answer to "Tesla". Even though the first answer is what is supposed to be used, Peter and Bill gave Adam credit for his second answer.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Jessi Klein "I'm the Bill no one wants to repeal and replace" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 13 (3/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 11 (3/4)
Helen Hong: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Neal Brennan: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, BLuff the Listener about a new theme retirement home opening up, Not My Job about three guys named Mike, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next change to make air travel even worse?
Jesse Klein stated that she was the first female guest host of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!; but, Susan Stamberg was actually the first female guest host the show back in August 2000. The show that Susan hosted aired on 2000-08-12.

During Alonzo Bodden's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Alonzo answered the last question in the round with "Ran". The official, correct answer was "waited, got impatient and left". Alonzo wanted Bill to give him the points. Bill stated that hew would get "two points for that answer"; but, that was not reflected in the final score.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey there, Jonathan Safran Foer, everything is Billuminated" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 18 (4/7)
Faith Salie: 14 (2/6)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Jordan Peele: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone getting vigilante justice, Not My Job about Teletubbies, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next awards show snafu?
When Mo was trying to come up with the correct answer for his sixth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round question, he dismissed Instagram and Snapchat, but Snapchat was the correct answer and Mo started saying "Snap" a couple of times. After not immediately getting a ding, Mo said "Ding" and got his bell ding sound.

While Peter was explaining the answer to the Roxanne's last question of the round, in which the Venezuelan skier not having seen snow before and thus fell and got up more than 30 times during the run, Peter said, "if at first you don't succeed try... again" phrase with 36 instances of the word "try".

2017-02-25

Best Of
Repeat of 2016-02-20
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the anchor real men tattoo onto their chests" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank
Neko Case
Roy Blount, Jr.
Faith Salie
Charlie Pierce
Mo Rocca
Brian Babylon
Roxanne Roberts
Tom Bodett
Maz Jobrani
Adam Felber
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Jacques Pepin: 2
Chancelor "Chance the Rapper" Bennett: 2
Neil deGrasse Tyson: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! with a look back at some favorite guests and segments
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey folks, don't get up in my grill, get up in my Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Alexandra Petri: 16 (4/6)
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15 (3/6)
Chosen: Alexandra Petri
Correct: Alexandra Petri
Nora Roberts: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone finding a new way to get backstage, Not My Job about J.D. Salinger, There Should Be A Word For That, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Playboy try next if bringing back nudity does not work?
While Peter was chatting with the listener contestant at the beginning of Listener Limerick Challenge, Peter excused himself as he started to sneeze. The listener called one of his sneezes over the phone.

Not sure if the order of the questions asked for each panelist was left as-is during the editing process or not; but, all three panelists answered the same number of questions correctly in the same order: four correct, one incorrect, two correct, and the last one incorrect.
Brooklyn, NY (BAM: Brooklyn Academy of Music)Peter Sagal Glynn Washington 
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Peter Grosz: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Stephen Colbert: 3 *
Who's Glynn This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a recently revealed story from the Cold War, Not My Job about the show Entourage, Listemer Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: after mastering kitesurfing, what will Barack Obama do next?
Due to weather, both Bill Kurtis and the planned Not My Job guest, Lena Dunham, could not make it; so, Glynn Washington stepped in as guest judge and scorekeeper and Stephen Colbert stepped in as the Not My Job guest.

During the first Panel Round, Mo Rocca took umbrage that Peter Grosz got a point for his, not-quite-on-the-spot answer. Peter Grosz said he didn't deserve the point. Peter Sagal quipped back saying that, off all people, Mo shouldn't be complaining. Glynn Washington stated that he would give the point to Peter Grosz.

The Not My Job segment started off differently in that Stephen Colbert had to first guess who he was stepping in for as Not My Job guest. Although Stephen Colbert did not correctly answer the third, proper, Not My Job question, Glynn Washington still gave him the point. The last time there was an exception made for the Not My Job round was almost exactly one year earlier on the 2016-02-13 show.

During the second Panel Round, Glynn Washington said that he would take away a point from Mo Rocca for making a bris pizza joke. Mo Rocca would then "get" that point back during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment for his eigth answwer, which involved the Brexit. That said, Mo Rocca entered the Lightning round with 2 points, answered six correctly and came out with 14 points. If Mo Rocca had actually lost a point earlier and actually entered the segment with 2 points, Mo would have had a total of 15 points (14 plus the one point re-instated).
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey Steve Bannon, let me be your Triumph of the Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Faith Salie: 13 (3/5)
Luke Burbank: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Mavis Staples: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new trend in publishing, Not My Job about The Shaggs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise to come out of this week's Super Bowl?
Faith Salie was bleeped twice while telling her bluff story.

Mavis Staples did touch on the rumors of and the level of relationship with Bob Dylan during her first Not My Job guest appearance on 2008-12-20.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "A wall can't stop me, I'm a Bill-legal immigrant" Bill Kurtis 
Mo Rocca: 16 (4/6)
Maz Jobrani: 14 (2/6)
Helen Hong: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
El-P and Killer Mike of Run The Jewels: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new safe and run activity for the kids, Not My Job about rabbis, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Mexico get back at us for building the wall?
After the mention of the "Meow The Jewels" album during the Not My Job segment, cat meowing sounds can be heard in the background. Also, at the end of the Not My Job segment, Peter slipped and said "Run The Jews" instead of "Run The Jewels".

For Maz Jobrani's second Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question, he initially answered "NAFTA" and quickly changed it to "TPP" and Peter Sagal accepted it. All three panelists answered six Lightning round questions correct.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey Donald Trump, put your hand on me. I'm your holy Bi-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz: 13 (3/5)
Amy Dickinson: 12 (4/4)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Daniel Handler: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone going to extreme lengths to get free parking, Not My Job about baggage handlers, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the biggest surprise out of President Trump's first week in office?
Daniel Handler chose the answer "C" for all three of his Not My Job questions
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Tom Hanks "I can tell your future, I'm your Crystal Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 17 (3/7)
Luke Burbank: 17 (3/7)
Faith Salie: 11 (1/5)
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Simone Biles: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about improving workspace morale, Not My Job about the history of the iPhone, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be President Obama's next job?
Tom Hanks used the phrase similar to "hands on buzzer" a couple of times. Tom Hanks also called Bill Kurtis "Bill Kurtis with a K" a couple of times as well.

Paula Poundstone used the last name "Swamu" again in her Bluff the Listener story.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Forget the yoga, try some Bill-lates" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank
Faith Salie
Adam Felber
Maz Jobrani
Amy Dickinson
Roy Blount, Jr.
Paula Poundstone
Tom Bodett
Mo Rocca
Roxanne Roberts
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Kristin Chenoweth: 2
Terry O'Quinn: 2
Trisha Yearwood: 2
Garth Brooks: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! taking a look back at some favorite moments from 2016
(N/A)

2016

Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the anchor in the relay team that passes the baton of truth" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz
Roxanne Roberts
Adam Burke
Adam Felber
Faith Salie
Paula Poundstone
Tom Bodett
Marina Franklin
Roy Blount, Jr.
Luke Burbank
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Chris Thile: 2
Drew and Jonathan Scott (The Property Brothers): 1
Esperanza Spalding: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! taking a look back at fun moments from 2016
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Jingle Bills, jingle Bills, jingle I'm" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson: 13 (3/5)
Adam Felber: 12 (2/5)
Brian Babylon: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Michael Giacchino: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new Christmas tradition, Not My Job about decomposition, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the hot Christmas toy for next year?
Peter Sagal accepted Amy Dickinson's answer of a blow-up doll dressed as an old lady for one of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey, Nutcracker, let me be your Billerina" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 12 (2/5)
Adam Burke: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Adam Burke
Anthony Bourdain: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a brilliant heist, Not My Job about a bored Dane, Hamlet, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the CIA do to get back at Trump after he insulted them?
Peter Sagal accepted Tom Bodett's answer of "making sweet, sweet love" for a Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question regarding an Oregon Department of Transportation tweet telling people to "Netflix and Chill".
Cleveland, OH (State Theatre at Playhouse Square)Peter Sagal "Pick up the phone, it's a Bill Kurtis-y call" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz: 17 (3/7)
Faith Salie: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Bernie Sanders: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a potato-related police report, Not My Job about KFC's Colonel Sanders, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Amazon's next big innovation?
Paula Poundstone went with her take on an Irish accent when reading quotes in her Bluff the Listener story.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Don't worry about the Constitution, I'll be your Bill of Rights" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 18 (4/7)
Luke Burbank: 15 (3/6)
Helen Hong: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Alan Cumming: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about revenge, Not My Job about bad wives, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will become America's next mortal enemy?
Listeners of Luke Burbank's "Too Beautiful To Live" (aka TBTL) podcast will instantly pick up on the names that Luke used in his Bluff the Listener story.

Peter Sagal accepted Adam Felber's answer of "Ecstasy" for Adam's sixth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question. The correct answer was actually halllucinogenic mushrooms.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber
Amy Dickinson
Alonzo Bodden
Peter Grosz
Shelby Fero
Tom Bodett
Paula Poundstone
Helen Hong
Bobcat Goldthwait
Faith Salie
Mo Rocca
Roxanne Roberts
Luke Burbank
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
R.L. Stine: 2
Richard Dreyfuss: 2
Katie Couric: 2
Keegan-Michael Key: 2
Matt Kenseth: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring some of the wonderful Not My Job guests from 2016
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the Bill that never gets vetoed" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 13 (3/5)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (4/4)
Adam Felber: 10 (2/5)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Garth Brooks: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone moonlighting to make some money on the side, Not My Job about other notable Garths, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the surprise appointment to President Trump's cabinet?
Garth Brooks asked his wife, and previous Not My Job guest, Trisha Yearwood, for her guess of the correct answer to the first Not My Job question. Garth chose her answer, which was not correct.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "America, I know change is hard, but don't curl up into a ball, curl up with a Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 17 (3/7)
Amy Dickinson: 11 (3/4)
Maz Jobrani: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Joe Buck: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about Uber drivers you'd actually want to talk to, Not My Job about kittens and rainbows, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will finally heal the nation?
(N/A)
Nashville, TN (Tennesee Performing Arts Center)Peter Sagal "You're about to be arrested for Billicit activities" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 14 (4/5)
Peter Grosz: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Peter Grosz
Wynonna: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a 90s musical act making its way back into the headlines, Not My Job about other Judds (or Juds), Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what we will be doing this time next week?
There was no bell ding to Alonzo Bodden's first correct answer during Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Mike Pesca "Hey Chicago, forget about the Billy Goat. I'm goaty Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 17 (3/7)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
P.J. O'Rourke: 10 (4/3)
Chosen: P.J. O'Rourke
Correct: Faith Salie
Steve Young: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new solution for insomniacs, Not My Job about grandsons who didn't quite live up to their famous forefathers, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be this year's big Halloween costume?
(N/A)
Rochester, NY (Rochester Auditorium Theatre)Peter Sagal "It's all right, because you're saved by the Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 12 (2/5)
Paula Poundstone: 9 (3/3)
Amy Dickinson: 7 (3/2)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Garth Fagan: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new way to blow $56, Not My Job about really deceitful people, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next surprise winner of the Nobel Prize?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey there, Cat Stevens. I've got tea for the Biller Band." Bill Kurtis 
Adam Burke
Amy Dickinson
Gabe Liedman
Peter Grosz
Paula Poundstone
Roxanne Roberts
Tom Bodett
Mo Rocca
Maz Jobrani
Bobcat Goldthwait
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Norman Lear: 1
Cindy Crawford: 2
Charles Bolden: 3
Gina Raimondo: 2
Terry Porter: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite recent Not My Job guests
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey there, Neo. Do you want to take the red Bill or the blue Bill?" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 16 (2/7)
Peter Grosz: 10 (4/3)
Helen Hong: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Luke Burbank
Marcus Samuelsson: 0
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a dad humiliating his daughter in a new way, Not My Job about other Muppets, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big story out of the Presidential town hall debate?
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, Luke Burbank had correctly answered six questions and missed on two (the first and the fifth questions). When totting things up, Bill Kurtis stated that Luke got 14 more points by answering seven correct for 16 points. If totted up correctly, Luke would actually have a total of 14 points and would still win outright.

The score entered in for Luke reflects the score on record as stated by Bill Kurtis.
Tampa, FL (Straz Center for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal "Why run with the bulls when you can run with the Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 16 (2/7)
Alonzo Bodden: 15 (3/6)
Tom Bodett: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Randy Wayne White: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the loss of an unsung hero, Not My Job about theme restaurants around the world, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Elon Musk discover on Mars?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Love lift us up where we Bill-ong" Bill Kurtis 
Maz Jobrani: 14 (2/6)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Amy Dickinson: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Jamie Lee Curtis: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about famous people fighting, Not My Job about inventors and their inventions, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise out of next week's Presidential debate?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm America's next top model" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz: 17 (3/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Adam Burke: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Chris Thile: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a politician abroad caught in an unlikely scandal, Not My Job about Nickleback, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: Who will be the next person to get their e-mail hacked and what will be revealed?
The listener contestant for the Bluff the Listener segment is Dr. Robin Zasio from the reality TV show "Hoarders"
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey there, Fergie, get a load of Bill-I-Am" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 17 (3/7)
Luke Burbank: 15 (3/6)
Adam Felber: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Kristin Chenoweth: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an artist's pursuit of their craft lead them into trouble, Not My Job about Brigitte Nielsen, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Apple unveil next?
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, one of the questions that Peter Sagal read for Adam Felber mentioned that a "woman in Britain called 911". The emergency number in Britain (and the rest of the United Kingdom) is actually 999, not 911.
Lenox, MA (Tanglewood/Koussevitsky Music Shed)Peter Sagal "I'm the only man Tom Brady allows to tamper with his balls" Bill Kurtis 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 13 (3/5)
Tom Bodett: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Bill "Spaceman" Lee: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about Olympic athletes having trouble on their way home, Not My Job about Kevin Spacey, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: What will Hillary Clinton do to reclaim the spotlight?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Forget Generation X, I'm a Billennial" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone
Tom Bodett
Peter Grosz
Jessi Klein
Alonzo Bodden
Luke Burbank
Roxanne Roberts
Roy Blount, Jr.
Faith Salie
Maz Jobrani
Adam Felber
Mo Rocca
Helen Hong
P.J. O'Rourke
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Drew and Jonathan Scott (The Property Brothers): 1
Bill Oakley: 2
Rachel Bloom: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring recent Not My Job guests
When Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! was in Portland, Oregon back in June 2016, they recorded two shows, one on Thursday the 23rd, and one on Friday the 24th. The one taped on Thursday was edited and then aired that weekend. The segments from the Friday show did not immediately air, as some included questions that were already asked on the Thursday show.

The Bluff the Listener segment and the Not My Job segment from the Friday show were aired for the first time on this Best Of show.

Normally, the chosen bluff and the correct bluff from Bluff the Listener segments re-aired on Best Of shows do not get noted in the Stats Page database. In this case, the Bluff the Listener segment was not aired as part of a regular Wait Wait show, I have noted the chosen and correct bluff information for this show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "If your gas tank's empty, it's time to Bill 'er up" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie
Peter Grosz
Brian Babylon
Adam Felber
Amy Dickinson
Alonzo Bodden
Paula Poundstone
Tom Bodett
P.J. O'Rourke
Maz Jobrani
Luke Burbank
Roxanne Roberts
Roy Blount, Jr.
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Chris Wink and Phil Stanton of Blue Man Group: 1
Carol Burnett: 2
Sunita "Sunny" Williams: 2
Craig Fugate: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite Not My Job guests from recent shows
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm flexi-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 13 (3/5)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Katie Couric: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone being lovved a little too much, Not My Job about very bad interns, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will go wrong next at the Rio Olympics?
After Katie Couric provided her answer for the second Not My Job question, both Peter and Paula gave her a good nudging on what the correct answer was. Katie changed her answer to the correct one.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the only man with a gold medal in anchormanning" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 13 (3/5)
Helen Hong: 12 (2/5)
Bobcat Goldthwait: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Bobcat Goldthwait
Correct: Faith Salie
Keegan-Michael Key: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something getting a second chance, Not My Job about three different Peels, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next thing we can stop doing?
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, when Bobcat Goldthwait correctly answered his second question, there was no sound of a bell ding.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "If you're looking for a TV revival, let me be your Billmore Girls" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz: 16 (4/6)
Amy Dickinson: 13 (1/6)
Adam Burke: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Adam Burke
Sharon Jones: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a story in the news that is eerily similar to a plot from a Seinfeld episode, Not My Job about handshakes, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise at the Olympics opening ceremony?
During the Not My Job segment, Peter Sagal asked Sharon Jones if she had someone with her helping out answering the questions.
Vienna, VA (Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal "I go all day long, dady. I'm your Billibuster" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 16 (2/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Charles Bolden: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a puzzle that made the headlines, Not My Job about Charles In Charge's Scott Baio, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the Democrats top the Republicans at their convention next week?
During the Not My Job segment, the audience started yelling the correct answer for the 2nd question, in which Charles Bolden used as his answer. He later asked the audience for help on the 3rd question.

During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, Tom Bodett couldn't quite get Oscar Pistorius's name correct for one of the answers; but, Peter accepted it as it was close enough. Also, Paula Poundstone's answer of "radar" was accepted as close enough when the actual answer was "sonar".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey baby, I'll start your heart. I'm your defib-Bill-ator" Bill Kurtis 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 11 (3/4)
Jessi Klein: 10 (2/4)
Brian Babylon: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Jessi Klein
Julian Castro: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about how Nicholas Cage had a major impact on history, Not My Job about Urban Dictionary, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next app that people will become obsessed with?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the anchor that only the coolest sailors have tattoed on their chests" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz
Jessi Klein
Mo Rocca
Tom Bodett
Kyrie O'Connor
Shelby Fero
Paula Poundstone
Maz Jobrani
Luke Burbank
Helen Hong
Roy Blount, Jr.
Alonzo Bodden
Adam Burke
Roxanne Roberts
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Tim Gunn: 2
Elizabeth Gilbert: 2
Rick Steves: 2
Lena Headey: 1
Lee Child: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring interviews about books, travel and fashion
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey Peter, what did the duck say to the waiter? Put it on my bill" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson: 15 (3/6)
Adam Burke: 14 (2/6)
Gabe Liedman: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Norman Lear: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a world leader finally accomplishing something, Not My Job about Learjets, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Britain do to get back into the EU?
After Norman Lear gave his answer for the first Not My Job question and Peter was trying to hint that it was not the correct answer, Peter accidentally said "Norman Lear" instead of "William Lear".

Norman Lear only answered one Not My Job question correct and Bill Kurtis said that Norman and his 93-year old handicap made him a winner. I have not heard an official answer from the Wait Wait team on whether or not Norman actually won for the listener. Until I get an official response noting otherwise, it is noted that Norman only answered one correct and no exception.
Portland, OR (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)Peter Sagal "Hey there, daddy. I'm your Billegitimate child" Bill Kurtis 
Maz Jobrani: 13 (3/5)
Roxanne Roberts: 9 (3/3)
Bobcat Goldthwait: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Terry Porter: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new way someone is saving relationships, Not My Job about other people who have blazed their own trails, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will they fix Rio in time for the Summer Olympics?
In the edited version of the show, only five out of the eight questions Bobcat was asked during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round made it, and one of the questions was one he answered correctly. Also, one of Maz's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions was edited out, which was also one that he answered correctly.

Due to the timing of the Brexit vote, they had to record two different takes on the Brexit vote outcome, one for and one against.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Who needs the London Philharmonic? You've got the Billharmonic" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 15 (3/6)
Mo Rocca: 13 (3/5)
Tom Bodett: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Terry O'Quinn: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a misstep made by Dame Judi Dench, Not My Job about "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Bernie and Hillary do on their next date?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey baby, you hungry? Let me be your umBillical cord" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Brian Babylon: 11 (3/4)
Peter Grosz: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Chris Wink and Phil Stanton of Blue Man Group: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone trying to save print journalism in a unique way, Not My Job about people who have a lot to say, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Bernie Sanders do next?
Another instance where all three of the correct answers to the Not My Job questions were "B". Possibly to play on the name "Blue Man Group", which Chris Wink and Phil Stanton are members of.

Bill Kurtis mentioned that it was the first time in his tenure, as judge and scorekeeper, that all three panelists started the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round in a three-way tie. Bill last mentioned this back on the 2015-08-01 show, in which he was also incorrect with that statement as well.

Even though Bill did say that all three panelists where tied at the beginning of the Lightning round, he did not state how many points they had, 3, going in.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Don't just chillax, Billax with me" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts
Roy Blount, Jr.
Luke Burbank
Ophira Eisenberg
Adam Felber
Brian Babylon
Faith Salie
Mo Rocca
Paula Poundstone
Tom Bodett
Iliza Shlesinger
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Esperanza Spalding: 1
Marky Ramone: 2
Josh Groban: 2
Jewel: 3
Max Weinberg: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring recent interviews with musicians
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "You're kind of cute, but I'm adora-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 18 (2/8)
Luke Burbank: 10 (2/4)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 10 (4/3)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Craig Fugate: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unique forms of car problems, Not My Job about Zima, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will people do with their mornings now that we don't have to eat breakfast?
All three of the Not My Job questions had the correct answer of "C".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the newest member of The Avengers: Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 15 (3/6)
Faith Salie: 12 (2/5)
Paula Poundstone: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Ben Collins: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new way people are being nice to their pets, Not My Job about Richard Gere, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Hillary Clinton convince Bernie Sanders to drop out of the presidential race?
Paula Poundstone laced her Bluff the Listener story with sounds of cats hacking up hairballs.
Providence, RI (Providence Performing Arts Center)Peter Sagal "Billy Jean is not your lover, but Billy Kurtis is" Bill Kurtis 
Mo Rocca: 17 (3/7)
Peter Grosz: 16 (2/7)
Amy Dickinson: 15 (3/6)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Gina Raimondo: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an expert getting something wrong, Not My Job about real islands, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big product to be renamed and why?
All of the correct answers to the Not My Job questions were "B".

In the edited version of the show, Peter Grosz was asked seven questions and answered six of those correctly. Bill Kurtis stated that Peter answered seven correct, meaning that the question that was edited out was answered correctly.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the Mother's Day present your mom really wants" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 18 (2/8)
P.J. O'Rourke: 15 (3/6)
Helen Hong: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: P.J. O'Rourke
Correct: P.J. O'Rourke
Rachel Bloom: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a politician finally being celebrated for something they did, Not My Job about well-known crazy ex-boyfriends, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will Donald Trump choose as his running mate?
During the Who's Bill This Time? round, P.J. O'Rourke announced that he was endorsing Hillary Clinton for President.

During the Not My Job round, after Rachel Bloom was given an opportunity to change her answer for the third question, Helen Hong "quietly" provided a strong hint at the correct answer. Rachel Bloom changed her answer to the correct one.

After Tom Bodett answered all eight Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correctly, Bill Kurtis mentioned that "no one does it". There have been, at minimum, 30 instances where a panelist has answered all 8 questions correctly. Before this show, Tom Bodett has done so, at minimum, 3 times.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the Fresh Prince of Bill-Air" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 17 (3/7)
Adam Burke: 15 (3/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Lesley Stahl: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone going to great lengths to protect a piece of art, Not My Job about Star Trek, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Jay-Z's next single be called?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I am the anchor that keeps out great ship of state from floating away" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson
Paula Poundstone
Luke Burbank
Faith Salie
Roy Blount, Jr.
Greg Proops
Helen Hong
Alonzo Bodden
Tom Bodett
Adam Felber
Gabe Liedman
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Thomas Perez: 2
Trisha Yearwood: 2
Ice Cube: 2
Tony Robbins: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! with a look back at some favorite moments and guests
(N/A)
Milwaukee, WI (Riverside Theater)Peter Sagal "Hey Milwaukee, I'm taking you on a trip to Billwaukee" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 19 (3/8)
Luke Burbank: 16 (2/7)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Matt Kenseth: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a surprising public apology, Not My Job about golf carts, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will the GOP turn to be their next Presidential candidate?
The audience continued the tradition of chanting "Luuuuuuke!".

After Roxanne Roberts correctly answered all eight Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions, Bill Kurtis mentioned that he didn't recall anyone doing that before. This is the third time Roxanne Roberts has answered all eight correct when Bill Kurtis was a scorekeeper.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "You quiero taco Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 18 (4/7)
Peter Grosz: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Drew and Jonathan Scott (The Property Brothers): 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an obscure automotive scandal, Not My Job about matchmaking, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next surprising revelation from the Panama Papers?
Paula Poundstone's bluff included a mention of Peter "Segal" of "Wait Wait... Why Do I Care?" and studies.

For the Paula's last question of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Paula answered "dog and dead", though the correct answer was "cat and dead". With some pressure, Bill Kurtis accepted Paula's answer. For one of Tom Bodett's Lightning round questions, Tom answered with "Pfiffer" while the correct answer was "Pfizer". Peter Sagal said it was close enough and accepted the answer.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "If you mess with the bull, you get the horns. So why not mess with the Bill?" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 14 (4/5)
Amy Dickinson: 13 (3/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 9 (1/4)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
R.L. Stine: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone's last name causing a unique problem, Not My Job about Ralph Lauren, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the surprising use of the new virtual reality technology?
All three panelists have a first name that starts with the letter 'A'. The last time that happened was back in 2004-09-04 with Roy Blount Jr., Roxanne Roberts and Richard Roeper on the panel.

Each of the three Listener Limerick Challenge answers were either "pit" or "Pitt".

The Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round ended with a series of pee jokes in response to Adam Felber's last question of the (edited) round.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "This is not a drill; it's a Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 13 (3/5)
Roxanne Roberts: 11 (3/4)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 9 (1/4)
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Esperanza Spalding: 1
Who's Bill This Time, Bluff the listener about a Romanian town of Bogata, Not My Job about three different kinds of bases, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: where will President Obama go next, after visiting Cuba?
When Peter introduced Luke Burbank, the audience continued the tradition of chanting "Luuuuuuke!".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Forget about March Madness, let's play basket-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 18 (4/7)
Peter Grosz: 13 (3/5)
Marina Franklin: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Andre Royo: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something we once thought was bad for us actually is good for us, Not My Job about three things NPR listeners won't shut up about, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Supreme Court nominee Marrick Garland do to convince the Senate to confirm him?
In the edited version of the show, Marina Franklin was asked five questions during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round and answered four correctly. Bill Kurtis stated that she answered five correct, meaning that the fifth would have come from one of the three questions edited out.
Brooklyn, NY (BAM: Brooklyn Academy of Music)Peter Sagal "Hey ladies, get your tickets to the Billith Fair" Bill Kurtis 
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Faith Salie: 12 (4/4)
Paula Poundstone: 9 (1/4)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Josh Groban: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people trying to capitalize on the Oscars, Not My Job about escalators and elevators, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big thing to come from the US-Canada meeting?
Both Paula Poundstone and Peter Sagal were voice actors in the movie "Inside Out", which was the topic of Paula's Bluff the Listener story.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Someone's knocking at the door. Someone's ringing the bill" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Adam Burke: 12 (2/5)
Bobcat Goldthwait: 6 (2/2)
Chosen: Bobcat Goldthwait
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Cory Booker: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new literary controversy, Not My Job about old sports jerseys, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the GOP try next to bring down Donald Trump?
(N/A)
Atlanta, GA (Fox Theatre)Peter Sagal "Hey Gladys Knight, forget about Georgia. Take the midnight train to Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 17 (3/7)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Trisha Yearwood: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a hard-to-believe excuse, Not My Job about unhappily married couples, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next Supreme Court nominee?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the anchor real men tattoo on their chest" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank
Neko Case
Roy Blount, Jr.
Faith Salie
Charlie Pierce
Mo Rocca
Brian Babylon
Roxanne Roberts
Tom Bodett
Maz Jobrani
Adam Felber
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Jacques Pepin: 2
Chancelor "Chance the Rapper" Bennett: 2
Neil deGrasse Tyson: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! revisiting favorite moments from past shows
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Come join my secret society, the Billuminati" Bill Kurtis 
Mo Rocca: 18 (4/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Maz Jobrani: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Mark and Jay Duplass: 3 *
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something else Chipotle is doing wrong, Bluff the Listener about brothers who hate each other, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big gift this Valentine's Day?
During the first panelist round, Mo Rocca asked for a hint and one thing that Roxanne Roberts mentioned was an itchy sweater. Seven years ago, on the show that aired on 2009-02-21, Mo Rocca made a comment about how homemade sweaters were always itchy. This lead to an ongoing saga in which fans wrote in complaining and eventually making a sweater for Mo Rocca.

Maz Jabrani had some fun plying his funny accents on the show again, this time a German accent during the Bluff the Listener round.

For the third Not My Job question, Jay and Mark split their answers, A and C respectively. The correct answer was "A" and Bill did count that has a third correct answer, but with an asterisk. Even without counting it correctly, Mark and Jay still answered two questions correctly to win.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey football fans turn off the game, let me be your Super Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Alonzo Bodden: 14 (2/6)
Helen Hong: 13 (3/5)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Helen Hong
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Lena Headey: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a tribute gone wrong, Not My Job about even worse games than "Game Of Thrones", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise to come out of the 2016 Super Bowl?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Mike Pesca "I hope you like jazz because I'm about to take you on a Bill-y Holiday" Bill Kurtis 
Shelby Fero: 14 (2/7)
Tom Bodett: 10 (2/4)
Peter Grosz: 9 (1/4)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Richard Dreyfuss: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a salad in the news, Not My Job about The Fonz, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next antiquated idea to come back in style?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey east coast, avoid that winter chill and get some of this winter Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 17 (3/7)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Faith Salie: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Thomas Perez: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a kid's TV show making the news, Not My Job about going into labor, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will we find on the newly found Planet 9?
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Paula Poundstone answered 7 questions correctly (each one got a bell ding and Peter acknowledging each one), but Bill Kurtis only gave her credit for 6. Even if Paula got credit for all 7, she still would not have enough to beat Luke Burbank. The score entered in for Paula reflects the incorrect score as recorded by Bill.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Mike Pesca "Check the mail, you just got your electric Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Bobcat Goldthwait: 5 (3/1)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Mo Rocca
Sutton Foster: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a couple finding each other in a surprising way, Not My Job about Tonys (or Anthonys), Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Sean Penn's next big scoop?
Joe Pesci was referenced in each of the three Not My Job questions that were in reference to three different people named Tony or Anthony. Joe Pesci's character in the movie Casino was based on Anthony "The Ant" Spilotro. Also, the third choice in the other two Not My Job questions used Joe Pesci as a joke answer.

At the end of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round when Bill Kurtis was asked if Roxanne Roberts did enough to win, Bill said "Yes! 14 points and the win!" The 14 points should not be confused with the total number of points Roxanne had, 17, but rather the number of points she got from answering 7 of 8 questions correctly.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Why play the Powerball when you can play the Power Bill?" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson: 14 (2/6)
Greg Proops: 13 (3/5)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Ice Cube: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about song lyrics that had an impact on a news story, Not My Job about people having very bad days, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will make the Oregon Militia Men finally end their siege?
In the edited version of the show, Amy Dickinson was asked six questions during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round and had answered five of them correctly. The sixth correct answer would have come from one of the two questions that were left out.

During Roy Blount Jr.'s Lightning round, he was given the clue of "Unforgettable" for the answer of Natalie Cole. Amy had fun with it and said "Forgettable" in a sing-songy manner.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm an anchorman, baby" Bill Kurtis 
Moshe Kasher
Roxanne Roberts
Brian Babylon
P.J. O'Rourke
Alonzo Bodden
Faith Salie
Tom Bodett
Bobcat Goldthwait
Adam Felber
Paula Poundstone
Maz Jobrani
Mo Rocca
Luke Burbank
Gabe Liedman
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Richard Lewis: 0
Jenny Slate: 2
Matthew Weiner: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! with more favorite guests and moments from 2015
(N/A)

2015

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
(N/A)
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?
(N/A)
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.
Los Angeles, CA (Dolby 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?
(N/A)
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
(N/A)
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 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 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).
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?
(N/A)
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?
(N/A)
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
(N/A)
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.
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 "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)
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 "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.
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 "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)
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 "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 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 (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.
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 (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)
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 
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 favorite segments about the animal kingdom
This show is a re-packaged version of the Best Of show that aired on 2014-08-23. The introduction for this show was recorded at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago rather than using the introduction from the 2014-08-23 Best Of show.
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 "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)
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 "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)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)
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 "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.
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 "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.
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)
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".

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)
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.
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)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)
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 "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)
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 "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)
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 "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.
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 "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 "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 "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 "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)

2014

Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Height-weight proportionate" Bill Kurtis 
Mike Birbiglia
Adam Felber
Amy Dickinson
Brian Babylon
Bobcat Goldthwait
Charlie Pierce
Cindy Chupack
Paula Poundstone
P.J. O'Rourke
Alonzo Bodden
Luke Burbank
Tom Bodett
Roxanne Roberts
Mo Rocca
Maz Jobrani
Kyrie O'Connor
Faith Salie
Jessi Klein
Hannibal Buress
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 one
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "All about that bass, about that bass..." Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 16 (4/6)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Maz Jobrani: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Jenny Slate: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone ignoring all the warning signs while reaching for the stars, Not My Job about Jennifer Lopez, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be appointed as Ambassador to Cuba?
Two of Paula Poundstone's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round questions dealt with shoplifting and the answer of "Shop with a Cop". Paula didn't answer the first one correctly, but correctly answered the second one. The edited version of the show only had Paula answering five questions correctly versus six according to Bill Kurtis. The sixth one was probably edited it out for time.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Half-anchor, half-man" Bill Kurtis 
Charlie Pierce: 16 (4/6)
Tom Bodett: 14 (2/6)
Shelby Fero: 7 (3/2)
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Shelby Fero
Sir Patrick Stewart: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a surprising new way to meet someone face-to-face, Not My Job about G.I. Joe, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Prince William and Kate bring back as a souvenir to the Queen of England?
At the beginning of the Bluff the Listener round, Bill Kurtis stated the name of the game, "Come here often, Ellie?", Ellie (the listener contestant) responded with "I'm sorry?".

During the Not My Job interview, Sir Patrick Stewart said "Space, the final frontier" in a French accent.

There was no gong sound before, during or after Charlie Pierce's last Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question denoting it was the last question.
Newark, NJ (Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center)Peter Sagal "Earth's last living centaur" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 16 (4/6)
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Max Weinberg: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a chance to win a really unusual prize, Not My Job about wonderful and interesting things about New Jersey, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: after switching to selling cookies online, what will the Girl Scouts do next?
Mo Rocca returns back to Wait Wait in only the way that Mo can: with his numerous wild and meandering guess during the second panel round. It got to the point where, I think, Adam yelled "Bill take away a point!" when Mo made a "hail Mary" of a guess.

During Mo's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, while Mo was trying to figure out the answer to the last question, Faith Salie said, "this is where the lightning round becomes an electrical storm". Adam Felber said it was more like a Van de Graaff generator.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Filled with Cranberry Sauce" 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 favorite segments, including lessons on geography and Maz Jobrani's various accents
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Angelic Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Amy Dickinson: 18 (4/7)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
P.J. O'Rourke: 6 (2/2)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Andy Cohen: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a crazy way to get kids to eat their vegetables, Nob My Job about house flies, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next cause to get a fundraising song?
During Paula's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, she had a bit of help from P.J. on answering one of the questions. In response, Paula said that she cheated after Peter and Bill took her correct answer. After her round ended, she asked if she could have that applied to P.J. and deducted from her score (in which Paula would have 12 points, not 10 as she mentioned).
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Aerialist and Contortionist Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Maz Jobrani: 14 (2/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 11 (3/4)
Roxanne Roberts: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Ron Perlman: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the music business and the bad shape it's in, Not My Job about beauty, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the European space probe find on the comet?
The listener contestant for the Who's Bill This Time? round didn't know about the photo of Kim Kardasdian's naked butt, which was enough for Bill to give her all three points for the round on principle.

During the Not My Job segment, Ron Perlman had to step away for a moment after there was a bit of dog barking in the background. Ron asked upon Alonzo's thoughts for the second question, both were correct.
Austin, TX (Bass Concert Hall)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Tom Bodett: 14 (2/6)
Bobcat Goldthwait: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Dale Watson: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about sports fans taking their love of the game too far, Not My Job about Sherlock Holmes, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first thing that President Obama and the GOP-lead Congress agree on?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Strange, Enticing, Wierd and Normal Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Kyrie O'Connor: 17 (3/7)
Alonzo Bodden: 14 (2/6)
Luke Burbank: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Daniel Radcliffe: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an opportunity to receive recognition for something anyone might be able to do, Not My Job about Chia Pets, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big Halloween costume next year?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Heaven-Sent Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15 (3/6)
Brian Babylon: 12 (2/5)
Amy Dickinson: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Brian Babylon
Florence Henderson: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a workplace making things worse for its employees, Not My Job about recipients of the Ig Nobel Awards, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next czar?
(N/A)
Pittsburgh, PA (Benedum Center)Peter Sagal "Simply Gorgeous Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Faith Salie: 14 (2/6)
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Jeff Goldblum: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone going after what they deserve, Not My Job about zippers, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big controversy at a political debate?
During the second panelist round and after discussing a bit about Larry, Peter called Faith, "Larry," by accident. In the same round, Peter also integrated the Pimsleur Language Learning System name, who is commonly an NPR sponsor, into the explanation of a panelist question.

Right after the listener, who lives in Pittsburgh where the show was being taped, playing the Listener Limerick Challenge was introduced read a limerick that she had written.

When Peter was providing the correct answer and story behind Faith's last question in the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Peter made a comment about people smelling like old motels, he said, "no offense, Tom." That is in reference to Tom Bodett being the spokesperson for Motel 6.

In the edited version of the show, the gong sound started while Peter was asking Tom the next to the last question, versus the last question, but continued to fade out while asking the last question.
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 the past year
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Charlie Pierce: 12 (2/5)
Paula Poundstone: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Ernest Moniz: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new modern convenience, Not My Job about Bert from Sesame Street, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will California ban next?
Both former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, who was the Not My Job guest on the 2010-02-06 show, and current Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz each only answered one Not My Job question correctly.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett: 17 (3/7)
Kyrie O'Connor: 11 (3/4)
Shelby Fero: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Elizabeth Gilbert: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new and possibly unwanted delivery service, Not My Job about dieting, blasphemy and hate, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will people get into the White House?
(N/A)
Seattle, WA (Paramount Theatre)Peter Sagal "Fragrant Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Maz Jobrani: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Luke Burbank: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Rick Steves: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a fanny pack making the news, Not My Job about guys named Steve Ricks, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will make a move for independence next?
I got a chance to go to the show in Seattle. I participated in the audience's chanting of "Luuuuuuke" when Luke Burbank was introduced or mentioned.

Due to the pending results of the Scottish independence vote as of taping, they recorded two versions of the first Who's Bill This Time? question, one version for each potential outcome in case the vote when the other direction.

There was a lot of jokes and references made during the taping surrounding the understanding of what makes up the United Kingdom, which was started by Paula's mention of not understanding what the United Kingdom is. Some of those jokes and references were cut out in the edited version of the show.

Edited out of the show was a joke that Paula Poundstone made about naming a front-facing fanny pack a "dicky pack".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Well-Behaved Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Moshe Kasher: 12 (4/4)
Roxanne Roberts: 10 (2/4)
Brian Babylon: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Moshe Kasher
Correct: Moshe Kasher
Richard Lewis: 0
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new parenting technique, Not My Job about how to be a badass, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Great Britain do to make Scotland stay?
Richard Lewis interrupted Peter Sagal several times when Peter was trying to read his introduction, which lead to hilarity. Also, while Richard Lewis was on the phone, his breathing into the phone was quite noticeable and that lead to a bit of laughing and a good amount of bantering.

Bill Kurtis accepted Brian Babylon's answer of "atmosphere" for a Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question which had the appropriate answer of "ozone layer". The edited version of the show only included six Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions for Brian, in which he answered two correctly. The third answer would have been for one of the two questions that got edited out.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Smoking Hot" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 12 (4/4)
Faith Salie: 12 (5/2)
Mike Birbiglia: 12 (5/2)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Loudon Wainwright III: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a particularly weird drug reaction, Not My Job about other notable thirds, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big leak?
Both Loudon Wainwright III and his son, Rufus Wainwright (who was the Not My Job guest for the 2009-11-14 show), answered two Not My Job questions correctly.

In the edited version of the show, Mike Birbiglia's Lightning Fill in the Black round only included six questions, with four answered correctly. During Adam Felber's round, he coasted after answering four questions correctly, leading to a three-way tie.
Lenox, MA (Tanglewood/Koussevitsky Music Shed)Peter Sagal "Entrancing Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Adam Felber: 13 (3/5)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Deval Patrick: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about newspapers trying brand new innovations, Not My Job about Burning Man, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big viral fundraiser after the Ice Bucket Challenge?
During the Listener Limerick Challenge round, Bill Kurtis noted that he wanted to learn more about doing the Limericks from the master. With that, Carl Kasell came on on-stage to do the Limericks for Bill Kurtis.
San Francisco, CA (Nourse Theater)Peter Sagal 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 favorite segments about the animal kingdom
(N/A)
San Francisco, CA (Nourse Theater)Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett
Amy Dickinson
Charlie Pierce
Roy Blount, Jr.
Bobcat Goldthwait
Kyrie O'Connor
Roxanne Roberts
Brian Babylon
Peter Grosz
Jessi Klein
Mo Rocca
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Apollo Robbins: 3
Mavis Staples: 0
Alice Cooper: 2
Eric Schmidt: 2
Tim Gunn: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring some additional favorite Not My Job segments
(N/A)
San Francisco, CA (Nourse Theater)Peter Sagal Bill Kurtis 
Alonzo Bodden
Jessi Klein
Mo Rocca
Faith Salie
Charlie Pierce
Paula Poundstone
Maz Jobrani
Amy Dickinson
Adam Felber
Roy Blount, Jr.
Luke Burbank
Kyrie O'Connor
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Jim Bouton: 2
Randy Sprecher: 2
Gillian Flynn: 3
John Waters: 2
Rosanne Cash: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring some favorite Not My Job segments
(N/A)
San Francisco, CA (Nourse Theater)Peter Sagal "Totally Huggable Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 12 (4/4)
Maz Jobrani: 12 (2/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Amy Tan: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a major innovation in baseball, Not My Job about tanning and the tanning industry, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next common behavior to be declared unhealthy?
(N/A)
San Francisco, CA (Nourse Theater)Peter Sagal "Carnivorous Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 12 (2/5)
Brian Babylon: 12 (2/5)
Amy Dickinson: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Peaches Christ: 2
Good News, Bluff the Listener about a particularly enthusiastic bargain hunter, Not My Job about Queens, N.Y., Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next shocking piece of good news to get through the week?
(N/A)
San Francisco, CA (Nourse Theater)Peter Sagal "Tender Loving Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15 (3/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 13 (3/5)
Bobcat Goldthwait: 9 (1/4)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Thomas Keller: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about somebody with a terrible reputation finding redemption in an unlikely way, Not My Job about actual laundry, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what place will scientists discover the next giant hole?
This and the following two Wait Wait shows were taped at the Nourse Theatre in San Francisco, CA while Chase Auditorium gets some work done.
Denver, CO (Red Rocks Amphitheatre)Peter Sagal "Awe-Inspiring Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Paula Poundstone: 14 (4/5)
Tom Bodett: 12 (2/5)
Brian Babylon: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Brian Babylon
Correct: Brian Babylon
Mikaela Shiffrin: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about promotions gone wrong, Not My Job about the Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling Races, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: which public figure will be next to be embarrassed by their private writings?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Surprisingly Telegenic Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Tom Bodett
Brian Babylon
Amy Dickinson
Bobcat Goldthwait
Paula Poundstone
Maz Jobrani
Faith Salie
Luke Burbank
Kyrie O'Connor
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Terry Crews: 2
Tony Shalhoub: 1
Billy Collins: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! reviewing some favorite segments and Not My Job guests; including: Carl sound effects, Peter's pun-tastic Listener Limerick Challenge round promos, Guess The Newsmaker and a Bluff the Listener about heroes standing up for what they believe in.
The Not My Job segment with Terry Crews and the Bluff the Listener round came from the 2014-03-22 show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Voluptuous Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 16 (4/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (2/6)
Shelby Fero: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Scarlett Johansson: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about what happens when a fairly tale comes to life, Not My Job about Captain Scarlet, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next way players will gain an advantage at the World Cup?
(N/A)
Madison, WI (Overture Center for the Arts)Peter Sagal "Inscrutable Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Maz Jobrani: 15 (3/6)
Kyrie O'Connor: 14 (4/5)
P.J. O'Rourke: 5 (1/2)
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: P.J. O'Rourke
Nick Hitchon: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about how the word "Yo" made the news, Not My Job about the number 8, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: if the Washington DC football team gets a new name, what will be their new name?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Cuddly Fun Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Ophira Eisenberg: 14 (4/5)
Tom Bodett: 12 (2/5)
Brian Babylon: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Ophira Eisenberg
Correct: Ophira Eisenberg
Mary Higgins Clark: 0
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people making a mess of true love, Not My Job about writer's block, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person to huge book nobody wants to read?
(N/A)
Brooklyn, NY (BAM: Brooklyn Academy of Music)Peter Sagal "Beloved Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Peter Grosz: 13 (3/5)
Jessi Klein: 12 (2/5)
Mo Rocca: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Tim Gunn: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone stopping at nothing to win, Not My Job about fashion ideas that are beyond help, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: new system for identifying hurricanes.
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 13 (3/5)
Amy Dickinson: 12 (4/4)
Rosie Perez: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Alicia Silverstone: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about cats in the news, Not My Job about parenting advice from the past, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will break up Kim Kardashian and Kanye West?
Peter and panel had a bit of fun with Bill Kurtis's impressions of Barack Obama and John Kerry sounding almost the same. Rosie Perez's accent was the source of some fun when she said "Starbucks Coffee". The "sexagintuple" Starbucks coffee drink had 60 shots of espresso, not 30 as mentioned by Peter.

The listener contestant for Bluff the Listener is a "father" of cats, which was quite apropos for the topic of the bluffs.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis 
Charlie Pierce: 17 (3/7)
Kyrie O'Connor: 15 (3/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 13 (4/5)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Toni Braxton: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a Friends star making a major comeback, Not My Job about cardiac surgery, Secrets of the Amazon.com, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next organization to loosen its standards?
Starting with this week's show, Bill Kurtis is the new official judge and scorekeeper for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

The questions from the "Secrets of the Amazon.com" segment were originally asked at the previous week's Wait Wait to Mo, Paula and Roxanne. That segment was cut from the airing of the show due to time constraints. The writers re-used the question for this week's show.
Washington, DC (Warner Theatre)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 16 (4/6)
Mo Rocca: 15 (3/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
John Podesta: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Special Message for Carl Kasell from Stephen Colbert, Bluff the Listener about a politician trying to avoid a scandal with a pre-emptive statement, Special Message for Carl Kasell from Tom Hanks, Not My Job about King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Special Message for Carl Kasell from Katie Couric, Listener Limerick Challenge, Special Message for Carl Kasell from President Barack Obama
This is Carl Kasell's last Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! show before retiring and becoming Wait Wait's Scorekeeper Emeritus.

I was able to attend the live taping at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.

During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Mo Rocca had only answered five questions correctly but Carl Kasell stated that Mo Rocca had answered six correct. Paula Poundstone answered seven questions correctly and Carl also stated that Paula had only answered six. The correct scores and ranking for the panelists should be: Paula Poundstone in 1st with 18 points, Roxanne Roberts in 2nd with 14 points and Mo Rocca in 3rd with 13 points.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 16 (4/6)
Jessi Klein: 14 (2/6)
Brian Babylon: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Rob Lowe: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new effort to relieve stress gone terribly wrong, Not My Job about bratwurst, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next anti-aging fad?
This is Carl Kasell's last Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! show taped live at Chase Auditorium in Chicago, IL.

While Tom Bodett was reading this Bluff the Listener story, he slipped and said "killin' spree" instead of "Killenburg". When Tom could not come up with an answer for two Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions, he defaulted with an answer involving a hamster eating a tiny pizza.
San Diego, CA (San Diego Civic Theatre)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Alonzo Bodden: 15 (3/6)
Adam Felber: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 7 (3/2)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Rick Schwartz: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new Dr. Seuss story in the news, Not My Job about Zumba music, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be George Clooney and Amul Alamuddin's first fight?
Another instance in which all three panelists started the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round with a three way tie. The last time that occurred was back in 2013-08-03 where all three panelists also started the round with three points each.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 16 (2/7)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 12 (2/5)
Brian Babylon: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Misty Copeland: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new secret recording, Not My Job about Morris Dancing, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what vice will be next to be modernized?
In the edited version of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, they only included two of the three correct answers that Carl said Brian Babylon had.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson
Charlie Pierce
Tom Bodett
Luke Burbank
P.J. O'Rourke
Paula Poundstone
Maz Jobrani
Brian Babylon
Kyrie O'Connor
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Emanuel Ax: 2
Doris Kearns Goodwin: 1
Jeff Flake: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! with a look back at recent favorite guests and moments. Includes a Bluff the Listener segment about a new way to turn away unwanted advances and studies that get Paula up in arms
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Luke Burbank: 18 (4/7)
Amy Dickinson: 12 (2/5)
Charlie Pierce: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Errol Morris: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new low-tech job, Not My Job about Mickey Rooney, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will we do now that we can't go on the Internet?
The audience's tradition of chanting "Luuuuuuke" continues in force today and was also done by Peter, the panel and the audience when Luke Burbank spectacularly won the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round.

The thick Chicago accent that Carl used in the first Limerick flummoxed the listener contestant, who is a court reporter and transcribes what is said in court. He quietly repeated the last words of each line in the second limerick, to which Peter and the panel picked up. He also had a wee bit of a hard time trying to come up with the correct rhyme for the last limerick.

Someone peeped in while Peter was doing the intro for the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round. Amy tried to get Peter and Carl accept "monkey" as a correct answer, but it wasn't the first answer she provided, which was "tiger", and the correct answer was "chimpanzee". A chimpanzee is an ape and not a monkey, which Peter said that listeners would write in if the two were mixed up.

"Get these mother-farting cows off... this mother-farted (sic) plane!". Enough said.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 16 (4/6)
Paula Poundstone: 15 (3/6)
P.J. O'Rourke: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Amy Schumer: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a date that goes horribly wrong, Not My Job about the House of David baseball team, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next major product to be recalled?
Paula and P.J. had a lively discussion about the study of birds getting "divorced" during the first panelist round. The Bluff the Listener contestant seemed to have had some kind of dating experience that influenced her choice of Roxanne's bluff.

Another instance in which all three panelists answered six questions correctly.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Mike Pesca Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 17 (3/7)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 17 (3/7)
Kyrie O'Connor: 16 (2/7)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Itzhak Perlman: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new tourist destination, Not My Job about Ron Perlman, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what group will Russia join, now that they are no longer in the G8?
Roy Blount Jr. sung a little ditty during the Who's Carl This Time? round on the topic of contraceptives that featured "rubber cement".
Kalamazoo, MI (Miller Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Brian Babylon: 17 (3/7)
Amy Dickinson: 15 (3/6)
Bobcat Goldthwait: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Terry Crews: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone standing up for what is right, Not My Job about cruise ships, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next great discovery in our universe?
During the second panelist round, there was a clarification on hips vs booty thanks to Brian Babylon. Also during the same round, Amy gave a hint to Brian's question that ended up being the correct answer. Amy refused to take the point and wanted to give it to Brian; so, Peter conferred with Carl and Carl gave the point to Brian.

For the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, Brian Babylon had received 8 bell dings for all eight questions answered. The transcript on NPR's site missed the ding for the "China" answer, even though it was correct and Brian did get a ding for his answer of "dancers". The overall standings did not change as Amy wouldn't have answered enough questions correctly to beat or tie Brian.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 15 (3/6)
Cindy Chupack: 11 (3/4)
Paula Poundstone: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Joby Ogwyn: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about alternate uses of cats, Not My Job about Paul McCartney's other band, Wings, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the World Wide Web celebrate its 25th birthday?
Paula Poundstone hit her stride when it came to the topic of cats, which started during the first panelist round and continued on to the Bluff the Listener round about alternate uses of cats.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 17 (3/7)
Faith Salie: 16 (2/7)
Mike Birbiglia: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Steward Copeland: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a Jeopardy! champion starting a new career, Not My Job about questionable police tactics, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what words will appear on the newly revamped SATs?
While the panelists were discussing the recent changes to the SAT exam, Faith Salie decided to use some elaborate words that one might find the SAT exams, stating that everyone uses such words.

During the first panelist round, Peter was about to give Faith a hint and he said "here's your excuse" instead of "here's your hint". Hilarity ensued.

When Peter was reading the first Not My Job question, he said "In 2011, an undercover sting, ha, run by...". The "ha" was in reference to The Police's front man Sting. After answering the last Not My Job question, Steward sung a dramatic tune as Peter was about to say that the answer was correct. While Peter rejected Steward's answer and started to explain the correct answer, Steward sung a "fail" tune in response.

Not too much laughter (or groaning) happened when Peter Sagal used "rhymean" as the Listener Limerick Challenge pun prior to the second panelist round. Peter then stated, "that one was good".

2014-03-01

Best Of
Repeat of 2012-09-01
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Alonzo Bodden
Jessi Klein
Mo Rocca
Roxanne Roberts
Adam Felber
Amy Dickinson
Paula Poundstone
Tom Bodett
Paul Provenza
Faith Salie
Charlie Pierce
Brian Babylon
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Jim Bouton: 2
Barry Sonnenfeld: 2
Kyle Gass and Jack Black of Tenacious D: 2
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite Wait Wait moments, including questions about IKEA and when science fiction meets science non-fiction
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Faith Salie: 14 (4/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 14 (4/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Mark Warner: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an amazing discovery in the art world, Not My Job about warnings, Secrets of the Amazon.com, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will organizers spice things up at the next Olympic games?
(N/A)
Phoenix, AZ (Comerica Theatre)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 18 (4/7)
Maz Jobrani: 14 (2/6)
Brian Babylon: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Jeff Flake: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the dangers of fish, Not My Job about non-Olympic winter sports, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: since Bob Costas has pinkeye, what will take out Matt Lauer?
Another instance in which Maz Jobrani used an accent in which both Peter and Maz noted that it could lead to more letters coming in from angry listeners.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 16 (4/6)
Tom Bodett: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Tom Bodett
Peter Guralnick: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone other than Facebook celebrating a 10th anniversary, Not My Job about K-Pop, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what we will be wasting our times on 10 years from now?
During the discussion about the conditions that journalists saw in Sochi prior to the opening ceremony at the Sochi Olympics and comparing them in the US, Tom started to describe Motel 6 without using their name; Tom Bodett is famous for being Motel 6's spokesperson.

Right after Peter explained the premise of the Bluff the Listener round to the listener, the listener asked if Roxanne was on the panel. When it was confirmed, the listener stated that he didn't have to go through the "charade" and picked Roxanne. This is in reference the number of times where Roxanne's bluff is chosen due to the believability of her stories, even if those stories are not correct ones. Peter Guralnick made a reference to this right before his first Not My Job question.

Peter Sagal accidentally said Ginger Roberts instead of Ginger Rogers. Both Peters had fun with this throughout the third Not My Job question.
Chicago, IL (University of Chicago)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Mo Rocca: 16 (2/7)
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6)
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Faith Salie
Paul Sereno: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a brother of a world lleader trying to make his way in the world, Not My Job about Barney the Dinosaur, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the highlight of the Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony?
The last time Mo Rocca was on the show (2013-11-16), Carl Kasell incorrectly counted and stated Roy Blount, Jr.'s score and give Roy the win, even though Mo Rocca actually had won. There was no mention about it on this show, though Mo Rocca did win and scores were counted properly.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Jessi Klein: 16 (4/6)
Hannibal Buress: 13 (1/6)
Brian Babylon: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Jessi Klein
Correct: Jessi Klein
Jim Cramer: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about freshman year discoveries, Not My Job about hedges and topiary, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the biggest surprise in President Obama's "State of the Union" speech?
The edited version of the show only had 7 of 8 questions for Hannibal Buress, with five being answered correctly. Carl stated that Hannibal answered 6 correctly, meaning that the question cut was answered correctly or there was a mis-count. If Hannibal had answered only 5 questions correct, he would have had a total of 11 points.

When Peter asked Carl how many questions Jessi had to answer to win, Carl stated that she would need "4 to tie, 5 to win outright". That would only be true if Brian Babylon was in the lead with 12 points against Hannibal's 11 points, not 13 as Carl tallied. There would be no way for Jessi to tie with Hannibal due to Jessi starting the round with an even number of points while Hannibal started and ended with an odd number.

In the end, it didn't matter for Jessi had more than enough correct answers to surpass either Hannibal or Brian. But, it does affect placement for Hannibal and Brian as their placement would actually get swapped.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 14 (2/6)
Luke Burbank: 13 (3/5)
P.J. O'Rourke: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Doris Kearns Goodwin: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about scenarios where someone yelled "I want (Paul) Krugman!", Not My Job about leaders from science fiction, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will A-Rod do now that he isn't playing baseball?
When Peter started to ask Amy a question for the second panelist round, Amy responded begrudgingly with "Ugh... what?".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 17 (3/7)
Charlie Pierce: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Mary Matalin: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about terrible presentation tactics, Not My Job about the best media errors of 2013, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the mayor of Fort Lee, NJ get revenge on Gov. Chris Christie.
Mary Maitlin cursed and was bleeped when she tried to skirt from saying her nickname for George W. Bush, yet Peter said that it was included in her book.

Possibly due to editing of the show, there were only six dings to Adam Felber's seven correct answers. Carl Kasell noted the correct amount for points.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone
Roy Blount, Jr.
Jessi Klein
Paul Provenza
Amy Dickinson
Charlie Pierce
Mo Rocca
Alonzo Bodden
Faith Salie
Maz Jobrani
Kyrie O'Connor
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Jeff Garlin: 2
John Hodgman: 2
Amy Sedaris: 1
Tig Notaro: 2
Jim Gaffigan: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite comedian Not My Job guests
(N/A)

2013

Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paul Provenza
Adam Felber
Paula Poundstone
Roxanne Roberts
Maz Jobrani
Charlie Pierce
Kyrie O'Connor
Tom Bodett
Brian Babylon
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Shirley Jones: 2
James Carville: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! looking back at some of the fans's favorite segments and guests
Excluding the two Not My Job segments, the fan favorite segments in this show are the same ones that aired in the 2009-08-29 Best Of... episode.
Memphis, TN (Orpheum Theatre)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15 (3/6)
Tom Bodett: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Carla Thomas: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a story that contain the phrase "hands off me nuts", Not My Job about other people who are also named Thomas, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next thing revealed to be useless?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Maz Jobrani: 13 (3/5)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Oscar Isaac: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about surprising trends that emerged this year, Not My Job about filk music, Guess the Newsmaker, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big baby name in 2014?
Peter made a note about Maz Jobrani's use of an Indian accent during Maz's bluff in that the staff should be prepared for a wave of listener letters. Maz noted that he even toned down his accent. Maz asked if he could attempt an accent during the Listener Limerick Challenge round.

The "Guess the Newsmaker" segment made its return to the show after a long hiatus.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 17 (3/7)
Alonzo Bodden: 14 (2/6)
Adam Felber: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Nick Lowe: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about innovations to bring Detroit back, Not My Job about hilarious instances of human kindness, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will other companies use drones after Amazon announced delivery by drones?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.
Jessi Klein
Paula Poundstone
Bobcat Goldthwait
Brian Babylon
Roxanne Roberts
Mo Rocca
Alonzo Bodden
P.J. O'Rourke
Kyrie O'Connor
Adam Felber
Peter Grosz
Amy Dickinson
Tom Bodett
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Jack Gantos: 2
Barry Sonnenfeld: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring things that Wait Wait panelists and staff are thankful for from the show
Returning from the first break in the program, Peter Sagal "pressed" one of the buttons in the studio recording room which caused the beginning of All Things Considered's theme to play. It was cut short and Peter reacted with "that's awful".
Elkhart, IN (Lemer Theatre)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 17 (3/7)
Faith Salie: 12 (2/5)
Brian Babylon: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Brian Babylon
Muffet McGraw: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about reasons why you might want to visit airplane bathrooms, Not My Job about nursery rhymes and children songs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what surprise hit game will be now that the XBOX One and Playstation 4 are out?
During the Who's Carl This Time? round, the listener contestant had someone in the background and helped provide an answer to the question.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 13 (3/5)
Amy Dickinson: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Chris Hadfield: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the military being used in a non-military way, Not My Job about lesser-known Toms, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first thing delievered by the Post Office on Sunday?
At the beginning of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Mo Rocca had 2 points while Roy Blount, Jr. and Amy Dickinson had three points. According to both the podcast version of the show and the transcript, Roy answered five questions correctly and would have had a total of 13 points and came in 2nd after Mo Rocca. For some reason, Carl stated that Roy had a total of 17 points, which would have required Roy to answer two additional questions correctly for a total of nine questions, one more than the usual maximum of 8 questions.

Due to this significant discrepancy, the record shows the properly counted scores.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 15 (3/6)
P.J. O'Rourke: 10 (2/4)
Bobcat Goldthwait: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Nick Offerman: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people going to extreme lengths to be polite, Not My Job about extreme, masculine sports, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Toronto Mayor Rob Ford do after he leaves office?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Faith Salie: 14 (4/5)
Tom Bodett: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Billy Collins: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a current problem at the Dell Computer Company, Not My Job about Phil Collins, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be revealed to be the one person the NSA is not spying on?
Due to some people taking offense to the Polish Union story/bluff from the previous week's Bluff the Listener segment (for the record, it was Peter Grosz's bluff), Wait Wait had comedian T.J. Jagodowski on the line to crack jokes at NPR and NPR listeners. T.J. Jagodowski and Peter Grosz are featured together in TV adverts for Sonic.

Carl Kasell gave a bell ding to Tom's answer of "go cup for his drunken streets (sic)", even though the proper answer would have been "beer".
Cincinatti, OH (Cincinnati Music Hall)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Mo Rocca: 16 (4/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (2/6)
Peter Grosz: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
John Lithgow: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an old joke coming to life, Not My Job about three of the most terrible products brought to market, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will President Obama pitch on TV after his presidency is over?
In the radio/podcast version of the show, Mo's edited Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank only had him answering 4 out of 6 questions correctly; even though, Carl stated that Mo answered 6 correctly at the end of the round. That meant that Mo had to have answered the two other (unaired) questions correct.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor
Paula Poundstone
Adam Felber
Charlie Pierce
Tom Bodett
Roxanne Roberts
Peter Grosz
Mo Rocca
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Jeff Bridges: 1
Henry Winkler: 2
Tony Danza: 2
Erykah Badu: 3
Melinda Gates: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring Not My Job guest interviews from 2013
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Jessi Klein: 15 (3/6)
Luke Burbank: 12 (2/5)
Brian Babylon: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Jessi Klein
Correct: Jessi Klein
Bob Odenkirk: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an unusual family reunion, Not My Job about inspiring and heroic lawyers, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what new category will the Nobel Prize Committee reveal next year?
Jessi Klein stated that her win this week was her first win on the show; but, she actually won for the first time on the 2013-03-02 show (taped on 2013-02-28).
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 16 (4/6)
Charlie Pierce: 15 (3/6)
Maz Jobrani: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Shirley Jones: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about how "Sex and The City" still holds influence today, Not My Job about the sport of partridge shooting, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what are the unexpected benefits of the government shutdown?
Maz Jobrani answered six Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correctly (including the last one in which Maz's answer of "(David) Cameron's cat" was accepted by Peter Sagal and a bell ding given). Carl stated that Maz had only answered five questions correct. This will not Maz's first run-in with an incorrect answer/point count, as it also happened on the 2012-06-12 show. Unlike the outcome of 2012-06-16's show, Maz would have still come in third place with the correct score count.
Baton Rouge, LA (Baton Rouge River Center)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 12 (2/5)
Brian Babylon: 11 (3/4)
Tom Bodett: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Brian Babylon
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
James Carville: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a place that implemented a dress code, Not My Job about couple who are awfully lot alike, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be done with the new island off of Pakistan?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 15 (3/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 12 (2/5)
Jessi Klein: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Jeff Garlin: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a big change in the dance club scene, Not My Job about The IgNobels, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Google do after they conquer death?
In the radio/podcast version of the show, it appeared that Jessi only had answered two Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correct even though Carl noted she had answered three correct.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Mo Rocca: 11 (3/4)
P.J. O'Rourke: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Mark Leibovich: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a company revamping its public image, Not My Job about King Louis XIV, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Russian President Vladimir Putin write a column about next?
P.J.'s default answer for Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank seemed to be "twerked" and for his panelist prediction. Faith's response to coconuts being investigated for vote rigging was "bananas". Faith ended up with a Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank queston whose answer was "twerking".

Part of Peter's explanation of Faith's last Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question had an expletive and was bleeped.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Alonzo Bodden: 16 (2/6)
Adam Felber: 14 (4/5)
Neko Case: 6 (2/2)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Baz Luhrmann: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people who are bad at their jobs, Not My Job about Austria, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will swimmer Diana Nyad cough up after all that time in the water?
Peter almost said "Fucking, Australia" instead of "Fucking, Austria" (which is coincidentally funny since the Not My Job plays on people confusing Australia and Austria). Baz came back and said "there's not Fucking in Australia". They decided to move on afterwards in case someone slipped and used the word in the other manner. And yes, the name/word "Fucking", along with the phonetic spelling "Fooking", made it into the transcript for the segment on NPR.org.

During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Adam Felber whispered the correct answer to Alonzo Bodden for Alonzo's last question and Alonzo repeated it and he didn't get a bell ding for it nor did Carl consider it a correct response when totting up the points (started with 2, six correct for a total of 14 points). Alonzo Bodden did the same for Neko Case and she got points for it. Neko Case uttered an expletive for the answer to her last question. At the end of the segment, Carl stated that Alonzo had 16 points.
Lenox, MA (Tanglewood/Koussevitsky Music Shed)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 15 (3/6)
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Amy Dickinson: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Emanuel Ax: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new restaurant concept, Not My Job about Axe body spray, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next work we'll learn next?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 16 (2/7)
Kyrie O'Connor: 15 (3/6)
Adam Felber: 14 (4/5)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Tony Danza: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a college that upgraded its image, Not My Job about people who are the boss, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will ESPN do to stay the leader in sports?
The third choice for each of the Not My Job questions was Bruce Springsteen, who's nickname is "The Boss". Tony Danza actually answered the third question with Bruce Springsteen, which was not correct.

Also, the CEO of Cisco Systems is actually John Chambers, not Sandy Lerner as noted as the correct answer for the second Not My Job question. Sandy Lerner is one of Cisco's co-founders, but was never the CEO for Cisco.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone
Tom Bodett
Mo Rocca
Roy Blount, Jr.
Paul Provenza
Adam Felber
Roxanne Roberts
Ken Jennings
Amy Dickinson
Charlie Pierce
Angela Nissel
Kyrie O'Connor
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Kevin Fitzgerald: 2
Bob Freer: 0
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring animal related moments and stories
Many of the segments and both Not My Job segments are the same ones aired during the similarly themed Best Of show on 2009-08-22 (and repeated on 2010-11-27).
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Mo Rocca
Adam Felber
Faith Salie
Kyrie O'Connor
Brian Babylon
Jessi Klein
Alonzo Bodden
P.J. O'Rourke
Roxanne Roberts
Tom Bodett
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Michele Tafoya: 2
Jackie Joyner-Kersee: 3
Jon Miller: 1
Nik Wallenda: 2
Abby Wambach: 3
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring a sports or sports-related Not My Job guests
(N/A)
Asheville, NC (Thomas Wolfe Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Brian Babylon: 15 (3/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Bobcat Goldthwait: 7 (3/2)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Charles Frazier: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people getting in trouble for copying something they read in a book, Not My Job about Frasier Crane, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Alex Rodriguez do after baseball?
All three panelists were tied with three points each at the beginning of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round. Bobcat's first attempt to answer his third question got bleeped.
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.
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 
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 
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.
St. Louis, MO (Powell Hall)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis
Mo Rocca: 17 (5/6)
Kyrie O'Connor: 12 (2/5)
Brian Babylon: 11 (1/5)
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Jackie Joyner-Kersee: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new ways for governments to control citizens's lives, Not My Job about curses from around the world, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will President Obama do to make people care about climate change?
Mo Rocca is right to be shocked at starting the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round with 5 points, as it does not happen too often.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Jessi Klein: 13 (3/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Jessi Klein
Correct: Jessi Klein
Booker T. Jones: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new technique for women to avoid unwanted attention, Not My Job about Funyuns, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what is next for (soon to be former) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The first listener contestant, Affan, gave Peter a hint on how to pronounce his name correct with the question, "do you know what a baby deer is". Peter answered with "A baby deer is a doe? No, a baby deer is a fawn", to which the panelists, including Paula, razzed Peter. Peter then said "Welcome, a doe" to comedic effect before the first question of the round. Also, Affan guessed "poop less" as the answer for the second question of the same round.

For the third Not My Job question, Booker T. Jones said that he had heard Bon Jovi sing a song with the name "Funyuns" at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which was option "B". Although the researched correct answer was "C", Booker didn't initially get a point for the question, but Bill Kurtis gave him the point.

During the Listener Limerick Round, Peter noted that the luxury hotel for dogs should be called "The Fur Seasons"; in which, the audience groaned at the pun. Paula stepped in to say that was the fourth time Peter had gotten that reaction. That prompted Peter to ask Paula, "are you keeping count!?!".

A portion of Jessi's guess for her last Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question was bleeped.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis
Faith Salie: 14 (4/5)
Luke Burbank: 12 (4/4)
Bobcat Goldthwait: 9 (1/4)
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Faith Salie
Buzz Aldrin: 3 *
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the secret lives of cats, Not My Job about "mooning", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person to flee the country?
Even though Buzz Aldrin only answered one Not My Job question correct, Bill Kurtis decided to give Buzz all three correct. This isn't the first time that either the host or the scorekeeper overruled and allowed the Not My Job guest to win the prize for the listener even though the guest didn't answer 2 or 3 questions correctly. The last time was on 2005-06-25, in which Maj. Robert Bateman didn't answer the first two Not My Job questions correctly, in which Peter gave an exception and said if Maj. Robert Bateman answered the third question correctly, he would win the prize and promptly did so.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis
Roxanne Roberts: 19 (3/8)
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6)
P.J. O'Rourke: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Tom Bodett
Nik Wallenda: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about smarter than average animals, Not My Job about extreme clumsiness at work, Listener Limerick Challenage, Panelist Predictions: what surprising image will be found while the government snoops around our computer activities?
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Peter asked P.J. "Queen Elizabeth recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of her what?", P.J. answered "reign". Peter said, "not technically" and said the correct answer was "coronation" and P.J. didn't get a point. That led to the audience booing, in which Peter and Bill reversed their decision and allowed the answer.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis
Roy Blount, Jr.: 16 (4/6)
Ken Jennings: 16 (4/6)
Amy Dickinson: 15 (3/6)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Deepak Chopra: 0
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the government making cash cool again, Not My Job about Marche du Film, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next big bromance?
Minneapolis, MN (Orpheum Theatre)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis
Adam Felber: 16 (4/6)
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Faith Salie: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Michele Tafoya: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone turning trash into a must-have item, Not My Job about men's-only clubs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Apple repair their image?
Another instance in which the Bagnoli surname was used in Mo's bluff. Peter pronounced the name of the "Kokomo" Indiana Indian tribe differently than Mo Rocca used in his bluff as "KOH-koh-mo", instead of "Kuh-koh-MO". Mo was extremely quick to correct Peter.

The audience tried to help out Michele with the second Not My Job question by yelling out "C", which Michele chose. Both the audience and Michele were wrong, the correct answer was "B".

During the second panel round, Mo asked, kind of forcibly, "Well, how the heck does it work?" when discussing about 3D pizza printers. This lead to a nice bit of laughter from Adam. Mo also made a really good/bad pun by saying "it's a place for you can Czech (check) each other out", as the city of Prague is in the Czech Republic.

The listener contestant went into another voice when completing the first Listener Limerick. Hilarity ensued.

When Bill Kurtis was about to say how many questions Adam needs to answer correctly to win, Mo said "Oh God, please lose...". Adam laughed and said something like "That's so wrong(?)" After answering six correct, Adam said that he was rooting for Mo, then Faith.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6)
Kyrie O'Connor: 14 (2/6)
Bobcat Goldthwait: 9 (1/4)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Bobcat Goldthwait
Alice Cooper: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people behaving badly, Not My Job about Mike, a chicken from the 1940s who lost its head, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will failed-spy Ryan Fogle do next?
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Bobcat answered a question with "relocation", in which the official answer was "witness protection". Bobcat was not given a point for it until the audience groaned and Bill Kurtis reconsidered and give Bobcat the point. Later in the round, Tom answered a question about making permitting women to "bare their breasts" in public with "breast feeding". Since the latter requires the former, Tom did get the point for his answer.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis
Charlie Pierce: 14 (4/5)
Brian Babylon: 12 (2/5)
Roxanne Roberts: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Brian Babylon
Eric Schmidt: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a photo of Tom Selleck, Not My Job about things that are un-Googleable, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the cicadas be suprised to see in 17 years?
Peter let Eric Schmidt use Google search to find out answers to his second and third Not My Job questions. No one should let Peter use the phrase "gangster banging" again.
New York City, NY (New York University's Skirball Center)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Mo Rocca: 18 (4/7)
Paula Poundstone: 13 (3/5)
Tom Bodett: 13 (1/6)
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Steve Martin: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a simple fix for an old problem, Not My Job about dull and boring things at "A Boring Conference" held in London, Listener Limerick Challenges, Panelist Predictions: what will the first postcard from a space tourist say?
This show was taped at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts for a live cinecast to many cinemas around the United States. The same show was also shown at additional cinemas on May 7th and in Canada on May 11th.

I attended the live taping at Skirball Center, sitting at the end of row F with a center view of the main show's setup.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 17 (3/7)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 14 (2/6)
Maz Jobrani: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Kal Penn: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new product to help you deal with family, Not My Job about microbiome, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will make headlines at the future Obama Presidential Library?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor
Paula Poundstone
Adam Felber
Roy Blount, Jr.
Firoozeh Dumas
Brian Babylon
Roxanne Roberts
Luke Burbank
Tom Bodett
Peter Grosz
Mo Rocca
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Jeff Bridges: 1
Arne Duncan: 2
Al Gore: 3
Erykah Badu: 3
Melinda Gates: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring Not My Job guest interviews from earlier this year
The Not My Job segment with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan featured the interesting discussion with Paula Poundstone. The show also included additional Not My Job content with former Vice President Al Gore that didn't make it on air.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 13 (3/5)
Luke Burbank: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Mark Bittman: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about hipster trends, Not My Job about Batman, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Anthony Weiner use as a campaign slogan?
Faith Salie asked if "Batman & Robin" movie is the one which Batman had nipples. At which, Mark Bittman responded with, "that answers the first question" and Peter stating, facetiously, that he will never invite Faith Salie back on to the show. Mark was in fact right that it was the correct answer to the first question and was the only question Mark answered correctly.

At the beginning of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, when Carl provided the panelist's scores and standings in which Luke was third with 2 points, Peter said, "Luke you're definitely going to go third". Luke actually went first. Funnily enough, Luke ended up coming in third at the end of the round.
Rockford, IL (Coronado Performing Arts Center)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Brian Babylon: 14 (2/6)
Peter Grosz: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Rick Nielsen: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about stories of interest to dogs, Not My Job about sheep tricks, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next revered figure to fall?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Tom Bodett Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 18 (2/8)
Kyrie O'Connor: 16 (2/7)
P.J. O'Rourke: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: P.J. O'Rourke
Correct: P.J. O'Rourke
Aaron Neville: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone's attempt to appear more popular, Not My Job about Jeopardy! champions, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the 17 year old British programmer spend his $30 million he got from Yahoo!?
Carl Kasell introduced Tom Bodett as "filling in for Drew Carey, filling in for Peter Sagal". Tom Bodett went all folksy during the intro portion, with Carl trying to translate it into NPR-speak. Tom Bodett was bleeped twice while asking and explaining the second Not My Job question.

Tom Bodett followed Peter Sagal's bad punnage regarding the Listener Limerick Challenge round at the beginning of the second panelist round. In this case, Tom based his puns on his famous Motel 6 ad line. At the beginning of the Listener Limerick Challenge, Tom said, "it's Rhyme Time" almost in the same manner he says "It's Mime Time" on The Animaniacs.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis
Amy Dickinson: 17 (3/7)
Charlie Pierce: 13 (3/5)
Tom Bodett: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Tom Bodett
Apollo Robbins: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about creative justice for criminals, Not My Job about Hot Pockets, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next thing scientists will try to bring back from extinction.
Another instance in which all three correct answers for the Not My Job round were "B". Bill Kurtis okay'd Tom Bodett's answer of "statue of a car" during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round when the proper answer was a full-scale snow sculpture of a VW Beetle after some questioning of "statue of a car" versus "snow sculpture".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Faith Salie: 12 (2/5)
Paula Poundstone: 11 (3/4)
Bobcat Goldthwait: 4 (2/1)
Chosen: Bobcat Goldthwait
Correct: Bobcat Goldthwait
Huey Lewis: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people going on vacation and getting into trouble, Not My Job about mistakes in the news, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg try to ban next?
If Peter hadn't accepted Bobcat's answer of "Exacto Knife" during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Bobcat would have repeated Paula's incredibly hilarious zero correct answers from 2008-03-29 and scoring two points.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis
Roy Blount, Jr.: 17 (3/7)
Paula Poundstone: 13 (3/5)
Firoozeh Dumas: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Firoozeh Dumas
Correct: Firoozeh Dumas
Arne Duncan: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about attempts to improve your commute, Not My Job about the education of secretaries, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person to filibuster and why?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis
Jessi Klein: 12 (2/5)
Mo Rocca: 11 (3/4)
Alonzo Bodden: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Jon Miller: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new foreign TV show, Not My Job about strange food, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: where will horses turn up next?
Mo Rocca was in great form for the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, particularly after Peter asked Bill Kurtis if Mo did well enough to win. Bill Kurtis simply answered, "No." At which, Mo said that Bill should have built up the suspense and then said Carl would normally have said, though in a semi-whiny manner: "He needed five correct answers, but he only had four. So, the winner this week is Jessi Klein."
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts
P.J. O'Rourke
Alonzo Bodden
Brian Babylon
Amy Dickinson
Adam Felber
Tom Bodett
Paula Poundstone
Jessi Klein
Charlie Pierce
Paula Pell
Roy Blount, Jr.
Maz Jobrani
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Martha Stewart: 0
Jake Tapper: 2
Bonnie Raitt: 3
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell: 1
John Irving: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring Not My Job guest interviews
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Brian Babylon: 17 (3/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Luke Burbank: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Al Gore: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the trials of modern childhood, Not My Job about Shetland ponies, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will replace wrestling in the Olympics?
Carl Kasell was a little bit generous with handing out points to Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank answers, which lead to a bit of humor related to Roxanne's last question of the round.
Dallas, TX (AT&T Performing Arts Center)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 17 (5/6)
Paula Poundstone: 11 (1/5)
Tom Bodett: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Erykah Badu: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone getting in the mood for love, Not My Job about super-specialized dating sites, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: where will the next historical figure be found?
Paula tried to not have Peter to say that she was in third at the beginning of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round. Unfortunately, Peter mentioned that she was in third and Paula ran with it by continually saying that she was in third.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Charlie Pierce: 14 (4/5)
Brian Babylon: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Faith Salie
Mae Jemison: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the unintended consequence of progress, Not My Job about the airport shuttle, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: which Super Bowl ad will everyone be talking about on Monday?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Maz Jobrani: 15 (3/6)
Amy Dickinson: 15 (3/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Guy Kawasaki: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a citizen's newly-won rights, Not My Job about Scientology, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person to fake a performance?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Peter Grosz: 17 (3/7)
Mo Rocca: 16 (2/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (4/5)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Melinda Gates: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the day in the life of Las Vegas resident Wayne Dobson, Not My Job about gifts given to Queen Elizabeth II, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big confession to make the news?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 17 (3/7)
Adam Felber: 17 (3/7)
Paula Poundstone: 13 (2/6)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Jeff Bridges: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about parents trying to motivate their adult children, Not My Job about The Bridges of Madison County, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: whose head will be on the $1 Trillion coin?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
P.J. O'Rourke
Paula Poundstone
Luke Burbank
Amy Dickinson
Alonzo Bodden
Mo Rocca
Tom Bodett
Faith Salie
Roxanne Roberts
Adam Felber
Roy Blount, Jr.
Jessi Klein
Peter Grosz
Julia Sweeney
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Peter Grosz
Paula Deen: 2
Sam Kass: 3
Neko Case: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! with the focus on food and eating. Segments include: Eat This, Bluff the Listener about a kitchen utensil used in a new way and three Not My Job segments about tofu, things that are bad for you and Necco wafers
(N/A)

2012

2012-12-29

Repeat of 2012-08-25
North Bethesda, MD (Music Center at Strathmore)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 18 (4/7)
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6)
Jessi Klein: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Jessi Klein
Correct: Jessi Klein
Sir Peter Westmacott: 2
The Magna Carl-A, Bluff the Listener about political adversaries coming together, Not My Job about strange doings in school halls of power, Tippecanoe And Carl Too, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will finally make Republicans and Democrats come together?
Repeat of 2012-08-25 show. See notes re: Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round in the original show notes.

Special topic show with a look at politics, here and abroad, past and present.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (5/5)
Brian Babylon: 12 (2/5)
Bobcat Goldthwait: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Fred Armisen: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people trying to ruin Christmas, Not My Job about Poynter's list of best/worst journalistic errors of 2012, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will America look like after falling off of the fiscal cliff?
When the listener tried to decide which bluff to choose, the listener mentioned that she didn't want to initially choose Roxanne's bluff as many other listeners have and did not choose the correct bluff. In this case, Roxanne's bluff was the correct one.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 17 (3/7)
Luke Burbank: 14 (2/6)
Jessi Klein: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Francis Collins: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people spending a lot of money on something, Not My Job about athletes finding new and surprising ways to injure themeselves, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what big newmakers will get for Christmas?
(N/A)
Los Angeles, CA (Nokia Theatre)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 16 (2/7)
Maz Jobrani: 12 (4/4)
Paula Poundstone: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Hugh Bonneville: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about fathers going all out to impress their kids, Not My Job about TLC show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will happen when the world doesn't end on December 21st.
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 13 (3/5)
Brian Babylon: 11 (3/4)
Amy Dickinson: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Brian Babylon
Correct: Brian Babylon
Jake Tapper: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about last week's Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade, Not My Job about Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will President Obama and Mitt Romney do on their next date?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson
Roy Blount, Jr.
Tom Bodett
Kyrie O'Connor
Charlie Pierce
P.J. O'Rourke
Luke Burbank
Paula Poundstone
Mo Rocca
Simon Amstell
Adam Felber
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Bobak Ferdowsi and Adam Steltzner: 2
Neil deGrasse Tyson: 0
Adam Riess: 2
Paul Krugman: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring Not My Job guests that are all about the sciences. Also features a segment about Simon Amstell and other panelists's shows off their science smarts
(N/A)
Milwaukee, WI (Riverside Theater)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Faith Salie: 19 (3/8)
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Charlie Pierce: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Randy Sprecher: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about supply and demand, Not My Job about violent prohibitionist Carrie Nation, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next scandal will be uncovered?
The phone call audio cut out while the listener contestant for the Listener Limerick Challenge said what she does, right after she said "I am a horse...". The word that got cut out was "trainer". Peter and the panelists had a bit of fun with that. Right after Carl said the second Limerick, the audience completed the limerick before the listener contestant could.

The last time that a panelist has scored 19 points was on 2011-09-17 by Roxanne Roberts.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Alonzo Bodden: 12 (2/5)
P.J. O'Rourke: 10 (4/3)
Chosen: P.J. O'Rourke
Correct: P.J. O'Rourke
Martha Stewart: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about green living gone wrong, Not My Job about terrible do-it-yourself projects, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will President Obama do in his second term?
Martha Stewart got bleeped while saying that she couldn't stop correcting people who don't know how to properly remove pomegranate seeds from the shell.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Luke Burbank: 15 (3/6)
Firoozeh Dumas: 12 (2/5)
Paula Poundstone: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Firoozeh Dumas
Correct: Firoozeh Dumas
Dr. Wayne Clough: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about how The New York Times is trying to maintain its reputation, Not My Job about stuff that isn't worth keeping, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will happen with the 2016 Presidential race begins next Wednesday?
Due to an editing quirk, the gong sounded before Peter started asking Paula's last Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round question.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Drew Carey Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6)
Brian Babylon: 14 (2/6)
Kyrie O'Connor: 13 (1/6)
Chosen: Brian Babylon
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Abby Wambach: 3
Who's Carl (Dressing Up As) This Time?, Bluff the Listener about newfangled punishments, Not My Job about wombats, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next superhero to make a major life change?
Drew Carey had a bit of fun with saying that he was a soccer fan while Peter Sagal was not. This is in reference to the several times that Peter has mocked soccer, the World Cup and during the Not My Job segment with Steven Cohen on 2006-05-27. Drew is also a co-owner of the MLS team Seattle Sounders FC.

Drew Carey had Tom Bodett do the "We'll leave your head on for you" a la Motel 6 ads. Tom then said, "Deep Six Morgue Hotel: We'll leave your head on for you".

All three panelists each answered six Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correctly. The last two times this has happened was 2009-09-12 and 2012-04-14.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Luke Burbank: 12 (2/5)
Faith Salie: 12 (2/5)
Charlie Pierce: 12 (4/4)
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Faith Salie
Nancy Pelosi: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about job creators, Not My Job about men who have broken the gender barrier, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big October Surprise in the Presidential race?
Another case in which each of the correct answers for the Not My Job segment questions were "B".

All three panelists finished in a tie with 12 points each. Last show that ended with a three-way tie was the 2012-09-29 show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber
Roy Blount, Jr.
Paula Poundstone
Charlie Pierce
Sue Ellicott
Tom Bodett
Paul Provenza
Alison Stewart
Kyrie O'Connor
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Tom Hanks: 2
Kevin Clash and Elmo: 2
Carrie Fisher: 1
Linda Ronstadt: 1
Don LaFontaine: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Not My Job segments over the years
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 16 (4/6)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Maz Jobrani: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Ben Folds: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about awesome summer vacations, Not My Job about Arnold Schwarzenegger's memoir, "Total Recall", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what was President Obama writing down during the first Presidential debate?
Paula Poundstone went through her rants about the dubious and pointless studies.

The last time Maz Jobrani was on the show, 2012-06-16, Carl only credited Maz for five correct answers even though he had answered six correctly. This error was not mentioned or corrected on this show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Grosz Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 14 (2/6)
Adam Felber: 14 (2/6)
Brian Babylon: 14 (4/5)
Chosen: Brian Babylon
Correct: Adam Felber
Chris Kluwe: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about organizations forced to state the obvious, Not My Job about the Ig Nobel awards, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise at the first Presidential debate?
Another show that ended in a three-way tie. The last three-way tie happened on 2012-08-18, in which all three panelists also had 14 points each.
Atlanta, GA (Fox Theatre)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Mo Rocca: 18 (4/7)
Faith Salie: 14 (2/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 9 (1/4)
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Thomas Frieden: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about things what we thought to have been true but aren't, Not My Job about viral marketing campaigns gone awry, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next hidden video surprise?
In the edited version of the show, only six of Mo Rocca's questions was played even though he had answered seven questions correct.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis
Roxanne Roberts: 18 (4/7)
Charlie Pierce: 17 (3/7)
P.J. O'Rourke: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: P.J. O'Rourke
George R. R. Martin: 1
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people recycling things that we don't want recycled, Not My Job about things that rhyme with thrones, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next YouTube video to cause a riot?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis
Tom Bodett: 16 (2/7)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Jessi Klein: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Jessi Klein
Correct: Tom Bodett
Bonnie Raitt: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about creative engagement proposals, Not My Job about Donnie Raitt, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be this election's October Surprise be?
Tom Bodett snapped Paula Poundstone's six game streak of coming in first after the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Alonzo Bodden
Jessi Klein
Mo Rocca
Roxanne Roberts
Adam Felber
Amy Dickinson
Paula Poundstone
Tom Bodett
Paul Provenza
Faith Salie
Charlie Pierce
Brian Babylon
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Jim Bouton: 2
Barry Sonnenfeld: 2
Kyle Gass and Jack Black of Tenacious D: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! end of summer special, featuring favorite Wait Wait moments, including questions about IKEA and when science fiction meets science non-fiction
(N/A)
North Bethesda, MD (Music Center at Strathmore)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 18 (4/7)
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6)
Jessi Klein: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Jessi Klein
Correct: Jessi Klein
Sir Peter Westmacott: 2
The Magna Carl-A, Bluff the Listener about political adversaries coming together, Not My Job about strange doings in school halls of power, Tippecanoe And Carl Too, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will finally make Republicans and Democrats come together?
Special topic show with a look at politics, here and abroad, past and present.

In the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Tom Bodett didn't get the "correct" and a ding on the sixth correct answer; but, Carl did count it as correct in the score. When Carl was asked how many questions Charlie Pierce need to answer correctly to win, Carl said seven. In fact, Charlie would have only needed six to win: Tom Bodett had 15 points and Charlie started with 4, meaning answering six questions correctly would add 12 points for a total of 16 points. 16 > 15. Either way, Charlie did answer seven questions correctly.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Legendary Anchorman" Bill Kurtis
Luke Burbank: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (4/5)
Faith Salie: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Faith Salie
Mike Birbiglia: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about struggling businesses improving customer service, Not My Job about Julia Child, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will President Obama choose as his running mate if he were to drop Vice President Biden?
Another three-way tie. Although Paula did not win outright in this game, Paula's winning streak is now up to six games.

In the edited version of the show, they only included five of Paula's questions for the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round; in which, Paula answered four of those correctly.
Portland, ME (Merrill Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 15 (3/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 14 (2/6)
Tom Bodett: 11 (1/5)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Bobak Ferdowsi and Adam Steltzner: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about office dangers, Not My Job about the candy company Mars, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the Curiosity Rover find on Mars?
Peter mispronounced Bobak Ferdowsi's last name as "Ferdowski" when he introduced them at the beginning and end of the Not My Job segment. It doesn't seem like Peter is alone in mispronouncing Bobak's last name.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 17 (3/7)
Adam Felber: 15 (3/6)
Paula Pell: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unauthorized Olympics tie-ins, Not My Job about Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: after alienating viewers with poor Olympics coverage, how will NBC win them back?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 14 (4/6)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Simon Amstell: 6 (2/2)
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Paul Krugman: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an unlikely club, Not My Job about diplomatic gift giving, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Mitt Romney bring back from his trip abroad?
First appearance of Simon Amstell as a panelist. Simon either really didn't know or feigned ignorance about Pippa Middleton. Simon's comment about falling out of a certain body part was carefully trimmed out of the radio/podcast version of the show; but, it did make it, albeit bleeped, in the 2012-11-24 Best Of show.

The listener for the Listener Limerick Challenge noted that she worked for the Word division at Microsoft. Peter started to provide a suggestion and the listener retorted that he would "have to get close", as in the spelling of the word for auto-correct/spellcheck to work. Mo Rocca would use this same retort back to the listener after she could initially guess one of the answers.

During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Simon was trying to figure out an answer while questioning/repeating the bits of the question repeatedly. This caused Peter to ask Simon "we speak the same language, do we not?". Normally Mo usually has the "stream of consciousness" when it comes to answer questions and leads to a long Lightning round, but was easily beaten by Simon in this show.

Simon may have had the last laugh when Mo Rocca was working on figuring out an answer and Simon swiped Mo with "Oh, dear", causing Mo to crack up and feel shamed.

I can safely say that the edited version for radio and for the podcast will be pretty tame compared to what was at the live taping. The live taping version gets a rating of 11 out of 10. And yes, I was there and lived to tell about it. :)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 14 (4/5)
Brian Babylon: 12 (2/5)
Jessi Klein: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Brian Babylon
Norton Juster: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about dangers of self-help books, Not My Job about Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what is hiding in Mitt Romney's tax returns?
This marks another show in which all three panelists are comedians.

Paula noted that she had won the last three times that she has been on the show. In fact, Paula has won the last four times she has been on: 2012-03-31, 2012-04-28, 2012-05-26 and 2012-06-23. Paula was also having fun with the fact that she has won the last four times she has been on. By winning this game, Paula's winning streak has been extended to five games.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 18 (4/7)
Peter Grosz: 12 (2/5)
Bobcat Goldthwait: 6 (2/2)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Brooke Shields: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about celebrity workplace hazards, Not My Job about three Calvins that aren't Calvin Klein, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise at Olympic Opening Ceremonies?
Bobcat Goldthwait joins the panel.

The listener was a bit impatient and wanted to move on to the next question after answering the first Listener Limerick Challenge question. This also happened with a listener from the Listener Limerick Challenge from the 2006-09-30 show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
(N/A)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Ice-T: 2
Tony Shalhoub: 1
Bill Clinton: 3
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, featuring several listener favorites: What's Carl This Time?, Ice-T is asked about pantyhose, Peter's penchant for bad "rhyme" puns, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Tony Shaloub answers questions about nuns, Mo Moments and Bill Clinton playing Not My Job about My Little Ponies
Before playing the clips of Carl Kasell yelling "GOOOOAL" and mimicking the sound of a vuvuzela, Peter mentioned that the clips came from two shows in July 2010. In fact, the first clip came from the Not My Job round of the 2010-06-12 show and the vuvuzela clip came from the "Who's Carl This Time?" round from 2010-06-19.

Since the Mo Moments segment is a repeat of the one from the 2011-08-27 show, my name is mentioned on this show as well. w00t!
Cleveland, OH (State Theatre at Playhouse Square)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Mo Rocca: 13 (3/5)
Kyrie O'Connor: 12 (2/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Drew Carey: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone turning a negative into a positive, Not My Job about Cincinnati, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next CNN headline you shouldn't believe?
During the second panelist round, while Kyrie was starting to work out and spit out possible answers, she said, "I'm turning into Mo."
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Grosz Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 16 (2/7)
Luke Burbank: 14 (4/5)
Brian Babylon: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Rob Reiner: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new ways to fake greatness, Not My Job about people Ron Reiner definitely does not want to stand by, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will Mitt Romney choose as his running mate?
Paula Poundstone yelled, "Are you nuts?!?!" when the caller chose Luke's bluff. Rob Reiner answered the same number of Not My Job questions correctly as his father, Carl Reiner, did on an earlier show. Rob Reiner got bleeped while excited that he won the round.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 15 (3/6)
Maz Jobrani: 13 (3/5)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
John Irving: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about dangers faced by teenage girls, Not My Job about the classic trail mix called gorp, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what other animals have secret lives?
In the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Maz Jobrani answered six questions correctly (Peter said right, yes or correct six times and there were six dings), but Carl stated that Maz only had answered five correctly. Even the show's transcript lists six "(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)" for Maz. The correct score breakdown should have been: 3 / 6 / 15, not the 3 / 5 / 13 as noted by the show. If the points had been tallied correctly for Maz, Maz and Amy would have been tied for first.
North Bethesda, MD (Music Center at Strathmore)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Mo Rocca: 16 (2/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (4/5)
P.J. O'Rourke: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Mo Rocca
Sam Kass: 3
Who's Carl This Time, Bluff the Listener about surprising benefits of reality TV, Not My Job about things that are very, very bad for you, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what world problem will Disney solve next?
Peter did a great reference to the Kanamits's book "To Serve Man" from the Twilight Zone episode of the same name. Mo Rocca got tripped up over Peter's joke and reference.
(TBD)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce
P.J. O'Rourke
Faith Salie
Roy Blount, Jr.
Amy Dickinson
Luke Burbank
Mo Rocca
Kyrie O'Connor
Brian Babylon
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Gary Oldman: 2
Simon Pegg: 2
Cal Ripken Jr.: 0
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring Summer-related stories, movies and bluffs
In all three Not My Job segments in this best of show had Faith Salie as a panelist.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 17 (3/7)
P.J. O'Rourke: 14 (2/6)
Luke Burbank: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Will Oldham (Bonnie "Prince" Billy): 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about improving customer service, Not My Job about Doris Day, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what are the words that Mitt Ronmey is not allowed to say?
In the podcast version of the show, P.J. O'Rourke only answered four questions correctly versus the six that Carl stated. I'm not sure if this was due to editing of the show for air/podcast. P.J. was only asked five questions in the podcast version of the show. The number of questions Luke answered correctly matched that of the count Carl stated; though, in the podcast version, Luke was asked six questions. I'm not sure if this matches what was actually asked during the live recording.

Before Paula started her round, she described that the last time she was on, 2012-04-28, Paula not only answered all eight questions correctly; but, did so very quickly that there was still time left on the clock. Paula now has a winning streak of three shows that she's been on recently. Paula's panelist prediction response was bleeped out.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 15 (3/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 13 (3/5)
Brian Babylon: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Kyle Gass and Jack Black of Tenacious D: 2
The Wait Wait Upfronts, Bluff the Listener about government probes, Not My Job about Pat Boone, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: where will we find the $3 billion that JPMorgan Chase lost?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 16 (4/6)
Amy Dickinson: 13 (3/5)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Bobcat Goldthwait: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about terrible birthday party ideas for kids, Not My Job about performers that have smooth and silky voices, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next surprise that Vice President Joe Biden will ruin?
(N/A)
Lincoln, NE (Lied Center for Perfoming Arts)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 14 (2/6)
Charlie Pierce: 13 (3/5)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Dick Cavett: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the modernization of classic literature, Not My Job about real people whose names are remarkably descriptive of who they are, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next item to be sold for an outrageous amount?
When Peter said that Kyrie was in third place that the beginning of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Kyrie said that she was sort of in second place. Peter would be correct when using the standard competition ranking and it is also the ranking method used for this site.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 18 (2/8)
Amy Dickinson: 16 (2/7)
Tom Bodett: 16 (4/6)
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Barry Sonnenfeld: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unfortunate celebrity endorsements, Not My Job about people who play cricket, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Newt Gingrich do now that he is no longer running for president?
After Paula answered all eight Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correctly, Peter stated "that may not have ever happened before". Actually, it has. The last time that Paula answered all eight correctly was on 2009-11-21; in which, Paula also got a total of 18 points and won.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Brian Babylon
Roxanne Roberts
Peter Grosz
Tom Bodett
Luke Burbank
Paula Poundstone
Mo Rocca
Paul Provenza
Alonzo Bodden
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Jack Gantos: 2
Tom Robbins: 2
Susan Orlean: 3
Mary Roach: 1
Carl Hiassen: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite authors recently featured as Not My Job guests
(N/A)
Boston, MA (Wang Theatre at Citi Performing Arts Center)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Alonzo Bodden: 16 (4/6)
Jessi Klein: 14 (2/6)
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Jim Bouton: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about life before the Internet, Not My Job about people who really know how to cheat, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen offend residents of Miami next time?
Another uncommon instance in which all three panelists answered six Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correctly. The last three times that this has happened have been on 2011-06-11, 2010-06-04 and 2009-09-12.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 17 (3/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Rachel Dratch: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about ways plants are like humans, Not My Job about James Cameron's movie "The Titanic", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next surprise ruling from the US Supreme Court?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 15 (3/6)
Maz Jobrani: 12 (2/5)
Brian Babylon: 12 (4/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Carrie Brownstein: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a life ruined by Justin Bieber, Not My Job about Singapore, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will James Cameron find at the bottom of the ocean?
This show's panel consists of three comedians.

Brian Babylon was able to flex his impressions of President Obama several times during the show. There was a bleep in the transition song between the Listener Limerick Challenge and the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round (the song was Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue [Live]".

Paula finally has won a game outright for the first time since 2010-09-18. Between that time, Paula has tied for first four times: 2011-02-26, 2011-09-10, 2011-09-24 and 2011-10-08.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Jessi Klein: 15 (3/6)
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6)
Mo Rocca: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Jessi Klein
Ana Gasteyer: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new ways to improve our bodies, Not My Job about Red Bull and its inventor Chaleo Yoovidhya, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next resurgent toy?
(N/A)
Tuscon, AZ (Centennial Hall at The University of Arizona)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Faith Salie: 18 (4/7)
Charlie Pierce: 15 (3/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Joey Burns: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about how St. Patrick's Day has recently helped mae the world a little bit better, Not My Job about music from really cold places, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next public resignation?
Note: The show's page on NPR.org has the Bluff the Listener segment listed as "Panel Round Two" (the first of two listed).

The gang had fun with the Who's Carl This Time? listener contestant's name when she introduced herself.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Brian Babylon: 16 (4/6)
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6)
Amy Dickinson: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Brian Babylon
Rick Bayless: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about ways to improve your commute, Not My Job about Dr. Seuss, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: where will we see the NFL-style bounty system next?
At the beginning of the show, Peter was lamenting about the show being ignored because it was on radio, Carl responded with "Peter, you slut!". Mostly done as reference to Rush Limbaugh's recent incidents of calling Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute".

One of Brian Babylon's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions was discussed during the Not My Job segment; to which, Brian Babylon answered the question correctly.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Luke Burbank: 13 (3/5)
Roxanne Roberts: 13 (3/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Alec Baldwin: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about innovations in beauty, Not My Job about other people's brothers, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: with Fox developing a new sitcom about an NPR station, what will the pilot episode be about?
Alec Baldwin called Carl Kasell the "Marlon Brando of public radio".

2012-02-25

Best Of
Repeat of 2011-08-20
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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
Repeat of 2011-08-20 show.
Salt Lake City, UT (Abranavel Hall)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Mo Rocca: 17 (3/7)
Kyrie O'Connor: 16 (2/7)
Peter Grosz: 15 (3/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Mo Rocca
Nick Pearson: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new ways to make your wedding unforgettable, Not My Job about things that go very, very slowly, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next headline-friendly sports star?
The audience led Nick Pearson to choose the wrong answer for the third question during the Not My Job round. After Carl said that Nick did not answer enough questions correctly to win, Peter had the audience say "I'm sorry" to Nick all at once.

In the usual Mo Rocca fashion, Mo spent about a minute trying to figure out an answer for one of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions and ended up answering it correctly.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Roxanne Roberts: 12 (4/4)
Paula Poundstone: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Kurt Elling: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about dumb cops, Not My Job about other artists nominated for The Grammys, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will come in and finally save the GOP?
The Bluff the Listener contestant noted that he was calling from his sister's bathroom and that lead to an interesting exchange with Peter and Paula.

Peter had a little bit of trouble with saying "harsher sanctions" during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, in which Paula answered the question in the same way that Peter's tongue-tied manner. Peter then said, "I don't know if I'm going to give you that point."

At the end of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, everyone was shocked that Tom Bodett beat Roxanne Roberts and I think Tom said something like "that never happens". In fact, Tom has outscored Roxanne three times in 2009. Each time, Roxanne had 14 points while Tom had 18 (2009-03-07), 15 (2009-08-08) and 16 (2009-10-10) points.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
P.J. O'Rourke: 13 (3/5)
Charlie Pierce: 12 (4/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Gary Oldman: 2
Who's Carl This Time?. Bluff the Listener about rosy economic indicators, Not My Job about Up with People, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big story out of Super Bowl XVLI?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Brian Babylon: 15 (5/5)
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (2/6)
Peter Grosz: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Brian Babylon
Jack Gantos: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about innovations in laziness, Not My Job about Harlequin romance novels, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what bad joke will be told at the next State of the Union?
Brian Babylon had his first outright win, beating Roxanne even!
Detroit, MI (Fox Theatre)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Faith Salie: 18 (2/8)
Tom Bodett: 16 (4/6)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Faith Salie
Duke Fakir: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about attempts to fix local TV news, Not My Job about different kinds of bottoms, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the captain of the infamous Italian cruise ship do next?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Brian Babylon: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Paula Poundstone
David Cross: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a secret about the Clinton White House, Not My Job about defeated Republican hopefuls you probably haven't heard of, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Hostess try to save itself?
The aired version of the show had four instances of censor bleeps: Peter got bleeped during the Who's Carl This Time? round, Paula got bleeped twice when telling her Bluff the Listener story and one other bleep in that same round. Peter was slightly obsessed with David Cross's being a out and proud bald person.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 17 (3/7)
Adam Felber: 15 (3/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Paul Feig: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about rise of the nerds, Not My Job about end of the world predictions, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Rupert Murodch accidentally reveal now that he is on Twitter?
(N/A)

2011

2011-12-31

Repeat of 2011-04-02
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?
Repeat of 2011-04-02 show.

The theme for this week's show is all about health and fitness.
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.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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)
Richmond, KY (Eastern Kentucky University's Center for the Arts)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)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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)
Tampa, FL (Straz Center for the Performing Arts)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)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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)
Indianapolis, IN (Clowes Memorial Hall)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.

2011-10-22

Repeat of 2011-01-01
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?
Repeat of 2011-01-01 show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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).
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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.
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.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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!
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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)
Fairbanks, AK (Davis Concert Hall)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.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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!"
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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.
San Francisco, CA (War Memorial Opera House)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 
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)
Nashville, TN (Tennesee Performing Arts Center)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.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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. :)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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)
Charleston, SC (North Charleston Performing Arts Center)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.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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.

2011-05-14

Repeat of 2009-04-04
Berkeley, CA (Cal Performances Zellerbach Hall)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.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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)
Baltimore, MD (Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall)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.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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)
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.
Waterbury, CT (Palace Theater)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)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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.
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.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)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)
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".

2010

Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Peter Grosz
Kyrie O'Connor
Mo Rocca
Luke Burbank
Paula Poundstone
Adam Felber
Paul Provenza
Amy Dickinson
Charlie Pierce
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Dick Van Dyke: 2
Tony Shalhoub: 1
Denis Leary: 1
John Hodgman: 2
Amy Sedaris: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, featuring a look back at some great Not My Job segments
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 19 (3/8)
Kyrie O'Connor: 14 (2/6)
Peter Grosz: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Adam Felber
Alan Menken: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about making Christmas more environmentally friendly, Not My Job about terrible gifts, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be next year's Time Magazine's Person of the Year?
Fun word of the week: Porking. When Peter was providing the choices for the third Not My Job question, Peter said "key" rather than "C". Peter used the word "rhyme" a couple too many times during his punny Listener Limerick Challenge quip.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Maz Jobrani: 14 (4/5)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 14 (2/6)
Amy Dickinson: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Steve Wozniak: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about solving minor problems in extreme ways, Not My Job about apples, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be President Obama's next compromise?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Luke Burbank: 19 (3/8)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Mike Rowe: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about about children following their famous parent's footsteps, Not My Job about Mr. Clean, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the next Wikileaks document release reveal?
(N/A)

2010-11-27

Best Of
Repeat of 2009-08-22
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
<Multiple>
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Kevin Fitzgerald: 3
Bob Freer: 0
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, featuring great animal-inspired moments
Repeat of the 2009-08-22 show.
Las Vegas, NV (Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 10 (2/4)
Faith Salie: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Adam Felber
Wayne Newton: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unlikely inspirations of self-help improvements, Not My Job about other famous Newtons, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the best gift given at the upcoming royal wedding?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6)
Kyrie O'Connor: 15 (3/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Tina Sloan: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Fake Interview With A Real President, Bluff the Listener about mobile phone apps that shouldn't have been made, Not My Job about musical operas, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what souvenir will President Obama bring back after his trip to Asia?
At the end of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, in which Tom and Kyrie tied for first, Peter tried to make Alonzo feel better by saying that he "can move up to second". Technically, when two people tie for first, the next person actually is ranked third, not second, per standard competition ranking. Yep, a bit pedantic, but us geeks need to stay true :)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Charlie Pierce: 14 (2/6)
Mo Rocca: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Elvis Costello: 2
What Do You Mean I Can't Say That?, Bluff the Listener about vacations abroad that had gone wrong, Not My Job about figure skater Elvis Stojko, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first thing that the new bipartisan government agree on?
(N/A)
Philadelphia, PA (Academy of Music)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
P.J. O'Rourke: 17 (3/7)
Amy Dickinson: 15 (3/6)
Tom Bodett: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Bobby McFerrin: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unlikely film adaptations, Not My Job about unhappiness, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise that will come out in the upcoming elections?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Peter Grosz: 16 (2/7)
Kyrie O'Connor: 16 (4/6)
Mo Rocca: 16 (2/7)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Mo Rocca
Dick Van Dyke: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an incident on C-SPAN, Not My Job about a Dick, a van and a dyke, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be this year's hottest Halloween costume?
Dick Van Dyke sung the words to the theme for The Dick Van Dyke Show. Another three-way tie! Mo Rocca asked when was the last time there was a three-way tie, it was on 2008-09-27, in which Kyrie and Mo were tied with Tom Bodett with 14 points.

2010-10-16

Repeat of 2009-12-26
Pasadena, CA (Pasadena Civic Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 15 (3/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Mo Rocca: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Adam Felber
George Takei: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about family feuds, Not My Job about modern childbirth, Listener Limericks Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next parenting trend that will sweep the nation?
Repeat of 2009-12-26 show.
New York City, NY (Carnegie Hall)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Charlie Pierce: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Michael Bloomberg: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new twists on the dating scene, Not My Job about the Duke of Windsor, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will CNN pair up next, after pairing up Parker and Spitzer?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 17 (3/7)
Alonzo Bodden: 14 (2/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Mac McCaughan: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about highly problematic hotels, Not My Job about Kenny G, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what surprising place will NPR be heard next?
Simulated Russ Feingold was brought on for Peter to apologize for an error in which Peter said that Senator Feingold had used a green screen to super-impose his home in an ad. In actuality, the Senator had actually filmed the ad on location. The Simulated Senator renamed Wisconsin to Peterconsin.
Oklahoma City, OK (Oklahoma City Civic Center)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 16 (4/6)
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Kyrie O'Connor: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Delmar Smith: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about innovative political campaigns, Not My Job about tailoring for rhinestone cowboys, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will become the next judge on American Idol?
One word: Uranus.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 14 (4/5)
Paul Provenza: 12 (2/5)
Luke Burbank: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Luke Burbank
Mary Roach: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about failed summer vacations, Not My Job about Super Mario, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: with Oprah's announcement of taking her audience to Australia, what will Oprah do to top that?
The chanting of "Luuuuuuke" continues when Peter introduced this week's panelists.

One of the panelists made the sound of Pac Man dying when Carl announced that Mary Roach only answered one of three questions correctly even though the topic was Super Mario Bros.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 16 (4/6)
Peter Grosz: 14 (2/6)
Faith Salie: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Peter Grosz
Lisa Lampanelli: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about civic improvement, Not My Job about American etiquette, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what book will be the next target for book burning?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Korva Coleman 
Adam Felber: 18 (4/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Maz Jobrani: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Meghan McCain: 2
A Casual Encounter With The Week's News, Bluff the Listener about unusual worker's comp claims, Not My Job about food at state fairs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big renovation at the White House?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
<Multiple>
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Ice-T: 2
Tony Shalhoub: 1
Tom Robbins: 2
The second annual listener's request show, includes: Carl's special effects, Ice-T, Peter's Listener Limerick Challenge intro puns, Tony Shalhoub, Paula Poundstone on faucets and Avatar, Mo Rocca and his answer guessing mashup, public radio pick-up lines and Tom Robbins.
(N/A)

2010-08-21

Repeat of 2010-04-03
Houston, TX (Brown Theatre)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Tom Bodett: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill of ZZ Top: 2
Lifestyles of the Rich and Despicable, Bluff the Listener about hard times for the rich, Not My Job about Hetty Green, the Witch of Wall Street, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will cause the next financial crisis?
Repeat of 2010-04-03 show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Grosz Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 15 (3/6)
Charlie Pierce: 13 (3/5)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Kristen Schaal: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about changes coming to Las Vegas, Not My Job about the Grateful Dead, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the former JetBlue flight attendant quit his next job?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Faith Salie: 14 (2/6)
Luke Burbank: 12 (2/5)
Adam Felber: 8 (4/2)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Adam Felber
Caressa Cameron: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about surprising fields of study, Not My Job about the three other Misses: Ms. Pac Man, Miss Cleo and Miss Piggy; Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what surprising move will the very, very rich do next?
The chanting of "Luuuuuuke" continues, in which Peter said "they are not booing, Mrs. Burbank, they are not booing" and Luke came back with "there has been some confusion around that". Miss America was booed when she provided a guess for her first question.

This was not Adam Felber's week for the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, but did have fun: Cheese Doodles + Jesus = Cheesus.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paul Provenza: 15 (3/6)
Amy Dickinson: 15 (3/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Paul Provenza
Maz Jobrani: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about rock stars acting like primadonnas, Not My Job about baseball players injured in stupid ways, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big leak?
The panelists had fun interrupting Peter when he tried to introduce the first listener and the panelists.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Keegan-Michael Key: 13 (3/5)
Adam Felber: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Craig Finn: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new mail innovations, Not My Job about space flight, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next shocking tape to come out from Washington DC?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 16 (2/7)
Mo Rocca: 15 (3/6)
Charlie Pierce: 15 (3/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Pete Carroll: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about frugal summer fun, Not My Job About foosball, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next great villian?
The panelist had fun with both BPs (British Petroleum and Bristol Palin) when asked about safety and caps.

2010-07-10

Best Of
Repeat of 2009-08-29
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone
Paul Provenza
Adam Felber
Roxanne Roberts
Tom Bodett
Mo Rocca
Kyrie O'Connor
Charlie Pierce
Sue Ellicott
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Michael Pollan: 2
Craig Ferguson: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, featuring favorite moments as requested by listeners
Repeat of 2009-08-29 show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 12 (4/4)
P.J. O'Rourke: 10 (2/4)
Julia Sweeney: 7 (3/2)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Julia Sweeney
Molly Ringwald: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about wedding dress innovations, Not My Job about the late Senator Robert Byrd, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big spy ring to be uncovered?
(N/A)
Minneapolis, MN (State Theatre)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 17 (3/7)
Kyrie O'Connor: 14 (4/5)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Adam Felber
Ann Bancroft: 2
Detention with Carl, Bluff the Listener about celebrities abusing their fame, Not My Job about shark movies, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will President Obama fire next?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Peter Grosz: 13 (3/5)
Amy Dickinson: 12 (4/4)
Tom Bodett: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Dr. Sanjay Gupta: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people saying "no" at work, Not My Job about sausage, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will BP do next to make the situation worse than it is?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (4/5)
Roxanne Roberts: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Robert Klein: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about conspiracy theories about President Obama, Not My Job about the World Cup's history, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what surprise will come out of the World Cup?
Carl Kasell: "GOOOOOOAL!"
Seattle, WA (Paramount Theatre)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6)
Luke Burbank: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Tom Robbins: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unique uses of music, Not My Job about self-help guru Tony Robbins, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will finally make President Barack Obama enraged?
The chanting of "Luuuuuuke" returns, in which Luke said, "they're not booing, I don't think", just like when he first substituted for Peter Sagal.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Mo Rocca: 15 (3/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Charlie Pierce: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Mo Rocca
Bettye LaVette: 2
Carl Kasell's Must See TV, Bluff the Listener about successful alternative plans, Not My Job about Sarah Ferguson, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how well BP completely fix the oil spill?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts
Charlie Pierce
Roy Blount, Jr.
Mo Rocca
Amy Dickinson
Adam Felber
Tom Bodett
Luke Burbank
Faith Salie
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
They Might Be Giants: 1
George Porter, Jr: 2
Branford Marsalis: 0
Neil Sedaka: 2
Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons: 0
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring Not My Job segments of famous musicians
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 13 (3/5)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Ice-T: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about libraries becoming more modern, Not My Job about pantyhose, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what shocking relevation will be exposed during Elena Kagen's confirmation hearings?
(N/A)
Colorado Springs, CO (Pikes Peak Center)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Faith Salie: 18 (4/7)
Tom Bodett: 14 (2/6)
Paul Provenza: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Paul Provenza
Lt. General Michael Gould: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people being denied of justice, Not My Job about Britain's oldest public school, Eton College, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next man-made disaster?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 12 (2/5)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 12 (2/5)
Keegan-Michael Key: 10 (4/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Keegan-Michael Key
Jerry Weintraub: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about famous people with second careers, Not My Job about terrible jobs, Listener Limericks Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will really happen with aliens come to Earth?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
P.J. O'Rourke: 14 (2/6)
Tom Bodett: 11 (3/4)
Paula Poundstone: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: P.J. O'Rourke
Buster Olney: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about ways technology is not making dating easier, Not My Job about lesser-known aspects of Mark Twain, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next item to be left behind at a bar?
(N/A)
St. Louis, MO (Powell Hall)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Charlie Pierce: 14 (4/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Kurt Warner: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about things that are being done with snail mail but not with e-mail, Not My Job about soft drinks, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will Larry King marry next?
Sir Mix-a-Lot was a special guest for the second panelist round and was asked about banker's take of "Baby Got Back". Mo tried to get Peter and Carl to accept "cattle" as a valid answer for a flock of "sheep", but the attempted failed humorously. When Peter was providing story behind that question, he said "the two men have been in the lam(b) -- haha!" which lead to even more laughter.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 17 (3/7)
Kyrie O'Connor: 16 (2/7)
Luke Burbank: 15 (3/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Luke Burbank
Felipe Rose and David Hodo of The Village People: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about when bigger isn't always better, Not My Job about other jobs in The Village People, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what big treaty will President Obama sign next?
(N/A)
Houston, TX (Brown Theatre)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Tom Bodett: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill of ZZ Top: 2
Lifestyles of the Rich and Despicable, Bluff the Listener about hard times for the rich, Not My Job about Hetty Green, the Witch of Wall Street, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will cause the next financial crisis?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Keegan-Michael Key: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Michael Lewis (Author): 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Not My Job about new ways to use food that don't involve eating it, Not My Job about interesting uses of lasers, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what unexpected outcomes will result of passing the Health Care Bill?
Joe Biden's fleeting expletive is fodder for jokes this week. Carl Kasell's attempt of making ray gun sounds leads to hillarity.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 15 (3/6)
Faith Salie: 14 (2/6)
Paul Provenza: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Paddy Maloney: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about how being a sports fan saved someone's life, Not My Job about NCAA mascots, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big story when Tiger Woods plays at next month's Masters?
(N/A)
New Orleans, LA (Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 13 (3/5)
Mo Rocca: 11 (1/5)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Mo Rocca
George Porter, Jr: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new fad diets, Not My Job about parking meters, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person to reveal odd enthusiasm?
Mo was muttering this thoughts about the three possible answers for the second Not My Job question, in which Peter said that they can hear him. Another show in which all of the correct answers for the Not My Job round were the second answer.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Luke Burbank: 14 (4/5)
Kyrie O'Connor: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Tony Shalhoub: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unlikely automation, Not My Job about nuns, Johnny Weir defends figure staking, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will bring their kids to work next?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Jean Cochran 
Roxanne Roberts: 18 (4/7)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 14 (2/6)
Charlie Pierce: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
George Stephanopoulos: 2
Who's Jean this Time?, Bluff the Listener about creative debt relief, Not My Job about Mr. Snuffleupagus, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what new sport will make its debut at the next Olympic Games?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett
Paula Poundstone
Julia Sweeney
Adam Felber
Roxanne Roberts
Mo Rocca
Roy Blount, Jr.
Faith Salie
Paul Provenza
Charlie Pierce
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Ed Helms: 1
Tony Hawk: 2
Susie Essman: 2
Reed Timmer: 2
Ashley Judd: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring recent Not My Job segments
(N/A)
Houston, TX (Brown Theatre)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 17 (3/7)
Tom Bodett: 16 (4/6)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Annise Parker: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about troubles caused by having too much technology, Not My Job about other famous Houstons, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be discovered underneath the thick blanket of show on top of Washington DC, after it melts?
During the opening panelist round and the discussion of food serving portions, Paula went into Pop Tarts almost in the same manner has one of her HBO specials.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 14 (4/5)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Julia Sweeney: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Adam Felber
Steven Chu: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about intellectual property theft, Not My Job about sport's biggest losers, The Washington Generals, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Don't Ask, Don't Tell be replaced with?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 19 (3/8)
Luke Burbank: 17 (3/7)
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Luke Burbank
Neil Sedaka: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about bad news for nerds, Not My Job about damaged masterpieces, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Apple's next amazing product?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 13 (3/5)
Adam Felber: 13 (3/5)
P.J. O'Rourke: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Mark Halperin: 2
Carl's Dream Machine, Bluff the Listener about hospitality innovations, Not My Job about the Prince of Seborga, Giorgio Carbone, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Conan O'Brien next venture?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Charlie Pierce: 14 (2/6)
Mo Rocca: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Faith Salie
They Might Be Giants: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about government growing too big, Not My Job about Andre the Giant, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: whose job will Jay Leno take over next?
When Peter Sagal was introducing the panelists for the show, he said "Mister Faith Salie" rather than "Ms. Faith Salie". This flub is poked fun of several times during the show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 15 (3/6)
Paul Provenza: 12 (2/5)
Paula Poundstone: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Lucy Lawless: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about odd international crimes, Not My Job about American inventors that recently passed away, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what big gadgets announced at next year's CES show?
As noted for the 2009-12-19 show, Peter made a correction to Andy Williams's Not My Job score due to the staff thinking that they made up an actual item sold in the SkyMall catalog.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
<Multiple>
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Brian Williams: 2
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! takes a look back at the year that was 2009
(N/A)

2009

Pasadena, CA (Pasadena Civic Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 15 (3/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Mo Rocca: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Adam Felber
George Takei: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about family feuds, Not My Job about modern childbirth, Listener Limericks Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next parenting trend that will sweep the nation?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 16 (2/7)
Paula Poundstone: 16 (4/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Andy Williams: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about evolutionary roots of our modern-day behaviors, Not My Job about gadgets that you do not want in your gift stockings, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be Time Magazine Person of the Year for 2010?
Andy Williams had answered one of the Not My Job with "eyeball messager", which was not the correct answer as the show's staff had made it up. In actuality, the SkyMall catalog in fact had and sold an eyeball messager, which which Peter and Carl corrected on the 2010-01-09 show. The score now reflects the two correct answers Andy Williams had (to which, Carl proclaimed that the listener had won Carl's voice on the listener's answering machine).
Atlanta, GA (Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 14 (2/6)
Amy Dickinson: 13 (3/5)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Rick Sanchez: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about presents that did not included needed instructions, Not My Job about the telegraph, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what climate change solution will emerge from the Climate Summit in Copenhagen?
During the first panelist round, there were puns made re: Three Wise Men and their gifts.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
P.J. O'Rourke: 18 (4/7)
Adam Felber: 17 (3/7)
Julia Sweeney: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: P.J. O'Rourke
Pete Docter: 3
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about sports scandals that do not involve Tiger Woods, Not My Job about Dubai, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: where will the White House party crashers show up next?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber
Kyrie O'Connor
Charlie Pierce
Roy Blount, Jr.
Roxanne Roberts
Paul Provenza
Tom Bodett
Mo Rocca
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Philippe Petit: 1
Robert Earl Keen: 2
Bruce Campbell: 2
Jimmy Fallon: 2
John Cena: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several manly Not My Job guests
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 18 (2/8)
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 10 (4/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Jason Schwartzman: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about far-flung fantasies becoming reality, Not My Job about Asian idioms, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the name of Sarah Palin's next book?
Another instance where all of the correct answers for the Not My Job round is the second answer.

Paula Poundstone got eight questions correct in the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, including the last question which Carl said her answer was close enough.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 15 (3/6)
Tom Bodett: 14 (2/6)
Paul Provenza: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Rufus Wainwright: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new methods of fundraising, Not My Job about the Osmonds, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Lou Dobbs do next, after leaving CNN?
Both Rufus Wainwright and his father, Loudon Wainwright III, (who was the Not My Job guest for the 2014-09-06 show), answered two Not My Job questions correctly.
Pasadena, CA (Pasadena Civic Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 18 (4/7)
Adam Felber: 15 (3/6)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Mo Rocca
Tony Hawk: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about adopting to the modern Christmas, Not My Job about safety measures, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what surprise will be found in the next stimulus program report?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 17 (3/7)
Luke Burbank: 16 (2/7)
Julia Sweeney: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Luke Burbank
George Romero: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about getting what you want and the consequences thereafter, Not My Job about nice and cuddly Disney movies, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: after President Obama plays a round of golf with a woman, what will be the President's next show he's inclusive of the fairer sex?
Luke Burbank returns!!!

During the second panelist round, while Peter was asking Julia Sweeney's second question of the round, Julia yelled out "No! Don't ask me a sports thing!".
New York City, NY (Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 13 (3/5)
Adam Felber: 12 (2/5)
Mo Rocca: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Brian Williams: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Not My Job about Florence Foster Jenkins, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next story to take over cable news?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Mo Rocca: 16 (2/7)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15 (3/6)
Faith Salie: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Susie Essman: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about help from the Brady Bunch, Not My Job about Catholic Church saints, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be this season's big holiday gift?
The second limerick during the Listener Limerick Challenge called the two slashes in a URL "backslashes". Technically, the two slashes in a URI/URL are actually forward slashes.

While Mo Rocca was trying to come up with an answer for Mo's last Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question for the round, Peter interrupted Mo and told Faith Salie that "this might go on for a while".
Boston, MA (Wang Theatre at Citi Performing Arts Center)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 16 (2/7)
Charlie Pierce: 14 (4/5)
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Ashley Judd: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about journalism job openings, Not My Job about the history of the Nobel prizes, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor make her mark on the Supreme Court?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 15 (3/6)
Kyrie O'Connor: 13 (1/6)
P.J. O'Rourke: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Claire McCaskill: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about courtroom mishaps, Not My Job about International Blasphemy Day, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be revealed in Sarah Palin's memoir?
This episode is sponsored by the letters: W, T and F.

One of P.J. O'Rourke's panelist question and answer is identical to one that guest host Luke Burbank asked panelist Aamer Haleem (2006-08-12), regarding hungry men preferring "generous sized young lady". Both instances made references to Bill Clinton's scandal with Monica Lewinsky, but did not lead to any comments about such women carrying trays of food this time around.
Santa Barbara, CA (Arlington Theatre at UC Santa Barbara)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 17 (3/7)
Paul Provenza: 11 (1/5)
Paula Poundstone: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Reed Timmer: 2
Who's Carl This time?, Bluff the Listener about innovative ways to attract tourists, Not My Job about Oprah Winfrey, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: What will Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi do next after his debut at the United Nations?
Peter had to apologize about mixing up which came first in the previous show, the Slanket or the Snuggie.

Peter Sagal said that 3 meters is close to 12 feet in amazement of Tom's lucky guess in answering the last Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question. 3 meters is actually close to 10 feet, whereas 4 meters would be closer to 12 feet. I know, I am being a bit pedantic.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Corey Flintoff 
Mo Rocca: 15 (3/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 12 (2/5)
Amy Dickinson: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Mo Rocca
Kelly Slater: 1
Who's Corey This Time?, Bluff the Listener about explaining the unexplainable, Not My Job about the sport of bowling, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Kanye West's next controversy?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Korva Coleman 
Charlie Pierce: 15 (3/6)
Kyrie O'Connor: 15 (3/6)
P.J. O'Rourke: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Henry Waxman: 2
Who's Korva This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unusual cries for help, Not My Job about wax museums, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next breach of decorum within the halls of the US Congress?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Korva Coleman 
Roxanne Roberts: 18 (4/7)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Adam Felber: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Adam Felber
Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons: 0
Who's Korva This Time?, Bluff the Listerner about neighborly feuds, Not My Job about walking, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will President Obama announce in his address to Congress in regards to health care?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone
Paul Provenza
Adam Felber
Roxanne Roberts
Tom Bodett
Mo Rocca
Kyrie O'Connor
Charlie Pierce
Sue Ellicott
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Michael Pollan: 2
Craig Ferguson: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, featuring favorite moments as requested by listeners
Paula Pounstone seems to be involved with most of the highlighted moments.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
<Multiple>
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Kevin Fitzgerald: 3
Bob Freer: 0
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, featuring great animal-inspired moments
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 13 (3/5)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 12 (2/5)
Amy Dickinson: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Aaron Schock: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about inexpensive summer vacations, Not My Job about the original Woodstock music festival, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first law that will be passed by Congress when they come back from recess?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Judd Apatow: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unexpected or unlikely moral support, Not My Job about conspiracies and conspiracy theories, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Bill Clinton's next mission, after returning two journalists back home from North Korea?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
P.J. O'Rourke: 15 (3/6)
Amy Dickinson: 14 (2/6)
Charlie Pierce: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: P.J. O'Rourke
Chuck Barris: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about fighting pollution, Not My Job about McDonald's Happy Meal, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the theme of the next White House summit?
Peter had a Freudian slip when he said "The Dong Show" instead of "The Gong Show" when wrapping up the Not My Job round, hilarity ensued.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 19 (3/8)
Mo Rocca: 15 (3/6)
Tom Bodett: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Mo Rocca
Doug Glanville: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about playing it safe, Not My Job about the late Walter Cronkite, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be found when people look closer at the newly restored moon landing footage?
Another Mo golden quote, "Preparation H on Uranus."
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Charlie Pierce: 15 (3/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15 (3/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Jimmy Fallon: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about testing in the workplace, Not My Job about unusual minor league baseball game promotions, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Sonia Sotomayor reveal once she is confirmed?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 18 (6/6)
Julia Sweeney: 10 (2/4)
Paula Poundstone: 9 (1/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Neko Case: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about things lost and found, Not My Job about the beloved confection, Necco wafers, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will to-be former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin do next?
Adam Felber entered the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round with 6 points!

2009-07-04

Repeat of 2005-11-26
Chapel Hill, NC (Memorial Hall at the University of North Carolina)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 14 (2/6)
Charlie Pierce: 14 (3/5)
Roxanne Roberts: 13 (2/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Clyde Edgerton: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about strange proposals for living history museums, Not My Job about the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the most important 21st century invention?
Repeat of 2005-11-26 show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 17 (3/7)
Adam Felber: 15 (3/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Adam Felber
Frank Rich: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unlikely attempts at forming a union, Not My Job about a butcher named Dario Checchini, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next great euphemism?
(N/A)
Chapel Hill, NC (Memorial Hall at the University of North Carolina)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 15 (3/6)
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Elizabeth Edwards: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about less than awesome honors, Not My Job about odd behaviors of Supreme Court Justices, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be President Barack Obama's next exhibition of dominant male behavior?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millenium Park)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 18 (4/7)
Amy Dickinson: 14 (2/6)
Paul Provenza: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Lil' Ed Williams: 0
Summer Sequel Game, Bluff the Listener about present problems solved by the past, Not My Job about self-styled big things about people, Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: what hidden gems will be found in the new health care package?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 17 (3/7)
Paula Poundstone: 11 (1/5)
Julia Sweeney: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Ed Helms: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about teenage rebellion, Not My Job about celebrating the 25th anniversary of the video game, Tetris, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first official act of the next leader of North Korea?
Julia Sweeney joins the team of Wait Wait panelists.
Austin, TX (Bass Concert Hall)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15 (3/6)
Charlie Pierce: 13 (5/4)
Kyrie O'Connor: 13 (1/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Robert Earl Keen: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about plans that are missing crucial pieces of logic, Not My Job about the Skull and Bones secret society, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what wil be some shocking relevations to come out from Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearing?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber
Roxanne Roberts
Tom Bodett
Amy Dickinson
Charlie Pierce
Roy Blount, Jr.
Paul Provenza
Alison Stewart
Mo Rocca
Paula Poundstone
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Paula Deen: 2
Mavis Staples: 0
Carrie Fisher: 1
Frederica von Stade: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several Not My Job divas
(N/A)
Washington, DC (Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Mo Rocca: 15 (3/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (4/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Mo Rocca
David Axelrod: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about big-box retailers in uncomfortable situations, Not My Job about utopians whose ideal communities did not work out quite right, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next mishap to be caused by the wind?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paul Provenza: 16 (4/6)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (4/5)
Amy Dickinson: 13 (1/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Paul Provenza
Dahlia Lithwick: 0
Ask Carl, Bluff the Listener about changes being made at Disneyland, Not My Job about William Shatner, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the premise of the next big prequel?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 17 (5/6)
Paul Provenza: 16 (2/7)
Amy Dickinson: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Liev Schreiber: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something that the Farmer's Almanac forgot, Not My Job about the original wolverines, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big story out of President Obama's next 100 days?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 18 (2/8)
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 12 (4/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Monica Seles: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about news that are perfect for daytime TV, Not My Job about the Guinness Brewing Company, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be President Barack Obama's next embarrassing gesture?
So much for getting Carl Kasell's voice (or Carl singing "Danny Boy" off-key) on my voice mail... on my birthday! Thank you for trying Monica.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Adam Felber: 16 (2/7)
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Paula Deen: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new pioneers in sports, Not My Job about tofu, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first trick learned by the Obama's family dog, Bo?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 14 (4/5)
Adam Felber: 13 (3/5)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Mo Rocca
William H. Macy: 2
Carl Vision, Bluff the Listener about things getting unexpected second chances, Not My Job about Carvel ice cream, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what lasting effect will President Obama's visit have on Europe?
The saga of Mo Rocca's comments about knitted sweaters being itchy seems to have come to a close in that several knitters have brought Mo homemade kitten items to wear after the show. The video of Mo Rocca receiving those items can be viewed at: http://www.npr.org/templates/player/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=103491093
Berkeley, CA (Cal Performances Zellerbach Hall)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Mo Rocca: 13 (2/5)
Tom Bodett: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
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?
Paula Poundstone is in rare form, particularily when she goes against Michael Pollan about Ring Dings and when Mo Rocca was flailing around to come up with an answer. Also, Paula finds her groove with questions about space exploration.
Dayton, OH (Victoria Theatre)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 15 (3/6)
Charlie Pierce: 13 (3/5)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Kim Deal: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about suprising bargains in the news, Not My Job about animal breeding, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the hot topic at the next White House online Town Hall meeting?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 12 (4/4)
Paul Provenza: 12 (2/5)
Kyrie O'Connor: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Joe Nocera: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about singers haunted by their own songs, Not My Job about corrupt Pennsylvania Senator Vincent Fumo, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next scapegoat after beating on AIG?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 15 (3/6)
Kyrie O'Connor: 15 (3/6)
P.J. O'Rourke: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Chuck Tood: 1
Carlbook, Bluff the Listener about unique ways people are pushing health food, Not My Job about Iceland as written by Michael Lewis in a recent issue of Vanity Fair, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner inspire confidence in the nation's economy?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 18 (2/8)
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (4/5)
Mo Rocca: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
John Cena: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about television doing something good for the world, Not My Job about figure skating lingo, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next scandal to rock reality [ed: un-real] TV.
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 18 (4/7)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 12 (2/5)
Paul Provenza: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Paul Provenza
Bruce Campbell: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about those who found success because of the recession, Not My Job about Barbie's 50th birthday, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the Republicans respond to next year's State of the Union address?
Peter stated that they received letters complaining about Mo Rocca's statement on the previous week's show about all homemade sweaters being itchy. Mo Rocca phoned in with an "apology".
Berkeley, CA (Cal Performances Zellerbach Hall)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 13 (3/5)
Tom Bodett: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Frederica von Stade: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about recent troubles surrounding Apple iPhone applications, Not My Job about The Jonas Brothers, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: unintended consequences of the stimilus bill?
During the second panelist round, Mo Rocca commented on hating homemade sweaters and that they are always itchy.

Paula stated during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round that she has never had six correct answers in her life. Paula has answered six correct answers at least twice in 2008, and she answered six correct to get her first win.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber
Kyrie O'Connor
Mo Rocca
Paul Provenza
Amy Dickinson
Paula Poundstone
Charlie Pierce
Luke Burbank
Roxanne Roberts
Roy Blount, Jr.
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Denis Leary: 1
John Hodgman: 2
Amy Sedaris: 1
Drew Carey: 2
Julia Sweeney: 3
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several Not My Job favorites
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 18 (4/7)
Kyrie O'Connor: 16 (2/7)
Charlie Pierce: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Adam Felber
Philippe Petit: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about classic works of literature being improved, Not My Job about famous peoples' phobias, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be President Obama's next apology?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Alison Stewart: 14 (2/6)
Paul Provenza: 13 (3/5)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Carrie Fisher: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people not letting anything get in their way while carrying out their routines, Not My Job about Ronald Reagan's Star Wars missle defense program, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Rob Blagojevich do now that he is no longer the governor of Illnois?
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Roy Blount Jr. was asked which science fiction series did Gene Roddenberry create and Majel Barrett was in, Roy answered "Star Wars" in which Peter said that the answer was correct. In fact, the correct answer is Star Trek, which Carl corrected when stating Roy's score. Peter then asked if Carl was a dork, to which Carl sheepishly replied, "I guess?".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 17 (3/7)
Kyrie O'Connor: 14 (2/6)
P.J. O'Rourke: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Cindi Leive: 3
Who's Carl This Time? Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about mixed martial arts, Bluff the Listener about how a member of the Spears family is causing havoc in the world, Panelist Predictions: what was in the note that former President Bush left for President Obama?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 15 (3/6)
Charlie Pierce: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 7 (3/2)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Burt Bacharach: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people spending 26 years to reach a goal, Not My Job about the history of inaugural balls, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be President Bush's next job?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 13 (3/5)
Mo Rocca: 13 (3/5)
Roxanne Roberts: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Mo Rocca
Campbell Brown: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about shortcuts to success, Not My Job about Dennis Rodman, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what advice did Barack Obama get with a private meeting with the four previous Presidents?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce
Roxanne Roberts
Paula Poundstone
Tom Bodett
Kyrie O'Connor
Mo Rocca
Alison Stewart
Roy Blount, Jr.
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Leonard Nimoy: 1
George McGovern: 0
Garrison Keillor: 1
Joseph "Moose" Skowron Jr.: 1
Jimmy Carter (The Blind Boys of Alabama): 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several Not My Job favorites
(N/A)

2008

Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
<Multiple>
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Dana Perino
Mike Huckabee: 2
Barack Obama: 2
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! takes a look back at the 2008 presidential race.
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 17 (3/6)
Charlie Pierce: 12 (2/5)
Amy Dickinson: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Mavis Staples: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Not My Job about office supplies, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: who will be Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2009?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Gen. Michael Hayden: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about brand new holiday characters, Not My Job about the history of breakfast cereals, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Barack Obama's open U.S. Senate seat be chosen?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 13 (3/5)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Kyrie O'Connor: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Mo Rocca
Denis Leary: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff The Listener about new scams threatening our peace and prosperity, Not My Job about beloved kids shows, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will cause the first disagreement between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton?
(N/A)

2008-11-29

Best Of
Repeat of 2007-12-29
Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor
Roy Blount, Jr.
Mo Rocca
Charlie Pierce
Paula Poundstone
Roxanne Roberts
Luke Burbank
Adam Felber
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Chris Paul: 3
Anne Garrels: 1
Valerie Plame Wilson: 0
Michael Moore: 2
Robert Lutz: 0
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several Not My Job favorites
Repeat of 2007-12-29 show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Adam Felber: 12 (2/5)
Paula Poundstone: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Tiki Barber: 2
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff The Listener about brilliant new ways to lose weight, Not My Job about Mickey Mouse (who is celebrating his 80th birthday), Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the American auto industry save itself?
When Peter Sagal was talking about the Detroit Big Three going to DC to testify, Peter accidentally said "FUV" instead of "SUV". Hilarity ensued.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
P.J. O'Rourke: 12 (2/5)
Kyrie O'Connor: 12 (4/4)
Tom Bodett: 7 (1/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Tom Brokaw: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the Internet letting us down, Not My Job about ways kids are wasting their time, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first line of President Bush's memoir?
(N/A)
Boston, MA (Wang Theatre at Citi Performing Arts Center)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 16 (4/6)
Charlie Pierce: 12 (2/5)
Mo Rocca: 11 (1/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Barney Frank: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about robocalls gone awry, Not My Job about Bill O'Reilly's recent memoir, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what big surprise will come out of the first 100 days of the Obama administration?
Carl stated that Amy needed to answer 5 questions correctly to tie or 6 to win outright after announcing Charlie's score of 12. Amy started the round with 4 points, which meant that she only needed to answer 4 questions correctly to tie or 5 questions to win.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paul Provenza: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (4/4)
Amy Dickinson: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Paula Poundstone
John Hodgman: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new approaches in responding to emergencies, Not My Job about the history of Microsoft, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: how will Barack Obama spend his campaign cash?
(N/A)
New Haven, CT (John Lyman Center at Southern Connecticut State University)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 17 (3/6)
Tom Bodett: 13 (3/5)
Charlie Pierce: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Christopher Buckley: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff The Listener about embarrassing government cover-ups, Not My Job about fashion critic Mr. Blackwell, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be this year's most popular Halloween custome?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paul Provenza
Kyrie O'Connor
Paula Poundstone
Tom Bodett
Mo Rocca
Adam Felber
Roy Blount, Jr.
Charlie Pierce
Amy Dickinson
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Neil Patrick Harris: 1
Stephen King: 1
William Safire: 2
Fannie Flagg: 2
Scott McClellan: 3
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several favorite Not My Job guests from 2008
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 17 (3/7)
Tom Bodett: 14 (2/6)
Alison Stewart: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Alison Stewart
Garrison Keillor: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about one tiny mistake that significantly alters a person's life, Not My Job about the tropical island nation Nauru, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the October Surprise that will shake up the presidential race?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 19 (5/7)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Paul Provenza: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
"Dr. Phil" McGraw: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about travel mishaps, Not My Job about fringe presidential candidates, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will President Bush, who has the highest disapproval rate ever, win back the affection of the American people?
(N/A)
Sioux Falls, SD (Orpheum Theater Center)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 14 (4/5)
Kyrie O'Connor: 14 (2/6)
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
George McGovern: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about suburban angst, Not My Job about hard hitting presidential campaigns, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: how will the U.S. Government raise the seven-hundred billion dollars needed to bail out Wall Street?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 16 (4/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 12 (4/4)
Paula Poundstone: 9 (1/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Leonard Nimoy: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about surprising apologies from those in leadership questions, Not My Job about the expertise of Dr. Spock, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what e-mail messages will be recovered from vice presidential candidate, Alaska governor Sarah Palin's hacked e-mail account.
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paul Provenza: 17 (3/7)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15 (3/6)
Amy Dickinson: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Paul Provenza
Stefan Fatsis: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new diplomatic efforts by the United States, Not My Job about North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, Carl's List, Panelist Predictions: what will happen to the world now that the Large Hadron Collider has been activated?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millenium Park)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 13 (1/6)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (4/4)
Mo Rocca: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Joseph "Moose" Skowron Jr.: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about leaders emerging in odd and unusual ways, Not My Job about Michael Jackson, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big bombshell to drop about either of the vice presidential candidates?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 16 (4/6)
Alison Stewart: 11 (1/5)
Tom Bodett: 7 (3/2)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Nastia Lukin: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff The Listener about normally reserved dorks doing crazy things, Not My Job about Matthew McConaughey, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: How will John McCain top Barack Obama's acceptence speech, while at the Republican National Convention?
While commenting about the cable news coverage of the Democratic National Convention, Peter noted how "angry" Keith Olbermann was. Alison Stewart is a regular backup host for Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

2008-08-23

Repeat of 2007-07-21
Chicago, IL (Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millenium Park)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 19
Roxanne Roberts: 17
Roy Blount, Jr.: 14
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Patrick Fitzgerald: 1 *
Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job not about "Scooter" Libby, Bluff the Listener about unusual summer camps, Panelist Predictions: what the next popular fantasy series after Harry Potter?
Repeat of 2007-07-21 show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Korva Coleman 
Kyrie O'Connor: 17 (3/7)
Adam Felber: 14 (2/6)
Mo Rocca: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Mo Rocca
Lewis Black: 2
Who's Korva This Time?, Bluff the Listener about innovative ways to cut costs, Not My Job about Miss Manners, Who's Korva This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will Michael Phelps do once he conquer's this year's Olympics?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Corey Flintoff 
Charlie Pierce: 17 (3/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Jeanne Moos: 1
Who's Corey This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unexpected dangers of trying to live healthy, Not My Job about a New York Times article about the history of the modern Olympic movement, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big story coming from the Olympics in Beijing?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 16 (2/7)
Paula Poundstone: 13 (3/5)
Alison Stewart: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Alison Stewart
Debra Winger: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new innovation that will make life great for men, Not My Job about Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: who will be the surprise candidate for vice president?
Alison Stewart joins the panel, who co-hosted "Bryant Park Project" with Luke Burbank before he left.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Adam Felber Carl Kasell, SE 
Paul Provenza: 14 (2/7)
Kyrie O'Connor: 14 (4/5)
Mo Rocca: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Mo Rocca
Peter Bogdanovich: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a person's past coming back to haunt them at their current job, Not My Job about derivation of different words as written in the book "I Didn't Know That...", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will John McCain be able to top Barack Obama's world tour?
Another show in which all three correct Not My Job answers were the second answer.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Adam Felber Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 19 (5/7)
Amy Dickinson: 11 (1/5)
Paul Provenza: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Amy Dickinson
John Waters: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about Christmas in July, Not My Job about Jersey City, New Jersey, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first noticeable change after Budweiser was purchased by the Belgians?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 19 (3/8)
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6)
Charlie Pierce: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Andrea Mitchell: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about more annoying things being done by airlines, Not My Job about Sonny Landham, the third actor from "Predator" to try to enter politics, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be Madonna's next love interest?
Charlie Pierce tried to get his answer of through an airplane window or door to be accepted by Peter and Carl, even though the correct answer was the airplane emergency slide.

2008-07-05

Best Of
Repeat of 2007-01-06
Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett
Sue Ellicott
Charlie Pierce
Roy Blount, Jr.
Mo Rocca
Luke Burbank
Paula Poundstone
Amy Dickinson
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Craig Ferguson: 1
Dave Barry: 2
Gwen Ifill: 2
Calvin Trillin: 2
Kevin Clash and Elmo: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several favorite Not My Job guests from 2006
Repeat of 2007-01-06 show.
Seattle, WA (Paramount Theatre)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 16 (4/6)
Paul Provenza: 10 (2/4)
Paula Poundstone: 9 (1/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Paul Provenza
Jonathan Poneman: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a gift for a billionaire with everything, Not My Job about Celine Dion, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will the Supreme Court decide is protected by The Constitution?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 19 (3/8)
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Paul Provenza: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Dick Durbin: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about controversial stories about the online, virtual world, Not My Job about founder of Broadcom, Henry Nicholas, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will George W. Bush's memior begin?
Another instance where Mo Rocca uses the surname "Bagnoli" in this Bluff the Listener story. When Peter was explaining the story during the second panelist round, he added sound effects to the re-enactment.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15 (3/6)
Charlie Pierce: 14 (2/6)
Amy Dickinson: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Scott McClellan: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about making summers even more lazy, Not My Job about Truman Capote, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what cool feature will Apple include in the next generations of the iPhones?
Scott McClellan is the third (albeit former) White House Press Secretary of the Bush Administration to appear on the show.

When Peter started to ask Amy a question during the second Panelist Round, Amy responded with "No! Don't look at me."
Virginia Beach, VA (Sandler Center for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 17 (3/7)
Roxanne Roberts: 12 (2/5)
P.J. O'Rourke: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: P.J. O'Rourke
Jim Webb: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about how the Internet is making life easier, Not My Job about Huntington Hartford, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what role will Hillary Clinton be in Barack Obama's presidential campaign?
Tom entered the Lightning Fill In the Blank round with 3 points, to which, Carl stated that he answered 7 questions correctly. This would have given him a total of 17 points, but Carl stated that Tom had 16 points.

2008-05-31

Best Of
Repeat of 2007-10-27
Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett
Paula Poundstone
Roxanne Roberts
Charlie Pierce
Kyrie O'Connor
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Elizabeth Edwards: 2
Stephen Breyer: 0
Al Michaels: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! where Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell, Roxanne Roberts, Tom Bodett, Paula Poundstone, Charlie Pierce and Kyrie O'Connor review their favorite moments from the past ten years.
Repeat of 2007-10-27 show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 16 (2/7)
Kyrie O'Connor: 15 (3/6)
Tom Bodett: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
William Safire: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people in the news who sent in e-mail to "Wait Wait" not asking to be made fun of, Not My Job about Steven Seagal, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big story from John McCain's weekend barbecue with potential VP candidates?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
P.J. O'Rourke: 17 (3/7)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 16 (2/7)
Amy Dickinson: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Jesse Ventura: 2
Carl Kasell's Answering Machine, Bluff the Listener about learning how young or old someone is, Not My Job about miniature golf, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: with high gas prices, what will families do for summer vacation?
(N/A)
Schenectady, NY (Proctors Theatre)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 17 (3/7)
Amy Dickinson: 12 (2/5)
Mo Rocca: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Mo Rocca
Adam Savage: 3
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about new and unexpected vacation destinations, Not My Job about Bram Stoker, Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: what will happen at Jenna Bush's wedding?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 15 (3/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 11 (1/5)
Paula Poundstone: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Stephen King: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people trying to close the barn door after the horse left, Not My Job about nice things, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Hannah Montana star, Miley Cyrus, rebuild her image?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Korva Coleman 
Charlie Pierce: 14 (4/5)
Kyrie O'Connor: 14 (2/6)
Drew Carey: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Moby: 1
Who's Korva This Time?, Bluff the Listener about family restaurants trying to sharpen their image, Not My Job about a short-lived play called "Moose Murders", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: where will President Bush turn up next after his appearance on "Deal or No Deal"?
Drew Carey joins the panel; Carl Kassel is out on jury duty, to which Drew asked if the defendant would give a message from Carl.

The topic of "Truck Nutz" during the second panelist round.
Hartford, CT (The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 14 (2/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 13 (3/5)
Tom Bodett: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Jane Curtin: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about pheromones, Bluff the Listener about extreme ways to motivate employees, Panelist Predictions: what present did President Bush give to the Pope for his birthday?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Kim Cattrall: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new game for the Nintendo Wii, Not My Job about the Prohibition, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next PR nightmare for the Beijing Olympics?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 17 (3/7)
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6)
Mo Rocca: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Neil Patrick Harris: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about cartoon characters protecting their brand, Not My Job about April Fool's Day pranks as collected by the "Times of London", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what newsmaker nicknames will be revealed to the public?
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! was one of thirty-five recipients to be awarded the 67th Annual Peabody Award.

Tom Bodett's Bluff the Listener story involved enhanced mice touted as "Pinky and The Brain", which Tom did voiceover work on as well as "The Animaniacs"; during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Tom tried to get a point by passing off Darth Vader (the current answer) an "uber" Storm Trooper (Tom's response), in which Peter went on exclaim that "Darth Vader is a fallen Jedi, whereas Storm Troppers are clones, and it's just not the same. Moving on, Moving on!".
Santa Barbara, CA (UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 13 (3/5)
Paul Provenza: 10 (2/4)
Paula Poundstone: 2 (2/0)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Fannie Flagg: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about taking the wild out of wilderness, Not My Job about founder of Carl's Jr., Carl Karcher, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the US mistakenly send to the wrong country?
Paula Poundstone did not answer any Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correctly, though she had a lot of fun in doing so.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 16 (2/7)
P.J. O'Rourke: 14 (2/6)
Charlie Pierce: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Maureen Dowd: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone trying to fix something lame, Not My Job about Arthur C. Clarke, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next sign of the economy is tanking?
(N/A)
Pittsburgh, PA (Byham Theater)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 18 (2/8)
Tom Bodett: 16 (4/6)
Mo Rocca: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Ed Rendell: 2
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about people pursuing dream jobs despite long odds, Not My Job about the film career of Madonna, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Eliot Spitzer now do with his spare time after resigning?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 16 (2/7)
Paul Provenza: 11 (3/4)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Margaret Spellings: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about innovations in beauty pageants, Not My Job about Dungeons and Dragons, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will John McCain do in his spare time while waiting for a Democratic presidential nominee to be selected?
(N/A)
Birmingham, AL (Samford University Wright Center)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 14 (4/5)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 13 (1/6)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Jimmy Carter (The Blind Boys of Alabama): 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about poor journalism, Not My Job about President Jimmy Carter, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what a presidential candidate will be forced to renounce next?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Korva Coleman 
Paula Poundstone: 13 (3/5)
Luke Burbank: 13 (3/5)
Mo Rocca: 7 (3/2)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Luke Burbank
Drew Carey: 2
Who's Korva This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new psychotherapy developments, Not My Job about about Mr. Rogers as written in "Mental Floss" magazine, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Prediction: what will Fidel Castro do in his spare time after stepping down?
Mo Rocca's Bluff the Listener is another story to refer to "Dingoes Ate My Baby". Peter's mention of Paula's smack talk about Cleveland, Ohio was in reference to her comments from the 2007-04-28 show. Peter names the new blackest black as, "blackity black black black"
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 18 (2/8)
Tom Bodett: 14 (4/5)
P.J. O'Rourke: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Tom Bodett
Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about cosmetic enhancements, Not My Job about the Bush family, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will bring Barack Obama's presidential campaign back down to Earth?
(N/A)
Mesa, AZ (Ikeda Theater)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 15 (1/7)
Adam Felber: 14 (2/6)
Paul Provenza: 14 (2/6)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Adam Felber
Janet Napolitano: 0
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about solving adult problems with adolescent behavior, Not My Job about college basketball coach Bobby Knight, Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: what will Mitt Romney do now that he has suspended his presidential campaign?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 13 (3/5)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Luke Burbank: 8 (2/3)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: Luke Burbank
Joey Harrington: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about potentially dangerous travel situations, Not My Job about Smurfs, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big story out of this year's Super Bowl?
Several members of audience chanted "Luuuuuuke" when Luke was introduced by Peter
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 13 (3/5)
Paul Provenza: 12 (4/4)
Roxanne Roberts: 9 (1/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Melissa Etheridge: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unexpected labor unrest, Not My Job about the founder of the Wham-O toy company, Richard Knerr, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: how will the Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, stimulate the ailing economy?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 15 (3/6)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 14 (2/6)
Mo Rocca: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Brad Bird: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about plagiarism reported by the news, Not My Job about the love relationship between Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich as reported by the Washington Post, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what the UFO that people in Texas saw really is?
On the topic of men lying during the Listener Limerick Challenge, Roy Blount, Jr. told an anecdote about marriage counseling. This lead to Kyrie to start laughing uncontrollably and Peter retorting with "been in counseling, Kyrie?"
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 16 (4/6)
Amy Dickinson: 14 (2/6)
Tom Bodett: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Paul Begala: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unique recycling methods, Not My Job with questions from 1998 (the first year Wait Wait was on the air), Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be Hillary Clinton's next display of human emotions?
(N/A)

2008-01-05

Repeat of 2007-04-28
Berkeley, CA (Cal Performances Zellerbach Hall)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 17
Adam Felber: 13
Sue Ellicott: 13
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Linda Ronstadt: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Not My Job about strange patents and inventions, Bluff the Listener about NASA scandals, Panelist Predictions: what will presidential letters from the future contain?
Repeat of 2007-04-28 show.

2007

Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor
Roy Blount, Jr.
Mo Rocca
Charlie Pierce
Paula Poundstone
Roxanne Roberts
Luke Burbank
Adam Felber
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Chris Paul: 3
Anne Garrels: 1
Valerie Plame Wilson: 0
Michael Moore: 2
Robert Lutz: 0
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several Not My Job favorites
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Adam Felber: 15 (3/6)
Charlie Pierce: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Herbie Hancock: 0
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about trouble-making in the workplace, Not My Job about worst business decisions made in 2007 published in Fortune magazine, Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: what New Year's resolution will be made by one of the newsmakers in 2007?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 15 (3/6)
Paula Poundstone: 9 (1/4)
Amy Dickinson: 8 (4/2)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Frank Caliendo: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unexpected medical warnings, Not My Job about eccentric British Lords, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Major League Baseball straighten itself out after the release of the Mitchell report on steriod use.
During the Listener Limerick Challenge round, one of the answers dealt with a computer program that interacts with people on Russian dating/romance sites. Upon hearing that, Amy twice cried out "No!" Paula had a lot of fun and ranted about the "love chat" bit. After Carl stated that the listener had correctly completed the three limericks, Paula exclaimed, "Brent was a genius!"
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 16
Roy Blount, Jr.: 14
Mo Rocca: 13
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Dana Perino: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the kangaroo, Not My Job about Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: which 2008 presidential candidate will be next to reveal a secret from kindergarten?
Dana Perino is the second White House Press Secretary from the Bush Administration to appear on the show.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 17
Roy Blount, Jr.: 14
Amy Dickinson: 14
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
James Lipton: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about fading traditions, Not My Job about questionable toys from a list compiled by Cracked.com, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: which celebrity next endorse a 2008 presidential candidate?
After Peter asked if anyone had followed the meeting between President Bush, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Chairman of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas, and Adam smartly replying "religiously", an audience member booed. This led to a great reaction from the panelists, with Adam retorting "What? ... Booed that early" and Amy cracking up.
Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce
Sue Ellicott
Aamer Haleem
Adam Felber
Roy Blount, Jr.
Paula Poundstone
Roxanne Roberts
Tom Bodett
Mo Rocca
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Brian Williams: 2
Tom Hanks: 2
Terry Gross: 2
Ken Jennings: 3
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Not My Job segments
This show is about the same as the 2006-08-05 show, with the exception of Brian Williams being the first Not My Job segment rather than Barack Obama.
Asheville, NC (Diana Wortham Theatre)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 17
Charlie Pierce: 10
Paula Poundstone: 10
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Robby Benson: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about trying to keep people out, Not My Job about vacationing in North Korea, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Matt Damon first do as "People's" sexiest man alive?
Paula was a bit jealous about the court and lawyer crackdown in Pakistan, particularly that the lawyers were being hit with sticks. Roxanne asks Paula, "spend a lot of times around laywers, huh?". This lead to a little laughter when the listener playing the Listener Limerick Challenge said that she was a lawyer.

Peter went a bit too far with conjugations of the Hebrew neologism "le condel", with Charlie threatening Peter if he did anymore conjugations.

When Paula had a hard time coming up with "Ho, ho, ho!", Peter and the other panelists gave her interesting hints about what mall Santas can no longer say in Austrailia. The entire bit got really funny when Paula went down the route of what Don Imus said to got him kicked off of the air.

The podcast version of the show Listener Limerick Challenge and Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank duplicated.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paul Provenza: 15
Tom Bodett: 13
Kyrie O'Connor: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Lynne Cheney: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about prison innovations, Not My Job about wrestling's Fabulous Moolah (Lillian Ellison), Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what lines of dialogue will be spoken during prime time while TV show writers are on strike?
Paul Provenza's had his first win on the show
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 15
Paula Poundstone: 11
Mo Rocca: 9
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Valerie Plame Wilson: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new services in the hotel industry, Not My Job about Los Angeles billboard sensation, Angelyne, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Prediction: what will Shirley MacLaine reveal about a presidential candidate?
The name of the Bluff the Listener round is "We'll Leave the Light on for You", which is the tagline used by panelist Tom Bodett's Motel 6 adverts, though Tom was not one of the panelists for this show.
Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett
Paula Poundstone
Roxanne Roberts
Kyrie O'Connor
Charlie Pierce
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Elizabeth Edwards: 2
Stephen Breyer: 0
Al Michaels: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! where Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell, Roxanne Roberts, Tom Bodett, Paula Poundstone, Charlie Pierce and Kyrie O'Connor review their favorite moments from the past ten years
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 15
Paul Provenza: 12
Tom Bodett: 10
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Stephen Colbert: 2
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about new strategies in preventing crime, Not My Job about mistakes in journalism, Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: after the relevation of Barack Obama and Dick Cheney are related, who else will be discovered to be related?
Amy Dickinson said that she didn't think she had won before and Peter was doubtful of that. Amy had tied for first at least seven times and won outright at least twice in 2010: 2010-02-03 and 2010-03-10.
Beloit, WI (Eaton Chapel at Beloit College)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 16
Charlie Pierce: 15
Roy Blount, Jr.: 14
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Anne Garrels: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about business strategies that have backfired, Not My Job about a Disney-created Florida suburb called Celebration, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: which worker's union will go on strike?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 14
Roxanne Roberts: 13
Mo Rocca: 13
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Jeff Garlin: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about politicians attempt to get attention backfired, Not My Job about croquet, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: how will children strike back at President Bush for his veto of the children's health insurance plan expansion (SCHIP)?
(N/A)
Manchester, NH (Palace Theatre)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 15
Amy Dickinson: 14
Tom Bodett: 13
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Dean Kamen: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about putting limits on a good thing, Not My Job about movie producer Joel Silver, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad do next after his failed attempt as a stand-up comic?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 13
Roxanne Roberts: 12
Paul Provenza: 10
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Kevin Smith: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about customer dis-service, Not My Job about the strangest science experiments, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next news story making a comeback from the 1990's?
Peter admitted that they had robbed Paula of 2 points in the 2007-09-01 show and will "right the wrong" on this show; Peter predicted at the beginning of the show that it will be a good day for Paula. Paula got enough questions correct in the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round without any "additional assistance".
Winston-Salem, NC (Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 18
Mo Rocca: 14
Kyrie O'Connor: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Chris Paul: 3
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about ways the government has tried to reach out to its citizens, Not My Job about food products that have failed, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Britney Spears revive her career?
After Kyrie guessed "a cat" in her last Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round question, Mo made several meowing sounds in response.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Mo Rocca: 16
P.J. O'Rourke: 13
Amy Dickinson: 7
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Mike Huckabee: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about airline flying experience, Not My Job about the Ford Edsel, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next scientific bombshell to drop?
Sidenote: OPB broadcasted a re-broadcast of the fifth anniversary special with NPR people as callers instead of this specific show
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Korva Coleman 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 11
Paula Poundstone: 10
Angela Nissel: 10
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Judy Blume: 0
Who's Korva This Time?, Bluff the Listener about taking advantage of the five senses, Not My Job about "The Price Is Right", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Senator Larry Craig prove he is not gay?
Peter admitted on the 2007-09-22 show that Paula Poundstone actually had 5 correct answers during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, rather than the 4 that Peter/Korva gave her credit for. Paula's score for this show reflects the incorrect score since it cannot be retroactively changed.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Korva Coleman 
Kyrie O'Connor: 17
Mo Rocca: 16
Charlie Pierce: 14
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Bob Saget: 0
Who's Korva This Time?, Bluff the Listener about designs with unintended features, Not My Job about opinions of new MRE field rations, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be President Bush's next comparison to the Iraq War?
Deputy White House Press Secretary Dana Perino was called in regards to Rove's opinion of Barney (President Bush's dog), Bob Saget gets bleeped
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Korva Coleman 
Mo Rocca: 18
Tom Bodett: 15
Amy Dickinson: 14
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Ron Paul: 2
Who's Korva This Time?, Bluff the Listener about boosting prison inmate morale, Not My Job about fringe political candidates, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what is next for Karl Rove after he leaves the White House?
(N/A)
Boulder, CO (Chautauqua Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 12
Kyrie O'Connor: 12
Paula Poundstone: 11
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Kevin Fitzgerald: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about public speeches gone awry, Not My Job about BALCO founder Victor Conte from "Game of Shadows", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next tainted record to be set?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Luke Burbank Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 17
Adam Felber: 16
Charlie Pierce: 13
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Phyllis Diller: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about "The Golden Girls", Not My Job about Tom Snyder, Who's Carl This Time Round II, Panelist Predictions: which of presidential candidates will commit the next fashion faux pas?
Limited audience chanting of "Luuuuuuke"
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Luke Burbank Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 13
Mo Rocca: 12
Tom Bodett: 9
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Jim Dale: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about toughness, Not My Job about "World Weekly News", And You Can Quote Me on That, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next contagious thing?
Limited audience chanting of "Luuuuuuke", in which Luke retorts that for each second of chanting would be one less second that Mo Rocca can make jokes. Tom Bodett finished his Bluff the Listener story with his famous "We'll leave the light on for you" tagline from his Motel 6 adverts.
Chicago, IL (Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millenium Park)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 19
Roxanne Roberts: 17
Roy Blount, Jr.: 14
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Patrick Fitzgerald: 1 *
Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job not about "Scooter" Libby, Bluff the Listener about unusual summer camps, Panelist Predictions: what the next popular fantasy series after Harry Potter?
After Patrick Fitzgerald was not able to answer two or more Not My Job questions correctly, an "appeal" was filed and Patrick won the game even with only one correct answer.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 17
Charlie Pierce: 16
Paul Provenza: 13
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Letitia Baldrige: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about the Philadelphia Phillies, Bluff the Listener about gullible people, Panelist Predictions: which of the 18 benchmarks that the Iraqi government will achieve?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone
Charlie Pierce
Tom Bodett
Luke Burbank
Mo Rocca
Adam Felber
Sue Ellicott
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Ted Koppel: 1
Stephen Breyer: 0
Linda Ronstadt: 1
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several show favorite Not My Job guests from 2007
(N/A)
Portland, OR (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 16
Roy Blount, Jr.: 12
Amy Dickinson: 11
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Gert Boyle: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about consultants for consultants, Not My Job about interesting CIA contacts during the 50s and 60s, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first flaw of the iPhone?
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! visits Portland, Oregon for the second time.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 17
Charlie Pierce: 14
Luke Burbank: 14
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Michael Moore: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about polite society, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Michael Bloomberg's party name?
Several members of audience chanted "Luuuuuuke" when Luke was introduced by Peter
Salt Lake City, UT (Kingsbury Hall at University of Utah)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Mo Rocca: 14
Tom Bodett: 13
Paula Poundstone: 7
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Donny Osmond: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about odd keepsakes, Not My Job about questions that would stump Donny Osmond, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: how will Paris Hilton help humanity?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 18
Roxanne Roberts: 15
Paul Provenza: 11
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Tony Wheeler: 1
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about two things coming together to create something amazing, Not My Job about odd ideas for military technology, Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: how will "Scooter" Libby get a sentence as short as Paris Hilton?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 15
Amy Dickinson: 14
P.J. O'Rourke: 8
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Elizabeth Edwards: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Not My Job about celebrity treament centers, Bluff the Listener about false alarms in the news, Panelist Predictions: what television actor will be next to enter into presidential politics?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Mo Rocca: 14
Angela Nissel: 12
Paula Poundstone: 10
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Dennis Kucinich: 3
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Bluff the Listener about news stories that sound like soap opera plots, Not My Job about Bunny Allen, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Carl's next on-air flap?
Peter starts the show with Carl Kasell's on-air Freudian Slip by accidentally calling Monica Goodling, "Monica Lewinsky", then quickly correcting himself mid-word
Ann Arbor, MI (Michigan Theater)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 13
Charlie Pierce: 12
Kyrie O'Connor: 11
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Robert Lutz: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about media companies gunning for first place, Not My Job about people who aren't "People persons", Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what happened during Tony Blair's sleepover at the White House?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 15
Roy Blount, Jr.: 9
Paul Provenza: 8
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Nanci Griffith: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about odd pieces of history, Not My Job about Roger Clemens, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: how will French President Nicolas Sarkozy make France more like the US?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 14
Charlie Pierce: 13
Paula Poundstone: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Ted Koppel: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about the movie flop "Sahara", Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what happened to Queen Elizabeth while she was in the US?
The first caller is Jimmy Jellinek, the editor-in-chief of Maxim.
Berkeley, CA (Cal Performances Zellerbach Hall)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 17
Adam Felber: 13
Sue Ellicott: 13
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Linda Ronstadt: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Not My Job about strange patents and inventions, Bluff the Listener about NASA scandals, Panelist Predictions: what will presidential letters from the future contain?
Paula dishes out some negativity in regards to Cleveland, Ohio. This was brought up in 2008-02-23 during the interview with Drew Carey. Sue Ellicott's last regular appearance?
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 17
Kyrie O'Connor: 14
Paula Poundstone: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Jonathan Gold: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about big plans with big downfalls, Not My Job the inventor of sea monkeys (Harold Von Braunhut), Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be some of the clues in Bill Clinton's New York Time crossword puzzle?
In response to the number of great-grand children and great-great-grand children that singer Don Ho had, Peter described them as "nappy bottomed Hos" as a pun on Don Imus's slur
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 16
Roy Blount, Jr.: 13
Luke Burbank: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Julia Sweeney: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about art classics getting a modern update, Not My Job about carnival and sideshow lingo, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be Don Imus's next venture?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 15
Amy Dickinson: 13
P.J. O'Rourke: 11
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Yo-Yo Ma: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about second careers, Not My Job about Henry Kissinger and Richard Nixon, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what are the contents of gift bags given to British sailors by Iran?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 16
Angela Nissel: 16
Tom Bodett: 14
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
John Pizzarelli: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new real estate marketing techniques, Not My Job about Quentin Tarentino, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Washington D.C.'s next tourism catch phrase?
The answer to Tom's last Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question is the whole "Peepers The Duck" being dropped during a failed shiplifting gateway at a Linen and Things store. Hilarity ensued.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Luke Burbank: 14
Mo Rocca: 14
Paula Poundstone: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Stephen Breyer: 0
Carl Kasell's Countdown, Not My Job about strange rock 'n' roll lifestyle, Bluff the Listener about little mistakes with significant impacts, Panelist Predictions: what memo will be found that will force Alberto Gonzales to resign?
Justice Stephen Breyer is the first Supreme Court Justice to appear on a game show.

Several members of audience chanted "Luuuuuuke" when Luke was introduced by Peter; Paula mentions "IHOP" again; hilarious interaction between the panelists, Peter and Justice Breyer including discussion about his robe.

Another hilarious bluff by Mo, in which the listener contestant is from the same city as referenced in Mo's bluff. When asked what two spiders did during Mo's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Mo answered, in his unique manner, "knife fight!". The answer was "snuggling", to which Mo came back with "that's a lot of snuggling!"
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 15
Kyrie O'Connor: 12
Paul Provenza: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Martha Raddatz: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about daytime TV shows, Not My Job about Andy Sidaris, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what are some of President Bush's souvenir from his trip to Latin America?
(N/A)
Aspen, CO (Wheeler Opera House)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 17
Adam Felber: 15
Tom Bodett: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Robert Wagner and Jill St. John: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about practical jokes of the wealthy, Not My Job about Battle Mountain, Nevada (named the "Armpit of America", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the opening sentence in Jenna Bush's new book?
For Amy Dickinson's last Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question, discussioning birth control for squirrels, Adam Felber gave the classic line, "Straight Talk About Nuts".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 14
Paula Poundstone: 12
Roxanne Roberts: 10
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Tony Snow: 1
Must See Carl TV, Bluff the Listener about embarrassed politicians on film, Not My Job about Russian millionaires, Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: what will be Al Gore's next success after his Oscar?
Paula mentions "IHOP"; Tony Snow gets "caught" with an inconsistency (running into a tree while at President Bush's ranch) and faux-stumped when asked if President Bush listens to the show
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 16
Charlie Pierce: 13
P.J. O'Rourke: 10
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Neil deGrasse Tyson: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about costly newfound fame, Not My Job about the "Chinese Democracy" album by Guns and Roses, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: how will Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's make up?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 17
Roxanne Roberts: 16
Mo Rocca: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Roland Mesnier: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about ways to save the Earth, Not My Job about out of the ordinary food, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the outcome of the "Scooter" Libby trial?
(N/A)
Berkeley, CA (Cal Performances Zellerbach Hall)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 14
Sue Ellicott: 11
Paula Poundstone: 9
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Phil Bronstein: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about following rediculous rules, Not My Job about Roland Mesnier's memior "All the President Pastries", Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what are some of the new innovations from NASA?
During the Not My Job segment, the producers aired a phone call received by Phil Bronstein's editors that referred to a newspaper headline about "pilotless drones" in which the caller went on a rant about "pilotless drones" are "drones".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Amy Dickinson: 13
Tom Bodett: 10
Paul Provenza: 7
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
John Mellencamp: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about stupid questions asked of football players at the Super Bowl, Bluff the Listener about disrespect in the news, Panelist Predictions: how will Joe Biden make up for his verbal slip?
In the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, when Tom Bodett was asked what was the name of a California energy bill requiring people to use more efficient lighting, Tom responded with "We'll turn off the lights for you"; which is a play on Tom's Motel 6 advert tagline.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 13
Kyrie O'Connor: 13
Roy Blount, Jr.: 10
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Mario Batali: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about not-so-private private journals, Not My Job about colors, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the first Democrat to pull out from the 2008 presidential campaign?
Although Mo Rocca is a regular guest judge on "Iron Chef America", he did not appear as a panelist with Iron Chef Batali
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 17 (3/7)
Paula Poundstone: 15 (1/7)
Tom Bodett: 13
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
"Weird Al" Yankovic: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new innovations for cars, Not My Job about Pia Zadora, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will change Barack Obama's image?
During the Not My Job segment, Roxanne Roberts mentioned that her son had been downloading and listening to various songs proported to be made by "Weird Al" Yankovic, but weren't. This caused "Weird Al" to say that one of them, about changing restroom signs, was not his. This led to a bit of embarrassment for Roxanne.

Roxanne had another bit of geekdom embarrassment when she confused Wookies as being in Star Trek. Peter had to correct Roxanne.

At the end of the Roxanne's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Peter stated that he thought about not giving Roxanne the last point as he kind of wanted Paula Poundstone to tie with Roxanne. Peter's conscience kicked in and gave the win to Roxanne.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 14
Amy Dickinson: 13
Mo Rocca: 9
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Christine Todd Whitman: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new ways to attract people to vacation spots, Not My Job about "The Lives They Lived", Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: how will cell phone companies will compete against the iPhone?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett
Sue Ellicott
Charlie Pierce
Roy Blount, Jr.
Mo Rocca
Luke Burbank
Paula Poundstone
Amy Dickinson
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Craig Ferguson: 1
Dave Barry: 2
Gwen Ifill: 2
Calvin Trillin: 2
Kevin Clash and Elmo: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several favorite Not My Job guests from 2006
(N/A)

2006

2006-12-30

Best Of
Repeat of 2006-09-02
Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
<Multiple>
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Anthony Williams: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!; repeat of 2006-09-02 show
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 18
Roxanne Roberts: 14
Roy Blount, Jr.: 11
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Branford Marsalis: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about worst toys of all time, Bluff the Listener about revenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be Time's Person of the Year for 2007?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Adam Felber: 19
Kyrie O'Connor: 17
Mo Rocca: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Pam Melroy: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about holiday traditions in trouble, Not My Job about embarrassing media errors and corrections, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be President Bush's next "New Way Forward" for Iraq?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 13
Paula Poundstone: 11
Angela Nissel: 11
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Tina Fey: 1
Carl Kasell's Missed Connections, Bluff the Listener about improving home resale values, Not My Job about body language from "Definitive Book of Body Language", Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: what will President Bush do with the Iraq Study Group report?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 16
Amy Dickinson: 14
Mo Rocca: 14
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Amy Sedaris: 1
Carl Kasell's Apologypalooza, Bluff the Listener about movies making life difficult in the real world, Not My Job about "Hemingway and Bailey's Bartending Guide", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the current situation in Iraq be called?
At the end of Amy Dickinson's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Mo Rocca asked if "panda porn" was in black and white.
Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
<Multiple>
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
(None)
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! including: G8 summit, Hogan Heroes, Greenpeace and two examples of Peter screwing up.
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 18 (4/7)
Paul Provenza: 13 (3/5)
Paula Poundstone: 5 (1/2)
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Harry Shearer: 3
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unexpected consequences from the 2006 midterm elections, Not My Job about "Pink Lady and Jeff", Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes's wedding vows?
When Paula remarked that Harry Shearer must have had the "Pink Lady and Jeff" DVD set, Harry replied stating he does not think DVDs have been made of the show. At that point, Paula retorted he would have had the "Director's Cut". In fact, a DVD set of "Pink Lady" was released in 2001.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Kyrie O'Connor: 14
Aamer Haleem: 12
Tom Bodett: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Andy Borowitz: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, The "Wait Wait" Unemployment Office, Not My Job about worst video games listed by "PC World", Bluff the Listener about Thanksgiving innovations, Panelist Predictions: what will President Bush and the Democrats agree on?
Peter throws around a bit of Yiddish after talking about George Allen losing
Sarasota, FL (Van Wezel Performing Arts All)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 12
Roxanne Roberts: 12
P.J. O'Rourke: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Jimmy Wales: 0
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about famous people who almost changed their destiny, Not My Job about obscure topics found in Wikipedia, Carl Kasell's Mudsling-a-Thon, Panelist Predictions: what will be some of the 2006 midterm election surprises?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 14
Amy Dickinson: 13
Angela Nissel: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Tom Bergeron: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about improbable toys for Christmas, Not My Job about Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what new policy for Iraq will replace "Stay the Course"?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15
Sue Ellicott: 11
Mo Rocca: 8
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Dave Barry: 2
An Internet Destination Called Carlslist, Bluff the Listener about cliches coming to life, Not My Job about government websites aimed at children, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will happen to the 300-millionth American?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Sue Ellicott
Charlie Pierce
Aamer Haleem
Roy Blount, Jr.
Richard Roeper
Paula Poundstone
P.J. O'Rourke
Tom Bodett
Adam Felber
Amy Dickinson
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Brian Williams: 2
Janeane Garofolo: 0
Anne Lamott: 1
Penn Jillette: 1
Alan Alda: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several Not My Job favorites
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 15
Tom Bodett: 14
Kyrie O'Connor: 12
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Ken Jennings: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about ways that people stay happily married, Not My Job rematch with Ken Jennings, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what will be Bob Woodward's next book?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Sue Ellicott: 15
Charlie Pierce: 14
Tom Bodett: 14
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Kevin Clash and Elmo: 2
"Wait Wait" Television, Listener Limerick Challenge, Not My Job about Bill "Bill-O" O'Reilly, Who's Carl This Time?, Panelist Predictions: how Bill Clinton will lose his temper next time?
The listener for the Listener Limerick Challenge round seemed either impatient or pressed for time and didn't want the guys to dilly dally too much and told the guys to move on to the next limerick twice.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roxanne Roberts: 15
Paula Poundstone: 14
Paul Provenza: 10
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Joy Behar: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about forgotten icons of the 1980s, Not My Job about "Presidential Doodles", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what comeback will President Bush have for Hugo Chavez?
Peter and the panelists have fun with George Allen's initial insistence that he is not Jewish, although he is
New Haven, CT (John Lyman Center at Southern Connecticut State University)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Tom Bodett: 16
Kyrie O'Connor: 15
Mo Rocca: 14
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Isaac Mizrahi: 1
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about protests with unintended outcomes, Not My Job about questions to stump a fashion designer, Carl Kasell's Countdown, Panelist Predictions: how will Tucker Carlson's come back after doing poorly on "Dancing with the Stars"?
Four words: Carl Kasell on helium
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 15
Amy Dickinson: 11
Paula Poundstone: 11
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Alan Alda: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about suburban innovations, Not My Job about the Stanford University marching band, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Katie Couric's "CBS Evening News" closing quote?
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ)Peter Sagal Carl Kasell, SE 
<Multiple>
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Anthony Williams: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! including: psychic Adam Felber and "embarrassing" answers, Roxanne and Mo lengthy attempts to correctly answer their questions, Dick Cheney incident, P.J. aggrieved rants, Bluff the Listener about KISS, Not My Job with D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams about Turkmenistan, panelists working together and thinking alike
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Luke Burbank Carl Kasell, SE 
Charlie Pierce: 16
Amy Dickinson: 11
Adam Felber: 11
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Rita Rudner: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about name recognition, Not My Job about jeans, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what new mnemonic device will kids use to remember the order of the planets?
Continuation of audience chanting "Luuuuuuke" with Luke retorting that half the people would complete it with "I'm your father". Charlie Pierce's Bluff the Listener refers to the "Dingoes Ate My Baby".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Luke Burbank Carl Kasell, SE 
Paula Poundstone: 11
Tom Bodett: 10
Roy Blount, Jr.: 10
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Soledad O'Brien: 2
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about corporate overlords, Not My Job about Mrs. Duke Cunningham, Who's Carl This Time? Round II, Panelist Predictions: what new object will be called a planet?
Continuation of audience chanting "Luuuuuuke", in which Paula retorts Luke's comment of "...explaining that's people saying my name, not boo-ing" with "It's good that you think that... he's got an indomitable spirit, doesn't