Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Stats Page

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Welcome to the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Stats Page! Here, you'll find almost everything that you might want to know about NPR's weekly news quiz show.

Below is a list of shows that have recently aired and the next show that will air.

2024-05-25

NPR DB ID: 1378
Host
Guest: Tom Papa
Scorekeeper

2024-05-18

NPR DB ID: 1377
Host
Guest: Alzo Slade
Scorekeeper
I'm the champagne of voices. Have a nice cold Bill-er High Life
Panelists
Guests
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Negin Farsad
Description
Who's Bill This Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about well-meaning gifts that didn't quite work; Not My Job about birdwatchers; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: what's next for Chuck E. Cheese?

2024-05-11

NPR DB ID: 1376
Scorekeeper
Are you coughing and sneezing? That's me. I'm your seasonal Bill-ergies
Panelists
Guests
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Tom Papa
Correct: Tom Papa
Description
Who's Bill This Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about a team losing a game in a surprising way; Not My Job about to-go food; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: what will be the next worm in the news?
Notes

Another instance in which all three choices for the third Not My Job question were correct.

2024-05-04

NPR DB ID: 1375
Scorekeeper
Ready for something spicy? I'm your red hot Billy pepper
Panelists
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Josh Gondelman
Correct: Josh Gondelman
Description
Who's Bill this Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about something named for the person who inspired it; Not My Job about giant sculptures; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big story in the art world?
Notes

The Bluff the Listener contestant initially chose River Butcher's story but switched to Josh Gondelman's story after Peter Sagal restarted the listener's choice.

Lyndon Barrois, Sr. initially chose "A" for the second Not My Job question, but the audience yelled out "B". Lyndon changed his answer to "B". Another instance where all the correct option for all three Not My Job questions were "B".

Another instance where the total points for the show's winner equals the sum of the total points for the other two panelists.

2024-04-27

NPR DB ID: 1374
Scorekeeper
I'm your Bill. Would you like to tip 18, 20 or 100 percent?
Panelists
Bluff(s)
#1
Correct: Shantira Jackson
Description
Who's Bill This Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about untold stories or prodigies; Not My Job about buried gold; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: what will be the big heartwarming story out of this summer's Olympic Games?
Notes

Renée Elise Goldsberry initially chose "A" for the third Not My Job question, but then the audience shouted out "C". Renée changed her answer to "A", which was correct.

Alonzo Bodden answered his fifth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question with "doorbell". Peter said that the correct answer was "house", which Alonzo replied by saying that the doorbell was on the house. Bill Kurtis gave Alonzo credit for his answer.

For Jason Isbell's fourth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question, he stopped short of saying "chess" for his answer before dismissing it and guessing something different. Peter told Jason to complete the word for his initial guess, which Jason did. He was given credit for his answer.