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.

2024-02-24

Best Of NPR DB ID: 1365
Scorekeeper
I'm the man with a voice so smooth, rich people pay big bucks just to hear me say their name on NPR
Description
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! revisiting interviews that would easily win the popular vote
Notes

Alzo Slade was the guest host for the 2023-02-18 show which featured Rosie Perez as the Not My Job guest.

Negin Farsad was the guest host for the 2023-03-11 show which featured Nick Kroll as the Not My Job guest.

2024-02-17

NPR DB ID: 1364
Host
Guest: Tom Papa
Scorekeeper
When Peter's Away, Billy will play
Panelists
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Dulcé Sloan
Correct: Dulcé Sloan
Description
Who's Bill This Time?; Panel Questions: Have All the Doors Stayed on Planes This Week?; Bluff the Listener about secrets of the farmer's market; Not My Job about knitting; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: what will Joe Biden do next to appear cool?
Notes

For the third Not My Job question, Carrie Brownstein wanted the answer to be "A" but wanted to go with "C". Carrie asked what Corin Tucker thought. Corin said that it was either "C or B". Tom Papa responded with "You're right, it's A" and they received a bell ding. When Tom asked how well Carrie and Corin did, Bill Kurtis said that they had answered two out of three correct, even though they had answered the first two questions correct and got a bell ding for the third.

Dulcé Sloan initially answered her first Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question with "Defense", she changed her answer to "Homeland Security" and got credit for it. For her seventh question, Dulcé answered "Corn Pops", then asked the audience to tell her the answer. The audience shouted out "Pop Tarts", which Dulcé changed her answer to and got credit for it.

Amy Dickinson answered her fifth Lightning question with "boa constrictor", which Tom and Bill accepted her answer. The correct answer was "three Burmese pythons".

2024-02-10

NPR DB ID: 1363
Scorekeeper
Are you ready for some foot-Bill?
Panelists
Guests
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Description
Who's Bill This Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about someone breaking the rules; Not My Job about Guy Fieri; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: who will be the next hot couple?
Notes

The story referenced by the second limerick was based on a potential Internet of Things attack scenario and not based on an actual attack. Bleeping Computer has more information on the scenario and how it was mis-reported.

2024-02-03

NPR DB ID: 1362
Scorekeeper
Hey Milwaukee, time to hear Bill-talk-ee
Panelists
Guests
Bluff(s)
Description
Who's Bill This Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about a mystery solved in Tampa, Florida; Not My Job about Jeff Bezos; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: what will be the next thing explorers find at the bottom of the ocean?
Notes

For the third Not My Job question, Kristen Kish chose all three choices as her answer. It was another instance where all three choices for the third Not My Job question were correct.

2024-01-27

NPR DB ID: 1361
Scorekeeper
I'm the man who's been making the NPR Wine Club sound cool since 2022
Panelists
Guests
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Dulcé Sloan
Correct: Shane O'Neill
Description
Who's Chioke This Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about someone being roped into one last job; Not My Job about items people bring to Antiques Roadshow; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: what will be the next hot toy for billionaires?
Notes

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