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.

2024-04-13

NPR DB ID: 1372
Scorekeeper
City of Steel, meet Voice of Gold
Panelists
Guests
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Bill This Time?; Panel Questions: Don't Stare Directly At This Quiz; Bluff the Listener about an untold story of a celebrity; Not My Job about cowards; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: what will be the next long-lost thing to emerge?
Notes

Peter Sagal coached Bill Cowher in the style of Bill Cowher after Bill chose "A" for the third Not My Job question. Bill changed his answer to "B", which was correct.

The gong sound was played before Peter Sagal started asking Negin Farsad's last Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question.

2024-04-06

NPR DB ID: 1371
Scorekeeper
Throw out your Q-tips, let me voice clean out your ears
Panelists
Guests
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Emmy Blotnick
Correct: Emmy Blotnick
Description
Who's Bill This Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about someone with good intentions; Not My Job about air fresheners; Panel Questions / Did All of the Flights From Germany Make It Past England Before Their Toilets Overflowed into the Cabin This Week?; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: what will be the next thing that turns out to be a lie?
Notes

All three panelists shared the same last initial, "B".

2024-03-30

Best Of NPR DB ID: 1370
Scorekeeper
I'm the man with a voice so rich and smooth, you're not allowed to listen on Good Friday
Description
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!: Spring Break Edition with some favorite guests
Notes

Josh Gondelman was the guest host for the 2023-03-04 show which featured Malala Yousafzai as the Not My Job guest.

The segment with David Axelrod comes from his second appearance as a Not My Job guest on 2023-03-25.

Alzo Slade was the guest host for the 2023-05-13 show which featured Gabrielle Dennis as the Not My Job guest.

2024-03-23

NPR DB ID: 1369
Scorekeeper
Hey Mario and Luigi get a load of these pipes
Panelists
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Hari Kondabolu
Correct: Hari Kondabolu
Description
Who's Bill This Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about an upgrade that was a downgrade; Not My Job about misers; Panel Questions / Did All The Flight Attendants Avoid Hitting The Button That Makes the Plane Plunge 1000 Feet This Week?; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: what will happen when the sun disappears during the eclipse?
Notes

For the third Not My Job question, Laurene Powell Jobs asked the audience what they thought the answer was and the consensus was "A", which Laurene chose. It was another instance where all three choices were correct.

For Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank, Hari Kondabolu was credited with three correct answers. In the version of the show that aired, seven of the questions were included and Hari answered two correct. The third correct answer would have been for the question that was edited out.

When Peter Sagal asked Bill Kurtis how Hari did, Bill stated, "Well, Hari got three, which is more than Maeve usually does." Hari responded by saying, "That's mean to me!"

2024-03-16

NPR DB ID: 1368
Scorekeeper
I'm the illegitimate son of Bill Kurtis
Guest: Andy Richter
Panelists
Guests
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Andy Richter This Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about the letter D in the news; Not My Job about WAGs, wives and girlfriends of famous athletes; Panel Questions / Have All the Pilots Stayed Awake While Flying Planes This Week?; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: what will be the next surprising beauty trend?
Notes

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