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.

2024-06-08

NPR DB ID: 1380
Scorekeeper
It's officially hot Bill summer
Panelists
Description
Who's Bill This Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about a dog losing its job; Not My Job about lesser known gods; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: how will Pepsi get its mojo back now that it's in third place?
Notes

When Peter Sagal asked how well Alzo Slade did answering his Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions, Bill Kurtis said that Alzo answered six correct for a total of 15 points rather than 14. After Karen Chee answered her Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions, Bill Kurtis said that she had a total of 13 points and was one point behind Alzo; which, confirmed that Alzo had 14 points and Bill had misspoken earlier.

2024-06-01

Best Of NPR DB ID: 1379
Scorekeeper
I'm the man with a voice so smoky, I can barbecue a rack of ribs just by whispering to it
Description
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! celebrating the return of summer with some favorite guests
Notes

The Panel Question with Roy Blount, Jr. may have come from the show that aired on 2023-10-07 or a special show that was taped with segments that have not been included in other Best Of shows.

2024-05-25

NPR DB ID: 1378
Host
Guest: Tom Papa
Scorekeeper
Hey Seattle, get ready for Me-attle
Panelists
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Description
Who's Bill This Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about stain-blocking ceiling paint in the news; Not My Job about people with serious feet; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: who will blame their spouse next?
Notes

No ding sound was played after J. Kenji López-Alt answered "B" for the third Not My Job question even though it was the correct answer.

Luke Burbank answered his fifth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question with, "curing his heartburn". Tom Papa said, "Close. To focus on his gut health". Luke thought it was close enough and the audience cheered him on. Tom asked Bill Kurtis if Luke should get points for the answer and Bill agreed.

Another instance where all three panelists answered the same number of questions correct during Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank.

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?