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.

2024-07-13

NPR DB ID: 1385
Scorekeeper
I'm the voice on Bill Kurtis' voicemail
Panelists
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Emmy Blotnick
Correct: Emmy Blotnick
Description
Who's Chioke This Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about a famous person leaving their mark on a place; Not My Job about librarians; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: what will George Clooney weigh in on next?
Notes

When Peter Sagal quickly summarized Paula Poundstone's Bluff the Listener story, Peter said the story took place in Norway. The story took place in Stockholm, Sweden.

For the third Not My Job questions, Sam Sanders chose "B" while Zach Stafford chose "A". The correct answer was "B" and Chioke I'Anson give them all three points.

For one of Tom Papa's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question, Tom answered "the plague" while the correct answer was "bird flu". Paula Poundstone answered one of her Lightning questions with "bird flu" while the correct answer was "the plague".

2024-07-06

Best Of NPR DB ID: 1384
Scorekeeper
I'm the man whose voice is bigger than John Hancock's signature
Description
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! celebrating Independence Day (the holiday and the movie) with some favorite guests and segments
Notes

Before playing a portion of the Not My Job segment with Rian Johnson, Peter Sagal said that they had Rian on back in 2013 when "The Last Jedi" came out. "The Last Jedi" came out in 2017 and the show that Rian was the Not My Job guest aired on 2018-01-13.

The show description listed on NPR.org listed "Ruth E. Gordon" as one of the Not My Job Guests. The correct name would be "Ruth E. Carter".

2024-06-29

NPR DB ID: 1383
Scorekeeper
I'm the voice as smooth as my co-host's head
Panelists
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Dulcé Sloan
Correct: Dulcé Sloan
Description
Who's Bill This Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about a unique lawsuit; Not My Job about Bass Pro Shops; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: what will be the next weird thing people will do on planes?

2024-06-22

NPR DB ID: 1382
Scorekeeper
Get some tan lines form me, I'm your Bill-kini
Panelists
Guests
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Bill This Time?; Panel Questions: The Olympic Torch Reporch; Bluff the Listener about famous dads in the news; Not My Job about social climbers; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: what will be the next thing to get a Surgeon General's warning?

2024-06-15

NPR DB ID: 1381
Scorekeeper
Welcome everybody to Bill-ennium Park
Panelists
Bluff(s)
#1
Chosen: Helen Hong
Correct: Helen Hong
Description
Who's Bill This Time?; Panel Questions; Bluff the Listener about something happening at Belgium's Jemeppe Castle; Not My Job about CBS' Survivor; Panel Questions; Listener Limerick Challenge; Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank; Panelist Predictions: what will be Joey Chestnut's next career move?