Show Details: April 2009

2009-04-04

NPR ID: 583
Location
Cal Performances Zellerbach Hall (Berkeley, CA)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about green technology, Not My Job about high tech toilets from Japan, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next world-changing, earth-shattering invention?
Notes
Paula Poundstone is in rare form, particularily when she goes against Michael Pollan about Ring Dings and when Mo Rocca was flailing around to come up with an answer. Also, Paula finds her groove with questions about space exploration.

2009-04-11

NPR ID: 584
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Carl Vision, Bluff the Listener about things getting unexpected second chances, Not My Job about Carvel ice cream, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what lasting effect will President Obama's visit have on Europe?
Notes
The saga of Mo Rocca's comments about knitted sweaters being itchy seems to have come to a close in that several knitters have brought Mo homemade kitten items to wear after the show. The video of Mo Rocca receiving those items can be viewed at: http://www.npr.org/templates/player/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=103491093

2009-04-18

NPR ID: 585
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new pioneers in sports, Not My Job about tofu, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first trick learned by the Obama's family dog, Bo?

2009-04-25

NPR ID: 586
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about news that are perfect for daytime TV, Not My Job about the Guinness Brewing Company, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be President Barack Obama's next embarrassing gesture?
Notes
So much for getting Carl Kasell's voice (or Carl singing "Danny Boy" off-key) on my voice mail... on my birthday! Thank you for trying Monica.