Show Details: August 2011

2011-08-06

NPR ID: 705
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about Lithuania's attempt to broaden its appeal, Not My Job about Cheeta the chimp from the Tarzan movies, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big mystery that will be solved?

2011-08-13

NPR ID: 706
Location
Davis Concert Hall (Fairbanks, AK)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new tech accessory, Not My Job about baseball catcher and international spy Moe Berg, Listener Limericks Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the country get its AAA credit rating back?
Notes
Another instance of a silly study being called out by Paula, mostly when Paula is a cat owner. Towards the end of the Listener Limerick Challenge round, Peter was rattling off spoilers and said that Adam Felber would be the show's winner. Adam did in fact win with 13 points.

2011-08-20

Best Of NPR ID: 707
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several actors and actresses featured on Not My Job

2011-08-27

Best Of NPR ID: 708
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
  • Multiple Panelists
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, featuring favorite moments as requested by listeners. Segments include: Voicemails, Celebrity Revelations, Listener Contestant Moments and Mo Moments
Notes
In the first Mo Moment that listeners requested was 2011-06-18's second panelist round discussion about daddy baby showers lead to Mo Rocca saying that having a Hula dancer in the same room as a mother giving birth would be a relaxing agent. Luke Burbank came back asking if that would be something that would be blogged on "MoRoccaTheWorldsWorstObstetrician.net". At the end of that moment, Peter Sagal mentioned that I registered that domain and that it redirects to this site. Woot!