Show Details: October 2011

2011-10-01

NPR ID: 713
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about love stories involving condiments, Not My Job about the tastes of the elderly, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will replace Andy Rooney as America's ornery philosopher?
Notes
The listener contestant for the Listener Limerick Challenge humorously provides TMI during her introduction.

2011-10-08

NPR ID: 714
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Luke Burbank
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a Welsh farmer and his prize-winning rutabaga, Not My Job about the day of the very first cell phone call, Science Marches On, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: why each panelist won't be running for president?
Notes
During the Who's Carl This Time? round, Peter confused St. Peter with St. Paul, causing P.J. to correct Peter. This lead to Luke and Paula to join into the fun. Peter had a verbal trip up when introducing the Bluff the Listener game to the listener contestant with "what is, means... that" rather than "what this means is that". Paula called Adam Riess a physicist, in which Adam clarified that he was an astro-physicist and jokingly taking offense to that. Listener contestant in the Listener Limerick Challenge round actually said "wait, wait... don't tell me" when trying to come up with an answer.

2011-10-15

NPR ID: 715
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Guest: Korva Coleman
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Description
Who's Korva This Time?, Bluff the Listener about Venezuelan solutions to traffic problems, Not My Job about terrible fast food, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the other Republican presidential candidates compete with Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan?
Notes
The listener contestant asked to re-hear one of the limericks as she zoned out part-way through. She explained that she usually listens to the podcast of the show while working and will sometimes zones out. Mo Rocca joked about having a three-way tie of 9-9-9 at the end of the game in reference to Herman Cain's tax plans. Unfortunately, all three panelists started the final round with an even number of points. Coincidentally, the panelists ended up in a three-way tie with 12 points each. This is another instance in which a three-way tie in which Mo Rocca was a panelist (2010-10-23, the show in which Mo asked when was the last three-way tie, and 2008-09-27).

2011-10-22

Repeat: 2011-01-01 NPR ID: 716
Location
Carnegie Hall (New York City, NY)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about not so super Superhereos, Not My Job about celebrity endorsements, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be next method of consuming media?
Notes
Repeat of 2011-01-01 show.

2011-10-29

NPR ID: 717
Location
Clowes Memorial Hall (Indianapolis, IN)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Brian Babylon
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people solving problems by giving up, Not My Job about a look behind the scenes of Buckingham Palace, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will become of the seven billionth man?
Notes
Carl Kasell's attempt of re-creating the sound of a baby crying was hilarious.