Show Details: 2011

2011-01-01

NPR ID: 674
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
Mo Rocca gave an answer of "nip slip" during Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank, which was accepted as a valid answer for "wardrobe malfunction".

2011-01-08

NPR ID: 675
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Host
Guest: Peter Grosz
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about cutting costs at the office, Not My Job about Mother Goose, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next unlikely novelist?

2011-01-15

NPR ID: 676
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Guest: Korva Coleman
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Korva This Time?, Bluff the Listener about repurposed snack foods, Not My Job about Richard Simmons, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be found once all of the snow melts?

2011-01-22

NPR ID: 677
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 people discovering something that they didn't know it was there, Not My Job about presidential state dinners, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what American souvenir did Chinese President Hu Jintao take back with him?
Notes
The chanting of "Luuuuuuke" continues when Peter introduced this week's panelists.

2011-01-29

NPR ID: 678
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 continuing education, Not My Job about streaking, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what new innovation will be mentioned in the next State of the Union?

2011-02-05

NPR ID: 679
Location
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (Miami, FL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about outlawed pet peeves, Not My Job about Northern wintry fun, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what shocking moment will come out of this year's Super Bowl halftime show?
Notes
During the Listener Limerick Challenge round, Mo Rocca brought up the idea of putting babies in the overhead compartment as a possible alternative to kidless airplane flights.

2011-02-12

Best Of NPR ID: 680
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several sporty Not My Job segments
Notes
I get to relive the fact that Monica Seles did not answer enough, much less any, questions correctly and I lost my chance to get Carl Kasell's message on my voicemail greeting.

2011-02-19

NPR ID: 681
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 extreme thrills, Not My Job about baseball cards, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next robot that will defeat humans?

2011-02-26

NPR ID: 682
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about secret messages, Not My Job about hermits, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what big surprise will happen at The Oscars?

2011-03-05

NPR ID: 683
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 employees going great lengths to keep their job, Not My Job about enemies, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Charlie Sheen's next job?

2011-03-12

NPR ID: 684
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about interesting deals, Not My Job about other Pee Wees, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be James O'Keefe's next target?
Notes
Mo Rocca referenced his idea of putting babies in airplane overhead compartments from his 2011-02-05 appearance on the show.

2011-03-19

NPR ID: 685
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about discovering a secret about the past, Not My Job about Bootsy Collins, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will we kill time if there will not be a football season?

2011-03-26

NPR ID: 686
Location
Palace Theater (Waterbury, CT)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone crying foul, Not My Job about boring TV, Listener Limericks Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will President Obama explain what the "The Obama Doctrine" is?

2011-04-02

NPR ID: 687
Location
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (Miami, FL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Description
Diagnose Carl, Bluff the Listener about a team going above and beyond for a win, Not My Job about Soloflex, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what new disorder will be discovered?
Notes
The theme for this week's show is all about health and fitness.

2011-04-09

NPR ID: 688
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 turning a negative into a positive, Not My Job about baseball, Headline Game, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Donald Trump's presidential campaign slogan if he runs?

2011-04-16

NPR ID: 689
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone wanting credit for something, Not My Job about wholesome television, Ask A Hostage Negotiator, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Mitt Romney to steal some of Donald Trump's thunder?
Notes
Peter mentioned twice that David's wife, Laura Lippman, got all three questions right when she was on. Looking back, Laura only answered two correctly.

2011-04-23

NPR ID: 690
Location
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, MD)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people trying to help but failing, Not My Job about the British tradition of high tea, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what nefarious thing will Apple do?
Notes
Yep, I finally got on the show and was able to get all three questions correct. Pretty great birthday present as well.

2011-04-30

NPR ID: 691
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 unwanted intrusions by the government, Not My Job about past royal weddings, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will President Obama reveal next?

2011-05-07

NPR ID: 692
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a young man's problem solved by an old man's solution, Not My Job about Henny Youngman, Listener Limericks Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be President Obama's next surprise announcement?

2011-05-14

Repeat: 2009-04-04 NPR ID: 693
Location
Cal Performances Zellerbach Hall (Berkeley, CA)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
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
Repeat of 2009-04-04 show.

2011-05-21

NPR ID: 694
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people trying to take credit, Not My Job about people who got really famous, really fast, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child make his mark in the world?
Notes
During the Listener Limerick Challenge round, when Paula went off on another pointless or questionable "Wait Wait" studies rant, there was a loud bang in the background of the contestant's line. Paula immediately asked "do he just shoot himself?". Hilarity ensued.

2011-05-28

NPR ID: 695
Location
North Charleston Performing Arts Center (Charleston, SC)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a person being adversely affected by the ending of Oprah's show, Not My Job about very northern cuisine, Headline Game, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Oprah spend her free time now that her show has ended?
Notes
Tom Bodett, spokeperson for Motel 6, said the catchphrase "(Where they'll) leave the light on for you" when Peter Segal listed Motel 6 as an NPR supporter.

2011-06-04

NPR ID: 696
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about bad marketing ideas, Not My Job about unexpected connections, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next scandal in Congress that will eclipse "Weinergate"?

2011-06-11

NPR ID: 697
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the little guy winning, Not My Job about drag racing, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Newt Gingrich reinvigorate his campaign?
Notes
Another uncommon instance in which all three panelists answered six Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correctly. The last occurance seems to have occurred during the 2010-06-04 show, then the 2009-09-12 show before that. While some might consider this devilish, but the proper instance would be the panelists that go first and last each get six questions correct and the other panelist only gets one correct. Why? Search for "616" on this site.

2011-06-18

NPR ID: 698
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 reaching unexpected audiences, Not My Job about ice hockey, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next summit be for President Obama?
Notes
In the second panelist round in which a 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". Guess what, I have registered that domain and it now redirects to this site. :)

2011-06-25

NPR ID: 699
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about sports traditions that goes back a really long way, Not My Job about My Little Ponies, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how to get people to finally stop smoking?

2011-07-02

NPR ID: 700
Location
Tennesee Performing Arts Center (Nashville, TN)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about David Hasselhoff's next project, Not My Job about actor Vincent Price, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what country song will be written about this week's news?
Notes
Right before the Listener Limerick Challenge, when Peter was providing instructions on how to become a contestant on the show, a dog had barked just after Peter said, "wait wait". That stopped Peter in his tracks and some banter ensued.

2011-07-09

Best Of NPR ID: 701
Location
TBD
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring musicians and entertaining Not My Job guests

2011-07-16

NPR ID: 702
Location
War Memorial Opera House (San Francisco, CA)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Correct: Peter Grosz
Description
Who's Carl Hacked This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new uses for kitchen utensils, Not My Job about long-winded people, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will other GOP presidential candidates show off their musical sides?

2011-07-23

NPR ID: 703
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 solving a problem with candy, Not My Job about items belonging to various queens of England, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big national exploration project?
Notes
Right after the Opening Panel Round, when Peter Sagal was listing out NPR sponsors, Peter got to the one for Motel 6 and had Tom Bodett do their slogan. Listener contestant had trouble guessing a correct answer (fork) and guessed "spork"; the listener finally got it. The "spork" answer sparked hilarity.

2011-07-30

NPR ID: 704
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 new ways to toughen up your kids, Not My Job about Roseanne Barr, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will McDonald's do attract moms next?
Notes
Fun with the term, "haboob". Nice one, Peter: "Luke, good news in Kabul... just kidding!"

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!

2011-09-03

NPR ID: 709
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about American heroes, Not My Job about Soul Train, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what big news will come out of President Barack Obama's jobs speech?
Notes
All three of the panelists (and the Not My Job guest) have a first initial of "A"; which may just be coincidence considering there is question whether or not the nation's debt rating may not be "AAA" for too long.

2011-09-10

NPR ID: 710
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about three athletes having problems, Not My Job about Ponzi schemes, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the US Postal Service save itself?
Notes
Just so Henry Winkler would get to do the Fonzie's trademark "Aaaaaaaaaaaaaay", all of the correct answers in the Not My Job were "A".

2011-09-17

NPR ID: 711
Location
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (Portland, OR)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Peter Grosz
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the unusual origins of what are common items, Not My Job about obscure protests, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: where will authorities find the $2 billion dollars UBS lost to a rogue trader?
Notes
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! came back to Portland, Oregon for the third time. I attended the show and re-outed myself as the Wait Wait Stats Page maintainer during the post-show Q&A session.

2011-09-24

NPR ID: 712
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Jessi Klein
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about occupational hazards, Not My Job about Nicholas Cage, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next apology to come from a major company?
Notes
This show's panel consists of three comedians.

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.

2011-11-05

NPR ID: 718
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an embarrassing name turning less embarrassing, Not My Job about short-lived celebrity marriages, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next celebrity money-making scheme?

2011-11-12

NPR ID: 719
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 new technologies and inventions that we don't really need, Not My Job about celebrities doing jail time, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Silvio Berlusconi do after he steps down as Italy's Prime Minister?

2011-11-19

NPR ID: 720
Location
Straz Center for the Performing Arts (Tampa, FL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a worker taking a stand, Not My Job about three bizarre happenings in the state of Florida, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what big idea will the Congressional Supercommittee come up with?

2011-11-26

Best Of NPR ID: 721
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring recent favorite Not My Job guests

2011-12-03

NPR ID: 722
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about odd course offerings at Ivy League schools, Not My Job about Rin Tin Tin, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the new Mars rover find?

2011-12-10

NPR ID: 723
Location
Eastern Kentucky University's Center for the Arts (Richmond, KY)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new German celebrities, Not My Job about racing other animals, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Iran do with the downed US drone?

2011-12-17

NPR ID: 724
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Jessi Klein
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a sign that your boyfriend is bad news, Not My Job about old and arcane laws that have been on the books for a very long time, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be Time's Person of the Year for 2012?

2011-12-24

NPR ID: 725
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Nick Hancock
Description
TV: Carl's Holiday Letters, Panelist Round 1 about big news of 2011 in which social media claims another victim, Panelist Round 2 about big news of 2011, Not My Job about the Royal Wedding, Panelist Predictions: How exactly will the world end in 2012? Radio: Carl's Holiday Letters, Opening Panelist Round about big news of 2011 in which social media claims another victim, Bluff the Listener about health care in the UK, Not My Job about the Royal Wedding, Panel Round Two about the big news of 2011, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: How exactly will the world end in 2012?
Notes
"Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!: A Royal Pain In The News" BBC America TV special aired on 2011-12-23. The TV version did not have the Bluff the Listener round. For the radio version of the show, contestants are chosen from the studio audience rather than the usual listeners. In both versions, the Carl's Holiday Letters round were played by the panelists and not the a studio audience member or a listener contestant.

2011-12-31

Repeat: 2011-04-02 NPR ID: 726
Location
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (Miami, FL)
Scorekeeper
Carl Kasell
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: N/A
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Description
Diagnose Carl, Bluff the Listener about a team going above and beyond for a win, Not My Job about Soloflex, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what new disorder will be discovered?
Notes
Repeat of 2011-04-02 show. The theme for this week's show is all about health and fitness.