Show Details: November 2013

2013-11-02

NPR ID: 823
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a current problem at the Dell Computer Company, Not My Job about Phil Collins, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be revealed to be the one person the NSA is not spying on?
Notes
Due to some people taking offense to the Polish Union story/bluff from the previous week's Bluff the Listener segment (for the record, it was Peter Grosz's bluff), Wait Wait had comedian T.J. Jagodowski on the line to crack jokes at NPR and NPR listeners. T.J. Jagodowski and Peter Grosz are featured together in TV adverts for Sonic. Carl Kasell gave a bell ding to Tom's answer of "go cup for his drunken streets (sic)", even though the proper answer would have been "beer".

2013-11-09

NPR ID: 824
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people going to extreme lengths to be polite, Not My Job about extreme, masculine sports, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Toronto Mayor Rob Ford do after he leaves office?

2013-11-16

NPR ID: 825
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the military being used in a non-military way, Not My Job about lesser-known Toms, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first thing delievered by the Post Office on Sunday?
Notes
At the beginning of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Mo Rocca had 2 points while Roy Blount, Jr. and Amy Dickinson had three points. According to both the podcast version of the show and the transcript, Roy answered five questions correctly and would have had a total of 13 points and came in 2nd after Mo Rocca. For some reason, Carl stated that Roy had a total of 17 points, which would have required Roy to answer two additional questions correctly for a total of nine questions, one more than the usual maximum of 8 questions. Due to this significant discrepancy, the record shows the properly counted scores.

2013-11-23

NPR ID: 826
Location
Lemer Theatre (Elkhart, IN)
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Brian Babylon
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about reasons why you might want to visit airplane bathrooms, Not My Job about nursery rhymes and children songs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what surprise hit game will be now that the XBOX One and Playstation 4 are out?
Notes
During the Who's Carl This Time? round, the listener contestant had someone in the background and helped provide an answer to the question.

2013-11-30

Best Of NPR ID: 827
Location
Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring things that Wait Wait panelists and staff are thankful for from the show
Notes
Returning from the first break in the program, Peter Sagal "pressed" one of the buttons in the studio recording room which caused the beginning of All Things Considered's theme to play. It was cut short and Peter reacted with "that's awful".