Show Details: 2013

2013-01-05

Best Of NPR DB ID: 780
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Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! with the focus on food and eating. Segments include: Eat This, Bluff the Listener about a kitchen utensil used in a new way and three Not My Job segments about tofu, things that are bad for you and Necco wafers

2013-01-12

NPR DB ID: 781
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about parents trying to motivate their adult children, Not My Job about The Bridges of Madison County, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: whose head will be on the $1 Trillion coin?

2013-01-19

NPR DB ID: 782
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the day in the life of Las Vegas resident Wayne Dobson, Not My Job about gifts given to Queen Elizabeth II, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big confession to make the news?

2013-01-26

NPR DB ID: 783
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a citizen's newly-won rights, Not My Job about Scientology, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person to fake a performance?

2013-02-02

NPR DB ID: 784
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the unintended consequence of progress, Not My Job about the airport shuttle, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: which Super Bowl ad will everyone be talking about on Monday?

2013-02-09

NPR DB ID: 785
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone getting in the mood for love, Not My Job about super-specialized dating sites, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: where will the next historical figure be found?
Notes
Paula tried to not have Peter to say that she was in third at the beginning of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round. Unfortunately, Peter mentioned that she was in third and Paula ran with it by continually saying that she was in third.

2013-02-16

NPR DB ID: 786
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the trials of modern childhood, Not My Job about Shetland ponies, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will replace wrestling in the Olympics?
Notes
Carl Kasell was a little bit generous with handing out points to Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank answers, which lead to a bit of humor related to Roxanne's last question of the round.

2013-02-23

2013-03-02

NPR DB ID: 788
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Legendary Anchorman
Guest: Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new foreign TV show, Not My Job about strange food, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: where will horses turn up next?
Notes
Mo Rocca was in great form for the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, particularly after Peter asked Bill Kurtis if Mo did well enough to win. Bill Kurtis simply answered, "No." At which, Mo said that Bill should have built up the suspense and then said Carl would normally have said, though in a semi-whiny manner: "He needed five correct answers, but he only had four. So, the winner this week is Jessi Klein."

2013-03-09

NPR DB ID: 789
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Guest: Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Firoozeh Dumas
Correct: Firoozeh Dumas
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about attempts to improve your commute, Not My Job about the education of secretaries, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person to filibuster and why?

2013-03-16

NPR DB ID: 790
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people going on vacation and getting into trouble, Not My Job about mistakes in the news, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg try to ban next?
Notes
If Peter hadn't accepted Bobcat's answer of "Exacto Knife" during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Bobcat would have repeated Paula's incredibly hilarious zero correct answers from 2008-03-29 and scoring two points.

2013-03-23

NPR DB ID: 791
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Guest: Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about creative justice for criminals, Not My Job about Hot Pockets, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next thing scientists will try to bring back from extinction.
Notes
Another instance in which all three correct answers for the Not My Job round were "B". Bill Kurtis okay'd Tom Bodett's answer of "statue of a car" during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round when the proper answer was a full-scale snow sculpture of a VW Beetle after some questioning of "statue of a car" versus "snow sculpture".

2013-03-30

NPR DB ID: 792
Host
Guest: Tom Bodett
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: P.J. O'Rourke
Correct: P.J. O'Rourke
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone's attempt to appear more popular, Not My Job about Jeopardy! champions, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the 17 year old British programmer spend his $30 million he got from Yahoo!?
Notes
Carl Kasell introduced Tom Bodett as "filling in for Drew Carey, filling in for Peter Sagal". Tom Bodett went all folksy during the intro portion, with Carl trying to translate it into NPR-speak. Tom Bodett was bleeped twice while asking and explaining the second Not My Job question. Tom Bodett followed Peter Sagal's bad punnage regarding the Listener Limerick Challenge round at the beginning of the second panelist round. In this case, Tom based his puns on his famous Motel 6 ad line. At the beginning of the Listener Limerick Challenge, Tom said, "it's Rhyme Time" almost in the same manner he says "It's Mime Time" on The Animaniacs.

2013-04-06

NPR DB ID: 793
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about stories of interest to dogs, Not My Job about sheep tricks, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next revered figure to fall?

2013-04-13

NPR DB ID: 794
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about hipster trends, Not My Job about Batman, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Anthony Weiner use as a campaign slogan?
Notes
Faith Salie asked if "Batman & Robin" movie is the one which Batman had nipples. At which, Mark Bittman responded with, "that answers the first question" and Peter stating, facetiously, that he will never invite Faith Salie back on to the show. Mark was in fact right that it was the correct answer to the first question and was the only question Mark answered correctly. At the beginning of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, when Carl provided the panelist's scores and standings in which Luke was third with 2 points, Peter said, "Luke you're definitely going to go third". Luke actually went first. Funnily enough, Luke ended up coming in third at the end of the round.

2013-04-20

Best Of NPR DB ID: 795
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Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring Not My Job guest interviews from earlier this year
Notes
The Not My Job segment with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan featured the interesting discussion with Paula Poundstone. The show also included additional Not My Job content with former Vice President Al Gore that didn't make it on air.

2013-04-27

NPR DB ID: 796
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new product to help you deal with family, Not My Job about microbiome, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will make headlines at the future Obama Presidential Library?

2013-05-04

NPR DB ID: 797
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a simple fix for an old problem, Not My Job about dull and boring things at "A Boring Conference" held in London, Listener Limerick Challenges, Panelist Predictions: what will the first postcard from a space tourist say?
Notes
This show was taped at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts for a live cinecast to many cinemas around the United States. The same show was also shown at additional cinemas on May 7th and in Canada on May 11th. I attended the live taping at Skirball Center, sitting at the end of row F with a center view of the main show's setup.

2013-05-11

NPR DB ID: 798
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Legendary Anchorman
Guest: Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Brian Babylon
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a photo of Tom Selleck, Not My Job about things that are un-Googleable, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the cicadas be suprised to see in 17 years?
Notes
Peter let Eric Schmidt use Google search to find out answers to his second and third Not My Job questions. No one should let Peter use the phrase "gangster banging" again.

2013-05-18

NPR DB ID: 799
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Guest: Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people behaving badly, Not My Job about Mike, a chicken from the 1940s who lost its head, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will failed-spy Ryan Fogle do next?
Notes
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Bobcat answered a question with "relocation", in which the official answer was "witness protection". Bobcat was not given a point for it until the audience groaned and Bill Kurtis reconsidered and give Bobcat the point. Later in the round, Tom answered a question about making permitting women to "bare their breasts" in public with "breast feeding". Since the latter requires the former, Tom did get the point for his answer.

2013-05-25

NPR DB ID: 800
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Legendary Anchorman
Guest: Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone turning trash into a must-have item, Not My Job about men's-only clubs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Apple repair their image?
Notes
Another instance in which the Bagnoli surname was used in Mo's bluff. Peter pronounced the name of the "Kokomo" Indiana Indian tribe differently than Mo Rocca used in his bluff as "KOH-koh-mo", instead of "Kuh-koh-MO". Mo was extremely quick to correct Peter. The audience tried to help out Michele with the second Not My Job question by yelling out "C", which Michele chose. Both the audience and Michele were wrong, the correct answer was "B". During the second panel round, Mo asked, kind of forcibly, "Well, how the heck does it work?" when discussing about 3D pizza printers. This lead to a nice bit of laughter from Adam. Mo also made a really good/bad pun by saying "it's a place for you can Czech (check) each other out", as the city of Prague is in the Czech Republic. The listener contestant went into another voice when completing the first Listener Limerick. Hilarity ensued. When Bill Kurtis was about to say how many questions Adam needs to answer correctly to win, Mo said "Oh God, please lose...". Adam laughed and said something like "That's so wrong(?)" After answering six correct, Adam said that he was rooting for Mo, then Faith.

2013-06-01

NPR DB ID: 801
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Guest: Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the government making cash cool again, Not My Job about Marche du Film, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next big bromance?
Notes
On the 2006-02-25 show, Paula called Adam Felber "the Ken Jennings of the panel...". Well, in this case, Ken Jennings is now the Ken Jennings of the panel... at least in terms of actually being Ken Jennings. Peter noted that it was Ken Jennings's first time on the show, which is true in that it is Ken's first time being a panelist; but, Ken Jennings has been on the two twice as a Not My Job guest on 2006-02-25 and 2006-10-07. Deepak Chopra + Oprah Winfrey = Oprah Chopra. In the edited version of the show, it seemed that Amy had six Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions and answered five of them correctly Amy's sixth correct answer was probably edited out. Another case in which all three panelists had six correct answers.

2013-06-08

NPR DB ID: 802
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Guest: Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about smarter than average animals, Not My Job about extreme clumsiness at work, Listener Limerick Challenage, Panelist Predictions: what surprising image will be found while the government snoops around our computer activities?
Notes
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Peter asked P.J. "Queen Elizabeth recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of her what?", P.J. answered "reign". Peter said, "not technically" and said the correct answer was "coronation" and P.J. didn't get a point. That led to the audience booing, in which Peter and Bill reversed their decision and allowed the answer.

2013-06-15

NPR DB ID: 803
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Guest: Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the secret lives of cats, Not My Job about "mooning", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next person to flee the country?
Notes
Even though Buzz Aldrin only answered one Not My Job question correct, Bill Kurtis decided to give Buzz all three correct. This isn't the first time that either the host or the scorekeeper overruled and allowed the Not My Job guest to win the prize for the listener even though the guest didn't answer 2 or 3 questions correctly. The last time was on 2005-06-25, in which Maj. Robert Bateman didn't answer the first two Not My Job questions correctly, in which Peter gave an exception and said if Maj. Robert Bateman answered the third question correctly, he would win the prize and promptly did so.

2013-06-22

NPR DB ID: 804
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Guest: Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Jessi Klein
Correct: Jessi Klein
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new technique for women to avoid unwanted attention, Not My Job about Funyuns, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what is next for (soon to be former) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Notes
The first listener contestant, Affan, gave Peter a hint on how to pronounce his name correct with the question, "do you know what a baby deer is". Peter answered with "A baby deer is a doe? No, a baby deer is a fawn", to which the panelists, including Paula, razzed Peter. Peter then said "Welcome, a doe" to comedic effect before the first question of the round. Also, Affan guessed "poop less" as the answer for the second question of the same round. For the third Not My Job question, Booker T. Jones said that he had heard Bon Jovi sing a song with the name "Funyuns" at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which was option "B". Although the researched correct answer was "C", Booker didn't initially get a point for the question, but Bill Kurtis gave him the point. During the Listener Limerick Round, Peter noted that the luxury hotel for dogs should be called "The Fur Seasons"; in which, the audience groaned at the pun. Paula stepped in to say that was the fourth time Peter had gotten that reaction. That prompted Peter to ask Paula, "are you keeping count!?!". A portion of Jessi's guess for her last Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question was bleeped.

2013-06-29

NPR DB ID: 805
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Guest: Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about new ways for governments to control citizens's lives, Not My Job about curses from around the world, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will President Obama do to make people care about climate change?
Notes
Mo Rocca is right to be shocked at starting the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round with 5 points, as it does not happen too often.

2013-07-06

Best Of NPR DB ID: 806
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Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring Not My Job guests that are all about the sciences
Notes
The first three Not My Job guests in this Best Of show are the same as the ones from the 2012-11-24 Best Of show.

2013-07-13

NPR DB ID: 807
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about advances in education, Not My Job about Gilligan's Island, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the United States regain #1 status as the most obese nation in the country?
Notes
Carl Kasell returns back to Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Peter and the three panelists had a fair amount of fun with the "p" in "comptroller" in regards to Eliot Spitzer, and Paula had fun with the secondary pronunciation of "comptroller" with non-related words. Paula went the offensive with the two studies featured in the second panelist round. Paula's coughing while Peter did the info blurb between the second panelist round and the Listener Limerick Challenge lead to funny banter between the two.

2013-07-20

NPR DB ID: 808
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Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone inadvertently solving a crime, Not My Job about Tig's near-namesakes, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what is the next way someone will entice us to follow them on Twitter?
Notes
The first listener contestant either hung up or the phone call got dropped while the panel and Peter discussed the answer to the third question. This was noted, with some humor, by Peter and the panel. Carl paused a bit while trying to calculate how many questions Alonzo Bodden needed to answer correctly to win. In the aired/podcast version, Carl only stated how many was needed to tie with Faith. Also, in the edited version of the show, it seemed like Alonzo Bodden only answered four questions (out of six) correctly. Carl stated that he had answered five correctly. Audience groaned when Peter said that the driver that picked up a stranded Dave Matthews, didn't "crashed into him".

2013-07-27

NPR DB ID: 809
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something sacred from childhood being ruined, Not My Job about Gwyneth Paltrow, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the royal baby's first words?
Notes
In the radio/podcast version of the show, it seemed that Maz Jobrani only answered four of the five aired questions correct; while, Carl noted that he answered five correct.

2013-08-03

NPR DB ID: 810
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people getting in trouble for copying something they read in a book, Not My Job about Frasier Crane, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Alex Rodriguez do after baseball?
Notes
All three panelists were tied with three points each at the beginning of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round. Bobcat's first attempt to answer his third question got bleeped.

2013-08-10

Best Of NPR DB ID: 811
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Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring a sports or sports-related Not My Job guests

2013-08-17

Best Of NPR DB ID: 812
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Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring animal related moments and stories
Notes
Many of the segments and both Not My Job segments are the same ones aired during the similarly themed Best Of show on 2009-08-22 (and repeated on 2010-11-27).

2013-08-24

NPR DB ID: 813
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a college that upgraded its image, Not My Job about people who are the boss, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will ESPN do to stay the leader in sports?
Notes
The third choice for each of the Not My Job questions was Bruce Springsteen, who's nickname is "The Boss". Tony Danza actually answered the third question with Bruce Springsteen, which was not correct. Also, the CEO of Cisco Systems is actually John Chambers, not Sandy Lerner as noted as the correct answer for the second Not My Job question. Sandy Lerner is one of Cisco's co-founders, but was never the CEO for Cisco.

2013-08-31

NPR DB ID: 814
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Charlie Pierce
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new restaurant concept, Not My Job about Axe body spray, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next work we'll learn next?

2013-09-07

NPR DB ID: 815
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people who are bad at their jobs, Not My Job about Austria, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will swimmer Diana Nyad cough up after all that time in the water?
Notes
Peter almost said "Fucking, Australia" instead of "Fucking, Austria" (which is coincidentally funny since the Not My Job plays on people confusing Australia and Austria). Baz came back and said "there's not Fucking in Australia". They decided to move on afterwards in case someone slipped and used the word in the other manner. And yes, the name/word "Fucking", along with the phonetic spelling "Fooking", made it into the transcript for the segment on NPR.org. During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Adam Felber whispered the correct answer to Alonzo Bodden for Alonzo's last question and Alonzo repeated it and he didn't get a bell ding for it nor did Carl consider it a correct response when totting up the points (started with 2, six correct for a total of 14 points). Alonzo Bodden did the same for Neko Case and she got points for it. Neko Case uttered an expletive for the answer to her last question. At the end of the segment, Carl stated that Alonzo had 16 points.

2013-09-14

NPR DB ID: 816
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a company revamping its public image, Not My Job about King Louis XIV, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Russian President Vladimir Putin write a column about next?
Notes
P.J.'s default answer for Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank seemed to be "twerked" and for his panelist prediction. Faith's response to coconuts being investigated for vote rigging was "bananas". Faith ended up with a Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank queston whose answer was "twerking". Part of Peter's explanation of Faith's last Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question had an expletive and was bleeped.

2013-09-21

NPR DB ID: 817
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a big change in the dance club scene, Not My Job about The IgNobels, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Google do after they conquer death?
Notes
In the radio/podcast version of the show, it appeared that Jessi only had answered two Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correct even though Carl noted she had answered three correct.

2013-09-28

NPR DB ID: 818
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Brian Babylon
Correct: Kyrie O'Connor
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a place that implemented a dress code, Not My Job about couple who are awfully lot alike, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be done with the new island off of Pakistan?

2013-10-05

NPR DB ID: 819
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about how "Sex and The City" still holds influence today, Not My Job about the sport of partridge shooting, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what are the unexpected benefits of the government shutdown?
Notes
Maz Jobrani answered six Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correctly (including the last one in which Maz's answer of "(David) Cameron's cat" was accepted by Peter Sagal and a bell ding given). Carl stated that Maz had only answered five questions correct. This will not Maz's first run-in with an incorrect answer/point count, as it also happened on the 2012-06-12 show. Unlike the outcome of 2012-06-16's show, Maz would have still come in third place with the correct score count.

2013-10-12

NPR DB ID: 820
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Jessi Klein
Correct: Jessi Klein
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an unusual family reunion, Not My Job about inspiring and heroic lawyers, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what new category will the Nobel Prize Committee reveal next year?
Notes
Jessi Klein stated that her win this week was her first win on the show; but, she actually won for the first time on the 2013-03-02 show (taped on 2013-02-28).

2013-10-19

Best Of NPR DB ID: 821
Scorekeeper
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring Not My Job guest interviews from 2013

2013-10-26

NPR DB ID: 822
Scorekeeper
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an old joke coming to life, Not My Job about three of the most terrible products brought to market, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will President Obama pitch on TV after his presidency is over?
Notes
In the radio/podcast version of the show, Mo's edited Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank only had him answering 4 out of 6 questions correctly; even though, Carl stated that Mo answered 6 correctly at the end of the round. That meant that Mo had to have answered the two other (unaired) questions correct.

2013-11-02

NPR DB ID: 823
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 DB ID: 824
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 DB ID: 825
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 DB ID: 826
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?
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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 DB ID: 827
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Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring things that Wait Wait panelists and staff are thankful for from the show
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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".

2013-12-07

NPR DB ID: 828
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Bluff
Chosen: Kyrie O'Connor
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about innovations to bring Detroit back, Not My Job about hilarious instances of human kindness, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will other companies use drones after Amazon announced delivery by drones?

2013-12-14

NPR DB ID: 829
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Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about surprising trends that emerged this year, Not My Job about filk music, Guess the Newsmaker, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big baby name in 2014?
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Peter made a note about Maz Jobrani's use of an Indian accent during Maz's bluff in that the staff should be prepared for a wave of listener letters. Maz noted that he even toned down his accent. Maz asked if he could attempt an accent during the Listener Limerick Challenge round. The "Guess the Newsmaker" segment made its return to the show after a long hiatus.

2013-12-21

NPR DB ID: 830
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Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
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Who's Carl This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a story that contain the phrase "hands off me nuts", Not My Job about other people who are also named Thomas, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next thing revealed to be useless?

2013-12-28

Best Of NPR DB ID: 831
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Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! looking back at some of the fans's favorite segments and guests
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Excluding the two Not My Job segments, the fan favorite segments in this show are the same ones that aired in the 2009-08-29 Best Of... episode.