Show Details: October 2014

2014-10-04

NPR ID: 871
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new modern convenience, Not My Job about Bert from Sesame Street, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will California ban next?
Notes
Both former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, who was the Not My Job guest on the 2010-02-06 show, and current Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz each only answered one Not My Job question correctly.

2014-10-11

Best Of NPR ID: 872
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Vertebrate Anchorman
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite guest segments from the past year

2014-10-18

NPR ID: 873
Location
Benedum Center (Pittsburgh, PA)
Scorekeeper
Simply Gorgeous Anchorman
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone going after what they deserve, Not My Job about zippers, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big controversy at a political debate?
Notes
During the second panelist round and after discussing a bit about Larry, Peter called Faith, "Larry," by accident. In the same round, Peter also integrated the Pimsleur Language Learning System name, who is commonly an NPR sponsor, into the explanation of a panelist question. Right after the listener, who lives in Pittsburgh where the show was being taped, playing the Listener Limerick Challenge was introduced read a limerick that she had written. When Peter was providing the correct answer and story behind Faith's last question in the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Peter made a comment about people smelling like old motels, he said, "no offense, Tom." That is in reference to Tom Bodett being the spokesperson for Motel 6. In the edited version of the show, the gong sound started while Peter was asking Tom the next to the last question, versus the last question, but continued to fade out while asking the last question.

2014-10-25

NPR ID: 874
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Heaven-Sent Anchorman
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Brian Babylon
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a workplace making things worse for its employees, Not My Job about recipients of the Ig Nobel Awards, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next czar?