Show Details: August 2015

2015-08-01

NPR ID: 914
Scorekeeper
A healthy part of a complete breakfast
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Brian Babylon
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an Alfred Hitchcock movie coming to life, Not My Job about Saran wrap, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will steal the spotlight from Donald Trump at next week's debate?
Notes
The Bluff the Listener contestant initially chose Mo Rocca's bluff as the true story, but then changed her mind and chose Brian Babylon's bluff after Peter Sagal started to repeat the summary of Mo Rocca's bluff. Neither were the correct story. At the beginning of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Bill Kurtis noted that each panelist had three points entering the round and that was the first time there was a three-way tie. That statement is incorrect, even if it was reflecting in it being the first time Bill Kurtis presided over a game in which there was a three-way tie going into the Lightning round. Peter called time on Mo Rocca's Lightning round as Mo was trying to come up with a second answer for his 8th Lightning round question.

2015-08-08

NPR ID: 915
Scorekeeper
I'm the man so hot President Obama wants to cap and trade me
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unlikely heroes, Not My Job about Bugs Bunny, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise to come out at the first Democratic Presidential debate?
Notes
The name of the Buddhist monk that Roxanne Roberts used in her Bluff the Listener story sounded very similar to the name of a certain Wait Wait Stats Person.

2015-08-15

NPR ID: 916
Scorekeeper
Forget the kid, I'm Billy the Man
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Charlie Pierce
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone figuring out a way to get by on limited resources, Not My Job about Matthieu Ricard, the "happiest man in the world", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be found on Hillary Clinton's private e-mail server?

2015-08-22

Best Of NPR ID: 917
Scorekeeper
I'm Perennial Time Man of the Year, First Runner Up
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite Not My Job guests and segments on the topic of science
Notes
Paula Poundstone was featured in all but one segment in this week's "Best Of" show.

2015-08-29

Best Of NPR ID: 918
Scorekeeper
I'm American ninja warrior
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring Not My Job teen stars