Show Details: 2016

2016-01-02

Best Of NPR ID: 936
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
I'm an anchorman, baby
Bill Kurtis
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! with more favorite guests and moments from 2015

2016-01-09

NPR ID: 937
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Why play the Powerball when you can play the Power Bill?
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about song lyrics that had an impact on a news story, Not My Job about people having very bad days, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will make the Oregon Militia Men finally end their siege?
Notes
In the edited version of the show, Amy Dickinson was asked six questions during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round and had answered five of them correctly. The sixth correct answer would have come from one of the two questions that were left out. During Roy Blount Jr.'s Lightning round, he was given the clue of "Unforgettable" for the answer of Natalie Cole. Amy had fun with it and said "Forgettable" in a sing-songy manner.

2016-01-16

NPR ID: 938
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Host
Guest: Mike Pesca
Scorekeeper
Check the mail, you just got your electric Bill
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a couple finding each other in a surprising way, Not My Job about Tonys (or Anthonys), Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Sean Penn's next big scoop?
Notes
Joe Pesci was referenced in each of the three Not My Job questions that were in reference to three different people named Tony or Anthony. Joe Pesci's character in the movie Casino was based on Anthony "The Ant" Spilotro. Also, the third choice in the other two Not My Job questions used Joe Pesci as a joke answer. At the end of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round when Bill Kurtis was asked if Roxanne Roberts did enough to win, Bill said "Yes! 14 points and the win!" The 14 points should not be confused with the total number of points Roxanne had, 17, but rather the number of points she got from answering 7 of 8 questions correctly.

2016-01-23

NPR ID: 939
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Hey east coast, avoid that winter chill and get some of this winter Bill
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a kid's TV show making the news, Not My Job about going into labor, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will we find on the newly found Planet 9?
Notes
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Paula Poundstone answered 7 questions correctly (each one got a bell ding and Peter acknowledging each one), but Bill Kurtis only gave her credit for 6. Even if Paula got credit for all 7, she still would not have enough to beat Luke Burbank. The score entered in for Paula reflects the incorrect score as recorded by Bill.

2016-01-30

NPR ID: 940
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Host
Guest: Mike Pesca
Scorekeeper
I hope you like jazz because I'm about to take you on a Bill-y Holiday
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a salad in the news, Not My Job about The Fonz, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next antiquated idea to come back in style?

2016-02-06

NPR ID: 941
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Hey football fans turn off the game, let me be your Super Bill
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Helen Hong
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a tribute gone wrong, Not My Job about even worse games than "Game Of Thrones", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise to come out of the 2016 Super Bowl?

2016-02-13

NPR ID: 942
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Come join my secret society, the Billuminati
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something else Chipotle is doing wrong, Bluff the Listener about brothers who hate each other, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big gift this Valentine's Day?
Notes
During the first panelist round, Mo Rocca asked for a hint and one thing that Roxanne Roberts mentioned was an itchy sweater. Seven years ago, on the show that aired on 2009-02-21, Mo Rocca made a comment about how homemade sweaters were always itchy. This lead to an ongoing saga in which fans wrote in complaining and eventually making a sweater for Mo Rocca. Maz Jabrani had some fun plying his funny accents on the show again, this time a German accent during the Bluff the Listener round. For the third Not My Job question, Jay and Mark split their answers, A and C respectively. The correct answer was "A" and Bill did count that has a third correct answer, but with an asterisk. Even without counting it correctly, Mark and Jay still answered two questions correctly to win.

2016-02-20

Best Of NPR ID: 943
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
I'm the anchor real men tattoo on their chest
Bill Kurtis
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! revisiting favorite moments from past shows

2016-02-27

NPR ID: 944
Location
Fox Theatre (Atlanta, GA)
Scorekeeper
Hey Gladys Knight, forget about Georgia. Take the midnight train to Bill
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a hard-to-believe excuse, Not My Job about unhappily married couples, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next Supreme Court nominee?

2016-03-05

NPR ID: 945
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Someone's knocking at the door. Someone's ringing the bill
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new literary controversy, Not My Job about old sports jerseys, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the GOP try next to bring down Donald Trump?

2016-03-12

NPR ID: 946
Location
BAM: Brooklyn Academy of Music (Brooklyn, NY)
Scorekeeper
Hey ladies, get your tickets to the Billith Fair
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about people trying to capitalize on the Oscars, Not My Job about escalators and elevators, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big thing to come from the US-Canada meeting?
Notes
Both Paula Poundstone and Peter Sagal were voice actors in the movie "Inside Out", which was the topic of Paula's Bluff the Listener story.

2016-03-19

NPR ID: 947
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Forget about March Madness, let's play basket-Bill
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something we once thought was bad for us actually is good for us, Not My Job about three things NPR listeners won't shut up about, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Supreme Court nominee Marrick Garland do to convince the Senate to confirm him?
Notes
In the edited version of the show, Marina Franklin was asked five questions during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round and answered four correctly. Bill Kurtis stated that she answered five correct, meaning that the fifth would have come from one of the three questions edited out.

2016-03-26

NPR ID: 948
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
This is not a drill; it's a Bill
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Description
Who's Bill This Time, Bluff the listener about a Romanian town of Bogata, Not My Job about three different kinds of bases, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: where will President Obama go next, after visiting Cuba?
Notes
When Peter introduced Luke Burbank, the audience continued the tradition of chanting "Luuuuuuke!".

2016-04-02

NPR ID: 949
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
If you mess with the bull, you get the horns. So why not mess with the Bill?
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone's last name causing a unique problem, Not My Job about Ralph Lauren, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the surprising use of the new virtual reality technology?
Notes
All three panelists have a first name that starts with the letter 'A'. The last time that happened was back in 2004-09-04 with Roy Blount Jr., Roxanne Roberts and Richard Roeper on the panel. Each of the three Listener Limerick Challenge answers were either "pit" or "Pitt". The Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round ended with a series of pee jokes in response to Adam Felber's last question of the (edited) round.

2016-04-09

NPR ID: 950
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
You quiero taco Bill
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an obscure automotive scandal, Not My Job about matchmaking, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next surprising revelation from the Panama Papers?
Notes
Paula Poundstone's bluff included a mention of Peter "Segal" of "Wait Wait... Why Do I Care?" and studies. For the Paula's last question of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Paula answered "dog and dead", though the correct answer was "cat and dead". With some pressure, Bill Kurtis accepted Paula's answer. For one of Tom Bodett's Lightning round questions, Tom answered with "Pfiffer" while the correct answer was "Pfizer". Peter Sagal said it was close enough and accepted the answer.

2016-04-16

NPR ID: 951
Location
Riverside Theater (Milwaukee, WI)
Scorekeeper
Hey Milwaukee, I'm taking you on a trip to Billwaukee
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a surprising public apology, Not My Job about golf carts, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will the GOP turn to be their next Presidential candidate?
Notes
The audience continued the tradition of chanting "Luuuuuuke!". After Roxanne Roberts correctly answered all eight Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions, Bill Kurtis mentioned that he didn't recall anyone doing that before. This is the third time Roxanne Roberts has answered all eight correct when Bill Kurtis was a scorekeeper.

2016-04-23

Best Of NPR ID: 952
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
I am the anchor that keeps out great ship of state from floating away
Bill Kurtis
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! with a look back at some favorite moments and guests

2016-04-30

NPR ID: 953
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
I'm the Fresh Prince of Bill-Air
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone going to great lengths to protect a piece of art, Not My Job about Star Trek, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Jay-Z's next single be called?

2016-05-07

NPR ID: 954
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
I'm the Mother's Day present your mom really wants
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: P.J. O'Rourke
Correct: P.J. O'Rourke
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a politician finally being celebrated for something they did, Not My Job about well-known crazy ex-boyfriends, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will Donald Trump choose as his running mate?
Notes
During the Who's Bill This Time? round, P.J. O'Rourke announced that he was endorsing Hillary Clinton for President. During the Not My Job round, after Rachel Bloom was given an opportunity to change her answer for the third question, Helen Hong "quietly" provided a strong hint at the correct answer. Rachel Bloom changed her answer to the correct one. After Tom Bodett answered all eight Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions correctly, Bill Kurtis mentioned that "no one does it". There have been, at minimum, 30 instances where a panelist has answered all 8 questions correctly. Before this show, Tom Bodett has done so, at minimum, 3 times.

2016-05-14

NPR ID: 955
Location
Providence Performing Arts Center (Providence, RI)
Scorekeeper
Billy Jean is not your lover, but Billy Kurtis is
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an expert getting something wrong, Not My Job about real islands, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big product to be renamed and why?
Notes
All of the correct answers to the Not My Job questions were "B". In the edited version of the show, Peter Grosz was asked seven questions and answered six of those correctly. Bill Kurtis stated that Peter answered seven correct, meaning that the question that was edited out was answered correctly.

2016-05-21

NPR ID: 956
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
I'm the newest member of The Avengers: Anchorman
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new way people are being nice to their pets, Not My Job about Richard Gere, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will Hillary Clinton convince Bernie Sanders to drop out of the presidential race?
Notes
Paula Poundstone laced her Bluff the Listener story with sounds of cats hacking up hairballs.

2016-05-28

NPR ID: 957
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
You're kind of cute, but I'm adora-Bill
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about unique forms of car problems, Not My Job about Zima, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will people do with their mornings now that we don't have to eat breakfast?
Notes
All three of the Not My Job questions had the correct answer of "C".

2016-06-04

Best Of NPR ID: 958
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Don't just chillax, Billax with me
Bill Kurtis
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring recent interviews with musicians

2016-06-11

NPR ID: 959
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Hey baby, you hungry? Let me be your umBillical cord
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone trying to save print journalism in a unique way, Not My Job about people who have a lot to say, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Bernie Sanders do next?
Notes
Another instance where all three of the correct answers to the Not My Job questions were "B". Possibly to play on the name "Blue Man Group", which Chris Wink and Phil Stanton are members of. Bill Kurtis mentioned that it was the first time in his tenure, as judge and scorekeeper, that all three panelists started the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round in a three-way tie. Bill last mentioned this back on the 2015-08-01 show, in which he was also incorrect with that statement as well. Even though Bill did say that all three panelists where tied at the beginning of the Lightning round, he did not state how many points they had, 3, going in.

2016-06-18

NPR ID: 960
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Who needs the London Philharmonic? You've got the Billharmonic
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a misstep made by Dame Judi Dench, Not My Job about "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Bernie and Hillary do on their next date?

2016-06-25

NPR ID: 961
Location
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (Portland, OR)
Scorekeeper
Hey there, daddy. I'm your Billegitimate child
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new way someone is saving relationships, Not My Job about other people who have blazed their own trails, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will they fix Rio in time for the Summer Olympics?
Notes
In the edited version of the show, only five out of the eight questions Bobcat was asked during the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round made it, and one of the questions was one he answered correctly. Also, one of Maz's Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions was edited out, which was also one that he answered correctly. Due to the timing of the Brexit vote, they had to record two different takes on the Brexit vote outcome, one for and one against.

2016-07-02

NPR ID: 962
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Hey Peter, what did the duck say to the waiter? Put it on my bill
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a world leader finally accomplishing something, Not My Job about Learjets, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Britain do to get back into the EU?
Notes
After Norman Lear gave his answer for the first Not My Job question and Peter was trying to hint that it was not the correct answer, Peter accidentally said "Norman Lear" instead of "William Lear". Norman Lear only answered one Not My Job question correct and Bill Kurtis said that Norman and his 93-year old handicap made him a winner. I have not heard an official answer from the Wait Wait team on whether or not Norman actually won for the listener. Until I get an official response noting otherwise, it is noted that Norman only answered one correct and no exception.

2016-07-09

Best Of NPR ID: 963
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
I'm the anchor that only the coolest sailors have tattoed on their chests
Bill Kurtis
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring interviews about books, travel and fashion

2016-07-16

NPR ID: 964
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Hey baby, I'll start your heart. I'm your defib-Bill-ator
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Jessi Klein
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about how Nicholas Cage had a major impact on history, Not My Job about Urban Dictionary, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next app that people will become obsessed with?

2016-07-23

NPR ID: 965
Location
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (Vienna, VA)
Scorekeeper
I go all day long, dady. I'm your Billibuster
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a puzzle that made the headlines, Not My Job about Charles In Charge's Scott Baio, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the Democrats top the Republicans at their convention next week?
Notes
During the Not My Job segment, the audience started yelling the correct answer for the 2nd question, in which Charles Bolden used as his answer. He later asked the audience for help on the 3rd question. During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, Tom Bodett couldn't quite get Oscar Pistorius's name correct for one of the answers; but, Peter accepted it as it was close enough. Also, Paula Poundstone's answer of "radar" was accepted as close enough when the actual answer was "sonar".

2016-07-30

NPR ID: 966
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
If you're looking for a TV revival, let me be your Billmore Girls
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Adam Burke
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a story in the news that is eerily similar to a plot from a Seinfeld episode, Not My Job about handshakes, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise at the Olympics opening ceremony?
Notes
During the Not My Job segment, Peter Sagal asked Sharon Jones if she had someone with her helping out answering the questions.

2016-08-06

NPR ID: 967
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
I'm the only man with a gold medal in anchormanning
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Bluff
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about something getting a second chance, Not My Job about three different Peels, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next thing we can stop doing?
Notes
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, when Bobcat Goldthwait correctly answered his second question, there was no sound of a bell ding.

2016-08-13

NPR ID: 968
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
I'm flexi-Bill
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone being lovved a little too much, Not My Job about very bad interns, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will go wrong next at the Rio Olympics?
Notes
After Katie Couric provided her answer for the second Not My Job question, both Peter and Paula gave her a good nudging on what the correct answer was. Katie changed her answer to the correct one.

2016-08-20

Best Of NPR ID: 969
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
If your gas tank's empty, it's time to Bill 'er up
Bill Kurtis
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite Not My Job guests from recent shows

2016-08-27

Best Of NPR ID: 970
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Forget Generation X, I'm a Billennial
Bill Kurtis
Bluff
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring recent Not My Job guests
Notes
When Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! was in Portland, Oregon back in June 2016, they recorded two shows, one on Thursday the 23rd, and one on Friday the 24th. The one taped on Thursday was edited and then aired that weekend. The segments from the Friday show did not immediately air, as some included questions that were already asked on the Thursday show. The Bluff the Listener segment and the Not My Job segment from the Friday show were aired for the first time on this Best Of show. Normally, the chosen bluff and the correct bluff from Bluff the Listener segments re-aired on Best Of shows do not get noted in the Stats Page database. In this case, the Bluff the Listener segment was not aired as part of a regular Wait Wait show, I have noted the chosen and correct bluff information for this show.

2016-09-03

NPR ID: 971
Location
Tanglewood/Koussevitsky Music Shed (Lenox, MA)
Scorekeeper
I'm the only man Tom Brady allows to tamper with his balls
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about Olympic athletes having trouble on their way home, Not My Job about Kevin Spacey, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: What will Hillary Clinton do to reclaim the spotlight?

2016-09-10

NPR ID: 972
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Hey there, Fergie, get a load of Bill-I-Am
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about an artist's pursuit of their craft lead them into trouble, Not My Job about Brigitte Nielsen, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Apple unveil next?
Notes
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, one of the questions that Peter Sagal read for Adam Felber mentioned that a "woman in Britain called 911". The emergency number in Britain (and the rest of the United Kingdom) is actually 999, not 911.

2016-09-17

NPR ID: 973
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
I'm America's next top model
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a politician abroad caught in an unlikely scandal, Not My Job about Nickleback, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: Who will be the next person to get their e-mail hacked and what will be revealed?
Notes
The listener contestant for the Bluff the Listener segment is Dr. Robin Zasio from the reality TV show "Hoarders"

2016-09-24

NPR ID: 974
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Love lift us up where we Bill-ong
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about famous people fighting, Not My Job about inventors and their inventions, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise out of next week's Presidential debate?

2016-10-01

NPR ID: 975
Location
Straz Center for the Performing Arts (Tampa, FL)
Scorekeeper
Why run with the bulls when you can run with the Bill
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Alonzo Bodden
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the loss of an unsung hero, Not My Job about theme restaurants around the world, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will Elon Musk discover on Mars?

2016-10-08

NPR ID: 976
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Hey there, Neo. Do you want to take the red Bill or the blue Bill?
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Luke Burbank
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a dad humiliating his daughter in a new way, Not My Job about other Muppets, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big story out of the Presidential town hall debate?
Notes
During the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, Luke Burbank had correctly answered six questions and missed on two (the first and the fifth questions). When totting things up, Bill Kurtis stated that Luke got 14 more points by answering seven correct for 16 points. If totted up correctly, Luke would actually have a total of 14 points and would still win outright. The score entered in for Luke reflects the score on record as stated by Bill Kurtis.

2016-10-15

Best Of NPR ID: 977
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Hey there, Cat Stevens. I've got tea for the Biller Band.
Bill Kurtis
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite recent Not My Job guests

2016-10-22

NPR ID: 978
Location
Rochester Auditorium Theatre (Rochester, NY)
Scorekeeper
It's all right, because you're saved by the Bill
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new way to blow $56, Not My Job about really deceitful people, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next surprise winner of the Nobel Prize?

2016-10-29

NPR ID: 979
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Host
Guest: Mike Pesca
Scorekeeper
Hey Chicago, forget about the Billy Goat. I'm goaty Bill
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: P.J. O'Rourke
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new solution for insomniacs, Not My Job about grandsons who didn't quite live up to their famous forefathers, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be this year's big Halloween costume?

2016-11-05

NPR ID: 980
Location
Tennesee Performing Arts Center (Nashville, TN)
Scorekeeper
You're about to be arrested for Billicit activities
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Peter Grosz
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a 90s musical act making its way back into the headlines, Not My Job about other Judds (or Juds), Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what we will be doing this time next week?
Notes
There was no bell ding to Alonzo Bodden's first correct answer during Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank.

2016-11-12

NPR ID: 981
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
America, I know change is hard, but don't curl up into a ball, curl up with a Bill
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about Uber drivers you'd actually want to talk to, Not My Job about kittens and rainbows, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will finally heal the nation?

2016-11-19

NPR ID: 982
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
I'm the Bill that never gets vetoed
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone moonlighting to make some money on the side, Not My Job about other notable Garths, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the surprise appointment to President Trump's cabinet?
Notes
Garth Brooks asked his wife, and previous Not My Job guest, Trisha Yearwood, for her guess of the correct answer to the first Not My Job question. Garth chose her answer, which was not correct.

2016-11-26

Best Of NPR ID: 983
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Legendary Anchorman
Bill Kurtis
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring some of the wonderful Not My Job guests from 2016

2016-12-03

NPR ID: 984
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Don't worry about the Constitution, I'll be your Bill of Rights
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about revenge, Not My Job about bad wives, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will become America's next mortal enemy?
Notes
Listeners of Luke Burbank's "Too Beautiful To Live" (aka TBTL) podcast will instantly pick up on the names that Luke used in his Bluff the Listener story. Peter Sagal accepted Adam Felber's answer of "Ecstasy" for Adam's sixth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question. The correct answer was actually halllucinogenic mushrooms.

2016-12-10

NPR ID: 985
Location
State Theatre at Playhouse Square (Cleveland, OH)
Scorekeeper
Pick up the phone, it's a Bill Kurtis-y call
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a potato-related police report, Not My Job about KFC's Colonel Sanders, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be Amazon's next big innovation?
Notes
Paula Poundstone went with her take on an Irish accent when reading quotes in her Bluff the Listener story.

2016-12-17

NPR ID: 986
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Hey, Nutcracker, let me be your Billerina
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Adam Burke
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a brilliant heist, Not My Job about a bored Dane, Hamlet, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the CIA do to get back at Trump after he insulted them?
Notes
Peter Sagal accepted Tom Bodett's answer of "making sweet, sweet love" for a Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question regarding an Oregon Department of Transportation tweet telling people to "Netflix and Chill".

2016-12-24

NPR ID: 987
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Jingle Bills, jingle Bills, jingle I'm
Bill Kurtis
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new Christmas tradition, Not My Job about decomposition, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the hot Christmas toy for next year?
Notes
Peter Sagal accepted Amy Dickinson's answer of a blow-up doll dressed as an old lady for one of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions.

2016-12-31

Best Of NPR ID: 988
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
I'm the anchor in the relay team that passes the baton of truth
Bill Kurtis
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! taking a look back at fun moments from 2016