Show Details: August 2017

2017-08-05

NPR ID: 1019
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Hey, Guy Raz, watch how I Bill This
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Adam Burke
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about peanut butter in the news, Not My Job about the timber industry, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will make President Trump turn on to new Chief of Staff John Kelly?
Notes
The Bluff the Listener contestant initially chose Patton Oswalt's bluff story, but the audience reacted disapprovingly. After some nudging from Peter, the contestant changed her choice over to Adam Burke's story. During the Not My Job segment, Faith Salie asked Jeffery Tambor what his favorite book was. Jeffery decided to start eating something instead of answering the question, causing Patton asking Jeffery if he was eating. The Listener Limerick Challenge contestant is a distant relative to Abner Doubleday, who, in some circles, has been credited at one point (but refuted) with creating baseball.

2017-08-12

NPR ID: 1020
Location
Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco, CA)
Scorekeeper
Hey, before the apocalypse starts, let me be your last Bill and testament
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Alonzo Bodden
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone using the Freedom of Information act to request some surprising information, Not My Job about Hannah Montana, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what crazy thing will happen using the solar eclipse?
Notes
After Peter Sagal read the three options for the first Not My Job question, someone in the audience yelled out "C" and Jerry Rice chose to go with "C"; which, was the correct answer. The audience also helped out by yelling "A" for the second Not My Job question. Peter asked the same Bill Murray going to see performances of a play adaptation of "Groundhog Day" on all three panelists during Lightning Fill-in-the-blank. When asked if Alonzo Bodden was ready to start his set of Lightning round questions, he asked if he could concede.

2017-08-19

Best Of NPR ID: 1021
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
I'm a man so pure and honest, they named that quality after me, I'm incorrupti-Bill
Description
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several favorite Not My Job interviews and some material that hasn't been aired before
Notes
The guest scorekeeper for the Not My Job segment with Stephen Colbert was Glynn Washington and the segment came from the 2017-02-11 show. Information regarding the scoring exception can be found in the show notes for that show.

2017-08-26

Repeat: 2017-01-14 NPR ID: 1022
Location
Chase Auditorium (Chicago, IL)
Host
Guest: Tom Hanks
Scorekeeper
I can tell your future, I'm your Crystal Bill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Luke Burbank
Correct: Luke Burbank
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about improving workspace morale, Not My Job about the history of the iPhone, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be President Obama's next job?
Notes
This show is an encore presentation of the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! show that aired on 2017-01-14. Tom Hanks used the phrase similar to "hands on buzzer" a couple of times. Tom Hanks also called Bill Kurtis "Bill Kurtis with a K" a couple of times as well. Paula Poundstone used the last name "Swamu" again in her Bluff the Listener story.