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Show Details: July 2017
Get a look at my crack, I'm the Liberty Bill
- First: Luke Burbank 14 (2 / 6)
- Second Tied: Tom Bodett 13 (3 / 5)
- Second Tied: Roxanne Roberts 13 (3 / 5)
- Bernie Parent 3 *
Even though Bernie Parent answered two of three questions correct, Bill Kurtis gave him credit for all three. The second panelist round featured a correction and addressing items from letters and comments that they received from listeners regarding the previous show.
I'm the man beyond your puny power to comprehend. That's right, I'm inconvceiva-Bill
Hey Don Jr., don't collude with Russians. Bill-lude with me!
- First: Faith Salie 12 (2 / 5)
- Second: Luke Burbank 11 (3 / 4)
- Third: Negin Farsad 10 (2 / 4)
Hey O.J., now that you're free, come find the real Biller
- First: Tom Bodett 17 (3 / 7)
- Second: Adam Burke 13 (3 / 5)
- Third: Paula Poundstone 10 (4 / 3)
The audience reacted when Bassem Youssef his first guess for his third Not My Job question, thus leading to Peter Sagal giving Bassam another chance.
While Paula was trying to figure out the correct answer to her second panel round question, Peter gave her hints to narrow down to the correct answer.
During the Listener Limerick Challenge, the topic of people listening to podcasts at "Chipmunk" speed. That lead to Paula saying that people would hear "Thanks for having me, Peter. I lose!" when people would listen to her on Wait Wait at chipmunk speed.
Bill Kurtis stated that Tom Bodett's 17 points was the highest score he's seen since being on the show. There have been 4 times where panelists have scored 19 points and 10 times where panelists have scored 18 points on shows where Bill was judge and scorekeeper.
Hey, there. No matter who you are, you're welcome to serve in the Bill-itary
- First: Adam Felber 19 (3 / 8)
- Second Tied: Roxanne Roberts 16 (2 / 7)
- Second Tied: Mo Rocca 16 (2 / 7)
Adam Felber started questioning Peter about the UK study that found people who drive over two hours a day get dumber; in which, Peter responded back with, "What, are you Paula?" Adam is on Paula Poundstone's "Live from the Poundstone Institute" podcast from NPR.