Show Details: October 2018

2018-10-06

NPR ID: 1080
Scorekeeper
I like Bill. I still like Bill. Sometimes I had too much Bill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a parties going wrong, Not My Job about Jimmy Smits, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next text message sent to everyone in the United States?

2018-10-13

Best Of NPR ID: 1081
Scorekeeper
I'm a pile of thinly sliced beef covered in Velveeta. That's right. I'm your Billy Cheesesteak
Description
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring a few favorite Not My Job and panel segments from the past year
Notes
The Austen Goolsbee Not My Job segment was from the 2018-03-10 show, not from his first Not My Job appearance on the 2011-09-03 show. The Bluff the Listener segment was from the 2018-05-26 show, in which Helen Hong was the guest host.

2018-10-20

NPR ID: 1082
Scorekeeper
Put your candy in my bucket. It's Bill-oween!
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about false alarms, Not My Job about men's briefs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: who will be the next public figure to take a DNA test and what will they find?
Notes
John Grishman asked Mo Rocca for help on the second Not My Job question and Mo said that wants "C", which John chose. It was not the correct answer. John asked what the listener contestant would win and was shocked/dimissive of the prize. John Grisham did not answer enough questions correctly to win and he said that he would send an autographed copy of his next book to the listener contestant. Mo answered a number of the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions in a soft, dulcet voice. Peter Sagal asked if Mo was okay and Mo said that radio is an intimate medium.

2018-10-27

NPR ID: 1083
Scorekeeper
Open up your anniversary card everybody. There's a crisp dollar Bill in there for you
Bluff
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a science scandal in the news, Not My Job about seagulls and tote bags, Listener Limerick Challenge, Scorekeeper Predictions: what will be the big story on our 40th anniversary show?
Notes
This show is the special 20th anniversary show that was recorded at The Chicago Theatre in downtown Chicago, Illinois and featured a rotating set of panels throughout the show. For the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment, the panelists were split into three teams and had Paula Poundstone, Maz Jobrani and Brian Babylon as team captains. Although each panelist on each team got to answer one question during that segment, the score was aggregated at the team level. Since this is not a standard method for scoring, I have assigned the announced score and ranking to the team captain. More detail about each panelist's performance on the show will be published at https://blog.wwdt.me/