Show Details: April 2020

2020-04-04

NPR ID: 1159
Location
Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Stay six feet away from my body, but snuggle right up to my heart
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Wash Your Hands With Bill, Bluff the Listener about things going wrong when someone tries to help, Not My Job about Big Bird, The Viral Load, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what is now the most exciting thing on their schedule through the end of April?
Notes
As social distancing continues, the show is recorded with each person from a remote/home studio.

2020-04-11

NPR ID: 1160
Location
Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
It's Passover. Get ready for a plague of Bills
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Bodett
Correct: Tom Bodett
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a story in which someone said 'It's Tim's fault', Not My Job about Woodstock, Wash Your Hands With Bill, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will replace the handshake?
Notes
As social distancing continues, the show is recorded with each person from a remote/home studio. Samin Nosrat really wanted to choose "A" as the answer for the third Not My Job question. Peter talked her out of that answer and Samin changed her answer to "B", which was correct. Bill Kurtis Bill-rolled the listeners by singing a hand-washing song based on Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up". At least on the radio version of the show, they followed it up with the original song as a musical bumper.

2020-04-18

NPR ID: 1161
Location
Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
You're not feeling ill. You're feeling Bill
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Wash Your Hands With Bill, Bluff the Listener about mistakes mady by celebrity parents, Not My Job about pretty awful neighbors, The Viral Load, What is Martha Stewart up to this week?, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the first thing they will do once their city re-opens?
Notes
As social distancing continues, the show is recorded with each person from a remote/home studio. For the Wash Your Hands With Bill segment, Bill Kurtis was joined by Josh Kantor, the organist at Fenway Park.

2020-04-25

NPR ID: 1162
Location
Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ (Chicago, IL)
Scorekeeper
Uh-oh. It's a glo-Bill pandemic
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Faith Salie
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about underwear saving the day, Not My Job about wonderful things people learn from dads, Wash Your Hands With Bill, what will be the next advancement in communication?
Notes
As social distancing continues, the show is recorded with each person from a remote/home studio. Luke Burbank used my name and nickname from his podcast, "TBTL: Too Beautiful to Live" in his Bluff the Listener story. Yes, "Phamdemort" is a play on "Voldemort" and there's a story behind that. I had originally planned on going to Chicago to be at the live taping for this show. As part of it being my 40th birthday, I also had an opportunity to request which panelists I would like to see on the show. Luke, Faith Salie and Mo Rocca were the panelists that I chose.