Show Details: August 2021

2021-08-07

NPR DB ID: 1229
Scorekeeper
Hey there, Ben Franklin. Invent me! I'm a pair of Bill-focals
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Dulcé Sloan
Correct: Dulcé Sloan
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about history repeating itself, Not My Job about various curlies, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the best present that Barack Obama gets for his 60th birthday?
Notes
This is the first time the show has been taped in front of a live audience since 2020-03-07. Peter Sagal nudged Larry Krasner away from "B" for the second Not My Job question and Larry changed his answer to "A", which was the correct answer. Alonzo Bodden knew and provided the answer for the Mo Rocca's 8th Lightning round question. Neither Mo or Alonzo earned points for it.

2021-08-14

Best Of NPR DB ID: 1230
Scorekeeper
Hey, you've put in the work and watched what you ate. Time to show off your beach-Billy
Description
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite moments from past shows

2021-08-21

Best Of NPR DB ID: 1231
Scorekeeper
Hey, jolly swag man. How about you try Waltzing Ma-Bill-da
Description
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite, soothing moments from past shows
Notes
The Panel Round that was featured was from the 2018-05-26 show and Helen Hong was the guest host.

2021-08-28

NPR DB ID: 1232
Scorekeeper
The voice of the NPR credits and the man who makes you wish Fidelity Insurance was Infidelity Insurance
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Josh Gondelman
Correct: Josh Gondelman
Description
Who's Chioke This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a good day gone bad, Not My Job about middle fingers throughout history, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will other pharmaceuticals name their vaccines?
Notes
Jame Kaczmarek asked the audience for help on the second Not My Job question and they mostly yelled "B". Jane chose "B" and it was the correct answer. For the third Not My Job question, the audience mostly yelled "C", which Jane chose and was correct. Paula Poundstone started the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment with 3 points, tied with Josh Gondelman. When Peter Sagal asked how many questions Paula would need to answer correctly to win, Chioke said, "8 to tie, 9 to win". There are only 8 questions asked for each panelist in a regular Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank segment. After Paula finished her questions, Peter asked Chioke if Paula did enough to win, Chioke said that Paula answered 5 correct for a total of 15 points. The only way that would be true is if Paula started the segment with 5 points, not 3 points. Paula's correct score should have been 13 (unlucky as it may be) and would have placed her in third behind Maz Jobrani with 14 points. Instead, Paula slotted in second place. Since Chioke is the official judge and scorekeeper for the show, the points and rankings listed for Paula and Maz are based on the official records as stated by Chioke.