Show Details: February 2022

2022-02-05

NPR DB ID: 1255
Scorekeeper
Can you hear me, Chicago? Or, do you need another deci-Bill?
Panelists
Bluff
Chosen: Tom Papa
Correct: Tom Papa
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new solution to an old Florida problem, Not My Job about goats, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big surprise on The Masked Singer?
Notes

When Peter Sagal asked Paula Poundstone did during Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank, Bill Kurtis said "Paula has 6 right for 13 more points, and has 14". Answering 6 right would add 12 points and if Paula had 13 more points, her total would have been 15 (as she started the round with 2 points). 14 is the correct point total.

The gong sound didn't play until after Adam Burke answered the last question was asked.

2022-02-12

NPR DB ID: 1256
Scorekeeper
Bi-curious? How about Bill Kurtious?
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Correct: Maeve Higgins
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the benefits of working from home, Not My Job about people who make hamburgers, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise out of this weekend's Super Bowl?
Notes

The show was recorded remotely.

Patti Smith initially chose "B" for her third Not My Job question, but Peter Sagal nudged her to change her answer. She then switched to "A", but Peter inferred that it wasn't the correct answer. Patti changed her answer to "C", which was the correct answer.

When Peter asked Bill Kurtis how Maeve Higgins did in Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank, Bill said, "She set a new record, as far as my tenure here. She had none right". Maeve answered zero questions correctly back on the show that aired 2019-11-16. A record was set for the lowest total score (for shows airing after January 1, 2000) with a total of 20.

2022-02-19

NPR DB ID: 1257
Scorekeeper
There's nothing seedy about an under-Billy
Panelists
Guests
Bluff
Chosen: Negin Farsad
Correct: Negin Farsad
Description
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about secrets of the world's biggest rock stars, Not My Job about fantasy football, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise out of the 2022 Winter Olympics closing ceremonies?
Notes

The show was recorded remotely.

After the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank round, Peter Sagal memorialized P.J. O'Rourke, who passed away on February 15, 2022.

2022-02-26

Best Of NPR DB ID: 1258
Scorekeeper
It's definitely good to have more taste, but nobody wants less Bill-ing
Description
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring some favorite moments in the past months and a tribute to P.J. O'Rourke
Notes

The Bluff the Listener segment comes from the show that aired on 2021-12-11.

A portion of the tribute to P.J. O'Rourke came from the "Wait Wait: Naked and Ashamed" series of podcast specials that aired as part of the show's 20th anniversary in 2018.