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Anna Kendrick first became famous as a start of the "Twilight" movies. It's amazing how much she's triumphed over that early adversity.

BILL KURTIS: Ms. Kendrick joined us in September of last year and told us that her origin story goes back much further than that.

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ANNA KENDRICK: Yeah. I started in theater when I was - well, I started in local theater when I was, like, 5 or 6. And then I did the play "Annie," which is, you know, the gateway drug for all girls trying to do theater....

(LAUGHTER)

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Aug 10, 2019

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Now onto our final game - Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill in the blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you please give us the scores?

Limericks

Aug 10, 2019

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Predictions

Aug 10, 2019

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Now, panel, after SoulCycle, what will be the next big exercise craze? - Hari Kondabolu.

HARI KONDABOLU: Every time your local radio station has a pledge drive, run around the block when they ask you for money. You might lose NPR, but you'll definitely lose some weight.

(LAUGHTER)

Predictions

Aug 3, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be a Lil Nas X's next big hit after "Old Town Road"? Adam Burke.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 3, 2019

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Now onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can, each correct answer now worth two points.

Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Aug 3, 2019

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Predictions

Jul 27, 2019

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Now, panel, what is next for Robert Mueller? Petey Deabreu.

PETEY DEABREU: I think he's probably going to find somewhere with no phone service, so people can't call him in to...

SAGAL: Faith Salie.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jul 27, 2019

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Now it's time for our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will now have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can, each correct answer now worth two points.

Bill, can you give us the score?

Limericks

Jul 27, 2019

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Predictions

Jul 20, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be the next big app everybody goes nuts for? Maeve Higgins.

MAEVE HIGGINS: Oh, it's called FaceOff (ph), and it makes you look like Nicholas Cage.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Alonzo Bodden.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jul 20, 2019

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Now onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer's now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jul 20, 2019

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But, first, is the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. If you like to play on air, call or leave a message at 1-888-WAITWAIT - that's 1-888-924-8924.

Hi, you're on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

JAMIE RIGULA: Hi, this Jamie Rigula (ph), and I'm from Salem, Ohio.

SAGAL: Salem, Ohio.

Predictions

Jul 13, 2019

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Now, panel, who will get the next ticker-tape parade?

Jordan Carlos.

JORDAN CARLOS: Well, that'll be the women's team again when they win the men's World Cup.

(CHEERING)

SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jul 13, 2019

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Now on to our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Panel Questions:

Jul 13, 2019

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. We're playing this week with Jordan Carlos, Roxanne Roberts and Paula Poundstone. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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One thing you might know about those of us who work in the satirical industrial complex is that we all hang out together all the time. And we only do it in the most fancy places, like Carnegie Hall.

Panel Questions

Jul 6, 2019

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BILL KURTIS: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Kurtis. And here is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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Thank you, Bill.

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Earlier this year, we went to San Antonio, Texas, where we were lucky to interview one of the greatest TV anchormen ever - well, one of the other greatest TV anchormen ever.

BILL KURTIS: My old friend Dan Rather joined us on stage, and Peter began in the appropriate way - comparing him to me.

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SAGAL: You started - and it turns out that many reporters, I know including Bill, started this way. You were a local guy. You - at one - you were doing minor league baseball games at one point.

Predictions

Jun 29, 2019

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Now, panel, who saw the competition this week and decided - what the heck - they should run for president? Luke Burbank.

LUKE BURBANK: The only candidate that can reach that elusive youth vote - two Olsen twins on each other's shoulders in a trench coat.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Faith Salie.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 29, 2019

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Now onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer is worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jun 29, 2019

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Predictions

Jun 22, 2019

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Now, panel, what will be the big surprise at the Democratic debate? Peter Grosz.

PETER GROSZ: Everything will be going along very swimmingly until the moderator will be interrupted about an hour and a half in by Peter Sagal's phone telling him it's time to end the debate.

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 22, 2019

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Now it's time to move on to our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can - each correct answer - now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jun 22, 2019

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Predictions

Jun 15, 2019

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Now, panel, what will they discover is hidden beneath the surface of the moon? Helen Hong.

HELEN HONG: Thirty-two more Democrats running for president.

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE)

SAGAL: Jordan Carlos.

JORDAN CARLOS: A global reset button.

(LAUGHTER)

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 15, 2019

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Now onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can - each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

Limericks

Jun 15, 2019

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Predictions

Jun 8, 2019

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Now, panel, what file will the FBI reveal next? Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: They will reveal that Osama bin Laden is still alive and working at a coffee shop in Brooklyn making Osama bin lattes.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Aida Rodriguez.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Jun 8, 2019

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Now onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank - each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can - each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score?

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