Dec 182012

In this episode of the Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! :Our panelists predict: Carl reads three quotes from the weeks news: A Gold Medal in Olympic Spoilers; An Awkward Moment in Poland; and The Spammer in Chief.

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CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I’m Carl Kasell, and here’s your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.


Thank you, Carl.


SAGAL: Thanks everybody. Thank you. Thank you so much. We got a great show for you today. Later on, actors and adorable real-life couple Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell will be here to talk about the movie they just made together. But before we start, a complaint: every four years around this time, Carl and I get a lot of criticism. They say people only follow this show because of our sex appeal.


SAGAL: That we’re just ear candy.


SAGAL: But no, we take this competition seriously, and we wear these bikinis simply because they provide greater freedom of movement.


KASELL: And it cuts down on the chafing.



SAGAL: So, no matter what you’re wearing, give us a call. The number is 1-888-Wait-Wait, that’s 1-888-924-8924. It’s time to welcome our first listener contestant. Hi, you’re on WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME.

JACK MOTLEY: Hello, this is Jack Motley(ph) from Rochester, New York.

SAGAL: Jack Motley.


SAGAL: Nice to talk to you. What do you do in Rochester?

MOTLEY: I’m an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.

SAGAL: Oh wow. Does this mean that your friends are always asking you to fix their things?


SAGAL: Yeah.

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