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February 4, 2023 47 min
Billy Porter is an absolute legend. With a career that started in his teens, he's now 3/4ths of the way to an EGOT. He's also a style icon, who's always the most fashionable person in any room he's in. His new movie is 80 For Brady, but what does he know about the Brady Bunch?

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Natasha Lyonne is an actor, writer, and director with one of the most recognizable voices in the world. She stars in the new series Poker Face, so we ask her three questions about getting botox.

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January 25, 2023 11 min
Guest hosts Karen Chee and Josh Gondelman dive head first into alternate universes. Plus we get to the bottom of the Masters tournament mistaken identity kerfuffle.
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January 21, 2023 47 min
Secretary of State Antony Blinken takes some time out from his busy schedule to tell panelists Dulcé Sloan, Eugene Cordaro, and Tom Bodett about his musical alter ego, ABlinken, and to answer three questions about Matthew Mcconaughey.

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January 14, 2023 48 min
Celebrated short story author George Saunders joins us to answer three questions about court stories. With panelists Paula Poundstone, Peter Grosz and Emmy Blotnick.

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January 7, 2023 47 min
Mariska Hargitay, star of Law and Order, SVU, answers three questions about Sweet Valley High, the location depicted in the teen book series. We also revisit our moments with Sean Hayes, Myles Stubblefield, and Mo Amer.
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January 4, 2023 14 min
Peter sits down with our very own judge and scorekeeper, Bill Kurtis, to learn about the legendary anchorman's life and career.
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December 31, 2022 47 min
In this episode, we revisit our times with Ralph Macchio, Eleanor Holmes Norton, the hosts of the podcast "Ear Hustle" Earlonne Woods and Nigel Poor, and Matt Walsh.
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December 24, 2022 46 min
Actor and director Sarah Polley plays our game called "Sarah Polley, wanna cracker?" Three questions about parrots. Joining her are panelists Roxanne Roberts, Adam Burke, and Shane O'Neill.
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December 21, 2022 16 min
Emma and Vice columnist Alzo Slade try to solve the improv coolness crisis with the help of comedy icon Colin Mochrie. Plus: Emma tries her best to annoy Peter Sagal.
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December 17, 2022 49 min
Singer-songwriter and world class whistler Andrew Bird plays our game called, "Put Your Lips Together and Blow" Three questions about referees. Joining him are panelists Adam Burke, Tom Papa, and Zainab Johnson.


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December 10, 2022 47 min
Host of CBS Mornings, Gayle King plays our game called, "Gayle King, meet the real Gale Kings" three questions about meteorologists. She is joined by panelists Negin Farsad, Peter Grosz, and Faith Salie.
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Have you ever wanted to become a listener contestant on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me? Host Peter Sagal and producers Miles Doornbos and Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis discuss how they select which callers make it to the air.
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December 3, 2022 48 min
This week on "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me," we are back with a brand new show from the Studebaker Theatre in Chicago featuring panelists Josh Gondelman, Skyler Higley, and Paula Poundstone. Plus, we quiz comedy legend Dana Carvey on a subject he knows nothing about in our "Not My Job" game.

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November 26, 2022 47 min
Nathan Lane, Puja Patel, Darryl "Cornbread" McCray, and Jeremy O. Harris are featured in this Thanksgiving edition.


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November 23, 2022 13 min
Comedian Maeve Higgins and Emma build the world's largest puzzle.
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November 19, 2022 47 min
This week we come to you from the Palace Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky with panelists Paula Poundstone, Adam Burke, and Alzo Slade. Our guest is Freddie Johnson of Buffalo Trace Distillery.


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November 12, 2022 49 min
Craig Robinson, star of the Office and host of Peacock's Harlem Globetrotters: Play It Forward, plays our game about Craigslist. Joining him are panelists Tom Papa; Negin Farsad and Brian Babylon.
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November 9, 2022 13 min
Peter asks Producer and Editor Lillian King why some questions don't make the show. PLUS: Lillian plays those questions!
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November 5, 2022 49 min
Amber Ruffin, host of The Amber Ruffin Show on Peacock and the purple M&M, plays our game called "Roughin' It" Three questions about camping. Joining in are panelists Karen Chee, Hari Kondabolu and Maz Jobrani.
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