Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR.

The Peabody Award-winning show has an audience of more than 3.8 million listeners weekly on more than 675 Member stations, and surpasses 4 million podcast downloads each month. The show is a co-production of NPR and Chicago Public Media.

During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads what might be characterized as the news Olympics. Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightning speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. Listeners vie for a chance to win the most coveted prize in radio: having Scorekeeper Emeritus Carl Kasell record the outgoing message on their home answering machine.

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Guy Ritchie wanted to be a filmmaker, so he dropped out of school at the age of 15 — why waste time? His first film, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels was a breakout independent hit, and led to a bunch of other movies, including Snatch, Swept Away, and two Sherlock Holmes films. His latest movie is King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

We'll quiz Ritchie on locks, stocks and barrels. Click the listen link above to see how he does.

Just in case U.S. gymnast Simone Biles hasn't won enough recently (she took home four gold medals from the summer Olympics in Rio) today we're giving her yet another shot at glory. We've invited her to play our Not My Job game, in which we quiz very successful people on things that have absolutely nothing to do with their success.

Guest host Tom Hanks will ask Biles three questions about the history of the iPhone, which marks its 10th anniversary this year.

Michael Giacchino started composing scores to go with the video games he was making. Then, one day, he got a call from a video game fan named J.J. Abrams, and ended up composing the music for LOST, the new Star Trek films, lots of Pixar movies, the newest Star Wars movie, and, well ... basically, he does the music for all the movies.

We've invited him to play a game called "Just like composing, but it goes the other way." Three questions about decomposing.

Click the audio link above to see how he does.

This week, we welcome the world's foremost Larry David impersonator (and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate) onto the show.

Since Not My Job is all about asking important people irrelevant questions, we'll quiz Sen. Bernie Sanders on Colonel Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Click the listen link above to see how he does.

Julián Castro went from being the youngest member of San Antonio's city council, to mayor of San Antonio, to U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Castro may know a lot about urban development, but what does he know about Urban Dictionary? We'll ask him three questions about the infamous online slang glossary.

Click the Play link above to find out how he does.

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