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Think you know news? Don’t ‘Wait Wait’ to prove it as NPR brings popular quiz show to smart speakers – GeekWire


NPR’s Bill Kurtis and Peter Sagal. (NPR image)

If you’re used to just talking at the radio on Saturday mornings and playing along with NPR’s weekly news quiz show “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me,” now you can actually speak to a smart speaker and pretend you’re playing along with hosts Peter Sagal and Bill Kurtis.

NPR announced Thursday that the “Wait Wait Quiz” is available as a fully interactive game on Amazon or Google devices.

We tested it out in the GeekWire newsroom on an Echo speaker by saying, “Alexa, open Wait Wait quiz.” Sagal and Kurtis were their usual witty selves as they ran through six questions ranging from the reason the U.S. government is currently shut down to where the popular Broadway musical “Hamilton” just premiered. We only got four answers correct.

The quiz, which takes a few minutes to play along with, will update weekly. Watch NPR’s “All Things Considered” host Ari Shapiro give it a go in the video below:





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