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Our panelists predict who will be Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 2012.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Now, Panel, who will be Time's Person of the Year in 2012? Paula Poundstone?

PAULA POUNDSTONE: I think it's going to be Pat from Sheboygan because if all goes right, she's going to give us health and wealth.

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SAGAL: Jessi Klein?

JESSI KLEIN: I think - work with me on this one - I think the person of the year is going to be badass actress Meryl Streep because 2012 is the year the world is supposed to end, and I have a theory that even if Meryl herself does not know how to save us, she will find a way to play someone who does, and will win an Oscar for it.

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SAGAL: And Maz Jobrani?

MAZ JOBRANI: This year it was the protestor and next year it's going to be the banker because he will just buy Time magazine and name himself the person of the year.

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SAGAL: That's how it's done.

CARL KASELL, HOST:

Well, if any of those people are named Person of the Year, panel, we'll ask you about it on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!.

SAGAL: Thank you, Carl Kasell. Thanks also to Paula Poundstone, Jessi Klein, Maz Jobrani.

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SAGAL: Thanks to all of you for listening. I'm Peter Sagal. We'll see you next week.

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SAGAL: This is NPR.

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