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Ruth Reichl, editor in chief of Gourmet. Photo: Brigitte Lacombe.
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Dec. 11, 2004

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HOST: Peter Sagal
OFFICIAL JUDGE AND SCOREKEEPER: Carl Kasell
NOT MY JOB GUEST: Ruth Reichl, editor in chief of Gourmet.

This Week's Panelists:

• Writer and performer Adam Felber
• Deputy editor of the Houston Chronicle, Kyrie O'Connor
Atlantic Monthly columnist PJ O'Rourke


Round 1

Who's Carl This Time? (Listen)
An old man tries to get his thoughts together; Baseball takes on its big controversy; and we learn all kinds of things about an animal that doesn't have nostrils.

Opening Panel Round (Listen)
A seasonal threat to airport security; A tip on what NOT to get your loved ones for Christmas.

Round 2

Carl Kassell's Countdown (Listen)
Someone wasn't too proud to beg for intelligence reform; A computer company takes a long trip; Don't over-roast your chestnuts.

Not My Job! (Listen)
Gourmet magazine's editor in chief, Ruth Reichl, plays a game called "You're the new Secretary of Homeland Securty": Three multiple-choice questions about tidbits from the past of Bernard Kerik, who has withdrawn from consideration as Secretary of Homeland Security.

Round 3

Second Panel Round (Listen)
The terrorists are after one of our favorite pastimes; Some thieves in China take steps to steal something odd.

Bluff the Listener Game (Listen)
"New Jobs for the 21st Century": Three stories about new training courses for those seeking a fresh career start.

Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank (Listen)
All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

Panelist Predictions (Listen)
What group will next be hit by a big doping scandal?

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