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Prediction

Our panelists predict what will cause the next financial crisis.

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PETER SAGAL, Host:

Now, panel, what will bring on the next financial crisis? Kyrie O'Connor?

M: Bloated pharmaceutical companies will collapse when people decide to actually try diet and exercise.

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SAGAL: Good work. Tom Bodett?

M: Due to the recent Supreme Court ruling, corporations will pour so much money into political campaigns, they'll go belly-up by the hundreds.

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SAGAL: And Paula Poundstone?

M: The overinflated value of Williams Shatner's kidney stones.

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CARL KASELL, Host:

And if any of those things happen, panel, we'll ask you about it on WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!

SAGAL: Thank you, Carl Kasell. Thanks also to Paula Poundstone, Kyrie O'Connor and Tom Bodett. Thanks to Debra Frazier and everyone at KUHF. Thanks to Laine Twining and Virginia Oxford and the staff at the Wortham Center. Thanks to Holly Clapham and Lindsey Brown at the GHCVB. Thanks to all our wonderful audience here at the Brown Theatre in Houston, Texas.

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SAGAL: Thanks to all of you for listening. I am Peter Sagal. We will see you next week.

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