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We play a segment cut from a previous show, because it was Too Hot For Radio. Or just because we ran out of time. One of those.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

And now something that's never been heard before - it's from a show we did in May of this year, when our panelists Roxanne Roberts, Luke Burbank and Paula Poundstone talked about the world's most important whiteboard.

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SAGAL: Roxanne, presidential adviser Steve Bannon has a legendary whiteboard in his office listing the Trump administration's wish list. But nobody had ever seen it until a visitor to his office did what?

ROXANNE ROBERTS: It's a whiteboard.

SAGAL: It's a whiteboard.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: Well, of course, Steve Bannon would not have a blackboard.

ROBERTS: Right, OK.

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE)

ROBERTS: OK. So somebody sat on it.

SAGAL: No. No, it's how we got to see what was written on it.

ROBERTS: He took a picture of it.

SAGAL: What kind of picture?

ROBERTS: Oh, a selfie.

SAGAL: Yes.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

ROBERTS: Oh.

SAGAL: We know it because someone took a selfie in front of it. The visitor who did it was Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. He's the friend of Michael Jackson and sex adviser to Orthodox Jews - because who else would it be?

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: The selfie of the rabbi standing next to Bannon shows some of the items on this famous wish list like repeal and replace Obamacare, suspend immigration from terror-prone regions, and kill all the Muggles.

(LAUGHTER)

LUKE BURBANK: Every picture I see of Steve Bannon it looks like he is holding in a tremendous fart.

(LAUGHTER)

BURBANK: Next time...

SAGAL: He just has that pained look.

BURBANK: He has that very kind of - yeah - uncomfortable look. Next time you see any picture of Steve Bannon...

SAGAL: Yeah.

BURBANK: Ask yourself, does it look like he's holding in a fart?

SAGAL: Yeah.

(LAUGHTER)

BURBANK: That could be why he's so sort of dyspeptic and bad for America.

PAULA POUNDSTONE: You know what? But in truth, he doesn't look like the kind of guy that would hold in a fart.

SAGAL: No.

(LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE)

BURBANK: That does - that kind of torpedoes my theory, doesn't it?

SAGAL: It's hard to imagine - it's like, you know, it is hard to imagine he says, yes, I bring Nazi and white-supremacist ideology to the government of America, but I wouldn't want to be rude.

BURBANK: Right.

(LAUGHTER)

POUNDSTONE: Yeah. He looks like a guy, like, that might have saved them up for certain meetings...

(LAUGHTER)

POUNDSTONE: ...Or perhaps even eaten cabbage ahead of time, just hoping.

(LAUGHTER)

BURBANK: Welcome, prime minister. I've got something for you.

SAGAL: You smell that? That's the scent of freedom.

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SAGAL: When we come back, we revisit the day the show was hosted by a woman and yet, strangely, the patriarchy did not crumble. That's coming up in a minute on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME from NPR.

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