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December 29, 2001


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HOST: Peter Sagal
OFFICIAL JUDGE AND SCOREKEEPER: Carl Kasell
NOT MY JOB GUEST: Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

This Week's Panelists:

•Sue Ellicot, BBC and Times of London
•Adam Felber, Writer and Performer
•Charlie Pierce: writer at large for Esquire Magazine

Round 1


Who's Carl This Time? (Listen with Real Audio)
Voices from the past year...A personal statement worthy of Popeye; A unique punishement for equivicating politicians; and dreadful prison food.

Opening Round (Listen with Real Audio)
Some musical highlights from the past year...First, a gospel number by man known more for his military tribunals. Second, a song from a band suffering an identity crisis. And last, not a song, but a collection of buckwheats, willies and zoom juice.

Round 2

Listener Limerick Challenge (Listen with Real Audio)
Our limericist Philipp Goedicke's favorite limericks of the year...Vienna's tastiest orchestra; The two-hundred mile hile club; and Robin Hood's secret...

Not My Job! (Listen with Real Audio)
Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! Newsmaker of the Year 2000 and Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright plays "You've Shuffled off the Mortal Coil," three questions about some luminaries we lost this last year. Secretary Albright will also announce this year's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! Newsmaker of the Year 2001.

Historical Reenactment Theater (Listen with Real Audio)
A "Where are they now?" look at some newsmakers from the year...How do you top a trip to the stars?; A tag sale in Harlem with bargains on historic goodies; and two girls figure out how to get served.

Round 3

Bluff the Listener (Listen with Real Audio)
Where are you Going? Where have you been? Three updates on stories we reported on earlier in the year, only one is real.

Lightning Fill in the Blank (Listen with Real Audio)
The rest of the year's news that we can fit.

Panelist Predictions (Listen with Real Audio)
What will be the big story in the new year?

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