Voicemails As you know, our prize is Carl's voice on your home answering machine or voicemail. Those of you who haven't won one yet wanted to hear some, so here you go.
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CARL KASELL, Host:

From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell, and here's your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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PETER SAGAL, Host:

Thank you, Carl. Thank you everybody. Now, we are often accused of simply not caring what you, the listeners, think. This is true.

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SAGAL: Most weeks, we just amuse ourselves with toilet humor and Star Wars references and to heck with the lot of you.

KASELL: But not this week. This is the week we actually pretend to care about you.

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KASELL: Because this week, you're programming the show.

SAGAL: We put out the call on Twitter and Facebook for your favorite bits and segments from the last year or so, and today the result. Remember people, you've got no one to blame but yourselves.

KASELL: We're going to start, as is appropriate, with me. For years now, the one and only prize we offer on this show has been my voice on your home answering machine or voicemail.

SAGAL: It's both priceless and worthless.

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KASELL: But people have asked: do you really record those messages? How do we know it isn't just a scam?

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KASELL: People, I'm Carl Kasell.

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KASELL: Would this voice utter a falsehood?

SAGAL: Here are some messages that Carl has recorded for winners on our show from around the country.

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KASELL: Hi. You've reached Cindy's phone, and this is Carl Kasell speaking. If you know Cindy at all, then you know she never answers her phone. So obviously, you called to talk to me. Hi, how are you? Nice to hear from you. But, if for some reason you really did want to talk to Cindy, then please leave a message and she'll call you back - someday.

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KASELL: This is NPR's Carl Kasell. I said a hip, hop, the hippy, the hippy, do the hip, hip, hop like you don't stop. If you want to rap with Elizabeth, leave a message. Peace.

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KASELL: Hi, this is Carl Kasell, legendary NPR News man. When I'm not delivering the day's headlines, I'm recording outgoing messages for NPR super nerds like Amy and Beno(ph). Give their tiny lives some meaning, and leave a message won't you? Thank you. Peace out y'all.

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