11:47am Aug 08, 2015

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In just a few minutes, now that we know its date, we will ask our panelists what will be the big surprise out of the first Democrat debate. But first let me tell you that support for NPR comes from NPR stations and Carbonite, providing secure and automatic backup and recovery for businesses and homes. Since 2005, Carbonite has recovered nearly 40 billion files for its customers - from accounting databases to family photos. Learn more at The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, working to improve the quality of people's lives by supporting the performing arts, the environment, medical research, and child well-being. Information is available at Lumber Liquidators, a proud sponsor of NPR, offering more than 400 styles including hardwood, bamboo, laminate and vinyl, with flooring specialists in hundreds of stores nationwide. More at or 1-800-HARDWOOD. WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME is a production of NPR and WBEZ Chicago in association with Urgent Haircut Productions, Doug Berman, benevolent West coast overlord. Phillip Goedicke writes our limericks. Our house manager is Don Hall. Our assistant house manager is Tyler Green. Our intern is Jesse To Be or not to Be-tend. Our web guru is Beth Novey. Special thanks to John Zajac (ph) and Les Stalarcheck (ph) at Chase Bank. B. J. Leiderman composed our theme. Our program is produced by Mile Durnboss, technical direction is from Lorna White. Our CFO is Ann Nguyen. Our production coordinator is Robert Neuhaus. Our senior producer is Ian Chillag. The executive producer of WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME is Mr. Michael Danforth. Now, panel, what will be the big story out of the Democrats' debate? Maz Jobrani.

MAZ JOBRANI: The big story will be that Donald Trump will show up to the debate because he just can't shut the hell up.


SAGAL: Roxanne Roberts.

ROXANNE ROBERTS: Bill Clinton will jump on stage to explain the rules, and the audience will immediately give him the nomination.


SAGAL: Alonzo Bodden.

ALONZO BODDEN: Hillary Clinton will surprise everyone by debating herself.


BILL KURTIS, BYLINE: Well, if any of those things happen, we're going to ask you about it on WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME.

SAGAL: Thank you, Bill Kurtis. Thanks also to Maz Jobrani, Roxanne Roberts and Alonzo Bodden. And thanks to all of you for listening. I'm Peter Sagal. See you next week.


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