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Sat, 20 May 2023 16:00
Golda Rosheuvel was so captivating as Bridgerton's Queen Charlotte that Netflix made a show all about her. She joins Luke Burbank, Negin Farsad, and Adam Burke to talk wigs, neck braces, and bodice ripping
From NPR and ODB Easy Chicago, this is Weight Weight No. Tell me the NPR news quiz. I'm the disembodied voice with a disembodied that just won't quit. Bill Curtis, and here is your host at the Studebaker Theatre at the Fine Arts Building in Chicago, Illinois. Peter Segal, thank you Bill. Thanks everybody. Thank you all so much. We really do. You are not going to be disappointed. We have a great show for you today. Later on, we're going to be joined by Golda Roshavelle, who plays Queen Charlotte in Bridgerton and the new prequel show, Queen Charlotte. Now if you're not familiar with it, Bridgerton is the show famous for showing British aristocrats having steamy sex after spending 45 minutes unbuttoning their costumes. But it just takes a second to give us a call and play our games. The number is 1,888-898-9248-924. Now that's welcome, our first listener contestant. How you are on Weight Weight, don't tell me. Hi, my name's Jenny. I'm calling from Rutland Vermont. Rutland Vermont? I know I always say this, but I've been to Rutland and it's really nice. What do you do there? Well, thank you. I'm working refugees resettlement. So we're in an office in Rutland and we have an office in Colchester, but our headquarters is in Virginia. In Virginia, okay. And so you get refugees from around the world, I assume, places that are in trouble and you resettle them. How do they deal with Vermont winters? It's really funny. You should say that. One of the requirements that we have when we take people up at the airport is please bring winter jackets. In fact, over the last couple days, we went from 81 day to 35 last night and it happened to be the day one of our furnaces kicked off in one of the homes of our family. So I was pretending that I knew how to fix that furnace at 7.30 last night because you know, middle of May, 30 degrees, that makes sense for Vermont. Right. And do you ever get a call at times like that where somebody says, I'd like to go back to my war-torn land? No, but they do say, wow, we probably should have just gone to California. Yeah. Jenny, welcome to our show. Let me introduce you to our panel this week. First up, a comedian. You can see it migwires in Bohemia, New York on May 26th. It's Adam Burke. Hi, Jenny. Next, the host of the podcast, Fakes the Nation, where you can now get succession recaps. Oh, it's fun. It's McGee and Farsad. Hello. And the host of the Daily Podcast, TBTL, and the public radio variety show LiveWire, which will be live back at the Alberta Rose Theater in Portland, Oregon on June 8th. It's Luke Burbank. Hey, Jenny. Hey, Jenny. Hey, Jenny. Hey, Jenny. Welcome to the show. Of course, you know this. You're going to play who's bill this time. As always, bill will start us off with three quotations from the week's news. Your job correctly, identify or explain just two of them, two out of three. Do that. You win any voice from our show. You might choose for your voicemail. Ready to do it? Let's go. Let's go. All right. Here's your first quote. I'm going to have to complete Buddywax. That was somebody talking about how she got ready to be the cover model for the sports illustrated swimsuit issue out this week. Who was it? She looked good, by the way. Martha Stewart. Martha Stewart, yes. Isn't it great that there's an 81-year-old woman Martha Stewart on the cover of the swimsuit issue? Huh? Now, octogenarian women have an unrealistic body image. I know, Peter, isn't it great and that it's not great? I was looking for to letting it all go. I know. I don't want to do. I don't want to look hot. I mean, this is, I'm so upset. She literally looks hot. I have to say, I agree with you, Miss Stewart. But great, with her sly come hither and help me get up. Look. With her come to stairlift eyes. Yes, exactly. Well, there's two things. First of all, clearly this is sports illustrated. I've done this because 81-year-old to the only people who know what a magazine is. Exactly right. And secondly, everyone's self-talking to she has a role model. And I think she has a role model for partially for this. But mainly because she's the CEO of a company who committed malfeasance and actually did her time. Right. She's the first 80-year-old and the first felon. Yep, here. Well, and that's what she's got that prison body. That's what she's got. Yeah, her tattoo's all added up. Just imagining her in the yard, you know, doing the full ups and the bars. I noticed she did have one tear drop. She had to pick sides. Yeah. And your next quote is from an office worker who told NPR this week how he's going to play hooky from his job. I just got to play it cool and say I've got a stomach ache or something. He was one of many, many people who took time off work and other obligations this week just to play what new video game. Oh, Zelda. Yes, Zelda. The new video game, Legend of Zelda, Tears of the Kingdom is a massive hit. It sold 10 million copies in just three days. That many people haven't stayed home from work since that game, COVID-19 drop. It's one of those games, too, isn't it? There's loads of side quests. Yes, you have to craft things and build. And it's such the perfect game for now because everyone's got a main task they want to do and 17 side hustles. Exactly. It's like you're trying to save the princess, slave the dragon and also drive Uber at it. No, I don't know. Maybe people don't know it. It's very popular. It's this very popular 30-year-old by now game franchise where you, the player, are Link and Elf whose mission is to save Princess Zelda and you have to complete a long series of quests while spending hundreds of hours of time working to acquire resources and skills. It's very involving a lot of people like to take relaxing breaks from the game by going back to their actual jobs. It is. It's Princess Elf like 80 now, Princess Zelda. And she looks amazing. And she looks amazing. And she looks amazing. And she looks amazing. Sometimes people are like, you know, video games. What's the big deal? They're just like video games for nerds. No, it sold 10 million copies in less than a week. For comparison, Prince Harry's memoir, which is one of the best-selling books of all time sold 3 million copies in its first week and he was trying to destroy a kingdom. This one's called Tears of the Kingdom. The last one was called Breath of the Wild. They're clearly meant for stoners. Yeah. They've got you real quiet. You can hear the wild breathing, man. Right. Is it one of those? Because I have somewhere in my memory, the notion that people get so into them that they just keep jars of urine like next to them so they don't have to go to the bathroom. It's called Mountain Jube. It's called You Better Hope That's Mountain. Again, I don't know, but I'm guessing that somebody just really didn't want you to come over on their online video. Oh, no, Nguyen, yeah, you don't want to be around us. We pee in jars, really. Hey, what's that in the jar? Oh, that's just the Tears of the Kingdom. Yeah. All right, Jenny, here is your last quote. People in winter coats were standing next to people in shorts. That was from a New York Times style reporter talking about how this year, just like every year, at this time, people have no idea how to dress for what. Every single day I wake up. Yes, spraying, of course. The New York Times, paper of record, great lady, they finally set out loud what we're all thinking spring is just impossible to dress for. This is what we get for trusting a groundhog to tell us what to wear. The reporter said that in the streets of New York, he saw people on the same day, same time, wearing anything from shorts to winter coats, some carrying umbrellas while others carried their own broken pieces of furniture to burn for heat. Is this something that resonates with you guys? Is this a problem that you have? I wear it when I wear every spring, just a tub full of benadryl over my head. Why do people worry about this? I mean, it's not like spring will hurt you. Nobody dies of mild bite. Nobody passes out from breeze stroke. All right. All right. There had to be a third one. I will say one of my favorite phrases about the weather is that is a mirage phrase and I will talk about it being fear smiled. No, is that a thing? Yeah. I was out there. Oh, it's fear smiled. You could look me in the eye and tell me anything about the Irish in the sense and I would believe it. You know? Oh, yeah. You know what they say in Ireland. They're like this, the fly and bananas are out. Right. Hey, you leave the flying bananas out of this. Speaking of flying bananas, fear smiled is how my love making has been. It's a great name for a cologne, isn't it? Bill, how do Jenny do on our quiz? Jenny, you can warm up with a perfect score. Congratulations, Jenny. Yeah. And thank you for the good work, and thank you. Take care. Bye-bye. Bye. Right now, panel, it is time, of course, for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Now, according to a story in the Guardian, members of Gen Z are now relieving their daily stress simply by doing what? Gen Z has daily stress. And I, by the way, I should, I know. They don't know what to wear. It's spring. Yeah. I should specify, by the way, these are American members of Gen Z. Can I get a clue? Yeah. Oh, just going to put around the chip shop, Governor. Father? Don't wake me home, Secretary. Do they put on accents? Yes, they put on a fake British accent. You feel better? Yeah, they started as a TikTok trend, become a big deal. All these young Americans demonstrating how they use fake British accents in moments of stress. One person told the Guardian that she had to ask her boss for help with dealing with stress on the job by saying to him and I quote her, it's effective. me mental health in it. And then she said, in fairness, she was working as a chimney sweeper. Yeah. And then she said, quote, the tougher the conversation, the more cockney I become, unquote. Which, by the way, happens to be a great way to guarantee you will get help for your mental health. Is this why Dick Van Dyke is consistently the most relaxed man on the planet? Exactly. It does make perfect sense because the one thing you know about the people with real British accents there, one laid back group of people, right? Adam, you're Irish. I'm sure you're soothed by the sound of a British accent. Yeah. I use it to go to sleep. It's the widest noise in here. Yeah. Coming up, your next binge watch may surprise you. It's our bluff-l-listeter game called One Triple Eight, wait, wait, wait, wait, we'll be back in a minute with more. Wait, wait, don't tell me. From NPR. W-E-Z Chicago. This is Weight Weight. Don't tell me the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Curtis. We are playing this week with Nagin Farsad, Luke Burbank, and Adam Burke. And here we're going to share a host at these Studebaker Theatre in Chicago, and I'll be on Peter's Seagull. Thank you. Thank you so much, Bill. Hi, you are on Weight Weight Don't Tell Me. Hold on. That is the official answer. That is the state motto of New Jersey. Ready? Here it goes. New Jersey. Jack. Welcome to the show. You're going to play the game in which you have to tell truth from fiction. Bill, what is Jack's topic? Must see TV. With the strike of television writers going on without an end, it's quite possible that soon all your favorite TV shows will just be very attractive people grunting at each other. So we were excited this week when we found out about a really amazing hit TV show coming from an unexpected place. Each of our panelists are going to tell you about that show. Only one of them is telling the truth. Your job figured that out. Ready to go? All righty, let's get moving. All right, first let's hear from Adam Burke. Britain's open university has offered free televised college lectures on the BBC since 1969. They basically walked so that Phoenix Online could run. And these old educational shows were a fixture of UK daytime TV for decades. However, these dusty courses from the 70s are experiencing a brand new lease of life thanks to a fervent Gen Z fandom in South Korea where some of these teachers are becoming fashion icons, cult figures, and in some cases, sex symbols. I first heard about this from my granddaughter, said Malcolm Brandforth, a retired physics lecturer from Barnesley. She said, Granddad, you're blowing up on TikTok. Well, once I had deciphered most of the words in that sentence, I was quite surprised to see what a big deal we all were. The hushed measured tones of the programs combined with the far out threads of the era seems to have made the videos a hit for different reasons. My friends like to use introduction to trigonometry level four as ASMR explains Sue Young Boone, a 20-year-old from Diego. But I just find Professor Brian Pilkinton to be dreaming and those sideburns. Oh, BBC College lectures from the 70s becoming a cult hit in Korea. Your next story of television with vision comes from Nagine Farsad. Marley Trenton was a happily married homemaker and will met Illinois as suburb of Skokie, a town that does not require a suburb. Marley had a side hustle as a seamstress who loved and collected buttons. In fact, she had a YouTube show all about buttons to hold four-hole shank toggle and even the occasional snap. Her tens of viewers could only be described as retired homec teachers from the 1960s and sociopaths that YouTube's algorithm can't figure out. Nevertheless, she continued her deeply unpopular show until one day she announced that she was getting a divorce because yes, Harry cheated with the pediatric dentist. They used to take the kids to in Skokie, a town that barely merits a pediatric dentist. What ensued was a YouTube series in which she talked revenge, set up a hinge dating profile and let viewers choose who she would date. Viewers were addicted to the voting power. She was changed by it all too. You would find her saying things like, I'd like him to put a needle through my buttonhole. Oh yeah, no matter how saucy her dating life gets, she still talks about buttons. Needless to say, this is the number one button-based divorcee audience voted dating show on YouTube. And as seamstress becomes a romantic heroine on YouTube and your last story of something new to watch comes from Luke Burbank. Move over a succession. There's a new hit show that's become mandatory viewing for its fans. And we mean that literally because it's actually mandatory viewing if you're one of the 220,000 people who work for Microsoft. We're talking, of course, of the Employee Training Video Series Trust Code. As the Wall Street Journal recently explained, the series follows a character named Nelson played by Devon Badu, who gets up to all kinds of non-Microsoft-approved hijinks, such as feeding customer data into AI and stealing intellectual property. There are watch parties and t-shirts with Nelson's face on them. Here is a real tweet featured in the Wall Street Journal article. Current status. Hashtag sobbing while watching Hashtag Microsoft standards of business conduct. Badu says he gets one of two reactions when he sets foot on Microsoft's Redmond Washington campus. Employees either freaking out upon meeting their version of Brad Pitt. Or people saying, high Nelson, what building do you work in? Showing their deep misunderstanding of how acting works. And indicating they should really go back and retake the training videos. Alright. So one of these surprise hits created their own little mini-golden age of television. Was it from Adam Burke, old BBC college lectures becoming a cult hit in South Korea? From Nagin, a seamstress from the lovely town of Skokie becomes a romantic heroine as viewers enjoy her dating life. Or from Luke, a Microsoft training video series becomes a huge hit with Microsoft employees. Which of these is the real story of a television hit? You know, my choice is the wonderful story that came out of Microsoft's training videos. Alright, they're gonna choose Luke's story. To bring you the correct answer, we spoke to the reporter who broke this story, at least for us. Microsoft wanted to sort of revamp their compliance training and make it more entertaining. And it turned into such a huge thing that they're now going into their seventh season. That's true. That was Dylan Tokar, the reporter for the Wall Street Journal, who brought us this story of Microsoft's trust code. Which I guess if they don't resolve the strike, you'll be able to see on HBO next year. Congratulations, Jack, you got it right. Well done. Thank you. Take care. And now the game where we ask accomplished people to accomplish one more little thing. It's called Not My Job. The Netflix show Bridgerton debuted in 2020 and became an immediate sensation, depicting a version of Regency England populated by incredibly attractive and often naked people of all races and backgrounds. The most beloved character on that show quickly became Queen Charlotte, played by the veteran theater actress, Golda Roshavelle. So much so that that character now has her own spin-off, Queen Charlotte, the name of the show. Golda Roshavelle, welcome to Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me. Thank you, thank you. We're so delighted to talk to you and I've been watching your shows all week. Now out of all the characters in Bridgerton and there are a lot of wonderful characters, why do you think that it was your character played by you, the whole three seasons, who got the spin-off show? I have no idea, it's a puzzlement, but the fans have really loved this character and are really kind of connected with her, which is fabulous. And it's really great that Shonda and Netflix kind of wanted to do a deeper dive and find out a little bit more about her. She is an amazing character, but I think we all need to say that one of the reasons the people love you are the Wigs, which are... Yes, the Wigs and the Costumes. They're iconic, aren't they? Oh, they're amazing and for those who haven't seen it, your first entrance in episode one is not in fact an entrance, your first appearance, and you're there in this magnificent gown and a hair piece, a wig that must be two feet wide by three feet high. This is an astonishing thing. And I'm like, of course, people are coming to her because she is the regal queen and also she cannot move. Is that true? I imagine that a lot of times you're sort of staged, certainly in Bridgerton, in that regal way, because you literally can't move wearing that get up, is that true? It was difficult on occasions, yet the kind of balance balancing and walking and talking and sitting can be quite difficult, but it's real fun. I love it. I love the challenge. The first time they showed you one of those Wigs where you like, I'm I supposed to wear that on my head or climb inside it? Yes, exactly. Is there a little house in there? Do the other actors who are also dressed but they don't have those amazing Wigs, do they all like make fun of you like between takes? Oh, we're going to walk around and go to the bathroom with no problem. You're just going to have to sit there. Yeah, exactly. I, yes, I have a helper that takes me to the bathroom. I imagine like you have to have a retinue like the real Queen Charlotte, just to hold your head up. Yeah, well, the lovely, lovely crew members made me a race, a neck brace. Oh, wow, really? Yeah, true story. True story. So I can, yeah, hold my head and balance the my chin on, on the neck brace to kind of keep the weight off the back of my neck. Can I ask, do the Wigs get larger as the character ages? Like, do this start off with a small way and the other neck braces? Yeah, I don't know whether it's aging, but they did certainly age me. But they do get bigger and bigger. Yeah, I think in Queen Charlotte, there's a record breaking Wig. So I'm ashamed to say I never, I never weighed it. I haven't gotten it to you yet, but I imagine in Queen Charlotte where she gets her first enormous wig, it's like Luke could get in his lightsaber. Everybody's like, oh, he comes in and goes on. We were wondering, people talk about the Shondiverse, which is the world of all her TV shows, is Bridgerton part of it? Like, is it possible that one of the featherington girls might marry Mick Steamy? Ooh, I'm sure one of the feathering girls would love that. That would be a cool crossover. We should pitch that. Yeah. We should pitch that to Shondiverse. I think she'd be up for that, mate. Yeah, suck on that, Infinity War. The greatest crossover event of all time. Yeah, I have to ask this one last question before we move on to the game, which is, Bridgerton is famous for a lot of things and beloved for a lot of things, but it is also known for its sex scenes. Which happened quite a bit when you least expect that you're thinking, oh, it's a Jane Austen novel, and the next thing you know, the corsets are flying, and everybody's naked. How relieved are you that you haven't had to do one of those? Listen. Listen. So there is a world where I'm slightly jealous. Do you know you kind of think, why not me? When it comes to my speed, then you kind of, then you actually see the show and you go, oh, that's why not me. Wait, can I say, Golda, that I watched season one of Bridgerton with my parents? Not knowing. Oh, it's a costume drama. How lovely. What's the worst they can do? Were you making lots of coffee or lots of tea? Oh, I constantly had to go pee. It was a nightmare. They seemed completely fine and super into it, and I was like, I want to kill myself. That makes it worse, of course. I haven't dipped into Queen Charlotte yet. I'm assuming this is also no parent in the room, show. Yes, that would be true. Yes, that would be true. Well, Golda, Rochelle, it's a joy to watch you on TV, but it's also a pleasure to have you here, and we have invited you here to play a game that we're calling. Queen Charlotte, meet Derri Queen. You play the English monarch, the English queen, so we thought we'd ask you about Derri Queen, that is a chain of restaurants here in America and else in other places around the world that specialize in soft, serve ice cream. Answer two to three questions, and you will win our prize for one of our contestants. The voice of anyone they might choose, Bill, who is Golda playing for? Kyle Evans of Clevesland, Ohio. Okay, Kyle, let's do it, bro. I'm here to do it. I'm going to do it. Come on, Kyle. We're doing it for Kyle. First question, people love Derri Queen, they do, but you can in fact love it too much as when a man in Canada did what in 2021? A, he remodeled his home into an exact replica of a Derri Queen franchise, forcing him to move out to avoid all the frustrated customers. B, he landed a helicopter in a Derri Queen parking lot just to pick up an ice cream cake or C blew up his house trying to recreate the secret DQ recipe in his basement. Let's say B helicopter. That's right, Golda, that's what he did. We're getting it, Kyle. We're doing it, Kyle. He got one charge of illegal operation of an aircraft and of course one ice cream cake. All right. Next question. Derri Queen tells its employees to show off how thick their blizzard milkshakes are by flipping the cup upside down before handing it to the customer. That practice as charming as it is has caused some problems like what? Is it A, some customers think they have to eat it while holding it upside down. Resulting in next strain. B, every thousandth or so time it's done the ice cream does drop out and break someone's toe. Or C, one employee couldn't shake that habit when they moved on to another fast food job and kept dumping things onto the floor. Ah, I want it to be C please. It is C, of course. Captured on social media like everything is these days the employee in question handed a soda to a customer in her new job. But of course before as she had always done at Derri Queen turned it over and dumped the entire thing. All right. If you get this you will be as perfect in real life as you are on your television shows. Last question, there was a Derri Queen in Atlanta with a celebrated regular customer who was it? A, the actor, director and producer Tyler Perry, who paid Derri Queen the equivalent of a days worth of sales every day just so that he could be the only customer and not wait in line. Be an orangutan who loved their food and knew how to get there from the zoo or see a bank robber who came by every day finally got arrested and then broke out of prison to come by one more time. Tyler Perry. You're going to go with Tyler Perry. I believe Tyler Perry would do that but to my knowledge he hasn't it was for your orangutan. His name was his name is Chan Tec the orangutan he lived at the Atlanta Zoo for many years and he loved outings he loved Derri Queen and he knew how to get there. You could get in the car with him and he'd point that way Derri Queen. Oh good boy. Good boy. Yeah. Good. What? What do you mean you could get in the car with him? Yeah. What? You just you just you just braised by that. Yeah. But we all know about orangutan field trips from the zoo. Exactly. Well how do you think they get to the zoo? How do you think they get to the zoo from home? Bill how did gold are doing our quiz? My queen. You won two out of three which is a win. That means you can still have the jewels. Thank you. Thank you. It's a good luck for you. Oh no man we do that for you. Gold or Roshavell is the titular queen and Netflix's queen Charlotte of Bridges and Story at Streaming Now. Gold or Roshavell what a joy to talk to you in real life. Thank you so much for joining us. I'm waiting for you to tell me. Take care. Bye bye. In just a minute why you just can't seem to burp. It's our listener Limerick challenge call one trip of late wait wait to join us in the air we'll be back in a minute. With more of Whitway don't tell me from NPR. Support for NPR and the following message comes from Good orax. Looking to cure springtime allergies. 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And here I get a share of hosts at the Student Maker Theater in Chicago Illinois. Peter Segal. Thank you so much, Bill. In just a minute, Bill asks, have you rhymed with us before? Well, we do things a little bit differently here. If you'd like to play, give us a call at 1-triple-8-wait-wait. That's 1-888-924. 8-924. Right now, panel time for some more questions for you from the week's news. Luke, a self-styled anti-capitalist cafe in Toronto that let customers pay what they can. For their coffee has closed. Why? I mean, a few theories come to mind. Yeah. I'm guessing it was not profitable. Yes, they didn't make enough money. It was called the anarchist coffee shop. They described itself as, quote, an anti-capitalist anti-colonial cafe shop and radical community space on stolen land. I guess there wasn't enough space on the sign for polyamorous, but you know they tried. If I ever ran for president, it would be on this platform. If there's more than four people in line at the coffee shop, your new order is black coffee. Right. Right. Like, I just feel there should be a separate line. I would have gone to this cafe if they would have let you pay, like, you know, those tolls, which is like electronic. If you could just skip to the front of the line and get your black coffee. That's all I drink. Well, surely you should be allowed to jump to the head of the line because it's an anarchist coffee shop. Yeah, it's an anarchist coffee shop. There's no order. That's all for organizing. Maybe it's so ornarkic that what's in the cup isn't coffee. Like, I just opened up and it's bees and it's like, well, read the sign. Nogin, question for you. Taco Bell and the less well-known chain Taco Johns are in a heated, leal dispute right now. Over who gets to use what phrase? Something at the border. What is... First of all, never heard of Taco Johns. I need a hint. Right. Well, it's something you'd expect Taco Bell to want to say once a week. Once a week. For example, on Tuesdays. Wow. Right. Like, okay, a Taco Bell because it's Taco Tuesdays. Yes, Taco Tuesdays, the phrase. It turns out that the restaurant Taco Johns trademarked the phrase Taco Tuesday back in 1989. But Taco Bell has filed to get that trademark lifted so they can use it too. Right? Taco Tuesday. It's a natural. They're just mad because all of their trademark days never caught on. What were they thinking with Taco Holocaust Remembrance Day? I gotta say, if I'm gonna put a man's name after the word Taco to let people know I make really good tacos, I'm not going with jobs. Yeah. I like you. Was Taco Clarence taken? Where'd you get food from? Taco Eugene's. No, Taco Johns, I've never heard of it either. It doesn't sound like a different restaurant than Taco Bell. It sounds like something you say as you are leaving Taco Bell. Hey guys, be right with you. I gotta hit the Taco John. Adam, this week CNBC reported on the Travel Agency Discover Africa. Do a lot of African trips and safaris. They repeatedly have to tell clients that no, they cannot do what while they're on safari. Taking a orangutan to Derrickwing. Even if the orangutan wants to go, you can't do it. You can't recreate the opening to the Lion King. You can't hold a cub over the thing while a bunch of people sing. I was so, I was actually kinda sure that was gonna be the right answer. That sounds right. Can I get a clue? It does involve a lion. Do you see any saddles? Oh, you can't ride a lion. Yes. You have to tell people you cannot ride a lion while on safari. This week, Discover Africa revealed some of the most ridiculous questions they get asked by clients with the number one being, Hey, can my kid go ride a lion? The answer is obviously no, which is a shame because the number one question the lions have been asking is, Hey, can we go eat that kid? To be clear, riding a lion should only ever be used as euphemism for snorting at all. They say they get a lot of ridiculous requests from clients, which they blame partially on social media influencers who make everything on their trips seem perfect, and also in the fact that people are terrible. This is true. One person who goes on an African safari demanded that on their bed, on his bed, he has a foam pillow on the left side and a feather pillow on the right. And one night in the middle of the night, he called the company and said, the pillows are on the wrong sides. Sir, can we offer you a free lion ride? Exactly. Coming up, it's lightning filling the blank, but first is the game where you have to listen for the rhyme. You can select a play on air, call or leave a message at 1-888-8-8-9248-924. Or you can catch us live here most weeks at the Studebaker Theatre in Chicago. And we will be in New Orleans with special guest John Goodman next week. On May 25th, we'll be in Portland, Oregon in July 20th and in Ann Arbor, Michigan on August 31st. Hi, you're on weight weight, don't tell me. Hi, my name is Lynn and I'm calling from Bellingham, Washington. Bellingham, Washington? That's great, right near Seattle, right? It's about an hour and a half up to 5, but yeah, close enough. Close enough. Lynn, I used to live in Bellingham. Yeah, I believe I've heard that before. Okay, sorry, I'll get a new story. Well, Lynn, welcome to the show. Bill Curtis is going to read you three news related lemrex with the last word or phrase missing from each. If you can fill in that last word or phrase correctly and two of the lemrex will be a winner. Are you ready to play? Absolutely. Here is your first lemrex. When I drink fizzy drinks or I slurp, my gut is an unhelpful twerp. The gases increase, but I get no release. Because I'm simply unable to... Burp? Yes, very good. A reddit form is bringing together sufferers of so-called no-burps syndrome, the complete inability to burp. It is a real medical condition known as retrograde cryopherringius dysfunction or RCPD. Basically, if you think it's embarrassing to burp in public, try an awkward silence that lasts your whole life. And here's the thing. There's now a cure. Doctors inject Botox into a muscle in your throat that allows the muscle to relax and work properly. Plus, your esophagus looks years younger. All right, here is your next lemrex. The open front sweaters, a star again. The love for this look is by partisan. Brad Pitt knows it's better. Where Fred Rogers, sweater. Yes, everyone's loving a... Cardigan? Yes, you are good at this. The cardigan sweater. Originally, you know, known for Mr. Rogers and your grandma in case he gets chilly, is now a cozy statusable for the rich and famous. According to the Guardian, cardigan sales have skyrocketed after main characters and TV shows like Beef and Succession have worn them. Some think that these cardigans make these people look, quote, unthreatening and, quote, relatable. Because there's nothing like seeing somebody in a $400 cashmere cardigan that makes you say, huh, all of a sudden, I want Rupert Murdoch to read me a bedtime story. Do you think this is Putin's next move just like bear-chested little cardigan? Cardigan, who likes me and riding a lion? No, it's all part... Also wearing a cardigan. Here is your last lemrex, Lynn. Though crab walks and bear crawls look funny, they pack quite a punch for my money. Animal flow is the new way to go to get fit. I will hop like a... Bunny? Yes! The latest look in fitness circles is Jacked Bunny Rabbit. Jim's and teachers around the country are now offering, quote, animal flow workouts based on the movements of animals, like bunny hopping, crab crawling, clam digging, and being eaten by a fox. This is the demise of empire that we are witnessing. I mean, at this point, we're so into our latter days, why can't it just end? I'm moving like a 14-year-old dox and... Yeah, the animal flow that I chew follows from my personal path. Put a cardigan on, lay down, and stare at my belly. If all of those animal workouts sound too taxing, you can start with the opossum where you fall over and pretend to be dead until they carry you out of the gym. Did they say one of the... You're supposed to look like a Jacked Bunny, is that what they say? Yeah, well the idea is that the... But Jacked Rabbit is right there. Dang! Bill, how did Linda do in our quiz? Linda is proud that she got everyone right. Congratulations, Linda! Yeah! Linda, thank you so much for playing. Take care. Bye-bye, hon. It's now time for our final game, Lightning Fill in the Blank, each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill in the blank questions as they can. Each correct answer now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the score? We have a three-way tie. Three-way tie. All right. We're just going to go down on the table. I'm going to pick Adam to go first. Yeah. The clock will start when they begin your first question, fill in the blank, Adam. On Wednesday, President Biden said that a deal on the blank could happen as early as next week. That's healing. Yes, on Wednesday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said they had gotten an in-ear catastrophic car chase with blank. Papparats. Yes, as the G7 summit begins, the US announced plans to expand sanctions on blank. Russia? Yes, on Tuesday, Colorado, Congressperson blank, file firm divorce from her husband. Is that the Marjorie Taylor Green? No, she's in Georgia. This is Lauren Bober, although I understand why you confuse her. On Wednesday, clinical trials of a universal blank vaccine began. Uh, COVID? Uh, flu, actually. This week, a man in Colorado who was pulled over for reckless driving attempted to avoid arrest by blanking. Would it be, by any chance, Peter? Yes, Adam. If he tried to switch places with the dog and make it look like the dog was driving the car. Why Adam, it was that. That's what happened. Police said they could clearly see the man put his dog in the driver's seat and jump over to the passenger seat as they approached the car. What had worked, though, except the dog was also totally smashed. Oh, I love that story. Bill, how did Adam do in our quiz? Four right, eight more points, 11, and he enjoys the lead. There you are, all right. Next up is Nagin. The game, please fill in the blank. On Wednesday, the governor of Montana signed a law banning social media site blank. Uh, take top. Yes. On Thursday, Russia launched its ninth wave of missile attacks against blank. Ukraine. Yes, this week, a Deutsche Bank agreed to pay over $75 million to the victims of blank. Donald Trump. Oh, no. Jeffrey Epstein, according to new data, blank prices have dropped to their lowest point in 11 years. Gas? Home prices, proving that people can change their ways of Chicago man on probation for selling fake white socks tickets blanked this week. Sold more fake white socks. No, he got busted for selling fake cubs hats. On Tuesday, two poultry workers in England tested positive for the new strain of blank flu. Uh, bird flu? Yes, on Thursday, YouTube announced plans to add 30 second unskippable blank to its app. Uh, unskippable ads? Yes. This week, Sports Legend Bo Jackson revealed he'd recently tried to get rid of his chronic hiccups by blanking. Farting. No, by smelling a porcupines butt. Bo Jackson, who was famously an all-star and football baseball and porcupine intimacy, has been suffering from hiccups. From hiccups for over a year and has tried everything to cure them, and we mean everything, while sniffing a porcupines butt did not stop his hiccups. It did lead to the Lincoln Park Zoo getting the weirdest five-star review. Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. Bill, how did Nagin do in our quiz? Pretty good. Four, right, eight more points. And her 11 ties her right now with Adam. Very close. Wow, so that means that Luke needs how many to win? Five to win. All right, Luke, this is for the game fill in the blank on Thursday at this Reem Court. Rule that blank was not liable for terror-related content on the site. Uh, social media sites? Well, give it to you as Twitter. According to a whistle-blower reportedly blank church, has a secret $100 billion hedge fund. The Mormon Church. Yes, this week a key defense attorney stepped down from blanks classified documents case. Trump. On Thursday it was reported that Senator blanks suffered from additional complications following her shingles diagnosis. Feinstein. Yes, this week a man in Chicago attempting to rob a subway left empty handed after he demanded the cashier give him blank. Soft power. No, give him quote all the bread. So they did. On Wednesday a judge ruled that Theranos founder blank must report to prison on May 30th. Elizabeth Holmes. Right, according to a new study before their extinction, 1.7 billion blanks walked the earth. Um, platypus. T-rexes. Platypus is still here. Uh, this week. You learn something new every week on the show. This week two people in Texas who hid from police in the attic of a restaurant were caught when one of them blanked. Um, fell through the ceiling. Exactly right into the men's bathroom. The couple were fleeing the scene of an accident. They looked for a place to hide from police and also a place to be caught in the most embarrassing way possible. Sure, falling through a floor into a toilet stall was tough in the fugitives, but can you imagine being in line at the restaurant to get your food and then hearing that noise from the bathroom. They're all like, yeah, you know, maybe we'll just go to sweet green. Uh, this isn't Taco Johns. Bill did Luke do well enough to win. They're not going to boo him anymore. Six arrived. 12 more points. 15 is the winner. Well, congratulations, Luke. Thank you. Go right a lion. It's just a minute. Well, Oscar, our panelist to predict after Martha Stewart was on SI swimsuit issue, who will be the next surprise person to make the cover of a major magazine. But first, let me tell you all that we wait. Don't tell me is a production of NPR and WB Easy Chicago and association with urgent haircar productions Doug Berman benevolent overlord. Philippa Kotica writes our lemma XR public address and answer is Paul Friedman, our tour manager is Shayna Donald. Thanks to the staff and crew here at the Student Bakery Theater. BJ leaderman composed our theme. Our program is produced by Jennifer Mills, Miles Dornboss and Lillian King. Special thanks this week to Deanna Ortiz and Monica Hickey. Our vibe curator is Emma Choi. And our chief assistant deputy vice co-president in charge of extremely long and pointless job titles is Peter Gwynne. Jack Noodle Direction is from Lorna White. Our CFO is Colin Miller. Our production manager is Robert Newhouse, our senior producer is Ian Chilog. And the executive producer of Weight Weight Don't Tell Me is Michael Danforth. Now, panel, who will grace the cover of a major magazine next Adam Burke. You will be on the cover of Narcissists Monthly as next issue will be as every issue is just a mirror on the front cover. Nogin Farsan. Steve Bouchami is going to go all stars in pickleball and he's going to appear wearing hot shorts. And Luke Burbank. Kyrie Irving on the cover of Round Earth Believers Monthly. 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