NPR’s “Says You” Recording Shows In Syracuse and Utica

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It is described as a simple game of words but NPR’s radio quiz show, ‘Says You’ is fun, witty and educational. Clever panelists use the definitions of unknown words to fool, trick and persuade each other.

The show is comprised of two teams of panelists and a host. The host gives each team a real english word, that people once upon a time used but no one’s every heard of. Next, three team members get a card, two are blank and one has the real definition of the word. Then it is the team’s job to make up a definition good enough that will fool the other team and the audience.

Panelist Barry Nolan recalled a time when he received the real definition of the word eustacy, a worldwide change of sea level. He had to use the real definition in a sentence but still make the other team think it was not. “What I tried to use to throw them off was, you use it in a sentence in a dopy way. So I said, eustacy is a world wide change in sea level. To use it correctly in a sentence; once upon a time in the philistine era if you stood on this ridge you used to see water,” Nolan said.

There are several categories to keep the show interesting, including odd man out. Where the host lists 4 things, 3 of which are similar and one is the, you guessed it, odd man out.

‘Says You’ team leader, Carolyn Faye Fox, described the show as being similar to ‘Jeopardy’ but said, ” the fun thing is, it’s not important to know the answer, it’s more important to like the answer.”

You can attend a recording of ‘Says You’ in Central New York on Friday, November 1st at the Palace Theatre, 2384 James Street, Syracuse. The show starts at 7:30pm. The quiz show is taping a second show on Saturday, November 2nd at the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, 310 Genesee Street, Utica at 5:00pm.

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