Live Wire! Radio

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Live Wire is radio variety for the attention span challenged. It's music, original sketch comedy and scintillating interviews with writers, filmmakers, comedians and people who think cool thoughts. Hosted by Luke Burbank (Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Too Beautiful to Live), the show is taped in front of a live audience in Portland, Oregon and is aired on public radio stations around the country.

Some past guests have included authors Augusten Burroughs, Cheryl Strayed, Dan Savage, Sherman Alexie, Chuck Palaniuk, Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), Stephen Tobolowski, performers/comedians Marc Maron, Kristen Schaal, Reggie Watts, Mike Birbiglia, Eugene Mirman, John Hodgman, film Directors Gus Van Sant and Todd Haynes, Henry Selick, Cartoonists/Graphic novelist Lynda Barry, Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein and "wiki" creator Ward Cunningham to name a few. Oh, and yes, we've had Chuck Barris on the show. What public radio show hasn't? (Shockingly, he didn't assassinate a single person on our staff.)  

Some of our past musical guests have included Blitzen Trapper, Michael Kiwanuka, Blind Pilot, Helio Sequence, Menomena,  Jonathan Coulton, Black Prairie and The Dandy Warhols to name a few.

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Fundraising Materials for Live Wire

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Live Wire mixes an old school radio format with a contemporary edge—it's live theatre and radio variety with a unique blend of interviews, music, spoken word, and original comedy. NOTE: This program is available to PRI affiliates. For more information please email memberships@prx.org.


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Caption: Musician and Memorist Kristin Hersh, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire! Radio
Writer/comedian Paul Provenza, poet/performer Derrick Brown and musican and memoirist Kristin Hersh

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2010
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Humorist David Rakoff, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire!
Author, Commentator, Humorist David Rakoff, Author Jonathan Lethem plus musical guest 21 year old sensation Sara Jackson-Holman

  • Added: Oct 14, 2010
  • Length: 58:55
Caption: Hillstomp, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire!
Tom Bissell, Author of Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter; Jeff Harvey, guitar-weilding CEO of the most sustainable "fast food" on the West Coast,...

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Author David Oliver Relin, storyteller and NY Times columnist Johanna Stein plus Seattle alt-country act the Moondoggies.

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
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Comedians Maria Bamford and Tig Notaro, plus actor/comedian from TV's THE COMMUNITY Danny Pudi. Musical guest folk singer Michelle Shocked.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2010
  • Length: 59:20
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Monologist Mike Daisey on the cult of Apple, Tynan deLong reading his teenage diary from Mortified: Portland, musical guest Corin Tucker Band

  • Added: Sep 30, 2010
  • Length: 59:20
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Comedian Lizz Winstead, Portland Opera Chorus, musical guest Bobby Bare Jr.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2010
  • Length: 59:25
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Filmmaker Taggart Siegel and beekeeper Jacqueline Freemanjoin from the documentary, Queen Of The Sun: What Are The Bees Telling Us? Dayna Hanson an...

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2010
  • Length: 59:43
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Comedian/Musician Reggie Watts. Brett Burmeister, blogger for foodcartsportland.com and Gregg from Whiffies Pies talk about Portland's nationally ...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2010
  • Length: 59:27
Caption: Scott Adsit
Guests include: Actor Scott Adsit, comedians Lizz Winstead and Matt Braunger and musical guests Sallie Ford & the Sound outside.

  • Added: Sep 06, 2010
  • Length: 59:32