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Caption: Mira Jacob on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This special episode, recorded during the Portland Book Festival, lets the "truth be told" with author Tim O’Brien and writer Mira Jacob, plus musi...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Franny Choi on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode gives "poetic license" to comedian Pete Holmes and poet Franny Choi, with a performance from Pink Martini's Jimmie Herrod.

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
Caption: Dave Hill on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode "draws the line" with New Yorker illustrator Emily Flake and comedian Dave Hill, plus music from indie rock group Giants in the Trees.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Folk music and farce, show tunes and satire, madness and escape!

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:29
Caption: W. Kamau Bell on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode explores "other worlds" with comedian and television host W. Kamau Bell, author Karen Russell, and musician Kishi Bashi.

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
From: KSLU
Series: Rock School
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This week on the show we tell you what payola is and a brief history behind it.

Bought by KWIT, WOUB, KRSC, WYAP, KTRL and more


  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Irene Taylor Brodsky on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode explores "love languages" with filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky and poet Matthew Zapruder, plus music from Bodies on the Beach.

  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Ted Lewis
You might say he didn’t take his music seriously. On the other hand, bandleader and clarinetist Ted Lewis is one of the best known performers of th...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Paul F. Tompkins on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode unpacks "finding your voice" with comedian Paul F. Tompkins and activist Anuradha Bhagwati, plus music from Patterson Hood.

  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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This week we talk about the use of cell phones during concerts.

Bought by KRSC, KWIT, WOUB, WYAP, KTRL and more


  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Dina Nayeri on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode says there's "no place like place" with writer Dina Nayeri, author Adam Mansbach, and comedian Shain Brenden, plus music from LaRhonda...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Eula Scott Bynoe & Jeannie Yandel on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode celebrates "wild cards" with podcasters Eula Scott Bynoe & Jeannie Yandel, comedian Kurt Braunohler, and Mongol Derby winner Lara Prio...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Now approaching national treasure status in the UK, Ruby is a veteran Soul and Gospel singer - one of the finest the UK has ever seen.

  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 27:10
Caption: Megan Phelps-Roper on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode interprets what it means to "leave a legacy" with writer and activist Megan Phelps-Roper, comedian Joe Kwaczala, and County Judge Xiom...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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This week on the show we talk about a report which gives information about the worlds music.

Bought by KRSC, KWIT, WOUB, KTRL, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Michael Ian Black on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode discusses "getting to the point" with actor and comedian Michael Ian Black, writer Melissa Febos, and Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad,...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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Folk music and farce, show tunes and satire, madness and escape!

  • Added: Oct 14, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:29
Caption: Joel Shaw & his Orchestra
In 1925, pianist Joel Shaw became vast friends with bandleader Gene Kardos. They clicked. Their style had elements of jazz, society dance band and ...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Chuck Klosterman on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode hits the "social studies" books with writer Chuck Klosterman and humorist Tiffany Midge, plus music from indie pop group Tacocat.

  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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A fall outdoor festival in the desert southwest is our setting this show, visual art and cuisine conspired with music on radio and live. Charlie Hu...

Bought by WEJP-LP 107.1, WMOT, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, WYAP and more


  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 8
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This week we talk about what a person passing does to their music sales.

Bought by KWIT, WNYO, WYAP, KRSC, KTRL and more


  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Ryan O'Connell on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode examines the "figure of speech" with grammar expert Mary Norris of The New Yorker, actor and television writer Ryan O'Connell, and com...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Rhys Darby on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode explores "origin stories" with comedian Rhys Darby, comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, and theater performer Ahamefule J. Oluo, wi...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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Folk music and farce, show tunes and satire, madness and escape!

  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:29
Caption: US Senator Jeff Merkley on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode ponders the "not too distant future" with U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon, poet Anis Mojgani, comedian Joe Zimmerman, and Afroviva...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:59