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This week on the show we give fun facts about songs which have recorded in one take.

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we talk about what it takes to go viral.

Bought by Royalton Community Radio, WYAP, KRSC, KSRQ, and KTRL


  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week we celebrate the fortieth anniversary of "disco demolition night" and tell you all about it.

Bought by WOUB, KWIT, WYAP, KRSC, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Eula Scott Bynoe & Jeannie Yandel on Live Wire, Credit: Meryl Schenker
This episode celebrates "wild cards" with podcasters Eula Scott Bynoe & Jeannie Yandel, comedian Kurt Braunohler, and Mongol derby winner Lara Prio...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Dan Savage on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode talks "the morning after" with sex and relationship columnist Dan Savage, author and journalist Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall, and comedy d...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Well then! Season 7 of the Granite City Radio Theater has come to a close . . . and it was EPIC! First off, Special Musical Guest Jeremy Messersmi...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:56:48
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Marking the end of the winter in grand fashion, the Granite City Radio Theater’s third episode of its seventh season brought some much needed warmt...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:50:02
Caption: John Hodgman on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode considers the "hand-me-down" with author and humorist John Hodgman, writer RJ Young, and founder of She Shreds magazine Fabi Reyna, wi...

  • Added: May 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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: May 21, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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: May 08, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Abbi Jacobson on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode talks "Hitting the Road" with actor Abbi Jacobson from "Broad City," writer Nicole Chung, and the host of "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!...

  • Added: May 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Naomi Ekpirigin on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode does the "balancing act" with author Pam Houston, comedian Naomi Ekpirigin, and social activist Nadya Okamoto, with music from Shook T...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Phoebe Robinson on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode explores what it means to "pay your dues" with comedian and "Dope Queen" Phoebe Robinson, memoirist and boxer Thomas Page McBee, and g...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Mitchell S. Jackson on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
The episode shares some "real talk" with writer Mitchell S. Jackson, author and psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb, and comedian Mohanad Elshieky, with ...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Tommy Pico on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode practices "letting go" with poet Tommy Pico, comedian Emily Heller, and journalist Eli Saslow, with music The Helio Sequence.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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For my first rodeo, let's go on a joyride.

  • Added: Mar 31, 2019
  • Length: 01:06
Caption: Zeitgeist, Credit: Zoe Prinds-Flash
April 4-7 is Zeitgeist New Music’s Early Music Festival. It takes place at Studio Z in Saint Paul and includes concerts, and workshops about the li...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
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This episode "faces fears" with Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, writer and former Live Wire host Courtenay Hameister, and co...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Gary Shteyngart on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode gets a "fresh start" with author Gary Shteyngart, comedian Hari Kondabolu, and world champion fly caster Maxine McCormick, with music ...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Weird Al talks about surviving in show business for 40 years and how he dealt with a very public career setback in the late '80s. Jenny Lewis digs...

Bought by WLPR, KBBI, KRSC, and KWIT


  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Colin O'Brady , Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode "breaks the ice" with world record-breaking adventurer Colin O'Brady, author Dani Shapiro, and comedian Chris Garcia, with music from ...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Rabid collaborator Neko Case talks about her desire to share music with others and how music served as her companion as a child. Comedian and host ...

Bought by KWIT, WLPR, KRSC, and KBBI


  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Comedian Stories
Selling jokes to Jay Leno for his Tonight Show monologue was always fun. Here's a fun story about it.

  • Added: Mar 06, 2019
  • Length: 02:12
Caption: Roger Reeves on Live Wire
This episode "faces the music" in Austin, Texas with poet Roger Reeves and LeAnn Mueller & Ali Clem of La Barbeque, with music from Charley Crockett.

  • Added: Mar 05, 2019
  • Length: 58:59