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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 21, 2019
  • Length: :00
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
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
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
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A follow up to; ‘It’s The Peace That Deafens’ Ola Onabulé’s new album, Point Less boldly expresses views on social injustice. Violence, immigration...

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 1
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
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
Caption: Clyde W. Ford on Live Wire , Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode has "the last laugh" with comedian Josh Gondelman, author Clyde W. Ford, endurance athletes Alex Borsuk & Kaytlyn Gerbin, and music f...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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Before his classic period in the 1970s, “Little” Stevie Wonder was a teenager trying to find his sound. We explore the highs and lows of his first ...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Naomi Ekpirigin on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode discusses the art of "balancing acts" with author Pam Houston, comedian Naomi Ekperigin, social activist Nadya Okamoto, and music from...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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: Aug 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Natalie Tan and Portland Youth Philharmonic play Chopin's concerto #2

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, KWAX, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Mitchell S. Jackson on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode gets down to "real talk" with writer Mitchell S. Jackson, psychotherapist and author Lori Gottlieb, comedian Mohanad Elshieky, and mus...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Colin O'Brady on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode "breaks the ice" with endurance athlete and adventurer Colin O’Brady, author Dani Shapiro, comedian Chris Garcia, and music from Casey...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Matteo Lane on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode "goes rogue" with blogger Geraldine DeRuiter, comedian Matteo Lane, and vegan chef Makini Howell, plus music from Valley Maker.

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Michael Ian Black on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode is a pledge edition of Live Wire that features actor and comedian Michael Ian Black, writer and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib, and ...

Bought by KUAC, Spokane Public Radio, KCPW, Colorado Public Radio, Oregon Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 41:16
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Lindy West on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode celebrates "milestones" and Live Wire's 15th anniversary with writer Lindy West, comedian Dave Hill, and music from Pink Martini.

  • Added: Aug 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Hanif Abdurraqib on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode unpacks what it means to "bug out" with writer and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib, grief expert and podcaster Nora McInerny, and com...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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: Jul 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Chamber works by Beethoven and Poulenc

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, KWAX, and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Eileen Myles on Live Wire , Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode celebrates "All-Stars" with author Luis Alberto Urrea, poet Eileen Myles, and internet sensation Moshow The Cat Rapper

  • Added: Jun 28, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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
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Jazz radio provides a fresh sound for relaxation, stimulation, entertainment. But if some liken jazz on the radio to an informal education of an ar...

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


  • Added: Jun 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 7
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The String #94; Buddy and Julie Miller

  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:20
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