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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
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
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 Colorado Public Radio, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WQLN, Wisconsin Public Radio, and KANW


  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 41:16
  • Purchases: 5
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
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: Ian Karmel on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode talks "living the dream" with comedian Ian Karmel, radio host Al Letson, and satirist Caitlin Kunkel, with music from Laura Gibson

  • Added: Jun 17, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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, Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, and...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Lauren Groff on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode unpacks "character building" with celebrated author Lauren Groff, writer Tommy Orange, comedian Caitlin Weierhauser, and singer-songwr...

  • Added: May 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Dan May, Credit: Dan May Facebook
Singer-songwriter Dan May’s career path has taken more twists and turns than a corkscrew in a hurricane. He has worked as a grave-digger, televisio...

  • Added: May 05, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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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
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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
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Comedian Joel Kim Booster talks about growing up as a gay Korean adoptee in a conservative Christian household and why he actually wanted homework ...

Bought by KWIT, KBBI, KRSC, and WLPR


  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Mondo Cozmo frontman Josh Ostrander talks about being an overnight sensation...20 years in the making. He also gets into his recent visit to the Se...

Bought by KBBI, KWIT, WLPR, and KRSC


  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: John Hodgman on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode is a pledge edition of Live Wire that features writer and humorist John Hodgman, comedian Emily Heller, and poet Roger Reeves.

Bought by Wisconsin Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KUAC, Colorado Public Radio, WQLN and more


  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
  • Length: 42:26
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Anya Yurchyshyn on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode talks "do-overs" with journalist and podcaster Mike Pesca, author Anya Yurchyshyn, science vlogger Lindsey Murphy, and comedian Robby ...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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"Saturday Night Live" alum and stand-up comedian Brooks Wheelan discusses his one-year stint on the show and some of the reasons he didn't make it ...

Bought by KWIT, KBBI, WLPR, and KRSC


  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Eileen Myles on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
In this episode, we hear from two celebrated writers during the Portland Book Festival - author Luis Alberto Urrea and poet Eileen Myles. Plus, Liv...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Wyclef Jean talks about the challenge of following up his massive success at the helm of The Fugees with something that, at the time, seemed like a...

Bought by KWIT, KBBI, WLPR, and KRSC


  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4