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We continue our series on current State Poets Laureate with New York's Alicia Ostriker. The New York State Poet (2018-2020) is a feminist, critic, ...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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
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This week we talk about the end of iTunes.

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


  • Added: Aug 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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
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Folk music and farce, show tunes and satire, madness and escape!

  • Added: Aug 12, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:30
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
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This week we talk about a fire which occurred 11 years ago and the affects on music today.

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


  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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 WQLN, Wisconsin Public Radio, and KANW


  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 41:16
  • Purchases: 3
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4% of bills become laws. 90% die in committee. Here's why.

Bought by WFHB, WNYO, and WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 24:42
  • Purchases: 3
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They used to meet in a basement.

  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 20:54
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Lead Star founder Angie Morgan talks with author Daniel Pink.

Bought by WKAR


  • Added: Aug 03, 2019
  • Length: 54:30
  • Purchases: 1
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
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This week we talk about albums recorded in unique ways outside of a studio setting.

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


  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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
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This week on the show we give fun facts about songs which have recorded in one take.

Bought by KZYX, WOUB, KWIT, Royalton Community Radio, WYAP and more


  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Jamila Davenport of Durham, NC has been a lifelong fan of singer Kenny Loggins. When he comes to perform at the venue she manages, she comes face-t...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2019
  • Length: 04:21
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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Sugar City, Idaho native Cheryl Thompson talks about the horse that wore headphones and the time she traded her baby brother for a cow.

  • Added: Jul 18, 2019
  • Length: 05:21
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This week we talk about what it takes to go viral.

Bought by KZYX, WOUB, KWIT, Royalton Community Radio, WYAP and more


  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This week we celebrate the fortieth anniversary of "disco demolition night" and tell you all about it.

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


  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: (Photo by Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0)
Novelist, retired Princeton professor, and mountain climber, Russell Banks discusses his recent memoir, VOYAGER. Interviewed by his former student ...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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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Folk music and farce, show tunes and satire, madness and escape!

  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:30
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