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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 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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: Still from PC game Auralux: Constiellations , Credit: E McNeill
In Time Out Of Joint, Phillip K. Dick envisioned the same future that NASA did, even if we didn't get there. San Diego Air and Space Museum provide...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2019
  • Length: 24:08
Caption: Cover art by Alex Wild (www.alexanderwild.com): Argentine ants (Linepithema humile), an aggressive pest species introduced by human commerce to California, attack a native Pogonomyrmex harvester ant. Native ants in many places around the world have disapp, Credit: Alex Wild
Kingsolver takes us to 1950s Belgian Congo via the Prices, a missionary family. David Holway from UCSD gives us the rundown on local ant species wh...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2019
  • Length: 22:44
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: Taken on January 31, 2018 during the "super blue blood moon"; a supermoon, blue moon, and lunar eclipse on the same night! Taken with a Canon 60D camera with a Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-S lens using a 2.5 seconds-exposure f/5 at ISO 400. The clouds rolled , Credit: Bill Nguyen
Shane Haggard and Lisa Will from San Diego City College discuss what would happen to the Earth after a meteor knocks the moon closer to us, and wha...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2019
  • Length: 22:43
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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
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Dan, Mary Pat, and Nathan present a show dedicated to some notable actors who have made great, and not so great, career choices.

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 24:00
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
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Bryce Andrews discusses his environmental nonfiction, Down From the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear. He also reads a short passage.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KWMR, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • 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
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On this episode of Art Beat we enter a fantasy realm of magic, swords and dragons with Minnesota author James Petrillo. Petrillo’s most recent nove...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 44:44
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