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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
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This week we talk about your favorite songs being remixed or remastered.

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


  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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
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Movies can be whimsical, terrifying, life-altering, culture-changing experiences where the big ideas we take up at "On Being" show up in the heart ...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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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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 WOUB, WYAP, KRSC, KTRL, KWIT and more


  • Added: Aug 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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 KCPW, Colorado Public Radio, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WQLN, Wisconsin Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 41:16
  • Purchases: 6
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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.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 20:54
  • Purchases: 1
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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