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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
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Folk music and farce, show tunes and satire, madness and escape!

  • Added: Oct 14, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:29
Caption: Joel Shaw & his Orchestra
In 1925, pianist Joel Shaw became vast friends with bandleader Gene Kardos. They clicked. Their style had elements of jazz, society dance band and ...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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
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A fall outdoor festival in the desert southwest is our setting this show, visual art and cuisine conspired with music on radio and live. Charlie Hu...

Bought by WMOT, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, WYAP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 7
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This week we talk about what a person passing does to their music sales.

Bought by KWIT, WNYO, WYAP, KRSC, KTRL and more


  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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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"Outta pocket." "Bootsy." "On mamas." The East Bay has always been a laboratory for creative slang. Berkeley High School in particular is known for...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 19:51
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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Folk music and farce, show tunes and satire, madness and escape!

  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:29
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 Spokane Public Radio, KCPW, Colorado Public Radio, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WQLN and more


  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 41:16
  • Purchases: 7
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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