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Caption: Phoebe Robinson on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode explores what it means to "pay your dues" with comedian and "Dope Queen" Phoebe Robinson, memoirist and boxer Thomas Page McBee, and g...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Mitchell S. Jackson on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
The episode shares some "real talk" with writer Mitchell S. Jackson, author and psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb, and comedian Mohanad Elshieky, with ...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Tommy Pico on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode practices "letting go" with poet Tommy Pico, comedian Emily Heller, and journalist Eli Saslow, with music The Helio Sequence.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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This episode "faces fears" with Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, writer and former Live Wire host Courtenay Hameister, and co...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Hula Peppers, Credit: Elizabeth Rowan
The Hula Peppers plays an original blend of music styles from a mix of traditions predating 1939. Gary Powell is an original Hula Pepper, and he to...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Hula Peppers, Credit: Elizabeth Rowan
The Hula Peppers plays music from a mix of traditions, and all of it predates 1939. Catch the group at the Schooner Tavern in south Minneapolis, We...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 07:59
Caption: Gary Shteyngart on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode gets a "fresh start" with author Gary Shteyngart, comedian Hari Kondabolu, and world champion fly caster Maxine McCormick, with music ...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Colin O'Brady , Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode "breaks the ice" with world record-breaking adventurer Colin O'Brady, author Dani Shapiro, and comedian Chris Garcia, with music from ...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Roger Reeves on Live Wire
This episode "faces the music" in Austin, Texas with poet Roger Reeves and LeAnn Mueller & Ali Clem of La Barbeque, with music from Charley Crockett.

  • Added: Mar 05, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Matteo Lane, Credit: Meryl Schenker
This episode "goes rogue" with The Everywhereist blogger Geraldine DeRuiter, comedian Matteo Lane, and vegan chef Makini Howell, with music from Va...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Abdi Nor Iftin on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode makes some "great escapes" with writer and former circus fire-eater Tessa Fontaine, memoirist and visa lottery winner Abdi Nor Iftin, ...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Starting on the edge is bassist Buster Williams as leader with Donald Harrison and Lenny White BTW. Then we hear acoustic tandem guitars, Strunz an...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WYAP, WVBI-LP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Feb 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Hanif Abdurraqib on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode is all about "buggin' out" with music writer Hanif Abdurraqib, author and podcaster Nora McInerny, and comedian Note Davis, with music...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Patrick Adkins, Credit: Andrea Canter
Jon Morgan curates Wednesday nights at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis. It is a night when local jazz players try out musical ideas and experim...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Paul F. Tompkins on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode takes us inside and out of the "comfort zone" with comedian Paul F. Tompkins, writer Ijeoma Oluo, and hip hop artist Open Mike Eagle.

  • Added: Jan 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Syndicated jazz radio from the desert southwest, beaming out now to 24 stations, and of course we name them all on the air. Master Oscar Peterson i...

Bought by WMOT, WEJP-LP 107.1, WVBI-LP, WOUB, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Hanif Abdurraqib on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode examines "breakthroughs" with writer Hanif Abdurraqib, comedian Beth Stelling, and Dr. Mary Zelinski, with music from John Craigie.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Dan Savage on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode unpacks "the morning after" with sex and relationship columnist Dan Savage, journalist and writer Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall, and comed...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: The Common Ground Company, Credit: Tim McG Photography
The Minneapolis-based Common Ground Company is part of the new wave of bluegrass bands. In this report, Phil Nusbaum talks with Jorgan Wadkins and ...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: The Common Ground Company, Credit: Tim McG Photography
The Minneapolis-based Common Ground Company is part of the new wave of bluegrass bands. And you can catch them this Tuesday, and every Tuesday in J...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Matt Young on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode talks about getting "in over your head" with Marine-turned-writer Matt Young, Portland non-profit leader Brandi Tuck, and comedian Kat...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: John Hodgman on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This episode considers the "hand-me-down" with author and humorist John Hodgman, writer RJ Young, and founder of "She Shreds" magazine Fabi Reyna, ...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Sophia Shorai, Credit: Bernadette Pollard
Jazz singer Sophia Shorai is a great song interpreter, who enjoys singing in front of small instrumental groups. When Sophia got together with Int...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Sophia Shorai, Credit: Bernadett Pollard
Jazz singer Sophia Shorai sings this New Year’s Eve in the Williamsburg Room of the Lexington Restaurant in Saint Paul. Sophia is fronting bassist ...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 08:00