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Carroll Shelby said, “I’ve always been asked, 'What is my favorite car?' and I've always said 'The next one.' Welcome to another edition of melodic...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:02
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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Jim Morrison said, “Listen, real poetry doesn't say anything; it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through any one th...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:03
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goodnet.com asks us, Have you ever felt a rush after doing a good deed? Were you more relaxed after volunteering? If you answered ‘yes’ to these qu...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:02
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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Music as metaphor and subject.

  • Added: Oct 05, 2019
  • Length: 01:03:25
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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Terence said, “I hold this as a rule of life: too much of anything is bad.” Except poetry and this week We’ve Got It Bad to bring you great poetry ...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:02
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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Poetry about five particular musical instruments.

  • Added: Sep 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:23
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Mara Hanel, Executive Director of the NW Minnesota Arts Council (Warren, MN), shares details on the thousands of dollars available for regional art...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 10:52
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-Uncovering the epic musical crossover of the 19th century: a John Philip Sousa arrangement of Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore. -Stephen Vi...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 9
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
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The word "circle" comes from the Greek "kirkos," which means ring. Aside from its importance in geometry, the circle is also used as a symbol of in...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:03
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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Tahar Ben Jelloun said, “Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare - and precious as a pearl.”Welcome to melodically challenged when thi...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:59
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Poetry about music.

  • Added: Sep 07, 2019
  • Length: 01:03:13
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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Welcome to another edition of melodically challenged where this week our poets consider building: both buildings themselves and building something...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:03
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Jesse Jackson said, “Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.” ...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:01
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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Neil deGrasse Tyson said, “Humans aren't as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others, be they humans ...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:03
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