Enter the mind of Jonathan Goldstein. It's a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there. Part monologue and part telephone conversation, WireTap ushers you into the endearingly odd, funny universe of Jonathan's friends and family. The Montreal Gazette calls the show "something between borscht-belt comedy and Franz Kafka" and the Toronto Star describes it as "[pitting] the absurd against the plausible." The sense is of a world not completely unlike our own that runs parallel... conversation, storytelling, and introspection, culled from equal parts real-world experience and the warp of Goldstein's imagination." WireTap was awarded the Gold World Medal for Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program at The New York Festivals in 2006. 

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October 02, 2015

As Canadians, why are we so quick to apologize...even for things that aren't our fault? Jonathan explains why "sorry" may be the most Canadian word of all. Plus, a page turner feels sorry for himself when his pianist wants to ditch him for someone with more nimble fingers. And a young boy tests his mother's patience by bringing the wilderness indoors. Featuring Joseph Keckler, Sean Cole and Gerard Harris. For more live stories like Gerard's, check out the Confabulation podcast from No More Radio. Special thanks to Jana Stuart for her piano music, and to Matt Goldberg, Paul Aflalo, Robert Rowat and all our listeners for calling in with their apologies.  This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  Season 8, Episode 6 - EP - CBC Radio

The deadly sin of Lust. A young girl finds her first love at a Weezer concert, an adolescent boy battles exploding hormones, and sex-advice columnist Dan Savage on the most famous teen lovers, Romeo and Juliet. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.   Season 8, Episode 6 - EP - CBC Radio 

Jonathan Goldstein

Jonathan Goldstein's writing has appeared in The Walrus, The New York Times, GQ, and The National Post. He is a frequent contributor to PRI's This American Life and the New York Times Magazine, and was a 2002 co-recipient of The Third Coast Audio Festival's Gold Prize. In 2004, he was awarded a Canadian National Magazine award for humor. He is author of the novel, "Lenny Bruce is Dead" and "Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bible!." His latest book, "I'll Seize the Day Tomorrow" is available for purchase online.