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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April 17, 2014

On this week's episode, we get stuck. Jonathan dreams a dream he can't get out of, while another man just can't seem to break out of a bad relationship. Plus, Jason Mantzoukas on how he got locked up in the cushiest place imaginable. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  Season 8, Episode 6 - EP - CBC Radio
This week is the first installment of our new series exploring the 7 deadly sins. Part one: Gluttony. Gregor encourages Jonathan to bulk up for the role of a lifetime. Plus, a woman snacks in her sleep and Howard embarks on a hunger strike to raise awareness for pug rights.
 
Featuring Professor William Miller, author of Losing It: In which an aging professor laments his shrinking brain, and Natasha Vargas-Cooper, author of Mad Men Unbuttoned. 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.