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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August 21, 2014

To celebrate our 10th season (woohoo!), we bring you a show on how to age gracefully. People from age 5 to 90 offer advice on growing up, and Howard relishes in being a whole three and a half months older and "wiser" than Jonathan. Plus, writer Rob Trucks shares what he learned from speaking with over 200 49-year-olds, on the cusp of their 50th birthdays. Visit McSweeneys for more of Rob's conversations with 49ers.This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  Season 8, Episode 6 - EP - CBC Radio

Jonathan revisits the shores of Wildwood, New Jersey, where he spent the summer of his 16th year working at an arcade. Plus, we speak with an original cast member of the reality TV show Jersey Shore, who got kicked off the program for inappropriate behaviour before it even aired. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  Season 8, Episode 6 - EP - CBC Radio

Warren Olney

He is the only person to have been twice named Broadcast Journalist of the Year — for his work in both radio and television — by the Society of Professional Journalists, Los Angeles. He is the recipient of Emmy Awards for reporting and anchoring, and Golden Mikes for investigative reporting. Olney was a television news reporter and anchor from 1966 to 1991, working in Washington, D.C., Sacramento and Los Angeles.