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

Jian Ghomeshi

Jian Ghomeshi is an award-winning broadcaster, writer, musician and producer who was born in London and is based in Toronto. He is now the host and co-creator of the daily CBC Radio One talk program "Q." Since its inception in 2007, "Q" has garnered the largest audience of any cultural affairs program in Canada and has become the highest-rated show in its morning time slot in CBC history.