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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March 19, 2015
A woman tries to hold her tongue as a professional listener. A dog learns to speak. Angels fall from the sky. Plus, Howard makes himself heard loud and clear by hosting his own radio show... through a grocery store PA system. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.
When polled, people often rank fear of public speaking higher than fear of death. We investigate why, for so many of us, social fears trump existential ones. Plus, writer Tim Kreider shares the upside of getting stabbed in the throat, a woman fears for the legacy she'll leave behind, and Howard boasts about being fearless. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.