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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July 17, 2015

People tend to assume that the way things are is how they've always been, but sometimes history can surprise us. Featuring the story of a Minotaur who attempts to escape his personal history and create a new mythology among humans. Plus, Starlee Kine investigates the mystery of Coney Island's salt water taps that Buzz Goldstein claims ran ocean water straight into your bathtub.  Featuring historian Ed Ayers from BackStory, and Martin Duckworth. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  Season 8, Episode 6 - EP - CBC Radio 

When Jonathan's high school crush appears in his office doorway, 25 years later, Jon realizes not much has changed since she stole his heart in grade 12. Some people just stay with us forever, no matter how much time goes by without seeing them. It's a trip down memory lane with an old flame. 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.