Wiretap Episodes

December 24, 2014

Breaking down the barrier between life and art, Howard decides to live his life as a musical. And an artist incorporates real tears into his work as he helps people achieve immortality through his paintings. Plus, Nisha Coleman tells the story of how her father treated life as though it were a canvas. Nisha's story was recorded live at Montreal's Confabulation. For more stories, check out the Confabulation podcast on No More Radio. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 

December 26, 2014

A teenage boy rebels against the rules of young love; another defies the laws of physics. Plus, Jonathan's parents break the rules of logic by answering the age old question: which came first, the chicken or the egg? Featuring Scott Lederer, Ezra Birkbeck and Gregor Ehrlich. Special thanks to Ron Sorensen, author of A Brief History of the Paradox. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 

December 19, 2014

When a man develops a serious case of the blues following a rough divorce, his mother sends over a fun-loving face from his past to help cheer him up. Because sometimes the best way to move forward is to look backwards... to childhood. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  
This week on Wiretap, Jonathan solves the case of his missing office chair after two days of hovering over his desk, and Gregor tests Jonathan's deductive skills with some One-Minute mysteries.  Plus, Howard embraces his new british accent. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.   

December 18, 2014

Spring is in the air and Jonathan Goldstein is ready to shed his parka for some more vibrant attire. And a man attending a silent meditation retreat falls for a woman without exchanging a word. Plus, Jay Allison on ending his hibernation from the dating game. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 
Howard finds freedom on the open road in his new life as a trucker, and Jonathan faces the wrath of Gregor's mother. Plus, Angst, a short story from David Eagleman's book Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 

December 04, 2014

Podcast host PJ Vogt discusses a website that reunites lost mittens with their owners. Plus, a GPS helps a driver navigate the realm of emotional loss, and Gregor insures Jon against the loss of his depression... This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 
Experience entertainment you needn't leave the house for as Howard decides he wants to become a shut-in. Plus, Daily Show writer Rob Kutner discusses his recent book, Apocalypse How. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 

November 26, 2014

As an attempt to reach a more mainstream audience, the CBC rebrands WireTap as a drive-home show called The Gold Rush. Featuring an opinion column by Howard Chackowicz called What's My Goat. Plus, Buzz and Dina Goldstein bring you the latest traffic updates, and Fred Stoller reviews the best restaurants to eat at alone. Special thanks to Jeff Goodes for suggesting the title of this week's episode, and to Marc Parizot, Frances Foster, Sean Cole, François Fluet, and Eileen Ansel. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 
It's time to face the music for television star Randy Dandy as he is forced into retirement at the ripe old age of 12, only to be replaced by a younger, cuter actor. Tune in to their correspondence as the torch is passed, begrudgingly, from tween to pre-tween. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.