Wiretap Episodes

January 23, 2015

Conflict-resolution expert Misha Glouberman answers listener calls to help solve their problems. Plus, a body-language expert diagnoses relationship issues with a mere glance, and Howard tries to cheer people up as a Clown Without Borders. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  
Is there any hope of the brothers ever becoming friends? It's the story of Jacob and Esau on this week's Wiretap. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  

January 21, 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. 
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.  

January 14, 2015

For the past four years, Emily Richmond has been sailing around the world, by herself.  Every few months, she is reborn onto the shores of a new land, where no one knows her, until one day, she docks at a port where people seem to be expecting her. Steve Callahan was also reborn at sea, but only after being lost in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on a tiny life boat for two and a half months. Plus, the story of a caveman who contemplates the mysteries of birth back before anyone knew how babies are made. Featuring Howard Chackowicz and Nelleke Dagher. Special music thanks to Podington Bear from the Free Music Archive. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 
Ever had a nagging task remain on your to-do list for years on end before getting around to tackling it? We explore the fine art of putting things off. Jonathan's father hasn't visited his father's grave in decade, so Jonathan takes him on a father-son road trip to the cemetery in Queens. Plus, a woman tracks down an old friend to ask for forgiveness, and Howard finally gets around to doing Jon a favour that he promised 9 years ago. Featuring Buzz and Dina Goldstein, and Shaina Feinberg. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  

December 31, 2014

Jonathan Goldstein at age 18. Approaching a milestone can be something to celebrate, but it can also be daunting 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 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.