Wiretap Episodes

May 22, 2015

Jonathan's father explains the point of modern inventions to a caveman, and high school students offer their advice on how to get out of bed in the morning when you just don't see the point. Plus, Howard hibernates under the covers with a bed-in.  This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 
Gregor hassles Jonathan for his mediocre dreaming skills. In response, Jonathan turns to a lucid dream expert to help reinvigorate his sleep-life. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  

May 08, 2015

Howard lets loose with an epic dance-a-thon, a man explains why it takes 42 to tango, and Starlee Kine explores the roots of her unparalleled fear of dance. Featuring Gregor Ehrlich and Nelleke Dagher. Matt Ingebretson's story, It Takes 42 to Tango, first appeared on McSweeney's. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 
Jonathan's mother confesses to a lifetime of lies. Plus, Jonathan invites a group of youngsters into the studio to play "Canada's Littlest Liar", and Taylor Tower reveals a secret love affair from the heyday of internet chatrooms. Special thanks to Confabulation, Montreal's all-true storytelling series. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 

May 01, 2015

A woman lives a parallel life in a fantasy world where she's got 5 PhDs and 2 Nobel Peace Prizes. Plus, Godzilla tries in vain to lose weight, and Buzz Goldstein on why he quit making New Year's Resolutions. Featuring Cordellia Amethyste Rose. To learn more about Maladaptive Daydreaming, visit Wild Minds. Godzilla's Food, Exercise and Dream Diary was written by Kate Hahn and first appeared on McSweeney's. Kate is the author of Forgotten Fashion and a contributor to The New Yorker's Daily Shouts column. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  
Howard takes up ventriloquism and his dummy, Daniel, has it in for Jonathan. And a failed experimental novelist decides to try his hand at writing a children’s book. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  

April 24, 2015

Residents of a seniors centre share their take on dreams and Howard discovers that his dreams might be prophetic. Plus, a modern day fairy-tale in which newlyweds get lost in their dreams. Featuring Howard Chackowicz, and Sleep by Stephany Aulenback. A version of Stephany's story first appeared on McSweeney's. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 
A mother who was once a father, a 9-year-old who wants to do away with the girls' and boys' sections in clothing stores, a male pole-dancer... Plus, Jesse Eisenberg performs his dramatic monologue in which a post-gender-normative man tries to pick up a woman at a bar. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.   

April 17, 2015

Sean Cole and Jonathan Goldstein uncover the surprising time travel fantasies of people of all ages. Plus, Yelp reviews of the first-ever time travel company, and Starlee Kine on the four minutes that changed how she thought about the world. Featuring Roger Taylor's hilarious Yelp piece which first appeared on McSweeney's. Special thanks to Brendan Newnam and Gregor Ehrlich. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 
Are you on the skinny jeans bandwagon? The planking bandwagon? What about the everything-wrapped-in-bacon bandwagon? This week, we explore the world of trends, from foodie-ism, to yoga, to one woman's attempt at convincing her kids of the impossible: that mom's can be cool. Plus, Howard makes a career out of his lifelong passion for ketchup, by becoming a ketchup sommelier. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.