Wiretap Episodes

June 26, 2014

In honour of our 250th episode, we take a look back at some of the most memorable moments from the past 9 seasons, featuring Gregor's first-ever appearance on the show, Howard's foray into podcasting, and an interview with The Devil. Don't forget to listen through right until the end for a special cameo appearance by one of public radio's most beloved voices. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.   
Live from the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Jonathan tells the story of the ten years he spent telemarketing before getting into radio. With musical guests Imaginary Cities. Plus, Gregor tries to convince Jonathan to take a leaf from Kim Kardashian's book and invest in some plastic surgery. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.   

June 20, 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.  
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.his episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  

June 12, 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. Featuring Fred Stoller and Gregor Ehrlich. 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. 

June 05, 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. 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.  
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. 

May 29, 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. Plus, a woman tells the story of how one little lie launched the performance of a lifetime. Featuring Caleb Foster, Ben Bisaillon, Katie Malloch, Frank Opolko and Jennifer Brandel. Special thanks to Lindsay Michael for singing the Randy Dandy theme song and to Brendan Baker of the Love and Radio podcast for mixing the Randy Dandy television clip. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.