Wiretap Episodes

April 09, 2015

As Canadians, why are we so quick to apologize...even for things that aren't our fault? Jonathan explains why "sorry" may be the most Canadian word of all. Plus, a page turner feels sorry for himself when his pianist wants to ditch him for someone with more nimble fingers. And a young boy tests his mother's patience by bringing the wilderness indoors. Featuring Joseph Keckler, Sean Cole and Gerard Harris. For more live stories like Gerard's, check out the Confabulation podcast from No More Radio. Special thanks to Jana Stuart for her piano music, and to Matt Goldberg, Paul Aflalo, Robert Rowat and all our listeners for calling in with their apologies.  This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 
The deadly sin of Lust. A young girl finds her first love at a Weezer concert, an adolescent boy battles exploding hormones, and sex-advice columnist Dan Savage on the most famous teen lovers, Romeo and Juliet. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  

March 27, 2015

Stories about brief moments that have a lasting impact on our lives, from romances that only last a few minutes to embarrassing moments that haunt us for years. Plus, B.J. Novak's story about how a life-changing moment might not be all it's cracked up to be, from his book, ONE MORE THING. Visit randomhouseaudio.com to purchase the full audio book. Featuring Elna Baker, Joseph Keckler and Buzz & Dina Goldstein. pecial music thanks to Podington Bear and Willbe from the Free Music Archive, to CYAN music, and to Jack Ventimiglia, BMI, for Common Denominator from BWN music. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 
Part 6 in our series exploring the deadly sin of Sloth. Josh steps-up his lazy-game by looking to the sloth for inspiration, a world-class worrier demonstrates that fretting is industrious work, and the Hare accuses the Tortoise of being lazy. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 

March 19, 2015

A woman tries to hold her tongue as a professional listener. A dog learns to speak. Angels fall from the sky. Plus, Howard makes himself heard loud and clear by hosting his own radio show... through a grocery store PA system. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 
When polled, people often rank fear of public speaking higher than fear of death. We investigate why, for so many of us, social fears trump existential ones. Plus, writer Tim Kreider shares the upside of getting stabbed in the throat,  a woman fears for the legacy she'll leave behind, and Howard boasts about being fearless. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 

March 16, 2015

The bible foretells of a Golden Age when the laws of the jungle shall be overthrown and predators shall lay down with their prey. But what if such a thing were actually to pass? We take a lookWhen Jonathan Goldstein was 11, his father gave him a book called Ultra-Psychonics: How to Work Miracles with the Limitless Power of Psycho-Atomic Energy. It promised to teach you how to get rich, control other people's minds, and levitate. Jonathan revisits the magical promises the book made. Plus, a man and woman grapple with a troubling word on the inside of a pizza box. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 
The bible foretells of a Golden Age when the laws of the jungle shall be overthrown and predators shall lay down with their prey. But what if such a thing were actually to pass? We take a look at a most unlikely friendship between a lion and a lamb. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 

March 06, 2015

Stories of people doing things differently than everyone else. A man is convinced he's found a major scientific flaw that no-one else seems to have noticed. A young girl tries not to fit in at school. Plus, Howard runs a marathon from finish to start. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  
Adoption is all the rage amongst the rich and famous so Gregor encourages Jonathan to start a brood of his own. Plus, Josh gets betrothed, and Scott Kravitz on living with a mother who hates silence. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.