Wiretap Episodes

April 03, 2014

If you could change one small thing about the world, what would it be? Would raindrops be made of candy? Would there be 25 hours in a day? Or maybe you wouldn't change a thing... Psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz explains why we resist change.    Plus, a new father on the surprising change of parenthood, and Jonathan and his father enjoy a change of scenery with a weekend in Manhattan.   Special thanks to Jamie Fitzpatrick and the Writer's Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador.   Stephen Grosz is the author of The Examined Life.   This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 
WireTap's party girl in residence, Cookie, offers tips on how to let loose with the youngsters, well into your thirties. Plus, Howard proposes an autumnal response to Spring Break, and a young girl embarks on the age-old pursuit of trying to impress the cool kids.   Special thanks to Natasha Vargas Cooper, producer of the Los Angeles based storytelling series, Public School, and to Sierra Teller Ornelas, staff writer for ABC's Happy Endings.    This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 

March 27, 2014

Some people say you can't compare apples & oranges, but Gregor disagrees. He claims one fruit is clearly better than the other and challenges Jonathan to prove him otherwise.    Plus, a story about two teenagers in love who could not be more different, and Misha Glouberman on how some people are unique beyond compare.   This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 
This week on WireTap, Howard gives Jonathan a run for his money as he announces the launch of his very own, 1205 page-long book. Plus, Jonathan mediates a showdown between optimist Neil Pasricha and pessimist Meghan Carlson to determine once and for all whether the world is awesome or not so awesome.    This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 

March 19, 2014

After the death of his uncle, a boy turns to the comforts of spirituality to help cope with his own mortality. Pretty soon, he's on a road trip with a rabbi to meet the leader of a religious sect, a man known affectionately as The Lion.  Plus, Howard asks Jon for sanctuary after getting in a fight at the dog park, and Starlee Kine offers her suggestions for notes to leave behind at the place you're housesitting. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 
Howard discovers the magic of reading and daycare.jpg decides to start his very own book club. Plus, Gregor tries to convince Jonathan to get into the Fast Food business, and things get a little out of hand when Josh opens a daycare in his own home.  This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 

March 13, 2014

When the neighbourhood kids start reporting missing tooth fairy money, there's only one unemployed detective desperate enough to take the job. Comedian Rob Corddry stars as the hapless private eye enlisted to crack the case. Plus, a panel of kids attempting to make sense of New Yorker cartoons. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  
  This week on WireTap Adam Davidson confronts the minister who ruined his grandmother's funeral. Plus Howard outsources his friendship with Jonathan to an Indian call center.This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  

March 06, 2014

Do you ever feel invisible? This week, WireTap investigates our desire to be noticed. Featuring a story about how a series of furtive glances on the subway sparked an unspoken love affair.  Plus, Jason Mantzoukas with a story about slipping under the radar, and author Stephen Grosz on the psychology of being forgotten. The Missed Connection story in this week's episode was written by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, and was read by Brent Skagford and Martin Duckworth. Special thanks to Socio for his music which features in this episode. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 
Gregor markets a new product for skipping the prayer line: a whistle only God can hear. Plus, an animal psychic opens the line of communication between a man and his dog, and an interview with Margaret Atwood gone awry. Featuring Gregor Ehrlich, John Silver, and Sean Cullen. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.