Wiretap Episodes

January 03, 2014

Is play just for kids or could grown-ups learn a thing or two about prioritizing fun? From two brothers who become fascinated with an online universe, to a game you can play without even knowing you're playing, we explore the role games play in our lives. Plus, Howard sends Jonathan on a scavenger hunt for his missing wallet. Don't forget to listen right until the end of the episode for some extra laughs! Featuring Buzz & Dina Goldstein, Steven Hayward and Sophie Glowa. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  **Correction: This episode mistakenly reported that World of Warcraft players have collectively spent 5.93 billion years playing the online game, when the actual estimate is 5.93 million years. Thanks to listener Joel Pertzsch for pointing out the error.Comments are closed.
While recording his weekly monologue, Jonathan is startled by an unexpected visitor to the studio. Plus, Josh becomes an adrenaline junkie, and Howard writes his very own self-help book. This week's show also features an original WireTap theme song by The Kerchiefs.  This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 

December 27, 2013

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. 

December 20, 2013

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, on this week's WireTap. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 
A man discovers a channel that broadcasts a mysterious empty lobby that he just can't stop watching... and then one day, a woman appears in the lobby, the woman of his dreams.  A woman spends decades thinking about a man she went out with 10 times, wondering if she'll ever find him again...and then she does. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 

December 13, 2013

A man receives a strange phone call in the middle of the night from a woman named Nicole. Their conversation leads to over-the-phone relationship that spans years before he finally discovers that she's not who she seems. Plus, Josh enjoys the perks of being mistaken for a Baldwin brother, and Jonathan gets accused of being his own impostor. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 
This week on WireTap, author Jonah Lehrer discusses his book, "How We Decide".  Plus, Howard offers Jonathan some decision making advice with his very own version of the I Ching. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 

December 06, 2013

Remember the good old days? This week on WireTap, we get nostalgic and indulge our fondness for things past. From those ads in the back of comic books promising x-ray vision and pet monkeys, to Howard's new piggy-back transportation service that will make you feel like a kid again. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 
A Valentine's Day special. Scott Kravitz tells us his story of life with Ann, his dog. Plus, Josh discovers his inner bad boy in the name of love, and Gregor introduces us to his new client, Johanna Goldsteina. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.