Wiretap Episodes

September 26, 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.  

September 22, 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 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. 
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, NPR's Adam Davidson (Planet Money) 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. 

September 04, 2014

GDo 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. 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. 

August 28, 2014

How well do you trust your own mind? WireTap explores the fine line between sanity and insanity. A man becomes unhinged after 48 hours in complete darkness, and another struggles through the madness that is young love. Plus, our listeners share their most neurotic habits, and Gregor attempts to cure the un-curable. Featuring Adam Bloom. For more about his experience with sensory deprivation, check out the BBC documentary Total Isolation. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.   
A woman confesses to a lifetime of spying on strangers, a performance artist gives up her privacy for a month, and Howard reveals a long-kept secret. Featuring Laura Krafft and Jennifer Brandel. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.