Wiretap Episodes

April 17, 2015

Sean Cole and Jonathan Goldstein uncover the surprising time travel fantasies of people of all ages. Plus, Yelp reviews of the first-ever time travel company, and Starlee Kine on the four minutes that changed how she thought about the world. Featuring Roger Taylor's hilarious Yelp piece which first appeared on McSweeney's. Special thanks to Brendan Newnam and Gregor Ehrlich. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 
Are you on the skinny jeans bandwagon? The planking bandwagon? What about the everything-wrapped-in-bacon bandwagon? This week, we explore the world of trends, from foodie-ism, to yoga, to one woman's attempt at convincing her kids of the impossible: that mom's can be cool. Plus, Howard makes a career out of his lifelong passion for ketchup, by becoming a ketchup sommelier. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 

April 10, 2015

 Stories of people giving it one last shot: a man tries to win back his wife by buying her an iPhone, Howard tries to finally be cool as a middle-aged hipster, and a couple takes a desperate stab at conceiving a child. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  
What are you good at? Sitting up straight? Picking out flowers? Picking fights? This week, we explore the world of hidden talents, and how sometimes someone's biggest weakness can turn out to be their biggest strength. Plus, a window into the minds of two people who are good at making the best of things on an awkward first date. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 

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.