Wiretap Episodes

July 17, 2015

People tend to assume that the way things are is how they've always been, but sometimes history can surprise us. Featuring the story of a Minotaur who attempts to escape his personal history and create a new mythology among humans. Plus, Starlee Kine investigates the mystery of Coney Island's salt water taps that Buzz Goldstein claims ran ocean water straight into your bathtub.  Featuring historian Ed Ayers from BackStory, and Martin Duckworth. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  
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. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.   

July 10, 2015

For the past four years, Emily Richmond has been sailing around the world, by herself.  Every few months, she is reborn onto the shores of a new land, where no one knows her, until one day, she docks at a port where people seem to be expecting her. Steve Callahan was also reborn at sea, but only after being lost in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on a tiny life boat for two and a half months. Plus, the story of a caveman who contemplates the mysteries of birth back before anyone knew how babies are made. Featuring Howard Chackowicz and Nelleke Dagher. Special music thanks to Podington Bear from the Free Music Archive. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 
Ever had a nagging task remain on your to-do list for years on end before getting around to tackling it? We explore the fine art of putting things off. Jonathan's father hasn't visited his father's grave in decade, so Jonathan takes him on a father-son road trip to the cemetery in Queens. Plus, a woman tracks down an old friend to ask for forgiveness, and Howard finally gets around to doing Jon a favour that he promised 9 years ago. Featuring Buzz and Dina Goldstein, and Shaina Feinberg. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  
Jonathan Goldstein at age 18. Approaching a milestone can be something to celebrate, but it can also be daunting This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  
Howard finds freedom on the open road in his new life as a trucker, and Jonathan faces the wrath of Gregor's mother. Plus, Angst, a short story from David Eagleman's book Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.   

June 26, 2015

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. 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.  

June 19, 2015

For Jonathan Goldstein, YouTube offers endless nostalgia, but he always finds himself returning to the same subject-- a precocious, child actor from the early 70's named Mason Reese. And then a few months ago, Reese clips began popping up on YouTube. What's more, they appeared to be uploaded by Reese himself. Jonathan sets out to discover why-- and why now, after 40 years. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  
When Sam's friend gets hypnotized by an old record at his 10th birthday party Sam has no choice but to contact the magician himself, The Man They Call Chenoy, for advice. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.