Wiretap Episodes

May 01, 2015

A woman lives a parallel life in a fantasy world where she's got 5 PhDs and 2 Nobel Peace Prizes. Plus, Godzilla tries in vain to lose weight, and Buzz Goldstein on why he quit making New Year's Resolutions. Featuring Cordellia Amethyste Rose. To learn more about Maladaptive Daydreaming, visit Wild Minds. Godzilla's Food, Exercise and Dream Diary was written by Kate Hahn and first appeared on McSweeney's. Kate is the author of Forgotten Fashion and a contributor to The New Yorker's Daily Shouts column. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  
Howard takes up ventriloquism and his dummy, Daniel, has it in for Jonathan. And a failed experimental novelist decides to try his hand at writing a children’s book. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.  

April 24, 2015

Residents of a seniors centre share their take on dreams and Howard discovers that his dreams might be prophetic. Plus, a modern day fairy-tale in which newlyweds get lost in their dreams. Featuring Howard Chackowicz, and Sleep by Stephany Aulenback. A version of Stephany's story first appeared on McSweeney's. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes. 
A mother who was once a father, a 9-year-old who wants to do away with the girls' and boys' sections in clothing stores, a male pole-dancer... Plus, Jesse Eisenberg performs his dramatic monologue in which a post-gender-normative man tries to pick up a woman at a bar. This episode is not available for on-demand listening, but you can purchase it on iTunes.   

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.