Enter the mind of Jonathan Goldstein. It's a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there. Part monologue and part telephone conversation, WireTap ushers you into the endearingly odd, funny universe of Jonathan's friends and family. The Montreal Gazette calls the show "something between borscht-belt comedy and Franz Kafka" and the Toronto Star describes it as "[pitting] the absurd against the plausible." The sense is of a world not completely unlike our own that runs parallel... conversation, storytelling, and introspection, culled from equal parts real-world experience and the warp of Goldstein's imagination." WireTap was awarded the Gold World Medal for Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program at The New York Festivals in 2006.
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.