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. 

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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.  Season 8, Episode 6 - EP - CBC Radio
 
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.  Season 8, Episode 6 - EP - CBC Radio
 

John Hockenberry

John Hockenberry has returned to his roots in public radio — where he was one of the medium's original innovators — after 15 years in network and cable television. During his time at ABC and NBC, he earned four Emmy Awards, three Peabody Awards, an Edward R. Murrow Award and a Casey Medal.