Image of the Day: Part monologue, part telephone conversation
(CBC Media Centre)
Jonathan Goldstein sits in the studio at Montreal CBC in August 2006. Goldstein is a Montreal writer and host of WireTap
on CBC Radio One. The show is also aired on Sirius and Public Radio International in the United States.
Part monologue and part telephone conversation, WireTap
ushers listerners into the enearingly odd, funny universe of Goldstein's friends and family. Goldstein lets listerners eavesdrop as he talks over the phone with some of the country's best storytellers. Sometimes he catches them on their cell phones making late-night trips to the emergency room, sometimes he finds them at home on a Sunday afternoon, flipping TV stations with Mexican take-out on their lap. Each episode swings back and forth between Goldstein's monologues and the phone chats. The program was awarded the Gold World Medal for Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program at the New York Festivals in 2006.
Goldstein joined CBC in 2002 and soon started WireTap
as his own show in 2004. He has been a contributor to several CBC radio programs, including Dispatches
. his writing has appeared in The Walrus, The New York Times, GQ and the National Post. He is a frequent contributor to American radio and magazines. In 2004, he was awarded a Canadian National Magazine award for humour.Listen to an episode of WireTap:
Posted on Oct 4, 2011 6:00:00 AM