May 18, 2013 | 26:29WireTap Tough Guys Audio
WireTap Tough Guys May 18, 2013 | 26:29From Etgar Keret's story of a bus driver who's a stickler for rules, to a woman who performs in a room full of tough guys at a maximum security prison, to cartoonist Dave Collier on re-enlisting in the army in his 40s.
May 11, 2013 | 26:29WireTap It's All Been Done Audio
WireTap It's All Been Done May 11, 2013 | 26:29We explore the idea of recurrence. From an expert on déjà vu, to a young couple who has been through pretty much everything together, even their worst nightmare. Plus, Howard boasts of a new creation only to realize it’s already been invented.
May 4, 2013 | 26:28WireTap Welcome to the Family Audio
WireTap Welcome to the Family May 4, 2013 | 26:28Adoption is all the rage amongst the rich and famous so Gregor encourages Jonathan to start a brood of his own. Plus, Josh gets betrothed, and Scott Kravitz on living with a mother who hates silence.
Apr 27, 2013 | 26:28WireTap Discomfort Audio
WireTap Discomfort Apr 27, 2013 | 26:28An expert on awkwardness offers tips on how to deal with discomforting situations, and a story from Lydia Davis about one of life's more awkward moments. Plus, Jonathan's comfort zone is invaded when Howard shows up with a CBC tour group.
Aug 18, 2012 | 26:29WireTap David Rakoff Tribute Audio
WireTap David Rakoff Tribute Aug 18, 2012 | 26:29After the tragic loss of writer David Rakoff last week, we revisit some of our favourite moments from his WireTap performances over the years: Irwin the ice cream man, Ian the belligerent drunk, and his unforgetable Dr Seuss.
Mar 25, 2007 | 26:29WireTap Modern Times Audio
WireTap Modern Times Mar 25, 2007 | 26:29Gregor tries to help bring WireTap into the digital age with a few
tips on how to appeal to today's youth. And after years of therapy,
Josh has finally has a breakthrough. But will he share his
life-changing discovery with Jonathan or keep it all to himself?
Mar 18, 2007 | 26:28WireTap Every Day, Magic Audio
WireTap Every Day, Magic Mar 18, 2007 | 26:28Howard's ex-roommate wants to show off his magic, live on WireTap, but
how will his card tricks play out...on the radio? Plus, Howard tries
to get Jonathan to stop running from his past, by digging up some
ancient history...literally. Find out what's in Jonathan's childhood
timecapsule, this week on WireTap.
Mar 11, 2007 | 26:28WireTap Treat Me Right Audio
WireTap Treat Me Right Mar 11, 2007 | 26:28Howard plays the role of a well-meaning shrink as he councils Josh to
leave his hot tempered ways behind. Plus, Gregor throws Jonathan into
television pitch meeting which might not be quite what he bargained
for. Finally, taking some advice from his own therapist, Jonathan
calls up friendly cousin Freddy to help boost his self-esteem.
Feb 25, 2007 | 27:30WireTap As Seen On TV Audio
WireTap As Seen On TV Feb 25, 2007 | 27:30Jonathan tells the story of an unlikely reality TV candidate. How will
awkward, small-town Lieberman mingle with television's attractive
teens? Plus, Jonathan gets caught ordering the Glutonizer.
Feb 11, 2007 | 26:29WireTap Just Relax Audio
WireTap Just Relax Feb 11, 2007 | 26:29Gregor has resolved to abandon his sarcastic ways, challenging
Jonathan to a sarcasm-free showdown. Who will crack first? Then, Josh
enlists Jonathan's help in order to keep Gonda out of the Navy. Is
Josh really concerned for the well-being of his friend, or are selfish
motives underfoot? Plus, a call with a relaxation guru turns
stressful when a crazed fan interrupts through call waiting.
Jan 21, 2007 | 26:28WireTap Behind the Curtain Audio
WireTap Behind the Curtain Jan 21, 2007 | 26:28Go "Behind the Curtain" this week on WireTap, as Howard writes
Jonathan's unauthorized bio, taking more than a few liberties by
tossing made-up scandals and drunken debauchery left and right. Plus,
Jonathan bids farewell to his long-faithful cue card holder.
Jan 14, 2007 | 26:28WireTap Don't Go Changing Audio
WireTap Don't Go Changing Jan 14, 2007 | 26:28Catch a streetcar named WireTap this week. Howard has Jonathan play
Blanche Dubois to his Stanley as he tries out for a local theatre
troupe's production of a Tennessee Williams classic. And Josh helps
Jonathan find a new WireTap intern.
Dec 17, 2006 | 26:29WireTap Morty and God Audio
WireTap Morty and God Dec 17, 2006 | 26:29You've heard of God and the Devil, but who or what is Morty? Meet
God's somewhat neurotic personal assistant, this week on WireTap.
Plus, Sholem Auslander on tricking death, Howard Chackowicz in a
spiritual game show, and a young man's view of God and religion
throughout the (teen)ages.
Nov 19, 2006 | 27:30WireTap A Secret History of Famous Friends Audio
WireTap A Secret History of Famous Friends Nov 19, 2006 | 27:30The death of a family pet escalates into a series of volatile messages
that threaten to destroy Bedrock's most famous friendship, in the true
life story of Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble. What would happen if
Mary Poppins and The Penguin were set up on a blind date? Would their
shared passion for umbrellas be enough to set the sparks flying? Plus,
Josh gets stuck on a one note joke.