Oct 17, 2014 | 25:43WireTap This Is What You Get Audio
WireTap This Is What You Get Oct 17, 2014 | 25:43Why are we so drawn to the narrative of people getting what they deserve? Jonathan speaks to his parents about the origin of this-is-what-you-get morality tales. Plus, writer Chuck Klosterman on people who don't get what they deserve: villains.
Oct 10, 2014 | 26:51WireTap Against the Grain Audio
WireTap Against the Grain Oct 10, 2014 | 26:51Stories of people doing things differently than everyone else. A man is convinced he's found a major scientific flaw that no-one else seems to have noticed. A young girl tries not to fit in at school. Plus, Howard runs a marathon from finish to start.
Oct 3, 2014 | 26:47WireTap Final Words Audio
WireTap Final Words Oct 3, 2014 | 26:47Why do we place so much importance on last words? A scientist presents his findings after years of studying the final words of parrots. Plus, B.J. Novak's story of a man too impatient to listen to the end of people's sentences.
Sep 26, 2014 | 26:43WireTap The Other Life Audio
WireTap The Other Life Sep 26, 2014 | 26:43A young boy shares the experience of his past life, and comedian Fred Stoller tells the story of his imaginary son. Plus, if parallel universes exist, what are the odds that there's a dimension out there in which your father is your son?
Sep 19, 2014 | 24:17WireTap Double Power Audio
WireTap Double Power Sep 19, 2014 | 24:17The summer Jonathan was ten he made friends with the toughest kids in the neighbourhood. Together they rode bikes, built slingshots, and peed on the neighbours' porches. It was the greatest summer of Jonathan's life. Until Bridget showed up.
Aug 5, 2014 | 0:35WireTap How can I hear more WireTap episodes online? Audio
WireTap How can I hear more WireTap episodes online? Aug 5, 2014 | 0:35Jonathan explains how you can get all WireTap shows for free, just by subscribing to the podcast. Episodes more than two weeks old move to iTunes for purchase. You can also visit the website each week for the latest free on-demand episodes.
Mar 7, 2014 | 31:00WireTap Helpline Web Extra Audio
WireTap Helpline Web Extra Mar 7, 2014 | 31:00Conflict-resolution expert Misha Glouberman joins Jonathan in studio to answer listener calls. Featuring bonus material not included in the original broadcast.
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.