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WireTap | Jun 4, 2005 | 26:29

Reach for the Top (June 2005 Encore)

Tales of unequalled hubris, from Jonathan Goldstein’s retelling of The Tower of Babel to one man's quest to become the smartest man in the world.

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WireTap Re:birth Apr 11, 2014 | 26:47A young woman is mistaken for a resurrected ancestor by a remote tribe in Papua New Guinea. A man is reborn into a new life after being lost at sea for two and a half months. And the story of a caveman who doesn't yet know where babies come from.
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WireTap Spring Fever Apr 4, 2014 | 26:13Jonathan gears up for spring by shedding his parka for some more vibrant attire. Plus, Jay Allison on ending his hibernation from the dating world, and a man falls for a woman on a silent meditation retreat without exchanging a word.
WireTap - The Future Is UnwrittenMar 28, 2014 | 26:30WireTap The Future Is Unwritten Audio
WireTap The Future Is Unwritten Mar 28, 2014 | 26:30A little girl named Destiny ponders whether there is such a thing as destiny or whether we make our own fate. Plus, a man who knows exactly how he is going to die, and a woman who comes face to face with a choice that will determine her own fate.
WireTap - What We LoseMar 21, 2014 | 25:30WireTap What We Lose Audio
WireTap What We Lose Mar 21, 2014 | 25:30PJ Vogt discusses a website that reunites lost mittens with their owners. Plus, a GPS helps a driver navigate the realm of emotional loss, and Gregor insures Jon against the loss of his depression.
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WireTap - Modern TimesMar 25, 2007 | 26:29WireTap Modern Times Audio
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WireTap - Every Day, MagicMar 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.
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WireTap - Morty and GodDec 17, 2006 | 26:29WireTap Morty and God Audio
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