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Reach for the Top (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 - How To Deal With LossMay 22, 2015 | 26:29WireTap How To Deal With Loss Audio
WireTap How To Deal With Loss May 22, 2015 | 26:29Jonathan Goldstein visits a grief counselling centre that caters specifically to children. And an 83-year-old opens up about the guilt she's carried around with her since she was just a kid, when her brother died.
WireTap - The Back Half Of The Moose: The Best of Season 11May 29, 2015 | 25:39WireTap The Back Half Of The Moose: The Best of Season 11 Audio
WireTap The Back Half Of The Moose: The Best of Season 11 May 29, 2015 | 25:39A woman jumps through hoops to find romance in a new video game, Jonathan's father explains the point of modern inventions to a caveman, and a workplace email thread goes awry when people accidentally reply all.
WireTap - What We Really MeanMay 8, 2015 | 25:35WireTap What We Really Mean Audio
WireTap What We Really Mean May 8, 2015 | 25:35Has telling someone to relax ever made them actually relax? What about telling someone to have a safe flight? We dissect broken words and expressions that should be banned from use. Plus, Benjamen Walker on why he outsourced his social media persona.
WireTap - Spring FeverMay 15, 2015 | 25:33WireTap Spring Fever Audio
WireTap Spring Fever May 15, 2015 | 25:33Spring is in the air and Jonathan Goldstein is ready to shed his parka for some more vibrant attire. And a man attending a silent meditation retreat falls for a woman without exchanging a word.
WireTap - Help Me, DoctorMar 16, 2008 | 26:29WireTap Help Me, Doctor Audio
WireTap Help Me, Doctor Mar 16, 2008 | 26:29When a man awakens to find himself turned into a cockroach he seeks out a famous, rhyme-speaking doctor for advice: it's the Gregor Samsa/ Doctor Seuss correspondence.
WireTap - Why We MistakesMay 3, 2009 | 26:29WireTap Why We Mistakes Audio
WireTap Why We Mistakes May 3, 2009 | 26:29Howard is the subject of a young graduate student's thesis paper but the focus of the study turns out to be less flattering than he imagines.
WireTap - The DecidersMay 17, 2009 | 26:29WireTap The Deciders Audio
WireTap The Deciders May 17, 2009 | 26:29This week on WireTap author Jonah Lehrer discusses his book "How We Decide". Howard offers Jonathan some decision making advice with his very own version of the I Ching.
WireTap - Movin' OnMar 12, 2005 | 29:30WireTap Movin' On Audio
WireTap Movin' On Mar 12, 2005 | 29:30James wants to make a fresh start by moving out of his miserable basement apartment. It turns out, though, that it's the move from hell. Also, Goldstein tries internet dating, with surprising results.
WireTap - How To Be A GrownupApr 19, 2009 | 26:29WireTap How To Be A Grownup Audio
WireTap How To Be A Grownup Apr 19, 2009 | 26:29Jonathan teaches Howard how to drive. Plus Jonathan gets a frantic call from his nephew Zak seeking advice on life after high school.
WireTap - It's OverJul 3, 2004 | 27:28WireTap It's Over Audio
WireTap It's Over Jul 3, 2004 | 27:28The heartbreak of breaking up and the delicate hope of new beginnings. Jonathan breaks the record for being broken up with: five times in one half hour. How can you not listen in?
WireTap - Positive ThinkingJul 10, 2004 | 27:30WireTap Positive Thinking Audio
WireTap Positive Thinking Jul 10, 2004 | 27:30What's the downside of looking on the bright side? In an effort to transcend what some may describe as a melancholic disposition, Jonathan Goldstein consults a creative visualization instructor.
WireTap - Splendours of the Small ScreenMay 24, 2009 | 26:29WireTap Splendours of the Small Screen Audio
WireTap Splendours of the Small Screen May 24, 2009 | 26:29This week on WireTap Josh gets a new job as personal assistant to Randy Dandy, child television star. Plus a YouTube celebrity calls Jonathan for advice on how to deal with life in the limelight.
WireTap - What's Past Is PastSep 4, 2004 | 29:30WireTap What's Past Is Past Audio
WireTap What's Past Is Past Sep 4, 2004 | 29:30Some memories never leave us. The end of a grade school love affair; Josh goes back to see an ex-girlfriend for some closure, and to retrieve his copy of James Taylor's Handy Man.
WireTap - Helpline (Webisode)Mar 7, 2014 | 31:00WireTap Helpline (Webisode) Audio
WireTap Helpline (Webisode) 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.
WireTap - A Gentleman's Guide to GroomingApr 23, 2006 | 26:52WireTap A Gentleman's Guide to Grooming Audio
WireTap A Gentleman's Guide to Grooming Apr 23, 2006 | 26:52Goldstein is lectured about history's worst haircuts, lambasted for his pompousness and poor toilette, and taken to the mat for pretending to have a beard.

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