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I Can't Hear You, Eileen

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I Can't Hear You, Eileen

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Safe House

After the death of his uncle, a boy turns to the comforts of spirituality to help cope with his own mortality. Pretty soon, he's on a road trip with a rabbi to meet the leader of a religious sect, a man known affectionately as The Lion. 

Plus, Howard asks Jon for sanctuary after getting in a fight at the dog park, and Starlee Kine offers her suggestions for notes to leave behind at the place you're housesitting.

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The Sweetness of Youth

The Sweetness of Youth
When the neighbourhood kids start reporting missing tooth fairy money, there's only one unemployed detective desperate enough to take the job. Comedian Rob Corddry stars as the hapless private eye enlisted to crack the case.

Plus, a panel of kids attempting to make sense of New Yorker cartoons.

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Golden Calves and Sacred Cows

Golden Calves and Sacred Cows
What happens when you leave your people for 40 days to go talk with God on a mountaintop? Your people get all hopped up on idol-worship: Tune in as Jonathan tells the story of Gomer, the last Golden Calf salesman. Plus, Gregor pitches a new "consumer advocacy" segment for the show.

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It's All Been Done

It's All Been Done
Ever get the feeling that it's all been done? That there really is nothing new under the sun? We speak with an expert on déjà vu about the possibility that we've all been through this before.

Plus, Howard boasts of a new creation only to realize it's already been invented, and a couple who has been through pretty much everything together, even their worst nightmare.

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The Fox and the Hedgehog

The Fox and the Hedgehog
According to philosopher Archilochus, people are either foxes or hedgehogs, and this week on WireTap, Starlee explains why Jonathan is a classic hedgehog. Plus, Jonathan speaks with a discount medium who specializes in channeling b-list historical figures: people like Lincoln's haberdasher, or Joan of Arc's sister, Nancy...of Arc. And introducing the Ehrlich Personality Test.

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Tough Guys

Tough Guys
From 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. 

Plus, our listeners weigh in on what makes them feel tough, and Josh goes to great lengths to get noticed at his local watering hole.

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Small Change

Small Change
If you could change one small thing about the world, what would it be? Would raindrops be made of candy? Would there be 25 hours in a day? Or maybe you wouldn't change a thing... Psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz explains why we resist change.

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Negative Scanning [Bonus Podcast]

Negative Scanning [Bonus Podcast]
Negative Scanning is the art of still managing to find something wrong when everything seems to be going just fine. It's not being able to wear your favourite shirt because there's a pen mark on the sleeve. It's not being able to enjoy your wedding day because you're pretty sure the guy at the corner store doesn't like you. We hear from people who are trying to break free and be positive.

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A Catalog of Previous Universes

A Catalog of Previous Universes
Ever wondered if there were other universes before this one? This week's Wiretap explores the whimsical worlds created as test runs for our own. Plus, Howard travels through the cosmos from the safety of his very own, homemade sensory deprivation tank...fashioned out of a giant recycling box.

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The Watcher

The Watcher
What is the allure of watching a stranger's life unfold? And what is the power that a watcher holds over us? The slow dissolution of a young couple's relationship as heard through a radiator; and a man who discovers a channel that broadcasts a mysterious empty lobby that he just can't stop watching... and then one day, a woman appears in the lobby.

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