Episodes

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

I Can't Hear You, Eileen

And that's a wrap for Season 10! (Has it been a decade already? Holy smokes). To celebrate 10 years of WireTap, we revisit some highlights from...

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The Dilemna Dilemma

How do you spell "dilemma" anyway? We uncover the mysterious dilemna dilemma. Plus, Howard charts his moral compass with an ethics game show quiz, and a...

Life vs. Art

Breaking down the barrier between life and art, Howard decides to live his life as a musical. And an artist incorporates real tears into his...

Milestones

Approaching a milestone can be something to celebrate, but it can also be daunting. We speak with a young girl on the cusp of graduating...

Discomfort

Why do awkward situations make us so uncomfortable? We speak with an expert on the subject for tips on how to deal with discomforting...

A Face From The Past

When a man develops a serious case of the blues following a rough divorce, his mother sends over a fun-loving face from his past...

Re:birth

For the past four years, Emily Richmond has been sailing around the world, by herself.  Every few months, she is reborn onto the shores of...

Spring Fever

Spring is in the air and Jonathan Goldstein is ready to shed his parka for some more vibrant attire. And a man attending a silent...

The Future Is Unwritten

In Manhattan, there stands a mural commemorating the great Joe Strummer, lead singer of The Clash, and beside the painting of his face reads: "The...

What We Lose

Podcast host PJ Vogt discusses a website that reunites lost mittens with their owners. Plus, a GPS helps a driver navigate the realm of emotional...

Forgotten History

People tend to assume that the way things are is how they've always been, but sometimes history can surprise us.Featuring the story of a Minotaur...

Other People's Problems

Conflict-resolution expert Misha Glouberman answers listener calls to help solve their problems. Plus, a body-language expert diagnoses relationship issues with a mere glance, and Howard...

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The Game

Is play just for kids or could grown-ups learn a thing or two about prioritizing fun? From two brothers who become fascinated with an online...

A World Without Borders

A father and son journey to the last unexplored place on earth, Bouvet Island. Plus, Jonathan travels to Australia in search of sunlight, Starlee Kine guards...

The Gold Rush

As an attempt to reach a more mainstream audience, the CBC rebrands WireTap as a drive-home show called The Gold Rush. Featuring an opinion column...

A Hanky Full of Heart-Shaped Tears

With Valentine's Day approaching, Jonathan defends the idea of being alone as his friends try to help him find love. Plus, what would it...

Nostalgia

Back in 1969, Jeff Tuthill saw an ad in the back of a comic book for a mail-order squirrel monkey. Now keep in mind, this was...

Sanctuary

Howard turns to the snail for inspiration as he develops his own home away from home. And a recent study found that 35% of...

The Very Last Minute

What is it about endings that causes us so much anxiety? A cosmologist explains what the end of the universe might look like, and Jonathan's...

The Liar

Jonathan enlists the help of a polygraph machine to trap Howard in his web of lies. Plus, a young boy lets an innocent lie get out of...

Modern Love

Is there such a thing as too much love? This week, we bring you a story about a time when love was endless. Plus, a man...

Breaking the Rules

A teenage boy rebels against the rules of young love; another defies the laws of physics. Plus, Jonathan's parents break the rules of logic by...

Secret Santa

After the death of Mrs. Claus, Santa finds himself back in the dating game. Trouble is, there aren't too many eligible bachelorettes in the North...

A WireTap Christmas Carol

Bask in the holiday spirit with A WireTap Christmas Carol! No, not of the jingle bells variety, but the Dickensian classic brought to life with all your favourite...

This Is What You Get

When you were a kid, did your parents tell you any 'this is what you get' stories? 'If you cross your eyes, they'll get stuck...

Smoke and Mirrors

Think silent film couldn't possibly work on the radio? Think again. Benjamin Conkling was an avant-garde film director from the turn of the century whose...

Why Travel: A Journey To Bali

What is the point of travel? Isn't it about time that we come to our senses and admit that Nomadism is dead?A strong proponent of...

Trapped!

On this week's episode, we get stuck. Jonathan dreams a dream he can't get out of, while another man just can't seem to break out...

Apples vs. Oranges

Some people say you can't compare apples & oranges, but Gregor disagrees. He claims one fruit is clearly better than the other and challenges Jonathan...

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...

Halloween Special: Murder on the WireTap Express

Your favourite Halloween episode is back!Gregor markets a talking Howard Doll that he thinks is to die for. Trouble is, he may be all too...

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The Other Life

A young boy shares the experience of his past life, and comedian Fred Stoller tells the story of his imaginary son. Plus, if parallel universes...

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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...

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...

Wake Up, Call Me, Tell Me Your Dream

What does it mean when you dream that your teeth are falling out? What about when 10,000 people dream their teeth are falling out? A dream-trend...

Being Invisible

Do you ever feel invisible? This week, WireTap investigates our desire to be noticed.Featuring a story about how a series of furtive glances on the...

Temporary Insanity

How well do you trust your own mind? This week, we explore the fine line between sanity and insanity. A man becomes unhinged after 48 hours...

How to Age Gracefully

To celebrate the beginning of our 10th season (woohoo!), we bring you a show on how to age gracefully. People from age 5 to 90 offer...

Summer Broadcast: The Age of Love

How much would you pay for the best kiss of your life? Tune in to Rob Corddry reading the tale of an aging kissing booth operator, struggling...

Summer Broadcast: Letting Go

How long is too long to wallow in heartache? A man struggling to get over a breakup finds help moving on following an unexpected encounter....

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Summer Broadcast: Of Man and Beast and Parrots

Transporting a pig from Ottawa to Montreal spells the end of a couple's relationship. Plus, Josh gets a parrot to cure his lonesome heart. These...

Season 9!

Season 10 of WireTap is just a few weeks away, but why not catch up on Season 9 while you're waiting? You can download the...

Summer Broadcast: The Nagging Task

Ever had a nagging task remain on your to-do list for years on end before getting around to tackling it? We explore the fine art...

Summer Broadcast: Nothing to Fear

When polled, people often rank fear of public speaking higher than fear of death. We investigate why, for so many of us, social fears trump...

Summer Broadcast: Animal Instinct

The bible foretells of a Golden Age when the laws of the jungle shall be overthrown and predators shall frolic with their prey. But what...

Summer Broadcast: Carpe Diem 2013

Jonathan asks his friend Sam Shalabi how Sam would eulogise him. Sam's answer is a startling reminder that you can't necessarily count on your friends. Plus,...

Summer Broadcast: Games of Chance

What are the odds that your grandmother met your grandfather, that your mother met your father, and that now you exist? We explore the role...

Summer Broadcast: A Whole Stack of Memories

What's your first memory of being alive? Are you swinging at a pinata at your 4th birthday party? Are you throwing a snowball at your...

Summer Broadcast: Greed

In this final instalment of our series on the 7 deadly sins, we explore what has been called the root of all evil, the mother of...

Summer Broadcast: Solving Quebec's Problems 2013

Worried you're a psychopath? Think your baby is the Buddha reincarnated? Did you get your girlfriend's toe stuck in a bowling ball? Or maybe you...

Summer Broadcast: Hell is Other People

"L'enfer, c'est les autres!" said Sartre, and Sheila Heti thinks he may have been on to something, as she ponders whether it's possible to quit people. Plus, a solipsist questions whether...

Summer Broadcast: Reach for the Top 2013

Unearthed for the first time since Season 1, we bring you tales of unequalled hubris, from The Tower of Babel to one man's quest to become...

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Summer Broadcast: Learn Some Manners

Do you clip your fingernails in public? Chew with your mouth open? Interrupt people? We speak with manners expert Henry Alford about etiquette in the modern world....

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Sommelierize This: The Best of Season 9

A ketchup sommelier, an awkward first date, a performance by Academy-Award nominee Jesse Eisenberg... We revisit some of our most memorable moments from the past...

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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...

It's All Been Done

Ever get the feeling that it's all been done? That every possibility has been exhausted? That there really is nothing new under the sun?We explore...

Welcome to the Family

Adoption is all the rage amongst the rich and famous so Gregor encourages Jonathan to start a brood of his own. Plus, Josh gets betrothed,...

Discomfort

Why do awkward situations make us so uncomfortable? We speak with an expert on the subject for tips on how to deal with discomforting...

Appearances

You're probably familiar with all the classic optical illusions... but what about optical illusions for the radio? Well, for the first time ever, we bring...

Legacy

How do you want to be remembered? This week, we explore the notion of legacy and what we leave behind. From a man whose legacy...

Sloth

They say idle hands are the Devil's tools so, this week, we busy ourselves exploring the deadly sin of Sloth. Josh steps-up his lazy-game by...

The Future is Unwritten

In Manhattan, there stands a mural commemorating the great Joe Strummer, lead singer of The Clash, and beside the painting of his face reads: "The...

The Game

Is play just for kids or could grown-ups learn a thing or two about prioritizing fun? From two brothers who become fascinated with an online...

Happy 250th Episode To Us!

In honour of our 250th episode, we take a look back at some of the most memorable moments from the past 9 seasons, featuring Gregor's...

Envy

Of all the deadly sins, Envy is perhaps the darkest. No one wants to admit to harbouring such a mean little emotion. Yet we've all...

Alana

Whatever happened to your first love? Did you get over them? Or do you still get a bit of a pang when you think of...

The Mistake

Alone in his motel room, a man receives a strange phone call in the middle of the night from a woman named Nicole. Their conversation...

Nostalgia

Back in 1969, Jeff Tuthill saw an ad in the back of a comic book for a mail-order squirrel monkey. Now keep in mind, this...

Modern Love

Is there such a thing as too much love? In this special Valentine's Day episode, we bring you a story about a time when love...

Wrath

Can anger be healthy? Why is God allowed to get angry but we're not? From anger management for children to unhelpful meditation exercises for adults,...

Family Gathering

A young man discovers a long kept family secret, comedian Chris Garcia shares the ups and downs of his father's dementia, and Josh prepares for...

Breaking the Rules

What rules do you live by? Always make it a double? Never date a waitress at your favourite restaurant? This week on WireTap, it's all...

Man Vs. Machine

Two tales of man and machine: In the first, a man travels through space with a robot that wants to kill him... as would anyone,...

All The World's A Stage

It's time to face the music for television star Randy Dandy as he is forced into retirement at the ripe old age of 12, only...

Real-Life Superheroes

Real-life caped crusader, Master Legend, fights crime in Orlando, where he has dedicated his life to making the world a better place. Plus, kids share their...

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas

This holiday season, the CBC Music/McGill series and WireTap are teaming up to bring you a special Seussian podcast/broadcast: Jonathan Goldstein performing the Dr. Seuss...

A WireTap Christmas Carol

Bask in the holiday spirit with A WireTap Christmas Carol! No, not of the jingle bells variety, but the Dickensian classic brought to life with...

Co-ed

What would you do if you could be the opposite sex for one day? Would you do anything differently, or just keep on being yourself?...

Look Ma, I'm Trending

Are you on the skinny jeans bandwagon? The planking bandwagon? What about the everything-wrapped-in-bacon bandwagon? This week, we explore the world of trends, from foodie-ism,...

Tales of Excess

A favourite episode from last season: a man spends the morning eating himself sick with pie only to remember, in a flash of terror, that...

Know Your Strengths

What are you good at? Sitting up straight? Picking out flowers? Picking fights? This week, we explore the world of hidden talents, and how, sometimes,...

Why Travel: A Journey To Bali

What is the point of travel? Isn't it about time that we come to our senses and admit that Nomadism is dead? A strong proponent of...

Wake Up, Call Me, Tell Me Your Dream

What does it mean when you dream that your teeth are falling out? What about when 10,000 people dream their teeth are falling out? A...

Private Eye

Comedian Rob Corddry tells the story of a detective confronted with the biggest case of his career: a stolen soul. He'd heard of stolen hearts. Heck, he'd...

Halloween Special 2012: Murder on the WireTap Express

Gregor markets a talking Howard Doll that he thinks is to die for. Trouble is, he may be all too right...Plus, a 1940s-style radio drama...

The World Upside Down

A man recounts his rug-buying adventures in Istanbul, and Laura Krafft admits to being a compulsive eye-roller. Plus, Gregor discusses how his life had changed...

Letting Go

How long is too long to wallow in heartache? A man struggling to get over a breakup finds help moving on following an unexpected encounter....

The Nagging Task

Ever had a nagging task remain on your to-do list for years on end before getting around to tackling it? We explore the fine art...

All Lies Great and Small

A flashback from Season 8. Jonathan's mother confesses to a lifetime of lies. Plus, Jonathan invites a group of youngsters into the studio to play...

Animal Instinct

The bible foretells of a Golden Age when the laws of the jungle shall be overthrown and predators shall frolic with their prey. But what...

Nothing to Fear

When polled, people often rank fear of public speaking higher than fear of death. We investigate why, for so many of us, social fears trump...

The Age of Love

Season 9 is here! Same time, same place, all new episodes! This week: How much would you pay for the best kiss of your life? Tune...

Summer Broadcast - The Pitch

Live from last year's Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Jonathan tells the story of the ten years he spent telemarketing before getting into radio. With musical guests Imaginary...

Summer Broadcast - The Lothario

One of our favourite episodes, unearthed from the archives for the first time since Season 2. Jonathan Goldstein discovers that at the age of...

David Rakoff Tribute

After the tragic loss of writer and friend David Rakoff, we revisit some of our favourite moments from his WireTap performances over the years: Irwin...

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Summer Broadcast - The Big Thrill

While recording his weekly monologue, Jonathan is startled by an unexpected visitor to the studio. Plus, Josh becomes an adrenaline junkie, and Howard writes his...

Summer Broadcast - Confessions

A vintage episode available for the first time since Season 1. The shameful, the shocking, the unspeakable. A man with a thing for birds, wearing...

Summer Broadcast - Special Features

Howard re-releases his favourite episodes of WireTap, dishing the dirt in his very own "Director's Commentary". Plus, Gregor launches the Johnny G smartphone app, and...

Summer Broadcast - Picasso Goldstein

Behind every great artist, there is another great artist whose ideas got ripped off by the first.  Discover the true genius behind the legendary Picasso:...

Summer Broadcast - The Honeymooners

Live at last year's Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Jonathan tells the story of his trip to Puerto Rico where he retraced the steps of his parents'...

Summer Broadcast - 'Til Death Do Us Part

After not hearing from him for a few days, Gregor concludes that Jonathan is dead and starts brainstorming ways to capitalize on his corpse. Plus,...

Summer Broadcast - It's Time

Ever feel like life is passing you by? Matt Danzico shares the solution he's been experimenting with, The Time Hack, in which he attempts one...

Summer Broadcast - Samson and Delilah

Available for the first time since Season 2, Jonathan Goldstein presents his award-winning retelling of Samson and Delilah. And Shalom Auslander, author of Hope: A...

Summer Broadcast - The Elite

Josh joins a secret society and Howard takes an online IQ test that pronounces him a genius. Plus, Gregor finally pinpoints the root of Jonathan's...

Summer Broadcast - A Change of Plan

When Jonathan invites Howard to join him on stage at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Howard seizes the moment for his own hidden agenda. Featuring musical...

Soul Mate

A vintage episode from the WireTap cellars, available for the first time since Season 3. Jonathan tries to make amends with an old girlfriend, enlisting...

Pessimistic Panthers: The Best of Season 8

How quickly time flies. It seems like just yesterday we were being swaddled in our baby blankie, and now here we are at the end...

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Games of Chance

What are the odds that your grandmother met your grandfather, that your mother met your father, and that now you exist? We explore the...

A Whole Stack of Memories Never Equals One Little Hope

What's your first memory of being alive? Are you swinging at a pinata at your 4th birthday party? Are you throwing a snowball at your...

Hell is Other People

"L'enfer, c'est les autres!" said Sartre, and Sheila Heti thinks he may have been on to something, as she ponders whether it's possible to quit...

The Grudge

This week, an audience favourite from Season 7. We've all been encouraged to forgive and forget, but what if you've forgotten without having forgiven?...

Greed

In this final instalment of our series on the 7 deadly sins, we explore what has been called the root of all evil, the mother...

Learn Some Manners

Do you clip your fingernails in public? Chew with your mouth open? Interrupt people? We speak with manners expert Henry Alford about etiquette in the...

Best Perfect Day Ever

The pursuit of perfection has been known to drive many a sane man mad. With that in mind, we speak with David Rees, professional pencil...

The Advice Show

A special episode from Season 7. We set up an advice line for listeners to call-in with their problems and convened a panel of experts...

Welcome to the Family

Adoption is all the rage amongst the rich and famous so Gregor encourages Jonathan to start a brood of his own. Plus, Josh gets...

Sloth

They say idle hands are the Devil's tools so, this week, we busy ourselves exploring the deadly sin of Sloth. Josh steps-up his lazy-game by...

Pride

They say no one ever choked to death swallowing their pride, so this week, we explore the deadly sin in all its facets. After a...

Party Men

This week on WireTap, a special highlights episode where we revisit some of our favourite moments from the past few seasons. Howard takes house sitting...

World Wide What

Whether you're an early adopter or a modern-day Luddite, there's no denying that the internet is playing an ever-increasing role in our society. But what...

Envy

Of all the deadly sins, Envy is perhaps the darkest. No one wants to admit to harbouring such a mean little emotion. Yet we've all...

Man vs. Machine

Two tales of man and machine: In the first, a man travels through space with a robot that wants to kill him... as would anyone,...

All the World's a Stage

It's time to face the music for television star Randy Dandy as he is forced into retirement at the ripe old age of 12, only...

Holiday Schedule

Week of December 30: Life Out of BalanceHoward becomes addicted to Hyper-Quench, a new energy drink that makes coffee seem like a sedative. Plus, Gregor...

The Two Marys

This week on Wiretap, a holiday spectacular from our archives. Joseph divulges the frustrations of having your wife cheat on you with God and the...

Real Life Superheroes

Real life caped crusader, Master Legend, fights crime in Orlando, where he has dedicated his life to making the world a better place. Plus, kids...

Gluttony

This week is the first installment of our new series exploring the 7 deadly sins. Part one: Gluttony. Gregor encourages Jonathan to bulk up for...

Tales of Excess

A man spends the morning eating himself sick with pie only to remember, in a flash of terror, that he's due to compete in a...

Negatron [Season 7]

Howard becomes a hairstylist as part of his plan to bring cornrows back into fashion. Plus, Josh dabbles in the world of contemporary performance art,...

The Final Frontier

While first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, receives honorary degrees from MIT, second man on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, is stuck doing space-themed fast...

Girls Gone Wild

WireTap's party girl in residence, Cookie, offers tips on how to let loose with the youngsters, well into your thirties. Plus, Howard proposes an autumnal...

Private Eye

Comedian Rob Corddry tells the story of a detective confronted with the biggest case of his career: a stolen soul. He'd heard of stolen hearts....

To Sleep, Perchance to Die

Happy Halloween from all of us here at WireTap! In honour of the holiday, we revisit our favourite Halloween Special.Howard's late night visit to the...

Look At Me, Don't Look At Me

A woman confesses to a lifetime of spying on strangers, a performance artist gives up her privacy for a month, and Howard reveals a long-kept...

Spoiler Alert

Howard boycotts all predictions of the future in order to embrace the present, a futurologist discusses his vision of a brave new world, and Kid...

The World Upside Down

A man recounts his rug-buying adventures in Istanbul, and Laura Krafft admits to being a compulsive eye-roller. Plus, Gregor discusses how his life had...

Jonah / Let's Pretend

Jonah and the Great FishThis week on Radio One, a man hears the voice of God. The voice commands the man to go to the...

All Lies Great and Small

Jonathan's mother confesses to a lifetime of lies. Plus, Jonathan invites a group of youngsters into the studio to play "Canada's Littlest Liar", and...

The God Whistle

Gregor markets a new product for skipping the prayer line: a whistle only God can hear. Plus, an animal psychic opens the line of communication...

By The Seashore

Jonathan revisits the shores of Wildwood, New Jersey, where he spent the summer of his 16th year working at an arcade. Plus, we speak with...

Summer Podcast: Visiting Hours

Howard enlists Jonathan to help him mentor troubled teens at the local community center. And Jonathan reads "Five Visits with Dina and Buzz", about his...

Summer Podcast: Songs of Sorrow

What is it about sad music that makes us sad? Jonathan talks with music expert Daniel Levitin about the building blocks of sad songs.  Plus,...

Summer Podcast: Getting Away From It All

Howard finds freedom on the open road in his new life as a trucker, and Jonathan faces the wrath of Gregor's mother. Plus, Angst, a...

Summer Podcast: The Birdman and the Beekeeper

Philippe Petit tells the story of how he walked a tight rope between the Twin Towers back in 1974. Plus, Howard tries his hand at...

Summer Podcast: My Imposter

Jonathan discovers a fake Jonathan Goldstein posing as him on Twitter.  Tune in to the Jonathan Goldstein showdown as the real Jonathan confronts his imposter. ...

Summer Podcast: We Are Not Supermen

What it's like to date Lois Lane when she's on the rebound from Superman. A story by Jonathan Goldstein, performed by Rob Cordry, of The...

Summer Podcast: A Matter of Taste

Ever wondered what the word "love" tastes like? How about the word "word"? This week on Wiretap, we speak with a woman who can...

Summer Podcast: Bedrock's Bosom Buddies

Jonathan Goldstein is Barney Rubble and David Rakoff is Fred Flinstone in this version of the tale of Bedrock's most famous best buds. Stream...

Summer Podcast: Multi-Media

Howard discovers his sensitive side and becomes an artist. Plus, Josh tries to quench his thirst for knowledge by going back to school, and Gregor...

Summer Podcast: Klosterman's Questions

If there was a VCR that could record your dreams but you were only allowed to watch the tapes with a roomful of people --...

Cain and Abel

Jonathan reads his story of Cain and Abel in front of a live audience in Vancouver, during the 2010 Olympic Games.  Plus, musical guest Hannah...

Summer Podcast: Get With It

Much to his dismay, Jonathan Goldstein discovers an unsettling connection between his mother and his friend Howard; and Gregor makes his first appearance on...

The Little One

When Gregor starts collecting Jonathan's hair and toenail clippings, it can only mean one thing: Voodoo Jonny. Plus, Jonathan discovers that an eleven year-old boy...

Bernice Meadows

Jonathan finds out his radio show has won an award. The trouble is, it's not in a particularly flattering category. Plus, Howard Chackowicz becomes an...

The Reverse Life [Season 6]

On Radio One this week, Gregor encourages Jonathan to embrace his cavemen roots by joining the Barefoot Movement.  Plus, Howard sets up a live puppy...

Summer Podcast: The Hangover

When Jonathan's friend Iain claims that alcohol makes him more charming, Jonathan puts his theory to the test.  Plus, Howard shares some Chackowicz-family hangover cures.Stream...

Party Like It's Monday: The Best of Season 7

Howard becomes addicted to Hyper-Quench, a new energy drink that makes coffee seem like a sedative.  Plus, Josh dabbles in the world of contemporary performance...

The Big Thrill

While recording his weekly monologue, Jonathan is startled by an unexpected visitor to the studio. Plus, Josh becomes an adrenaline junkie, and Howard writes his...

By The Book

Howard discovers the magic of reading and decides to start his very own book club. Plus, Gregor tries to convince Jonathan to get into the...

'Til Death Do Us Part

After not hearing from him for a few days, Gregor concludes that Jonathan is dead and starts brainstorming ways to capitalize on his corpse. Plus,...

Mysteries [Season 6]

After two days of hovering over his desk, Jonathan solves the case of his missing office chair, and Gregor tests Jonathan's deductive skills with some...

The Pitch

Live from the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Jonathan tells the story of the ten years he spent telemarketing before getting into radio. With musical guests Imaginary...

The Honeymooners

Live from the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Jonathan tells the story of his trip to Puerto Rico where he retraced the steps of his parents' honeymoon....

A Change of Plan

When Jonathan invites Howard to join him on stage at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Howard seizes the moment for his own hidden agenda. Featuring musical...

26 Minutes, 30 Seconds [Season 6]

An audience favourite this week: When Gregor mocks Jonathan about the shape of his newly-shaved head, Jonathan enlists the help of Rap Master Maurice to...

We Be Illin'

After discovering that Jonathan's feeling under the weather, Nurse Howard comes to the rescue. Plus, Gregor thinks it's time Jonathan got his very own cause...

It's Time

Ever feel like life is passing you by? Matt Danzico shares the solution he's been experimenting with, The Time Hack, in which he attempts one...

Couples

A Valentine's Day special. Scott Kravitz tells us his story of life with Ann, his dog. Plus, Josh discovers his inner bad boy in the...

The Predicament

Partying non-stop since New Year's Eve, Howard resolves to celebrate every minute of 2011 like it's 10 seconds to midnight on December 31st. Plus, Josh...

Special Features

Howard re-releases his favourite episodes of WireTap, dishing the dirt in his very own "Director's Commentary". Plus, Gregor launches the Johnny G smartphone app, and...

The Advice Show

[Photo of a young Howard and Jonathan at the counter of Chazzer's Deli, circa 1992, taken by Burt Covit.]A very special episode of WireTap....

Life Out of Balance

This week on WireTap, Howard becomes addicted to Hyper-Quench, a new energy drink that makes coffee seem like a sedative. Plus, Gregor brands Jonathan as...

Circle of Friends

[Photo of Howard and Jonathan by Burt Covit.]This week on WireTap, Jonathan crashes at Howard's place for a few nights while his apartment is being...

Modern Day Saviours

Jet-lagged from a recent trip to Greece, Howard takes it upon himself to perform anonymous good deeds while the city sleeps. Plus, Jonathan speaks with...

Making Ends Meet

This week on WireTap, Howard teaches Jonathan the fine art of dumpster diving in an attempt to get them both out of the red. Plus,...

The Mighty Boosh

What's a better chick-magnet than a tiny white poodle named Boosh? Jonathan soon finds out when he inherits a new pet from his father,...

Halloween 2010: To Sleep, Perchance to Die

This week on WireTap, an all new Halloween Special. Howard's late night visit to the studio holds more than a few unpleasant surprises for Jonathan....

Pick a Path

This week on WireTap, Howard gives Jonathan a run for his money as he announces the launch of his very own, 1205 page-long book....

Live in the Now... NOW!

What's so great about "the Now"? This week on WireTap, Jonathan tries to embrace the present and live in the moment... despite the fact that...

Negatron

[Image by Avid Liongoren.] This week on WireTap, Howard becomes a hairstylist as part of his plan to bring cornrows back into fashion. Plus,...

Don't Make a Scene

[Photo by Auntie G.] With winter on the way, Howard wants to buy his pugs hand-made poodle-fur coats. And so he must do the...

Chasing Rainbows

This week on the season premiere of WireTap, Jonathan speaks with a professional Rainbow Chaser about extreme weather tracking. Plus, Howard redesigns Jonathan's studio...

I Can't Find the Books

On the podcast this week, Jonathan finds himself double-booked. Having been scheduled to introduce experimental art band The Books at the CBC, but having also...

There's No Ship Like Friendship: The Best of Season 6

This week on WireTap, Howard launches "Jonny 2.0", a monolog machine that can stand in for Jonathan when he goes on vacation. Plus, Gregor...

The Ride of Your Life

This week on WireTap, Jonathan's backyard brunch takes a turn for the worse when Howard dumps clamato juice all over Jonathan's boss and locks...

The Little One

When Gregor starts collecting Jonathan's hair and toenail clippings, it can only mean one thing: Voodoo Jonny. Plus, Jonathan discovers that an eleven year-old boy...

The Price of Fame

Ever told someone "I owe you one"? This week on WireTap, Tucker cashes in a long owed favor that leaves Jonathan wishing he'd never uttered...

World on a String

This week on WireTap, Howard teaches Jonathan how to say "Yes" to life. Should  Jonathan be more spontaneous? Yes. Should he climb more trees? Yes....

Jonah and the Great Fish

A man hears the voice of God. The voice commands the man to go to the evil land of Nineveh to warn its people to...

The Reverse Life

Gregor encourages Jonathan to embrace his cavemen roots by joining the Barefoot Movement.  Plus, Howard sets up a live puppy cam of his pet pugs...

Bernice Meadows

Jonathan finds out his radio show has won an award. The trouble is, it's not in a particularly flattering category. Plus, Howard Chackowicz becomes an...

Visiting Hours

Howard enlists Jonathan to help him mentor troubled teens at the local community center. And Jonathan reads "Five Visits with Dina and Buzz", about his...

My Imposter

Jonathan discovers a fake Jonathan Goldstein posing as the real thing on Twitter. Tune in to the Jonathan Goldstein showdown as the real Jonathan confronts...

Cain and Abel

Jonathan reads his story of Cain and Abel in front of a live audience in Vancouver, during the 2010 Olympic Games. Plus, musical guest Hannah...

A Matter of Taste

Ever wondered what the word "love" tastes like? How about the word "word"? This week on Wiretap, we speak with a woman who can...

Multi-Media

Howard discovers his sensitive side and becomes an artist. Plus, Josh tries to quench his thirst for knowledge by going back to school, and Gregor...

Radical Honesty

Starlee Kine recounts her experience with a self-help movement that promotes telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Plus, Howard discovers...

Getting Away From It All

Howard finds freedom on the open road in his new life as a trucker, and Jonathan faces the wrath of Gregor's mother. Plus, Angst, a...

Mysteries

Jonathan solves the case of his missing office chair after two days of hovering over his desk, and Gregor tests Jonathan's deductive skills with...

Jacob and Esau

A mother is pregnant with twins. She hears the voice of God which tells her that her sons will one day father warring nations. Even...

Adhesion

Howard puts his and Jonathan's compatibility to the test with a relationship quiz, and newlyweds Tony and Natalie enlist Jonathan for some over the phone...

The Answering Machine

Howard launches "Johnny 2.0", a monolog machine that can stand in for Jonathan when he goes on vacation. Plus a conversation with Dr. Noel Sharkey,...

26 minutes, 30 seconds

Jonathan enlists help from Rap Master Maurice to avenge him with some vigilante raps. Plus, a short story from David Eagleman's book Sum: Forty Tales...

No Man Is An Island

Howard starts his very own country within the borders of his apartment: the first nation with wall-to-wall carpeting. Plus, Gregor makes Jonathan a personalized...

High Art/ Low Art

Jonathan and Gregor take a ride in the Wayback Machine to find out what it would have been like if they were the Marx Brothers....

Patent Pending

A friend of Howard's tries to get Jonathan to invest in some groundbreaking inventions: A toothpaste dispensing toothbrush, a lie-down toilet, edible pen tops... Plus,...

The High Cost Of Living

This week on WireTap, Howard puts his financial journalism skills to the test as he interviews Planet Money's Alex Blumberg about the economic crisis. Plus,...

We Are But the Stuff of Dreams

Jonathan speaks with a young man who is on a quest to find the girl of his dreams... literally. Plus, Jonathan and Josh debate whether...

All Beasts Go To Heaven

Worried about what would happen to your pets in the event of the Rapture? Put your fears to rest as we speak with Bart Carter,...
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