Live Wire! Radio
By Live Wire! Radio
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Live Wire is radio variety for the attention span challenged. It's music from up-and-coming bands, original comedy, performance and scintillating interviews with writers, filmmakers, comedians and people who think cool thoughts. Hosted by Luke Burbank (Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Too Beautiful to Live), the show is taped in front of a live audience in Portland, Oregon and is aired on public radio stations around the country.
||Live Wire 247: Po Bronson, T Sisters, Ayron Jones and The Way||Author Po Bronson judges a unique sammich competition, singing trio of actually-in-real-life sisters the T Sisters harmonize our pants off, and Ayron Jones and the Way rock like there's no tomorrow.||4/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Live Wire 246: David Giuntoli, Vendela Vida, Cumulus||Grimm star David Giuntoli outlines defenses for Portland's eclectic Wessen community, Away We Go screenwriter Vendela Vida tells us all the ways people mispronounce her name, and Cumulus shows us what confessional art pop from Seattle sounds like.||4/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Live Wire 245: Annabelle Gurwitch, D'Wayne Edwards, Love Gigantic||Actress/author Annabelle Gurwitch makes rheumatology sexy again, shoe designer and Pensole Academy founder D'Wayne Edwards disses Crocs, and Portland's Love Gigantic showcases mighty songs from their debut EP.||4/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Live Wire 244: Fred Armisen, Merrill Markoe, Sallie Ford||Live Wire's 10th Anniversary show with Saturday Night Live and Portlandia star Fred Armisen, Late Night with David Letterman co-creator Merrill Markoe, and music from Sallie Ford.||3/23/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Live Wire 243: Sherman Alexie, W. Kamau Bell, Run on Sentence||Author Sherman Alexie debates comedian W. Kamau Bell about who had it worse, Vladimir Putin makes a surprise appearance, and Portland duo Run on Sentence break your heart just a little.||3/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Live Wire 242: Wesley Stace, Beth Harrington, Albatross||Musician and author Wesley Stace lists his top names for rock bands aimed at kids from his new book Wonderkid, filmmaker Beth Harrington talks about her Johnny Cash documentary The Winding Stream, and music from Portland's Albatross.||3/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Live Wire 241: Willy Vlautin, Matt Fraction, Kristin Hersh||Richmond Fontaine frontman Willy Vlautin reads from his new book The Free, comic book writer Matt Fraction tells a story about saving the un-saveable, music from Throwing Muses co-founder Kristin Hersh, and we leak the next line of Girl Scout cookies.||3/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Live Wire 240: Daniel Handler and Lisa Brown, Jay Flewelling, The Doubleclicks||Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket) and Lisa Brown discuss collaborating on The 29 Secrets of the Swinster Pharmacy, comedian Jay Flewelling tells a story about pranks gone awry, and new music from Dimetrodon, nerd-folk goddesses The Doubleclicks' fort||3/1/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Live Wire 239: Pink Martini & The Von Trapps, Sherief Elkatsha, Kevin Carroll||The great-great grandchildren of Captain and Maria Von Trapp of "Sound of Music" fame sing like angels and chat with Luke, along with Thomas Lauderdale, inspiring speaker Kevin Carroll and "Cairo Drive" director Shierief Elktasha.||2/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 236 Encore||NPR's David Folkenflik on Rupert Murdoch, comedian April Richardson on what you hope your mother doesn't say when you tell her you got dumped, and music from Shelby Earl.||2/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
Electric Live Wire
Reminds me of Saturday Night Live back when it was funny. Playful skits and clever interviews. LOVE the Bruce Campbell and Darkhorse interview. The comic book goddess in me was very pleased. Part corn, part fluff, all va va voom. Flirty and fun this podcast is completely worth your time.
Makes Driving Enjoyable!
Wonderfully entertaining! The shows are funny, poignant and informative. Thanks Live Wire!
live wire, indeed
Most Stumptown natives and many folks not fortunate enough to be born in the Northwest know that Live Wire! truly rocks. A tiny band of radio soldiers battle big icky corporate radio programs and not only win, but stick the corpse on a stick and dance around it. You listen, you'll agree.