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 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|
||Episode 230 Encore||Professor and psychobiographer William Todd Schultz talks about his new book TORMENT SAINT: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF ELLIOTT SMITH, actor Greg Sestero recounts the hell he survived while playing Mark in THE ROOM, and Dashboard Confessional frontman Chris Car||2/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 228 Encore||ROAD TO WELLVILLE author T.C. Boyle tells a quick story of guns on the L.A. freeway, and BUCK author M.K. Asante reads his lyrical prose with a backbeat from the band. Plus, a scene from WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S STAR WARS with author Ian Doescher and music f||1/25/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 231 Encore||A superfan challenges Avengers, Spider-Man, and Daredevil comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis to a round of trivia about his own career, restauranteur John Gorham shares stories from his new McSweeney's memoir/cookbook TORO BRAVO and Portland-based mus||1/18/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 227 Encore||Artist Molly Crabapple tells us about visiting Guantanamo Bay and sketching about it, Momofuku Milk Bar chef Christina Tosi reveals the secret behind cereal milk ice cream, and Jonathan Coulton performs an achingly sweet song about a vaccuum. Plus, we tak||1/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 225 Encore||Director Lynn Shelton tells us about her new film TOUCHY FEELY, BREEDING IN CAPTIVITY author Stacy Bolt tells us what it's like to borrow lube from your mother-in-law (spoiler alert: it's awkward), plus music from Thao and the Get Down Stay Down.||1/4/14||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.