Live Wire

Series produced by Live Wire! Radio

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Live Wire artfully blends unpredictable conversation, live music, and original comedy from all types of cultural talent and creative minds, from emerging artists to established acts.

NOTE: This program is available to PRX affiliates. For more information please email memberships@prx.org.

Hosted by Luke Burbank (Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me, CBS Sunday Morning), the show is taped in front of a live audience in Portland, Oregon and reaches over 300,000 listeners via 150 public radio stations across the country (including WAMU in DC, KUOW in Seattle, KJZZ in Phoenix, Minnesota Public Radio, and more).

Past guests include writers and authors such as George Saunders, Cheryl Strayed, Hanif Abdurraqib, Lindy West, Chuck Klosterman, Salman Rushdie, and Gary Shteyngart; performers and comedians John Hodgman, Paul F. Tompkins, Abbi Jacobson, Michael Ian Black, Jackie Kashian, Naomi Ekperigin, Ian Karmel, Phoebe Robinson, Andy Kindler, and Reggie Watts; and film directors Gus Van Sant, Todd Haynes, Lynn Shelton, and Chapman & Maclain Way (Wild Wild Country). Past musical guests include Helio Sequence, The Dandy Warhols, Meklit, Laura Gibson, Open Mike Eagle, Pink Martini, Jonathan Coulton, and Bilal, to name a few.

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Hosted by Luke Burbank (Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me, CBS Sunday Morning), the show is taped in front of a live audience in Portland, Oregon and reaches over 300,000 listeners via 150 public radio stations across the country (including WAMU in DC, KUOW in Seattle, KJZZ in Phoenix, Minnesota Public Radio, and more). Past guests include writers and authors such as George Saunders, Cheryl Strayed, Hanif Abdurraqib, Lindy West, Chuck Klosterman, Salman Rushdie, and Gary Shteyngart; performers and comedians John Hodgman, Paul F. Tompkins, Abbi Jacobson, Michael Ian Black, Jackie Kashian, Naomi Ekperigin, Ian Karmel, Phoebe Robinson, Andy Kindler, and Reggie Watts; and film directors Gus Van Sant, Todd Haynes, Lynn Shelton, and Chapman & Maclain Way (Wild Wild Country). Past musical guests... Show full description


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This episode includes actor and humorist Nick Offerman, comedian Phoebe Robinson, and music from Adia Victoria.

  • Added: Oct 14, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode feature actor and TV writer Demi Adejuyigbe, comedian and podcaster Jamie Loftus, and music from soul duo The War and Treaty.

  • Added: Sep 27, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode includes actor Marlee Matlin, writer Melissa Febos, and music from Ida Mae.

  • Added: Sep 30, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
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This episode features copy editor Mary Norris (The New Yorker), actor and writer Ryan O'Connell, and music from soul-rock group Dirty Revival.

  • Added: Sep 24, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
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This episode includes filmmakers Mark Duplass & Natalie Morales, ballet dancer James Whiteside, and music from Dar Williams.

  • Added: Sep 16, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode includes comedian Maria Bamford, stand-up comic Shain Brenden, and music from country singer-songwriter Brandy Clark.

  • Added: Sep 09, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode includes writer Nichole Perkins, documentary filmmaker Lucy Walker, and music from Joshua Henry.

  • Added: Sep 02, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode includes comedian Hari Kondabolu, science writer Sarah Scoles, and music from Angelica Garcia.

  • Added: Aug 27, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode includes comedian and SNL cast member Cecily Strong and Canadian rapper Shad.

  • Added: Aug 19, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode includes writer Casey Cep, comedian Matteo Lane, and music from Samantha Crain.

  • Added: Aug 12, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
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This episode features writer Daisy Hernández and musician Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips.

  • Added: Aug 05, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode features writer Lindy West, filmmaker Kirsten Johnson, and music from Leyla McCalla.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode includes author and podcaster Lulu Miller, writer Sopan Deb, and music from Moorea Masa.

  • Added: Jul 22, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
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This episode includes poet Hanif Abdurraqib, author Eula Biss, and music from Lydia Loveless.

  • Added: Jul 06, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
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This episode includes writer Lidia Yuknavitch, comedian Atsuko Okatsuka, and music from The Black Tones.

  • Added: Jul 02, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
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This episode features writer and psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb, Pulitzer Prize winner Mitchell S. Jackson, comedian Mohanad Elshieky, and music fro...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
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This episode features writer Ashley C. Ford and music from Amigo the Devil.

  • Added: Jun 24, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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This Father's Day-themed episode features writer Adam Mansbach, filmmaker Maya Forbes & singer China Forbes, plus comedy from Kurt Braunohler.

  • Added: Jun 17, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode includes comedian Chris Gethard, writer Clint Smith, and music from singer-songwriter Faye Webster.

  • Added: Jun 10, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
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This episode includes writers Daniel Lavery and Michael Arceneaux, plus music from Jonathan Russell of indie folk group The Head and the Heart.

  • Added: Jun 03, 2021
  • Length: 59:00