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 features podcaster Sam Sanders, writer Erika L. Sanchez, and music from singer-songwriter John Craigie.

  • Added: Sep 29, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode features rocker Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe, filmmaker Todd Haynes, and music from Melanie Charles.

  • Added: Sep 22, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode features writer Isaac Fitzgerald, stand-up comedian Carmen Lagala, and music from multi-media artist No-No Boy.

  • Added: Sep 15, 2022
  • Length: 59:01
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The episode features filmmakers W. Kamau Bell & Katie King, comedian Paul F. Tompkins, and music from Grammy Award-winning blues artist Keb' Mo'.

  • Added: Sep 06, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode features television writer Michael Schur, comedian Demi Adejuyigbe, and music from folk due Shovels & Rope.

  • Added: Aug 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode features filmmaker Penny Lane, writer Omar El Akkad, and music from soul group The Dip.

  • Added: Aug 10, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This epsiode features actor and humorist Nick Offerman, comedian Phoebe Robinson, and music from gothic blues performer Adia Victoria.

  • Added: Aug 10, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode features filmmakers and actors Mark Duplass & Natalie Morales, ballet dancer James Whiteside, and music from singer-songwriter Dar Wil...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode features writer Chuck Klosterman and Making Movies.

  • Added: Aug 04, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode features writer Nichole Perkins, filmmaker Lucy Walker, and music from Broadway star Joshua Henry.

  • Added: Jul 28, 2022
  • Length: 59:01
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This episode features podcaster and writer Dylan Marron and music from Brittany Davis.

  • Added: Jul 21, 2022
  • Length: 59:01
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This episode features writer and comedian Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live) and rapper Shad.

  • Added: Jul 14, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode features writer Jon Mooallem, chef and bar owner Jenny Nguyen, and music from singer-songwriter Laura Veirs.

  • Added: Jul 07, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode features writer Daisy Hernandez and The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne.

  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode features comedian and Emmy Award-nominated writer Sam Jay, standup from Sean Patton, and music from singer-songwriter Kurt Vile.

  • Added: Jun 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:01
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This Father's Day episode features filmmaker Kirsten Johnson, comedian Chris Garcia, and music from Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.

  • Added: Jun 16, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode features food writer Cecily Wong and indie rock singer-songwriter Andrew Bird.

  • Added: Jun 09, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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In celebration of Pride Month, this episode features writer Kristen Arnett, podcaster James Kim, and music from the first openly gay country band L...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode features New Yorker writer Kathryn Schultz, football coach Keanon Lowe, and music from singer-songwriter John Craigie.

  • Added: May 26, 2022
  • Length: 59:00