Live Wire Specials

Series produced by Live Wire! Radio

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Specially-themed episodes

Live Wire Specials include:

Best of Books
Father's Day
National Poetry Month
Women's History Month (x2)
Black History Month (x2)
Valentine's Day
New Year's Special
Holiday Special


12 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Live Wire celebrates Mother's Day with musician and writer Michelle Zauner (a.k.a. Japanese Breakfast), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Al...

Bought by KTXK, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WFAE, and KTSW 89.9


  • Added: Mar 29, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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In celebration of National Poetry Month, Live Wire welcomes poets Roger Reeves, Anis Mojgani, Franny Choi, and Derrick C. Brown with musical accomp...

Bought by WJCT, KUPR low power FM, and KUNM


  • Added: Mar 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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In celebration of Women's History Month, this episode features filmmaker Andrea Nevins, writer Melissa Febos, and music from Pink Martini.

Bought by KNCT FM, KMUN, KUT, WGBH Radio Boston, KUNM and more


  • Added: Feb 22, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This Black History Month Special features celebrated writers Hanif Abdurraqib and Clint Smith, with music from genre-bending powerhouse Melanie Cha...

Bought by WYSU, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WWNO, WNPR Connecticut and more


  • Added: Jan 25, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 26
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This "Best of Books" special features celebrated writers Ashley C. Ford and John Green.

Bought by Oregon Public Broadcasting, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., and KTOO


  • Added: Dec 12, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This special Father's Day-themed episode features writer Adam Mansbach, filmmaker Maya Forbes & singer China Forbes, plus comedy from Kurt Braunohler.

  • Added: Jun 16, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Roger Reeves
This episode features poets Roger Reeves, Franny Choi, and Derrick C. Brown with musical accompaniment from The Helio Sequence.

  • Added: Apr 08, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Mikki Kendall
In celebration of Women's History Month, this episode features author and activist Mikki Kendall, comedian and podcaster Jamie Loftus, and music fr...

Bought by High Plains Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 12, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
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In celebration of Black History Month, this special episode features poet Kevin Young, groundbreaking Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, writer and h...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Naomi Ekperigin on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This Valentine's Day-themed episode features comedian Naomi Ekperigin (Couple's Therapy podcast), Poet Laureate of Oregon Anis Mojgani, and music f...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall, Credit: Jennie Baker
This New Year's special episode features gonzo journalist Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall, founder of "Unlikely Hikers" Jenny Bruso, and music from blues ...

Bought by KSTK, KSFR, RadioStPete Florida, and KUNM


  • Added: Dec 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Atsuko Okatsuka on Live Wire, Credit: Jennie Baker
This "Best of 2020" holiday episode features masters of improv Thomas Middleditch & Ben Schwartz, comedian Atsuko Okatsuka, and music from singer-s...

Bought by KUNM, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., New Hampshire Public Radio, and WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.


  • Added: Nov 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4