Live Wire Specials

Series produced by Live Wire! Radio

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Specially-themed episodes

Live Wire Specials include:

Holiday Special
New Year's Special
Valentine's Day
Black History Month
Women's History Month
National Poetry Month


7 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
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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