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 writer and frontman of The Mountain Goats John Darnielle, plus rapper and podcaster Dessa.

  • Added: Dec 02, 2022
  • Length: 59:01
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This episode features writer George Saunders and music from Samantha Crain.

  • Added: Nov 24, 2022
  • Length: 58:59
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This episode features writer and mountaineer Silvia Vasquez-Lavado, comedian Curtis Cook, and music from singer-songwriter Patterson Hood of Drive-...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode features Washington Post reporter Casey Park and singer-songwriter and The Voice finalist Thunderstorm Artis.

  • Added: Nov 07, 2022
  • Length: 59:01
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This episode features poet Kaveh Akbar, writer Danielle Henderson, and music from indie rock band Deep Sea Diver.

  • Added: Nov 04, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode features satirist Ginny Hogan, Oregon's Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani, and music from jazz vocalist Jimmie Herrod.

  • Added: Oct 27, 2022
  • Length: 59:01
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This episode features writer Gary Shteyngart, comedian Atsuko Okatska, and music from indie folk duo The Lowest Pair.

  • Added: Oct 20, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode features Conan O'Brien's assistant Sona Movsesian, stand-up comedian Marcella Arguello, and music from Brown Calculus.

  • Added: Oct 13, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This episode features writer and radio host Tom Scharpling (The Best Show), comedian Mohanad Elshieky, and music from indie rock group MAITA.

  • Added: Oct 06, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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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