Live Wire Radio

Image by: Jennie Baker for Live Wire!
Image by: Jennie Baker for Live Wire!

Live Wire is a one-hour weekly radio variety show recorded in front of a live audience. It’s music, it’s conversation, it’s sketch comedy. It’s the show that dared to put tap dancing, juggling and ballet on the radio. Live Wire highlights the best musicians and most fascinating writers, poets, dignitaries, artists we can find in the even more beautiful pacific northwest.

MIKE BIRBIGLIA is an author, comedian and frequent contributor to "This American Life." He recently wrote, directed and starred in the feature film Sleepwalk With Me. http://birbigs.com/

MATT HARDING is a video game designer, journalist, and has danced in front of a a whole bunch of famous international landmarks. His 2008 "Where the Hell is Matt?" video has over 43 million hits on YouTube, and his newest version is creeping up on it. You can find his selected dancings at wherethehellismatt.com

ROB REID is a critically acclaimed author and entrepreneur, and the founder of Listen.com. His latest book, "Year Zero" ventures into the heretofore unexplored world of intergalactic copyright law. http://readrobreid.com

Author CHELSEA CAIN is a Portland based novelist (and sometimes Live Wire! guest writer). Her latest novel "Kill You Twice" continues the adventures of her beloved detective/serial killer combo Archie Sheridan and Gretchen Lowell. Chelsea will be reading a brand new piece of writing, either about bongs or thriller writing, but not both. http://www.chelseacain.com

HELIO SEQUENCE makes dreamy, synth-pop, alternative-y... you know what, they color outside the lines, OK? Listen here.
www.subpop.com/helio_sequence

Young indie-folk songwriter JOE PUG has taken a non-traditional path to success, providing his fans with copies of his most popular songs to share with friends. His nuanced, literate songs bring to mind the traditions of John Hiatt, Josh Ritter, and John Prine. www.joepugmusic.com/free

CORIN TUCKER is probably best known as a Sleater-Kinney alumnus, but you should know her as a really kickass rock and roll lady. The Corin Tucker Band is her band, which is the perfect name for a band with a Corin Tucker in it. Their new record, "Kill My Blues" hits stores September 18th. http://corintuckerband.com

Along with your host, COURTENAY HAMEISTER comedy by, FACES FOR RADIO THEATRE poetry by, SCOTT POOLE and music by House Band, RALPH HUNTLEY AND THE MUTTONCHOPS.

Guests: 

Matt Harding,
Mike Birbiglia,
The Helio Sequence

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