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Live Wire with Luke Burbank

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Rank #39 in Performing Arts category

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Performing Arts
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Like late-night for radio, hosted by Luke Burbank (Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me), the show artfully blends an eclectic mix of artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, comedians and cultural observers. Music, comedy, and conversation, live and packed with surprises.

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Like late-night for radio, hosted by Luke Burbank (Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me), the show artfully blends an eclectic mix of artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, comedians and cultural observers. Music, comedy, and conversation, live and packed with surprises.

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202 Ratings
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Funny, fascinating and profound guests every show

By Ghostsofxmas - Oct 18 2019
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Funny, fascinating and profound guests every show

Awesome podcast!

By Fish de Schaumburg - Apr 11 2019
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Luke & Elena are superb.

iTunes Ratings

202 Ratings
Average Ratings
160
15
9
7
11

Funny, fascinating and profound guests every show

By Ghostsofxmas - Oct 18 2019
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Funny, fascinating and profound guests every show

Awesome podcast!

By Fish de Schaumburg - Apr 11 2019
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Luke & Elena are superb.
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Live Wire with Luke Burbank

Latest release on Oct 16, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 111

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Jan 30 2015

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Rank #2: Episode 53

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Jan 30 2015

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Rank #3: Episode 125

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Jan 30 2015

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Rank #4: Episode 78

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Jan 30 2015

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Rank #5: Elena Passarello (Short)

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This podcast short features the original interview with award-winning writer Elena Passarello who, after this appearance, became Live Wire's announcer. Elena is the author of two books of nonfiction, "Let Me Clear My Throat" (2012) and "Animals Strike Curious Poses" (2017). She is also the first female winner of the annual "Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest" held in New Orleans. Listen to this podcast to hear Elena's winning scream! And stay tuned for a song by folk rock singer This is The Kit, who performed on Live Wire in 2017.

Mar 29 2019

25mins

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Rank #6: Episode 137 Encore

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Jan 30 2015

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Rank #7: "The Morning After" with Dan Savage, Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall, Frangela, and Meklit

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Host Luke Burbank and announcer Elena Passarello unpack the ominous implications of “The Morning After;” author and journalist Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall describes his gonzo attempts to find the cure for the hangover; comedy duo Frangela riff on why they’re not giving up their healthcare; sex and relationship columnist Dan Savage advises on monogamy, gender pronouns, and online social etiquette; and Ethio-Jazz performer Meklit makes her return to Live Wire with the song, “I Want to Sing to Them All.”

Jan 04 2019

58mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 295: "Timing is Everything" with Heidi Julavits, John Irving, Diana Nyad and Israel Nebeker

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Nov 13 2015

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Rank #9: Ep. 294: "Diving In" with Aasif Mandvi, Wallace J. Nichols and Joseph

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Nov 07 2015

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Rank #10: Ep. 282: "Dark Matters" with Janeane Garofalo, Chuck Palahniuk & Helio Sequence

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May 29 2015

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Rank #11: "Here Goes Something..." with Stephen Tobolowsky, Dale Scott and Matisyahu

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Stephen Tobolowsky recalls getting held up at gunpoint while browsing for mangoes, MLB umpire Dale Scott talks about coming out as gay in the world of baseball, and Jewish reggae icon Matisyahu attempts to teach Luke how to beatbox.

Feb 19 2016

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Rank #12: Episode 102 Encore

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Jan 30 2015

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Rank #13: "How on Earth?" with Gerrit Vyn, Nicole Apelian, Anis Mojgani and Fruition

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Live Wire celebrates Earth Day! Survivalist and Alone reality show contestant Dr. Nicole Apelian reveals her packing list for living solo in the wilderness, two teen activists explain why they are suing the U.S. government, wildlife photographer Gerrit Vyn attempts to identify some very... uh... unique bird calls, Anis Mojgani poeticizes his memories of growing up in New Orleans, and Fruition’s strings and harmonies take us out of this world and back again.

Apr 25 2016

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Rank #14: Episode 89

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Jan 30 2015

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Rank #15: "Cut the Crap" with Stephen Tobolowsky, Ariel Levy, The Minimalists, and Haley Heynderickx

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Author and prolific actor Stephen Tobolowsky takes us to the genesis of his spiritual reawakening, New Yorker writer and memoirist Ariel Levy opens up about what it’s like to keep reliving the worst year of her life, The Minimalists preach the purging gospel, and singer/songwriter Haley Heynderickx brings it home with the impromptu harmonic help of the Live Wire house band.

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May 21 2017

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Rank #16: "Real Talk" with Mitchell S. Jackson, Lori Gottlieb, Mohanad Elshieky, and Revel in Dimes

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Host Luke Burbank and announcer Elena Passarello get down to some “Real Talk;” writer Mitchell S. Jackson discusses how – in his latest book “Survival Math” – he uses men of history to frame his own painful relationships with women of his past; author and psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb explains the importance of delivering a “compassionate truth bomb” to loved ones in need; comedian Mohanad Elshieky recounts how his confrontation with the border control on a Greyhound bus went viral; and blues-rock group Revel in Dimes perform “Tough City for Love.”

Apr 12 2019

53mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 270: "The Grown Up Table" with Kelly Williams Brown, Ahamefule Oluo & Lost Lander

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Mar 01 2015

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Rank #18: Episode 96

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Jan 30 2015

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Rank #19: "Just Visiting" with Tom Bodett, Betsy Hodges, Chris Coleman, Fancy Ray and The Jayhawks

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Live Wire visits the Twin Cities! Local TV pitchman Fancy Ray McCloney shows Tom Bodett how to spice up his Motel 6 ads, the mayors of St. Paul and Minneapolis (Chris Coleman and Betsy Hodges) face-off in a trivia contest to determine who is the superior mayor, and The Jayhawks share their signature sound that put Minneapolis on the musical map.

Mar 25 2016

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Rank #20: Ep. 282 Encore: "Dark Matters" with Janeane Garofalo, Chuck Palahniuk & Helio Sequence

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Aug 27 2015

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