Live Wire! is a radio variety show recorded in front of an enthusiastic live audience, and airing each week on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) and stations around the country. Live Wire is also heard nationally and internationally through its podcasts. It’s music, it’s conversation, it’s sketch comedy. It’s radio variety for the A.D.D. generation.
The Wild: Portland edition of Live Wire will be hosted by Luke Burbank, creator of the podcast Too Beautiful to Live and frequent panelist on Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me.
Marc Maron, stand-up comedian, host of WTF podcast and star of Maron on IFC
Ken Davenport and Scott Schwartz, Writer and Director of the Broadway musical adaptation of the 1980 Christopher Reeve movie Somewhere in Time. This will be World Premiere Production for Portland Center Stage and the very first Broadway Musical Preview here in Portland.
Monica Drake, the writer and former Michiganite who penned the novel Clown Girl, for which Kristen Wiig optioned the film rights, and Chuck Palahniuk named the best novel of 2007. Her latest novel, The Stud Book, is loosely based on her time studying animal husbandry and follows a group of friends as they navigate the world of baby bumps.
Annalee Newitz, writer, journalist and geeky empress of Io9.com, the flagship science fiction and science fact blog for Gawker. She’s written articles on a gamut of social and scientific issues like “Why Did Nearly All Life On Earth Die 250 Million Years Ago?” Her latest book is Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans will Survive a Mass Extinction
Musical Guests: Genders
Their current self-titled EP has been topping out the airplay charts at OPB music. They spent spring 2013 opening for Built to Spill and are working on their full-length album due out in the fall.