Jackie Kashian's comedy is like listening to a really racy episode of All Things Considered. She is comic, writer, and occasional actor... she just did her first late night set on the Conan O’Brien show, has a half hour special on Comedy Central and has recorded an episode of This American Life with Ira Glass, Her latest CD, "It Is Never Going To Be Bread" was one of the top ten comedy albums of the year on Amazon. She hosts a weekly cult fave podcast called "The Dork Forest" where she creates a safe space for people to admit that thing they dork out about more than anyone.
Wits is a live public radio show that brings world-class comedians, actors and musicians to the stage where host John Moe gives them and the audience the times of their lives. Wits mixes improv, sketch comedy, conversation, music and genuine beauty in a program praised as "one of the rare public radio comedy shows that's actually funny" (Huffington Post) and "on course to become a national hit" (USA Today).
In her podcast, Sex Nerd Sandra extracts sex tips, techniques & titillating tidbits from unique human beings & experts. She marvels at the human condition and cuddles up to the science that helps explain it. She loves humans. She just doesn’t quite understand them.
At this live taping, hugely popular webcomic creator Erika Moen joins Sandra on stage for nerding out & more!
First, Science Friday had a whole episode dedicated to Portland. From Reed College's nuclear reactor to roboticist-turned-writer Daniel H. Wilson, Portland got lots of love. Listen to the whole episode here.
Next up, Livewire Radio replayed an episdoe from earlier in the year featuring local darlings,...
A guy walks into a bar car and… from here the story could take many turns. When the guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humor and leave you deeply moved. Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls (Back Bay) shows again why Sedaris is widely considered "the funniest writer in America".
Jordan, Jesse, Go! Live” is a hilarious mix of the intelligent, silly and profoundly vulgar. Jesse Thorn (NPR's Bullseye) and Jordan Morris (Fuel TV) sit down with an hilarious guest or two to talk about feelings, sex, culture and adult life. Plus, they’ll discuss momentous occasions from audience members’ lives and maybe even challenge a fan’s knowledge of the ridiculous with an absurd battle of wits versus a guest. Whatever happens, it’s guaranteed to be a great time.
During Emerald City Comicon, The Nerdist's Comic Panel podcast featured some of Portland's heavy weight comics creators! For those of you who couldn't make the panel, not to worry - you can now hear it on the Nerdist website.
Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals; Hawkeye); Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel; Pretty Deadly); Greg Rucka (Lazarus; Queen and Country; Gotham Central); and Cullen Bunn (Magneto; 6th Gun) join Ben Blacker (
Live Wire! is a radio variety show recorded in front of an enthusiastic live audience from the Alberta Rose Theatre in NE Portland, airs each week around the state and in SW Washington via Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), on stations around the country and is 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.