Ep. 279: "Going Gonzo" with Jon Ronson, Mac McClelland, Jed Arkley and Katie Watkins & Ivan and Alyosha | Live Wire Radio
Ep. 279: "Going Gonzo"
Jon Ronson, Mac McClelland, Jed Arkley and Katie Watkins & Ivan and Alyosha
This episode was originally taped at a live show on April 25, 2015

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Going Gonzo: Gonzo journalist Jon Ronson tells us what it's like to be in a low-speed chase, author Mac McClelland recounts her days of not-so-sober reporting, we check in with our "36 Questions" couple for an overdose of cuteness, and Seattle's Ivan and Alyosha provide the soundtrack.

Jon Ronson
In The Psychopath Test, Jon Ronson helped us decipher whether we're at risk to commit murder. In The Men Who Stare at Goats, he let us in on secret and strange military practices in the war on terror. Now he's gone deep into the terrifying world of communal righteous anger and public humiliation with So You've Been Publicly Shamed.

Mac McClelland
Called "A brave, swashbuckling kind of lady reporter" by Slate, Mac McClelland is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in Wired, Rolling Stone and The New York Times, among others. Her most recent book is Irritable Hearts: A PTSD Love Story about her experience covering the aftermath of Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake.

Ivan and Alyosha
Just so you know, there is no one named Ivon or Alyosha in Seattle's Ivon and Alyosha. (There are a couple of Tims, however, but Tim and Tim sounds less interesting.) Formed in 2007, this indie folk-pop five-piece's 2015 release It's All Just Pretend has been called "captivating" by Paste Magazine.

Jed Arkley and Katie Watkins
Back on Valentine's Day, our audience was shocked and charmed when the two people we set up with the "36 Questions To Make Someone Fall in Love With You" (based on this Mandy Len Catron article in The New York Times that went insanely viral) definitely fell in deep like during the course of our show (watch here). They followed up their appearance on the show with a legitimate old-fashioned date. Well, now it's two months later. Did the questions work? Are they still dating? Come to the show to find out.

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