Episode 181 Encore | Live Wire Radio
Live Wire! 181 Encore: Cheryl Strayed, Lauren Weedman, musical guest Laura Gibson
Cheryl Strayed, Lauren Weedman, musical guest Laura Gibson
This episode was originally taped at a live show on March 31, 2012

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Cheryl Strayed - Author of Torch and her new memoir, Wild. "In language that's lyrical and haunting, Cheryl Strayed writes about bliss and loss, about the kind of grace that startles and transforms us in ordinary moments." ~ Ursula Hegi

Lauren Weedman - Professional humorist. Amateur taxidermist. Lauren Weedman made her television debut on Comedy Central’s Emmy Award-winning The Daily Show With Jon Stewart as a featured Correspondent. It was at that same time that Lauren was a regular on NPR’s national, political satire show, Rewind and appeared in her solo show, "Homecoming", Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre. The New York Times said of Lauren and "Homecoming", “Like Bob Newhart in his early stand-up routines, she’s particularly good at making her points – and making us feel clever. Most important, she’s just plain funny, physically and verbally”. For two years, Lauren was also a cast member for the long running local-turned-national comedy show Almost Live for Comedy Central.

Musical guest - Laura Gibson - Sweet, haunting and absolutely the best listening for a rainy day. One of Portland's brightest singer-songwriters, Laura has regularly collaborated with Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy and The Portland Cello Project. Her latest album La Grande is like a beautiful sad Western movie you can listen to on an mp3 player.