Episode 189 | Live Wire Radio
Live Wire! 189: Lizz Winstead, Mike Russell, musical guests Kasey Anderson and the Honkies
Lizz Winstead, Mike Russell, musical guests Kasey Anderson and the Honkies
This episode was originally taped at a live show on June 1, 2012

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Lizz Winstead - Lizz Winstead has not invented any robots (that we know of), but she has improved your quality of life more than any filthy robot has. In 1996 she co-created The Daily Show. In 2004 she co-founded Air-America and co-hosted Unfiltered, which paired her with Chuck D and Rachel Maddow. Chuck D and Rachel Maddow. Since then, she's written, performed and produced some of the sharpest comedy out there. Her latest creation, Lizz Free or Die is a book of essays with a pretty clever pun for a title.

Mike Russell - A Portland based writer, artist and film critic, his work has appeared in the Oregonian, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and the Boston Globe. Lately, he's been involved in the Portland Opera's innovative "Comic Night @ The Opera" program. Mike will be letting us all in on his deep and profoundly complicated relationship with Star Wars.

Musical guest - Kasey Anderson and The Honkies - Ranging from smooth acoustic numbers to their titular honky-tonk, Kasey Anderson and the Honkies are a versatile act. Melody and grunge don't always go together, but it seems like they've got a good handle on it. Reviewers have been drawn to Kasey's raspy lyrics, or in music reviewer talk, "insightful songwriting lifts his characters into the realm of legend" - The Stranger