"Going Viral" with W. Kamau Bell, Emily St. John Mandel and Soft Sleep | Live Wire Radio
"Going Viral"
W. Kamau Bell, Emily St. John Mandel and Soft Sleep
This episode was originally taped at a live show on September 26, 2015

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Live Wire goes viral as Station Eleven author Emily St. John Mandel reveals what a Midwestern Shakespeare company might do following a worldwide pandemic, comic W. Kamau Bell tries to figure out why white folks are upset about gentrification, and Seattle's Soft Sleep plays harder than you might think.

W. Kamau Bell
The former host of the totally-canceled-before-its-time Totally Biased on FX, W. Kamau Bell was called "the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years" by The New York Times. He can currently be seen on CNN and in comedy clubs with good taste around the country.

Emily St. John Mandel
Emily's latest book, Station Eleven, did pretty well—it was a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner and won the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Set in the near future, it follows a Shakespearean troupe through a post-pandemic Midwest. So, kind of a feel-good book.

Soft Sleep
Seattle-based band fronted by former Lonely Forest guitarist Tony Ruland. They released their debut self-titled EP in the spring of 2015, creating dreamy soundscapes that make you nostalgic for things you haven't yet experienced.