Live Wire 220: Kristen Schaal and Scott Jacobson, Lisa Hanawalt, Courtenay Hameister, musical guests Laura Gibson and John Roderick | Live Wire Radio
Episode 220
Kristen Schaal & Scott Jacobson, Lisa Hanawalt, Courtenay Hameister, musical guests Laura Gibson and John Roderick
This episode was originally taped at a live show on June 1, 2013

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A singer/songwriter who inspired NPR's first Tiny Desk Concert, a writer who used to host a variety show almost exactly like this one, an actress whose character on BOB'S BURGERS just learned that her dad has been putting murdered cows in the hamburgers, and cartoonist with an obsessive love of horsess. 

According to the Onion AV Club, Bob's Burgers "can balance chaos and bizarre cutaways with legitimate insight and character development" which is a neat trick for any show but even more so for a Fox animated comedy. We'll be joined by comedian Kristen Schaal (30 Rock, Flight of the Conchords, The Daily Show) and writer Scott Jacobson (The Academy Awards, The Daily Show, TV Funhouse) to talk about how they bottle that particular brand of animated lightning.

Lisa Hanawalt is a Brooklyn based cartoonist and contributer to The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Vice, McSweeney’s, and The Believer, among others. You don't see Marmaduke getting that press, and Marmaduke is great. Do the math on that. Her newest book My Dirty Dumb Eyes will be out on May 28th.

This is Courtenay's debut in her swanky new essayist-sometime performer role.

Since the release of 2009's Beasts of Season, which NPR called "nothing short of a masterpiece" and Mojo called "both quietly devastating and life-affirming", singer/songwriter and multintrumentalist Laura Gibson has seen her career swell to include everything from modeling in a Japanese fashion magazine, to receiving a standing ovation from an auditorium full of prison inmates, to a 3 1/2 hour improvised performance art piece with sound artist Ethan Rose and filmmaker Ryan Jeffery. Her latest album is La Grande.

Musician, writer, and podcaster John Roderick makes a special musical appearance.