Live Wire with Luke Burbank
with Picabo Street + Scott Carrier + Mark Sundeen + more.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 8pm
Join Emmy award-winning host Luke Burbank for the first-ever Salt Lake City taping of Live Wire, the fastest growing entertainment show on public radio. We’ve got a late-night stride, an Oscar Wilde wit, and the charisma of Ferris Bueller grand marshaling a parade. Music, comedy, and conversation, live and packed with surprises.
MEET OUR GUESTS!
Picabo Street, the Olympic gold medal winning alpine ski racer, could be called an enigma. She’s fast and she is furious, she’s won the alpine skiing World Cup, and she’s even met Elmo. From Triumph, Idaho, all the way to Nagano, Japan, Picabo Street has popped up everywhere you’d least expect her.
Scott Carrier says that aside from our shape, our ability to tell stories is most of what separates us from the animals. He’s made a career of that notion, producing award-winning stories for This American Life, Hearing Voices, his own podcast Home of the Brave, and writing two books, you know, in his spare time.
Mark Sundeen is interested in people. Described as “our poet laureate of alternative lifestyles,” Sundeen is the author of several books, most recently The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America, a nonfiction account of three couples who went off the grid—and out of the paycheck economy—to find happiness. Book by book, Sundeen is out to find out what remains of people when you strip away all the other stuff. Come all ye “luddite-curious”!
Singer/songwriter Sammy Brue has been hailed as a disciple of Woody Gurthrie, Bob Dylan, and an “Americana prodigy.” This would be a high falutin reputation for anyone to maintain, but the kicker is: Brue is fifteen years old. Touring for his first full-length album, I Am Nice, Brue is poised and ready to show us how to do those awkward teen years right.