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Sensory Deprivation Tank

Jonathan Goldstein's got a knack for exploring life's great (and simple) mysteries via the telephone.

2007 / Jonathan Goldstein / WireTap, Canada

Jonathan Goldstein's got a knack for exploring life's great (and simple) mysteries via the telephone.

Luckily, he records these conversations and broadcasts them far and wide on WireTap, the weekly show he hosts and produces for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Each week listeners get to eavesdrop as Goldstein chats with friends, strangers, ex-girlfriends, and, often, his parents. The result? Riveting stories that blur the line between fact and fiction, and are at turns funny, wistful, and even slightly strange -- in the best possible way.

In this segment, Goldstein's friend Howard Chackowicz travels through the cosmos from the safety of his very own homemade sensory deprivation tank -- fashioned out of a giant recycling box.


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Jonathan Goldstein

Jonathan Goldstein (@J_Goldstein) was the host and creator of Wiretap which ran on CBC Radio for 11 years. His new podcast for Gimlet Media is Heavyweight.


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