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Ira WoodIra Wood is the producer/host of The Lowdown, a talk show on Pacifica Radio Network affiliate WOMR-FM, Provincetown, focusing on books, politics, and social trends. From nationally known authors, politicians, and entertainers to local activists, artists, and eccentrics, The Lowdown reaches listeners throughout Cape Cod and the Boston suburbs with informed and lively conversation.

The Lowdown

Intelligent conversation, one interview at a time.

 

“Wood is an exceptional conversationalist and writer. Relaxed, upbeat, and totally unflappable, he creates such an invigorating atmosphere that his guests don’t want to leave when their time is up.”
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In this extended podcast, journalist Johann Hari tells us everything we know about addiction is wrong: that the war on drugs is actually a war on some of the world’s most vulnerable people and that what they crave is not a fleeting high but a real human connection.

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Matters of Opinion

5-minute radio essays with a touch of chutzpah and cheek.

 

“Fearless, gregarious, frequently humble and hysterical…Ira Wood is on the same pedestal we’ve placed Dave Barry and David Sedaris. Yes, he’s that good.”
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There are few things I hate more than waiting but fewer that I love more than gardening. I’d be much better off with hobby with a speedier resolve, like the luge or sky diving, whose outcome is affected not by the vagaries of the weather but by a fundamental force, like gravity.

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