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September 22, 2004

I Said WHAT?

I'd like to say thanks again to Doug from Bogus Gold for his interview with me the other day. It's been linked a place or two.

It was an interesting experience. Doug is an excellent interviewer.

The interesting part is that Doug and I come at interviewing from two whole different perspectives. I've been a reporter, producer, talk show host. To me, interviews are things you do, and then edit wholesale to find what you need, or at least focus ruthlessly.

Doug, of course, comes from anthropology. Interviews are more of a completist artifact, which is why he captured our conversation completely - every um, ah, and false start.

And Doug did a great job. But this last few days, it's been strange - I listen to myself talk, and think "Dang - I am scatterbrained, I do ramble, and I sometimes flirt unsuccessfully with coherence..."

Atomizer may be more talkative than I am during the next NARN broadcast...

Posted by Mitch at September 22, 2004 08:14 AM | TrackBack
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Mitch,

You're too hard on yourself. You do a damn fine job of keeping the NARN show moving at a crisp pace. Besides, do you really want "Atomizer's Wedding Planning Hour Featuring the Poseable Chicken."???

Posted by: James Ph. at September 22, 2004 09:26 AM

Can you say that?

Posted by: the elder at September 22, 2004 12:12 PM

The ums and ahs would have bothered me if Doug hadn't transcribed his own attempts at verbalizing his thoughts in a couple of places. I thought that was quite fair of him, and the only reason that it didn't happen more often is that he had a good interview subject who could take a question and run with it instead of needing to be prompted with every sentence.

Don't worry about this transcript affecting your performance on-air, either. I have heard the show several times and you are the seasoned radio professional who keeps things coherent.

As for your photo on Bogus Gold...you need to submit that to a dating service. That face has "Hey there baby..." written all over it.

Posted by: Dave in Pgh at September 22, 2004 12:24 PM
hi