Sunday, April 26, 2015

Adventures on the air

A couple of weeks ago I took the train into Philly to record an interview for WNYC's On the Media about the Food Babe.  The interviewer and the producer were in New York, but the engineers on both ends make it sound like we are in the same room.  I could hear everyone through my headphones, which made it feel rather like having an interview with the voices in your head.  The whole thing took about 45 minutes to do, which then got edited down to a pithy 9 minutes and a bit.

The interview aired on Friday evening on WNYC and is airing on other NPR stations around the country this week.  (The map on my Culture of Chemistry blog stats suggests where it's aired today and yesterday.)  I didn't listen to it until Saturday night, even though it had been on line for a whole day by then, since I thought it would be more fun to do that with Math Man.  (Which it was!)

Yesterday I upped my game and did a TV interview (which hasn't aired yet).  Far more nerve-wracking than the radio.  Wear a solid colored blouse, not black or white.  But all I own are black and white!  I found one, just one, solid color blouse in the back of the closet. Powder?  I don't wear make-up!  My hair was spritzed within an inch of its life to keep my bangs out of my face and the frizz from frizzing.

Then not only did I talk to the voices in my head, but to a smiley face on a music stand.  I so rarely sit still and talk, that was the hardest thing to do!

Both adventures were fun and gave me a deeper appreciation for those who do live radio (my friend the brilliantly calm and composed Dr. Lisa comes to mind), it was nice to be able to say, "let me try that again," a couple of times!


  1. This is so exciting!

    1. It's been a wild and wildly fun week!