What’s it like to be interviewed on NPR?
Earlier this week I went to KQED to do an interview with Scott Simon for NPR’s Weekend Edition, to air Feb 9. I am a huge NPR fan and didn’t sleep much the night before (visions of listeners all over the country looking at each other and saying “who is this fool on the radio?”) 😅
Everyone at KQED was so nice, including the kind parking attendant lady who gave me a pep talk, “You just go in there, girl!”. The interview itself was a remote link up to Weekend Edition’s studio in DC, and actually a fun experience. This was entirely due to the fact that Scott Simon is such a great interviewer. He has a really warm and kind manner – no wonder people want to share all kinds of things with him!
They record a longer segment and pull about 5 minutes or so from it. The whole thing felt like it went pretty fast, though it took about half an hour by the clock. At one point I blanked out and was thinking “uh… my mouth is moving – what am I saying??!”
After that I walked around the block and had cake for lunch. And now I think I will go and collapse somewhere in amazement because…NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO!! Aahhhhh!
You can hear the radio interview here https://www.npr.org/…/in-the-night-tiger-fantastic-beasts-o…