February 01, 2009

Everyone Should Interview Bora

I managed another first this morning. I've been hosting Atheists Talk for a couple of months now, but I just did my first interview this morning. I've been a little nervous about doing one, because I tend to think before I talk and dead air time is, well, dead.

As it turns out, I don't think it could have gone any better. Okay, I admit that I cheated. I interviewed Bora--about ScienceOnline'09. I had a charming guest, whom I've met before, talking about a subject we both know and care about. The only real challenge was making it an interview instead of continuing on with conversations we'd already started. I think we did a pretty good job with that, though.

But don't take my word for it. You can judge for yourself with the podcast.

And kudos to Mike, who managed both "Zivkovic" and "Zvan" in one introduction before wisely moving on to using "Z" in place of both of our last names.

9 comments:

Mike Haubrich, FCD said...

You did do a pretty good job. This was a fun show to do.

coturnix said...

Thank you so much. I was great fun. I also had to try hard not to just continue our chat from SO'09 ;-)

coturnix said...

It, not I.

Stephanie Zvan said...

You were great fun too. :)

Greg Laden said...

I was listening very critically and really I have nothing to say by way of suggestions. There was no dead air at all. Working in the questions was good, and that was a little surprising because it never happens so I'd expect more roughness, but there wasn't any.

The clue that this was a phone interview was at the end, where you had to cut Bora off. In person there would have been cues. But it was fine.

Stephanie Zvan said...

Thanks, Greg.

I don't actually listen to these once they're done, being my own worst audience and all. I've been thinking I should for this one, though, for the learning experience. Maybe it won't be so painful after all.

Kevin Zelnio said...

lol If you had me and Anton on there it could have Zivkovic Zvan Zelnio Zuiker! Oy Zey!

Stephanie Zvan said...

Kevin, we were chatting in the studio about announcing that the show was being brought to people by the letter Z. If we'd had the two of you on, we'd have had to do it.

coturnix said...

With all of us in the studio, it would be Sesame Street, and with my big nose I'd have to be Big Bird, or at last Snuffalapagus.