LIsten to a radio interview about life after 90 (link below). You haven’t missed it and you haven’t missed out on life.
Radio interviews: I love them. And they reach people all around the world.
Recently I was interviewed by a distinguished New Zealand radio journalist, Jim Mora. His Sunday Morning show is a favourite with listeners.
A good media interview needs art and skill… and experience. Skilled interviewers have well-researched background information at their fingertips. They make an interview seem like a spontaneous conversation, but they are always in charge. They don’t grill people. They don’t read stolidly from a list of questions regardless of the answers. No: they draw people out and they contribute their own interesting ideas. They get multiple interviews done in a single morning, switching from topic to topic more smoothly than you and I can change lanes walking on a footpath.
Behind every brilliant radio journalist is a brilliant team. Producers and researchers and sound engineers work in the background.
After my interview I heard from friends and relatives in Belgium, Kiribati, Vancouver, Brisbane — and of course New Zealand. I love the ability to listen after the event.
Speaking of which, you too can listen right now, wherever in the world you live.
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