Yesterday morning, I talked to Bob Rivers on his eponymous radio show at KJR-FM in Seattle about Francis Thackeray's plan to exhume Shakespeare and learn more about his health, cause of death, and possible drug use. The show's production assistant described the show to me in the 20 seconds before I went on the air as "like a combination of NPR, The Daily Show, and Seinfeld." Tall order, guys.
June 28, Part 2 of Bob Rivers Show -
And then you can listen to my Wednesday morning interview by downloading the mp3 file here, or by clicking play below. It's the first 9 minutes or so.
|Shakespeare's tombstone at the Holy Trinity Church,|
Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England
This was my first experience talking to a public wider than my 180-student intro class or the audience at a conference. Lesson learned: it's hard to not use a placeholder while you think about your response, especially over the phone and on the air, but don't overuse "uhm."