Well, last night was the first installment. The attendance was, shall we say, pretty much non-existent. That’s ok. 11pm EST is a bit late, I know, and since it was my first attempt, it’s probably best that I was basically speaking into space. Here’s the audio if you want to listen to what went down. (It’s a big file, so don’t be surprised if it takes a while to get started playing. Patience, Jedi.)
(Here’s a link to download the mp3.)
It’s somewhat structured at the beginning because I had a clear idea of what I wanted to say to establish the ground work. But the last 45 minutes are literally off the top of my head, no notes or anything. And it shows. I don’t think it’s bad, per se, but I could definitely deliver that material better if I did it again.
Frankly, and I knew this going in, it’s hard to really appreciate how difficult it is to be good at talk radio until you try it. As I’ve listened back, all I hear is stammering and speeds varying from painfully slow to rapid fire fast. But I think in long spans of time, so I chalk this up as a learning experience. I have a few things to work on for next time, but I think I like this.
Let me know what you think…and let me know if there are any specific books that you think would be good to cover in the future. The next book I’ll be discussing goes off in a completely different direction – Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, by Christopher McDougall. Easily one of the best, most inspirational books I’ve read in a long time. Think “Enlightened Caveman meets long distance running” because that’s the tie in. Date and time to be announced. I’m virtually guaranteed to at least double my audience, so that’s exciting! Hope you can make it.
(P.S. – the bumper music in the audio above is a song called “Oyster” written and performed by me and my friend, Park Ellis. You can hear the entire song over at his blog.)