I did a phone interview with NPR’s All Things Considered yesterday, not about the Obama thing, but about the Phoenix Lander on Mars. The fellow who was interviewing me was asking me about whether the Phoenix mission wasn’t a little bit boring, and what I might do as a writer to spice things up. For my part I explained why, yes, some of the details of the mission might be a bit of a snooze unless you were an engineer (in which case, they’re really, really interesting), but that was not only okay, but necessary for actual science, because a) science features a lot of process, and b) the process of science does not fit a convenient narrative structure most of the time. And so on.
In any event, the interview, or some portion thereof, will be on the weekend edition of All Things Considered, tomorrow (Saturday) at 5:40pm or thereabouts. Says my notification e-mail: “Best to check the schedule with your local station to see when the show airs, because sometimes they delay it.” Indeed.
In any event, if you’re an NPR listener, listen tomorrow!