Today I was on WAMU news show 1A, talking about (of course) the 4-day week. You can listen here, though the embed might work too:

This follows a very busy media schedule last week, when I was on three shows: NPR’s All Things Considered

And WBEZ’s Reset (no embed code available).

I’ve been doing radio since The Distraction Addiction came out, and the more I do it, the more I respect people who are really good at it. To me, it’s a real challenge, but it’s worth getting good at, and not just because you don’t want to sound like an idiot in front of thousands of people.

I’ve found that it helps to set up a radio mise en place. This was my setup during a 2013 radio tour:

Satellite radio interview central

Here’s what my setup looked like this morning.

My radio appearance setup

There’s a hot drinking case I get dehydrated, a pad for jotting down notes (the names of callers, one or two words about their comments or questions), tissues just in case, and post-its with the name of the host, and a reminder to keep my answers short, and sound like I’m having fun. I always write that note to myself. I could laminate a card with those instructions, but I think it’s good discipline to write it every time.