While I recorded my interview for The Front Porch on June 14th; it was aired on NHPR on June 19th, at 6:30p EST. If you missed the show live, you can still hear the audio online (my part begins at about minute 15:30 and goes to the end):
You can also read the show notes from NHPR.org.
One amusing anecdote regarding my interview on NHPR: a friend of mine from college (fellow New Hampshire-ite and bike tourer) was in a bar in Berlin (NH) and during the course of a conversation with a stranger came to discussing his bicycle trip across the country. The man said, “Did you hear that crazy guy on the radio who had only kissed like five girls and went on a bike trip out west?” My friend said: “Why yes, I have, he is a friend of mine.” And, of course, the man’s inner prejudice was reinforced, specifically: that all bike riders are whackos and that we all know each other.
Which is only partly true.
original post: june 14th
“Well,” I thought to myself, “how kind of them to surprise me with the honor on National Public Radio!”
Turns out: it is someone else. I have been bumped indefinitely. You will have to check NHPR.org for updated show times: View Show Notes on NHPR.
On Wednesday, June 14th, at 6:30pm EST, I, Damon Timm, will be on New Hampshire Public Radio’s The Front Porch, shamelessly promoting the audiobook In Search of #6 and re-visiting all the sordid history behind, below, and above the making of this travelogue and memoir.
If you want to be the very first to hear it, you can tune in at 6:30p EST on Wednesday. You can listen on the radio if you live in New Hampshire (nhpr.org has station listings) or via a live audio stream from you computer anywhere in the world.
If you are not available at that day and time fret not! I will be sure to post the link to the audio from NHPR as soon as it is made available. I will also try and get an audio transcript from the show (it will be a thirty minute interview and I cannot type it out myself).
Of course I will be foolishly nervous on air and bound to say ridiculous things about myself, Ben, the trip, my life, #6, eggs, and post-prandial naps — needless to say: it will be worth listening to and I look forward to hearing your commentary on my interview performance. You can post said comments below.