Interviewers and Biographers

October 3, 2004

What’s the best way to get someone to talk?  NPR’s Terry Gross has done more interviewers than just about anyone else in public radio.  But she prefers to talk to them long distance, with no eye contact.   In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, Terry Gross on the art of the interview.

  1. Terry Gross on Interviewing

    Terry Gross has been the host of the public radio program Fresh Air for over twenty years. She remembers some of her career highlights with Steve Paulson.

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  2. Stephen Thompson on “The Onion A.V. Club"

    Stephen Thompson is an editor at The Onion newspaper, and editor of “The Onion A.V. Club: The Tenacity of the Cockroach.”

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  3. Robert Sabbag and Allen Long on a Biographer and His Subject

    Allen Long is a former dope-smuggler and the subject of Robert Sabbag’s book “Loaded: A Misadventure on the Marijuana Trail.”  Anne Strainchamps interviewed them a week apart. 

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  4. Adam Sisman and Beryl Bainbridge on Boswell and Dr. Johnson

    Adam Sisman and Beryl Bainbridge talk with Steve Paulson about Boswell and Johnson and Boswell’s immortal biography of the brilliant 18th century man of letters.

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