So at the Center I do our podcasts.... this also leaves me the opportunity to get interviews with anyone that we have to speak. While I want to do the interviews, it doesn't mean that I don't panic about sounding stupid during the interviews....so I research a lot, and end up running to the bathroom too often for comfort.
Today we had our first speaker in our new lecture series, Philip Gordon, who spoke about his book Winning the Right War. The interview was a first for me in the fact that I felt relaxed during the interview. He was also a master at the sound bite and the interview was much shorter than my normal interviews and I had to ad-lib some questions in order to fill the time. Hopefully, once I finish with the episode the interview will still be good.
In any case, I highly recommend the book. He had some incredibly sound policy recommendations...and maybe when I am not so tired I will write a more complete review of it.