Well, that was an unexpected occurrence.
After posting my article here yesterday about Donald Trump's doctor, Jacob Bornstein. I sent out a link to it on a Tweet and a Facebook posting. And as a result of that, I got a private message from a woman named Angie Coiro who wanted me to come on her radio show to talk about the piece.
I did a little bit of research, and it turns out that she's a longtime broadcaster based in San Franciso, including on the well-regarded KQED. She also did the Mother Jones Magazine interview show on Air America Radio, and currently hosts an interview/conversation program on politics and culture, In Deep with Angie Coiro. It's heard on a handful of radio stations across the country, including on the Netroots Radio network (which also airs The Young Turks), as well as also on a number of online formats -- and with all the podcasts of her show on her website.
And yes, I have no idea why she wanted to talk to me about this. In fact, I told her just that, and said it seemed far better to talk to an actual doctor who'd be able to address Dr. Bornstein's ethics or lack thereof. It turns out that she took the suggestion and did just that. But when I also mentioned another problem with me going on the air was that I was just two days into recouping from my trip to Germany, and offhandedly noted the reaction of people there to my Clinton-Kaine button, it turned out that she wanted to talk about that, as well. So, I said, fine, and we did the interview yesterday. In fact, almost all we ended up talking about was the Button Story.
It was reasonably painless, and I quite enjoyed talking with her. I later tracked down some podcasts of previous shows on her website, and found them terrific. Very bright and thoughtful. As it turns out, the first link to the show I was on has already been posted online, and I've embedded it below for those who are interested. I haven't listened to the show yet (I have my standards...though I'm sure the rest of the hour is great), so I have no idea where it comes in the broadcast. That's why God created fast-forwarding. Or patience and listening.
By the way, for those who do decide to listen to the entire show -- and though I haven't heard it yet, I still suggest it's probably a good idea based on other of the In Deep broadcasts I've checked out -- here's the full line-up of all that's on. (It looks as if my main segment comes wisely at the end. I suspect that the first reference is more a discussion of the article which was posted here.)
UPDATE: I've finally gotten around to listening to at least part of it -- I find it difficult listening to oneself -- and the interview kicks in around the 37:30 mark.
On today's BradCast, guest hosted by Angie Coiro of In Deep Radio, a surprising crush of news headlines post-holiday weekend.
Among them: Bulldozers tore up North Dakota sacred lands of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe amidst protests against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, even as all parties await a court judgment to block construction. Bill Cosby's lawyers claim that attorney Gloria Allred just wants the spotlight and is making racist attacks. And a CNN presidential election poll appears to have completely excluded millennials!
Meanwhile, one of my guests, Robert J. Elisberg of Huffington Post, wants to know if Trump's letter-writing doctor violated HIPAA by discussing his "knowledge" of Hillary Clinton's alleged health problems. So Flash Gordon, MD joins us to clarify.
Jessica Luther looks at the Brock Turner case in California, the Lizzy Seeberg suicide in a Notre Dame sexual assault case, and her new book Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape.
Then it's back to Elisberg, this time for a tale of Berlin, L.A., and a handful of "Hillary Clinton for President" buttons. Finally, a review of a few important medical stories, including a ban on "antibacterial" soaps.
You can find more about the In Deep with Angie Courio show here and listen to podcasts of her earlier shows, including a fascinating one that I checked out yesterday with linguist Geoff Numberg on the language of the 2016 presidential campaign. (See, I really do have my standards.)