The guest contestant on the 'Not My Job' segment of this week's NPR quiz show is Marin Alsop, conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. It's always fun to see what odd connection host Peter Sagal will come up with to take some completely unrelated topic and somehow tie it to the guest. Most are fun, but some transcend that and are so clever that they're funny. This is the latter. Happily, the interview is surprisingly very funny and Alsop sardonically explains how she got from birth to conducting.
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, is a regular columnist for the Writers Guild of America and was for the Huffington Post. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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