I was interviewed [link fixed] last night from 1am-2am (I pause to yawn, since I don't stay up that late much) by George Noory for Coast to Coast AM, the largest nationwide talk radio show. It was a pleasant experience. Now, I have been working in SF for nearly four decades, and I have been interviewed on radio and tv a number of times before, but this was far and away the most professional, smoothly-handled, intelligent, and open-minded interview I have experienced.
I guess I was anticipating something less good, shallow, or at least less friendly to science fiction, or even a kind of subtle attack on the intelligence or value of SF -- I have experience all of these in past years -- but George Noory was charming, encouraging, frankly friendly to SF and SF ideas, and very sharp at handling transitions. He was quite in control of the show.
I don't stay up late and listen to the radio (I read), and as far as I know Coast to Coast AM is not carried on a station in my area, so I had not heard it before. But I can now recommend it as a show that is open to ideas (even often silly ideas -- look at their web site) and in the end that openness is a good thing. it doesn't particularly endorse specific ideas, but it encourages their presentation so that they can be held up for examination, thought about, wondered about. But it is not about criticism, or disproving ideas, but about ideas as play. It is probably one of the motors that drives our cultural mythologies, and urban legends. I think I understand now why it is so big and I am grateful to have been a part of it.