Friday, December 4, 2009
It's been a great ride to sit in a studio, with my friend, colleague and producer Jaime Beauchamp at the controls, and interview yet another journalist I respect and admire about his or her work. Through it all, I always tried to make these conversations honest, smart, and candid--a little peek at the magic in a hidden newsroom process between an editor and a writer. This last one, with London Bureau Chief Stanley Reed, can be heard here and is entitled "Why Dubai Matters: A Look at the Crisis in the Gulf."
A trademark of sorts to each of these podcasts is my selection of a song to open and close every recording. As my Tweeps know full well, I often tweeted the barebones of what the story would be and asked for their song choices. We've selected everything from jazz and popular music to classic and alternative rock. For this final podcast, I picked one of my obsessive favorites, Frank Sinatra. The tune: "That's Life." I think it works on a lot of levels. What do you think?
Posted by John A. Byrne at 7:45 PM