A few weeks ago I was invited to be a guest on an NPR show called “The Jefferson Exchange,” in Ashland, Oregon. The producer and host had reviewed Music at the End of Life: Easing the Pain and Preparing the Passage and invited me to answer questions about the book and about music-thanatology. They also invited two local music-thanatologists, James Excell and Elizabeth Markell, to bring their harps into the studio to play music and participate in the interview.
It was more than a dream come true to be invited onto the show. I had never been on the radio before (let alone an hour-long live broadcast!) but after the initial nerves passed, the experience was truly enjoyable. It felt like an interesting conversation between the host, my colleagues, and the people who called and emailed during the show.
Here is the podcast: The Jefferson Exchange, September 8, 2010