I often joke that Orac is my alter-ego, regardless of how effective or ineffective the pseudonym is at protecting my “true” identity. I also, with some justification, joke that I’m a lot less interesting in person than I am on the blog as a means of inoculating people that I meet who know me only through my blog from serious disappointment at the man behind the curtain. This has led to a reluctance on my part to accept requests to be interviewed–until now.
When Steve Novella, President of the New England Skeptics’ Society and the driving force behind my favorite skeptical podcast The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe asked me if I’d be interviewed, I warned him that, although I’m fortunate enough to have a face perfect for radio, I also have a voice perfect for writing and blogging. When Steve would not relent, I decided to give it a whirl, and the results have finally appeared, a week and a half after the interview. I haven’t had a chance to give it a listen yet (I’m sure I’ll cringe at the sound of my own voice), and I don’t know what parts of the interview Steve decided to keep, but you can either download it here directly or get it from iTunes (Episode #101) and listen for yourself. Sadly, Rebecca Watson, a.k.a. the Skepchick, wasn’t there.
While you’re at it, listen to some of the older podcasts. If you do, I bet you’ll become hooked and subscribe to The Skeptics’ Guide as well.