My first time in the studio with Terry…(we recorded twice, on account of nerves.)
The audio won’t be online for another few hours, but if you’ve enjoyed Fresh Air’s tumblr (and other online/social media presences) at all you should check this out because today is Mel’s last day at Fresh Air and she is awesome.
I’ve fallen for all stripes of human beings in this world. I’ve fallen for straight men, I’ve fallen for gay men, I’ve fallen for straight women and gay women. I really have. I had crushes on really every single kind of person in the world. So there was this period of time in my life when I had this sort of romantic idea that everybody was like that, that we’re all human beings and that a person is a person and if there weren’t these sort of societal ideas about gender and sexual orientation, that anybody could fall in love with anybody. Making Humpday was really the experience that showed me that that is not true — that some people really, truly are straight. There’s a spectrum, and some people are really at one or the other.
Never gonna tire of this story.
I’m a geek. I’m a writer. I spent all of my time in my childhood obsessing about Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who. I was alone, I was an outsider, what do you expect? I was that bullied kid at the back of the class weeping for loneliness. I don’t think, generally speaking, people become writers because they were the really good, really cool, attractive kid in class. I’ll be honest. This is our revenge for people who were much better looking and more popular than us. I was a bit like that, I suppose.
FYI: My editors in DC are currently fighting over who gets to edit Fresh Air’s Doctor Who/Sherlock/Steven Moffat piece today.
Man, I love it so much when my favorite things come together (in this case, it’s Doctor Who/Sherlock/Steven Moffat and Terry Gross/Public Radio). When Terry interviewed Peter Jackson (10 years ago… vom.) I sat right up by the radio speakers to listen.