Posts Tagged ‘radio’

Behind the scenes: The Book Show on ABC National Radio

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Ex-journalists don’t normally make good interviews, because they know the tricks of the trade and tend to be wary, but it’s amazing how a pro can gently pull details out without me being aware they are doing it. I usually only recognize this after the interview is over. Anita Barraud on ABC National Radio’s The Book Show in Australia is in that category: she did a first-rate job peeling my onion and giving her audience a behind the scenes glimpse into my little book.

To listen to our interview hit the “Download The Audio” link on The Book Show.

Radio France weighs in

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Radio France

From my editor at Calmann-Lévy in France – “Brigitte Kernel aime Le Voyage de Cent pas !”

Translation: Brigitte Kernel, a personality on the influential Radio France, loves The Hundred-foot Journey. Check out the Radio France site.

WHYY interview for NPR’s A Chef’s Table

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

WHYY's widely distributed, A Chef's Table

The urbane producer of A Chef’s Table, Lari Robling, had me into the WHYY’s studios in Philadelphia for a chat about my novel. A Chef’s Table is the hugely informative foodie program aired on NPR stations across the nation, usually on a Saturday. For those who missed it, here’s the relevant A Chef’s Table podcast.

The segment on The Hundred-Foot Journey starts roughly at minute 25 on the hour-long program, which you can jump to by sliding the underlying toggle, but Jim Coleman’s earlier two interviews – on Mediterranean cooking for diabetics and how to prepare tofu – are really very informative. Special thanks to WHYY’s Therese Madden for arranging the segment.

NPR: 5 books to help you escape

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Where would we be without NPR?

Our country’s beacon of light, National Public Radio, has a website with its own literary pages. I am blessed – they just picked The Hundred-Foot Journey as one of their “Literary Destinations: Five Books To Help You Escape.” (To hear the three-minute audio of their escapist picks, hit the listen toggle at the top of the loaded page.) That item follows my recent NPR interview on the world class Diane Rehm Show and the book’s on-air review at NPR’S WPSU.

The Diane Rehm Show podcast interview

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

The Diane Rehm Show - one of a kind

For those who missed the NPR interview, here is the easy-to-listen podcast of the show, hosted by Steve Roberts. When the page loads, hit the “listen” toggle on the left.

The Diane Rehm Show Does Its Magic

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Top drawer journalist, Steve Roberts, with his wife, Cokie.

At 9.45AM this morning my novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey, was ranked #5,746 in sales among all the books on Amazon.com. At 6.08PM this evening my book officially was among the top 100 books sold by Amazon. Precise tally:

The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #97 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
#23 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Literary
#64 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Contemporary

What happened between nine this morning and six this evening? NPR’s Diane Rehm Show, guest-hosted by the consummate pro, Steve Roberts, had me on the air for an hour. It was an extraordinary experience. I was in particular moved by the depth of the questions, not just from the urbane Roberts, but also from fellow Americans all across the country who called in to ask me questions, and to share their own food and family and cultural experiences. My special thanks to the show’s producer, Nancy Robertson, who plucked me for the show and did all the heavy lifting behind the scenes. A huge radio talent.

Here is the podcast of the hour-long show. After the web page loads, hit the “listen” toggle to the left.

The Diane Rehm Show on NPR

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

The incomparable Diane Rehm Show

I am, as the English say, “chuffed” to be invited on The Diane Rehm Show on WAMU FM 88.5 in Washington DC. For those outside of America, The Diane Rehm Show is one of the jewels of National Public Radio, and it’s a great honor to be a guest on the program to talk about The Hundred-Foot Journey. The show will be live and an hour long, and it includes listeners calling in to ask me questions. Ms. Rehm will be out that day, so I will be interviewed by her stand-in, Steve Roberts. Anyone who has perused Roberts’ bio might understandably come to the conclusion I should be interviewing him. Can’t wait. Should be a hoot.

My appearance on the live show is on July 28th, and is usually around 11.00AM or 12.00PM on local NPR stations around the country. To find a NPR station near you that carries The Diane Rehm Show, click here.

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