I don’t do a ton of interviews — partly because I’m so shy and introverted, but mostly because people hardly ever ask me to.
But to the horror of nearly everyone, Tony Palmeri and Matt King are the rare exceptions to that rule. They’ve given me an audio platform for my half-baked takes and stammering non sequiturs.
Have I oversold the interview? Nah. It was great fun, and I hope you enjoy it too.
At the very least, the interviewers are as exceptional as their guest is mealy-mouthed and tragically Midwestern.
Palmeri is a communications professor at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, the author of an incisive media criticism column called Media Rants, a dedicated progressive, and a mensch.
King, whom I’ve just met, is the founder of Game Show America, an entertainment company that works with a wide range of corporate and nonprofit clients.
If this is not how you imagined I’d sound, well, join the club. Me neither. The voice I hear in my head is more like James Earl Jones’. What I hear on tape is like Gilbert Gottfried drowning in a bucket of hyena piss.
Such is my perduring shame.
Anyway, if you have a little time to spare, give this a listen. We talk about Trump, the Republican clown carnival, the election, my nearly acclaimed series of Trump books, and the upcoming Biden presidency.
Enjoy episode 11 of Running on MT …
And if you listened to all that, now you know my real name as well. Guess they really blew the lid off AJP.
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