My 15 Nanoseconds of Fame

Some of you may recall that I mentioned an interview I would be taking part in. Well, it’s now available for all to listen. 🙂 On April 11, Mike Woycek of Pittsburgh Webloggers (and Grabass) interviewed me and Rob of Unspace. We talked about two prominent deaths in the news, Pope John Paul II and Terri Schiavo. I’m not thrilled with the sound of my voice and I’m not sure I’m cut out for on-the-fly apologetics, but it was a pleasant experience on the whole. Mike and Rob seem like great guys and I hope to interact more with them in the near future.

What are you still doing here? Go listen to me pontificate. 😉

Update: Rob has a superb explanation of the whole experience, from soup to nuts. Rather than reinvent the wheel and write one of my own, I’ll just suggest you read Rob’s account. His blog is worth a read anyhow. 😉 On a side note, don’t let him fool you – he can certainly hold his own in a discussion/debate. Just wait until you hear my arguments get eviscerated by him in the Terri Schiavo segment. 😉

Update: Part 2 can be found here.

Comments 11

  1. Amy wrote:

    As I’m listening, I’m also surfing for Pope stuff. I find it interesting that Rob mentioned St. Joan of Arc, who was canonized by Benedict XV. Foreshadowing, maybe?

    Posted 19 Apr 2005 at 9:56 pm
  2. Rob wrote:

    Benedict XV seems like a good guy.

    As for the coincidence – it was a coincidence. I’ve been a Jehanne d’Arc fan since 1966. I wasn’t hinting at the Las Vegas betting pool, which picked both Pope and name, I’m told.

    I will have to check out the “Dominus Iesus” paper that Powerball mentions. I think at least some of Powerball’s interpretation is off.

    Posted 20 Apr 2005 at 1:00 am
  3. Tom Smith wrote:

    I haven’t been able to listen to the podcast yet, because the only computers I’ve had access to today are in the computer labs. But I look forward to it.

    Posted 20 Apr 2005 at 4:23 am
  4. Funky Dung wrote:

    I was disturbed by how much I sounded like Mike (the host). Anyhow, beyond superficial details, what’d you think of the interview?

    Posted 22 Apr 2005 at 3:21 pm
  5. howard wrote:

    I was just going to make that observation…

    Posted 22 Apr 2005 at 11:00 am
  6. Funky Dung wrote:

    I’m glad you liked it, by the way. I don’t think you’ll find me as impressive in part 2, though. 😉

    Posted 20 Apr 2005 at 4:15 am
  7. Funky Dung wrote:

    Some of the noise came from crappy microphones. Some came from latency issues. The rest came from my cpu fan, which sounds like a 747 taking off.

    Posted 20 Apr 2005 at 4:15 am
  8. Funky Dung wrote:

    That is an interesting coincidence.

    Let me know what you think when you’ve finished listening. 🙂

    Posted 19 Apr 2005 at 10:24 pm
  9. Steve N wrote:

    This is a bit disconcerting: You sound a lot like me.


    Posted 22 Apr 2005 at 6:31 am
  10. Steve N wrote:

    Well to be honest, I was surfing the web while I was listening, so I didn’t pay terribly close attention. I thought you gave a capable defense of what I understand to be the Catholic view of things, which is probably news to many listeners (e.g., the RCC is not about to take a plebicite on whether to ordain practicing homosexuals and such like). You and Rob did a good job of not fighting (perhaps Rob deserves more of the credit ;-)) too much.

    My $0.02,

    Posted 22 Apr 2005 at 6:38 pm
  11. Amy wrote:

    well, aside from the audio problems… not sure if it was the recording or just my net connection… I was impressed.

    Funky, I thought you did an excellent job answering the questions and explaining the faith. Much better than I would have. I was impressed, too, with Mike’s choice of guests. It was nice that he picked two bloggers who had knowledge of both the Catholic Church and a protestant background, even though you don’t currently share the same views. Rob brought up some good talking points about married clergy and I think you answered him really well. You even reminded me of some things that I tend to forget. (celibacy being a discipline not a doctrine)

    Can’t wait for part two!

    P.S. Rob, are you sure you weren’t the one who started that betting pool?

    Posted 20 Apr 2005 at 3:44 am

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