We’ve had a couple of editorial meetings about the call-in show and it’s starting to take shape. The trick is to narrow the scope of the hour somewhat and to start generating names of potential guests. We want to encompass the overall theme of the series — the push and pull of globalism — and also include the subthemes of economics, politics and war, cutlure, environment, etc. Ideally a talk-show has one idea per hour and a focussed question to draw listeners into the conversation. This one feels like a blivet. There’s too much stuff to talk about for one hour.
In terms of guests, we’re looking for global consciousness, global reach and most important, 7 or better (out of 10) on the talker scale. Got any suggestions? Here’s some names we’ve been talking about: Will Hutton, Arundhati Roy, Robert Kagan, Amy Chua, Niall Ferguson.
The phone number for the call-in program airing live on WGBH radio in Boston Sunday, April 27th 6:00 EST is 800-886-9364. Smile and Dial!