Several weeks ago, I was interviewed for “New Tech City” – a local radio show hosted by Manoush Zomorodi here in New York. Manoush is an old friend. Talking to her was so easy because it felt so natural; she came to my home with a microphone and we gabbed over coffee.
So I thought, “No big deal!” when I was asked by a Producer to speak on air for another NPR show, “The Takeaway.” But when I showed up at my appointed time at the WNYC studios, it felt like a much bigger deal. This is John Hockenberry! “The Takeaway” is a national show! I sat in a studio right next to him with earphones, a big microphone and a button labelled “cough” (in case I had to)!
Here’s the set-up: Last week, a group called the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood filed a complaint with the FTC challenging some software developers for inappropriately marketing apps for young children as “educational.” Naturally, I have a lot to say about this issue. And while autism was not the focus of the discussion, it always manages to naturally come up in any conversation I have about apps.
To listen, you can either click on this link, or stream it live here: