2 weeks ago I received a call from Jennifer at NPR (National Public Radio) asking if I would do a radio interview. Finally, the call that I was waiting for. Someone had recognized my contribution to world cleanliness and I was to be recognized for it! Of course this is not exactly how it went. The first question that Jennifer asked was “Can you help us get a hold of Aad Kieboom? We would like to interview him about the Urinal Fly?” This is like having a beautiful woman walk up to you in a bar, lean in toward your ear, and whisper seductively “Is that your friend over there by the pool table? Can you introduce me?”
This was a blow to my ego but I am strong and was able to carry on. I told Jennifer honestly that I have never met Aad though I hope to some day. Jennifer then asked if I would be available to interview with Robert Krulwich for the “Krulwich on Science” show. I agreed of course. This was my chance to share the Fly with the world!
2 days later I was in a sound booth at the local Clear Channel radio station hub, completing a sound check, and getting ready to interview with Robert. The interview was humorous with lots of smart, focused, and science oriented questions. I had a good time and I hope that I didn’t sound like a stammering idiot. It is too bad that our local NPR station, KUNC, does not seem to carry the show.
I hope that I did the UrinalFly.com proud. I will link to the podcast of the program as soon as it is available online.