If you were not aware that I am on the Twitter machine you may, there, discover the absolute lastest information on what I am doing at this very minute. There will be equally exciting sorts of exclusive information and features -- including the return of Annie's "10 Moments from the Past 24 Hours of 'News'" wrap-up -- coming soon. Name that bumper music contests! Liveblogging press briefings! Original dramatic works! Also, more Tweets.
You can, of course, also download the show (which is still free, tho you'll need to log in); you can also subscribe via iTunes. The latest show is has an interview with Paul Rieckhoff -- 37th most powerful person in Washington -- about the sorry state of government care for female veterans and soldiers.
We're also ramping up TIS' infamous "Web Extras," which in the past have included dramatic readings of Peggy Noonan's course syllabus and of the Acorn Tapes. In the coming weeks, you'll see more of The Inside Story Radio Theater as well as a new regular podcast, "Token Opinion," which asks dueling political consultants to Friday-afternoon-quarterback the missteps and victories of the other side. (Tracy Sefl and Kevin Madden have already recorded a few sample tracks here and here.)
The show also exists on the actual radio -- Saturdays at 9am, Sundays at noon. This week will feature an interview with Scott Westerfeld about his novel of young adult fiction about WWI, Leviathan -- an indicator, you'll see, of the many different ways TIS approaches politics: While interviews with elected officials (including friend-of-show Claire McCaskill) and political professionals and journalists make up most of the show's guests, we've also brought on Sasha Frere-Jones to talk about the musical journey of Michael Jackson and Time's James Poniewozik to ponder the spectacle of Glenn Beck.
The show's come a long way since we started and I'm more and more proud of it. I have a big problem with the "unspoken rules" of political journalism (particularly broadcast journalism) -- from the Brady Bunch boxes of cable news to the prohibition on having fun on air -- and I like to think that at TIS, we're breaking a lot of them. But we're not done yet.