I Wanna Be Sedated by Stacy Horn

I was so anxious about my radio appearances today I swam a mile in the evening, all in an effort to exhaust myself. Now I feel like swimming another mile to decompress.

The picture below was my view from my first interview on WPR’s show 45 North with guest host Cynthia Schuster. I was nervous about that one because I was going to be on for a FULL HOUR. But Cynthia kept things moving, and helped me make all the points I wanted to make, and as usual, I loved the callers.

After that I walked over to a different studio on the same floor to talk to the always wonderful Brian Lehrer. I think we’re all in agreement that Brian Lehrer is the most gifted interviewer and I’m not just saying that because he was kind enough to let me on his show (although I would do something like that except he really is that good and you all know it’s true!).

Damnit. I meant to thank him for getting me through Hurricane Sandy. I bought a battery operated radio after 9/11 and that radio and Brian Lehrer kept me emotionally alive. We were without power for a week and I curled up and listened to Brian and his callers and felt so much calmer. I would have felt so alone and cut-off otherwise.

WNYC Radio Studio, New York City

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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4 thoughts on “I Wanna Be Sedated by Stacy Horn

  1. Oh, I’m glad you got to talk about the book in depth. I’ll have to look that show up — I haven’t heard of it. But your topic certainly deserves a Full Monty, full hour.

  2. Yay! Love Brian Lehrer’s show. I’m always about a week behind on Lehrer and Lopate podcasts, but I look forward to hearing you.

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