I have been involved in radio, in one form or another, off and on, for the last eighteen years. For the last ten years, I’ve been involved in podcasts as well. I’ve done some in the past, and I’m doing one now. I’m also currently volunteering as my local public radio station (WJFF), which means that I have the opportunity to pitch a show to have on a public radio station. After a year of vacillating and half-hearted attempts, I’m going to seriously try to get a show in the air, tentatively called ‘Midnight Forum’.
The purpose of Midnight Forum is to have a serious, involved discussion on big subjects that don’t tend to get brought up in polite conversation. Each episode I’ll invite two people on the show from opposite sides of an issue, and moderate a civil (if occasionally tense) discussion between them, without ‘gotcha’ questions, and with enough time to really get in depth on the subject. Off the top of my head (and the front page of the newspaper), possible subjects of discussion include sex work decriminalization, big game hunting, The Kingfisher Project & hard drug decriminalization, AI research, and police abolition.
The next step is to record a demo episode for the programming committee of WJFF, which I will do within the next few weeks. Stay tuned for updates.