Jon Crispin's Notebook

Talk of the Nation Audio Link

Posted in Willard Asylum, Willard Suitcases by joncrispin on 04/03/2013

I had a very nice time on Talk of the Nation today.  Ari Shapiro was great and it was fun to talk about the suitcases.  My heart was beating a bit as I was being introduced, but once we got rolling it went really well.  Here is a link to the audio.   The studio was interesting.  NPR no longer has a broadcast facility in Charleston (I’m down here for a bit of a late winter break.) so they sent me to an independent recording studio that does this sort of live feed on a regular basis.  You can see by the picture that it was a comfy little space.  / Pardon the repetition for regular visitors to this site, but if you are new here and just want to see the suitcase posts, here you go.  Some other links are here, here, and here.  Comments are always welcome.  Thanks for all your support and interest, and big thanks to Ari and A.D. at TOTN.

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  1. Mary Beaudry said, on 04/03/2013 at 10:17 pm

    Jon, thank you for sharing the link, I was so pleased to listen, to hear your voice after marveling at the photos you take and reading your truly inspiring observations of your work with the suitcases, food, your family, your dog, and baseball parks. Truly, truly great stuff!

  2. steph said, on 05/03/2013 at 12:19 am

    I think I know how you feel having done this project. I also am fascinated with items from the past, the lives the objects touched, etc. Great to see and hear about your work!

  3. I found your suitcase project quite awhile ago through another blog, and have been so pleased to see all the articles, etc, that have come out recently about it. It struck me from the beginning as being so interesting… I actually brought up your project during a conversation about mental health that I was having with my mother, who is a doctor- at which point she told me she used to volunteer at Willard when was an undergrad (pre-med in psychology) at Cornell University in 1969-73. I was so surprised- other than her time in New York for college, my mother is a lifelong Iowan (as am I), and I usually forget altogether that she lived in New York, so that ended up being a pretty surreal conversation.

    Great job on NPR… I wish I could see the exhibit in San Francisco!

  4. Matthew said, on 05/03/2013 at 10:58 am

    I’m confused about your dates. Today is March 5, 2013. And your comments and postings have dates of 4/3/13, 5/3/13, etc. something isn’t set correctly.

    • joncrispin said, on 05/03/2013 at 11:05 am

      Matthew, I am not sure what is going on. I’ll look into it. Thanks, jon

  5. Karen L Jessup said, on 05/03/2013 at 3:50 pm

    Hey, Jon. You have a lovely radio voice and presence. Fascinating story.

  6. Karen Jessup said, on 05/03/2013 at 3:54 pm

    Loved this interview, Jon. XOX KLJ

  7. lsstuhler said, on 06/03/2013 at 9:51 am

    Nice interview, Jon!


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