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.

Talk of the Nation

Posted in Asylums, Willard Asylum, Willard Suitcases by joncrispin on 01/03/2013

Ari Shapiro, who is guest-hosting NPRs Talk of the Nation saw the Slate piece on the suitcases and thought it might be a good idea to have me on the show.  So,  this coming Monday at 3.40 pm Eastern time I will be interviewed, and there will probably be some time for phone calls. I am so pleased that the project is getting so much positive attention.  /  Welcome to all the recent guests to this site.  I would also like to add a note to all of you who have taken the time to comment here, or send me email.  I am really touched by the stories of your own connection to the asylums and to mental illness.  I always attempt to respond to you all, but lately I have really been inundated with mail due to the recent attention the cases have received.  Over the next few weeks, I will be cutting back on my other responsibilities to focus primarily on this project.  So if you haven’t heard back from me yet, I’ll hope to be in touch soon.

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