So this morning I got up and listened to the recording of my Radio New Zealand interview.
Here's how it went:
Me (live):"No! Don't say that!"
Me (recorded): "Sweetheart, I said this days ago, it's all on the record now and anyway - your parents have already heard this - no going back"
Me (live): "It's okay, you didn't say the incredibly stupid thing that it sounded like you were just about to say, carry on."
Me (live): "Oh, wait... No! What are you thinking? Don't say that!"
You get the picture.
But overall, I'm happy. The guy from the spokeperson's office at work had asked me to avoid criticism of the Government of Afghanistan (fine by me, they have enough knockers without me joining that party) and to avoid commenting on the overall success of the strategy in Afghanistan (again - fine by me - I'd only say something stupid and ill-informed anyway).
I think I stayed within the lines on that count, and I was happy that the interview sounded to me like someone talking about a place and people that she cared about. I was a little worried that this would come off too much "all about Me".
PS: Of course in the interview I use my real name and we talk about who I work for. These are not highly guarded secrets, but to avoid detection by the all-seeing eye that is Google, I'm going to continue avoiding using both here on the blog. I'd be grateful if you did too - Google can even see your comments. Mwahahaha (that's an evil laugh - eminating from Google)
I don't know how well the link I inserted above will work - if it doesn't then go directly to the Radio NZ podcast page, it should be there for a week from now.
Does anyone know how to put an actual podcast up here? So that it stays here even after it is removed from the RNZ site? I've seen it done elsewhere, with embedded players and everything - but I'm not too smart about that kind of stuff. Tips gratefully accepted.