On September 14th (which is quite soon isn’t it) I’m going to be interviewing Richard Dawkins on stage at The Lowry in Salford about his ‘life in science’. It’s a promotional event for his forthcoming memoirs, which I am urgently reading as we speak…
I’ve interviewed quite a few well-known people for magazines and podcasts over the years, and like everyone who’s ever done anything in the media, I have met many more at parties and events. They are generally just people. Unusually hardworking people, but still very much human beings. So, maybe that’s why I don’t really feel any trepidation about meeting Dawkins, even after this exchange yesterday:
It probably helps that it comes in the middle of a September that’s suddenly become stuffed full of other exciting stuff for me, and I don’t have time to fret. I’ve just got to get on with everything. Also, I think it’s going to be fun and I’m very much looking forward to it.
Oh I also did an interview for the Observer ‘Tech Monthly’ supplement yesterday, which I suppose will appear in the next couple of weeks. My life extension booth/documentary project was selected as part of their Brighton Digital Festival coverage. I expect their edit to be extremely brief, so I’ll post the full piece on this blog after it’s out, as I’ve tried to outline a lot of my ideas around life extension, belief, and what I’m trying to do with How To Live Forever.