The CBC Ideas panel interview with host Paul Kennedy along with the other panelists, lawyer Eloge Butera, and Ontario MPP Bhutila Karpoche, aired here on April 9th, 2019.
It was funny because I didn’t realize that this interview had aired until someone I was emailing told me that they had heard me on national radio a few weeks after the fact. This interview aired during a very busy period in my life, as I was finishing up my legal methodology course at the University of Victoria and I was busily trying to finish a number of papers due for my class.
I told my friend about this interview that I generally prefer not to watch or listen to any interviews of myself after the fact. My friend asked me— how I could improve in the future? I didn’t know the answer because I had not listened to the interview. I had already lived the experience of the interview, so why did I need to listen to it is what I said.
My friend had convinced me to listen to the interview and so a few days later, I was at home and finally got up the nerve to listen to this podcast. I lit some candles, turned on the fairy lights, and got under the covers to listen to the podcast from start to finish. I was really happy with the way that the producers had artfully crafted this panel interview into a cohesive work of art.
Even though I did this interview almost eight months prior, I could still feel the excitement and nervousness that I felt on that day. But one thing that was quite different from that day was that I no longer remembered the many thoughts that were whirling around my head. I just could focus on what was being said, which in my mind was a blessing. I guess now in the future, I’ll put more consideration into listening to my interviews after they happen.