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Posted By Peter Bentley
Phew! It's hard to keep up with the media fuss over the book Why Sh*t Happens. Yesterday an interview with me was published on Time.com - this one was quite hard work as the journalist asked me lots of questions about all kinds of things. It was apparently on the front page of Digg today - spotted by one of my students. You can read it by clicking here.

The book was the book of the week on the Skeptic Friends Network, you can check it out by clicking here.

There was also a quickie review in Discover Magazine, see below. I even did an interview for Dutch radio yesterday and yet more radio interviews to do tomorrow.


 
Posted By Peter Bentley
Another day and another radio tour of USA for the book Why Sh*t Happens. Today being Friday 13, I found myself describing lucky and unlucky events. As before, the hosts of the shows found themselves in a dilemma about how to say the book title. In fact in the last interview they played a little trick and pretended we were live on air and then actually said the title of the book, followed by all kinds of swearwords. I was slightly taken aback! We then spent the whole of the actual interview talking about sheep. "Oh Sheep!" I figure if the audience numbers for all the shows are accurate I've been heard by nearly 10 million Americans in the last 3 days. Poor people, yes that's right. These were the shows I was on today:

Cleveland, OH. WMJI-FM “Lanigan & Malone Morning Show” Listen to the interview here!

Tri Cities, TN. WJCW-AM “Thinking out Loud”

Portland, OR. KEX-AM “The Morning Update”

Miami, FL. WIOD-AM “South FL’s First News”

New York, NY. WCBS-AM “WCBS News”

Minneapolis, MN. KQRS-FM “Bob & Tom Show” Listen to the interview here! (This was the only interview where I actually got cut off - we were running late for the next show but by co-incidence the line went horrible at the end. Listening back it seems to have triggered quite a conversation!)

Cleveland, OH. WEOL-AM “Les in the Morning”

Colorado Springs, CO. KCMN-AM “Tron Talk”

Springfield, MA. WAQY-FM "The Bax and O'Brien Show"

Poughkeepsie, NY. WBWZ-FM “Mark Bolger in The Morning”


 
Posted By Peter Bentley
Yesterday I spent most of the day on a "radio tour" of USA appearing on 8 different radio shows to publicize the release of the book Why Sh*t Happens. The funny thing about US radio is that they can't say the title of the book. The solutions used by the hosts of each show were kinda funny. They called it "Why Shtuff Happens," or "Why ess-aitch- asterisk-tee Happens," or even "Why Shaaaaah Happens." The hosts of one show had a long discussion with me about it, saying they preferred the European title "The Undercover Scientist." Well, it remains to be seen if Rodale's decision on the title is a good one, but it's certainly attracting attention. These are the shows I've been on so far; I'll be on another bunch tomorrow.

National. ABC Radio Networks syndicated Talk “It’s a New Day”

New York, NY. WLNA-AM “Good Morning Hudson Valley”

Atlanta, GA. WDUN-AM “The Bill and Joel Show”

Minneapolis, MN. WFMP-FM “Ian and Margery” Listen to the interview here!

Philadelphia, PA. KYW-AM “KYW News”

Rochester, NY. WHAM-AM “WHAM Morning News”

National. All Star Radio Networks Syndicated Talk “All Star Minute”

Chicago, IL. WLBK-AM NPR “Walking on Air with Betsy and Sal” Listen to the interview here!

Cincinnati, OH/National WLW-AM/XM Radio Channel 173 “The Scott Sloan Show”