An Interview With Carl
by Noah Lugeons
I woke up early this morning to do an interview with Carl from the Post Rapture Looting Podcast (my podcast this time). Okay, so “early” is a relative term. It’s my day off and I normally don’t wake up until there are two digits in the hour on my day off, so waking up at 9:00 seemed a bit excessive. Carl’s the one who actually had to wake up early, as we started things off at 7:30 am his time.
I should note that this was his choice. I’d have been happy to do it a bit later, but as he explained, he has kids and they don’t care how much you drink, they wake up at the same damn time.
Carl had the good taste to invite Heath and me on his show when we were still only 3 episodes into our little experiment, so I definitely felt that I owed him some reciprocal promotion, but that wasn’t why I interviewed him. That lucky bastard got to go to the American Atheists’ 50th Anniversary Convention in Austin. What’s more, he lost his atheist convention virginity there.
I, of course, lost my atheist convention virginity a long time ago. It was to a convention that you don’t know and it moved out of state a while back, but it was a really good one. But Carl had never been to something like this before and I knew I was curious what his first impressions were. My hope was that our listeners would share that curiosity.
Like all my interviews, it went on way longer than I intended so I cut a 15 minute version for the website and an 8 minute version for the show. We’ll be airing it on this week’s show (hooray! I don’t have to read Genesis yet!) and after listening to the show-edit, I can assure you that even if you didn’t share my curiosity about the convention experience, you’ll enjoy the hell out of the interview. Carl’s a pretty funny dude and when you pack 15 minutes of his wit into an 8 minute package, it explodes with hilarity. Hell, it might even be dangerous to pack so much funny into such a short space, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take.