The idea of interviewing someone who interviews people for a living (about a book on communication, no less!) was quite intimidating for me. I haven’t worked as a journalist in almost 20 years. But Celeste Headlee is as generous and brilliant an interview subject as she is a radio host. She currently hosts “On Second Thought,” a daily news show on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Celeste was formerly a host at National Public Radio, anchoring shows like “Tell Me More,” “Talk of the Nation,” “All Things Considered” and “Weekend Edition.” She also co-hosted the national morning news show, “The Takeaway” from PRI and WNYC.
A frequent public speaker, Celeste delivered a TED Talk, “10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation,” that went viral. That talk earned Celeste a book deal and served as the groundwork for We Need to Talk.
Books Mentioned in This Episode
Events Mentioned in This Episode
Celeste Headlee, author of We Need to Talk in Conversation with Rickey Bevington | Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 p.m. | Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
Book Talk and Signing for Gabrielle Zevin, author of Young Jane Young | Thursday, September 14th at 7:00 p.m. | Margaret Mitchell House
Roger Johns, author of Dark River Rising in Conversation with Trudy Nan Boyce and Tracee de Hahn | Saturday, September 16th at 2:00 p.m. | FoxTale Book Shoppe
Book Talk and Signing for Leah Weiss, author of If The Creek Don’t Rise | Wednesday, September 20th at 6:30 p.m. | Fox Tale Book Shoppe