Here’s an 11-minute interview from yesterday with Jerome McDonnell, the veteran and deeply knowledgeable host of Worldview on WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR station. We look at Colombia’s upcoming elections and the state of peace accord implementation.

These interviews, especially live ones like this, are nerve-wracking, even when it’s a topic I follow closely. Time is very limited, but you have to break things down for a general audience, which takes time. A voice in your head screams “hurry up you only have 10 minutes” while the rest of your brain wants to explain the complicated context. I end up talking too fast, and I honestly have no idea which facts/arguments audiences will find most compelling or boring. People who do this well are in high demand, because it’s hard to do well.