I was a guest on a radio talk show this afternoon, Drive Time with Sam and Annabelle on TBS 101.3FM. It was a last-minute invite from a friend and I went in cold. For my segment my friend asked me “personality test”-style questions, and as soon as I would utter a complete thought (1-2 sentences), he and the co-hosts would jump in and riff improv-style.
I could barely keep up. These guys are incredible talkers, really quick on their feet. They make it up on the fly, every day, in front of a massive audience. Listening on the radio vs. sitting in the room and (barely) participating is, I suspect, like the difference between watching a pro tennis match and being on the receiving end of a 150MPH serve. I left both humbled and inspired.