Mastering the Grill: Why Some Interviews Go Up in Smoke

Some respond to praise, others to badgering, some the frontal assault, others when you sneak up from behind. Brooke Gladstone offers a few interrogation tips (and some audio examples) on how to get your guests to crack and make them like it.

Some respond to praise, others to badgering, some the frontal assault, others when you sneak up from behind. Brooke Gladstone offers a few interrogation tips (and some audio examples) on how to get your guests to crack and make them like it.

And why sometimes it all goes unspeakably wrong.


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Brooke Gladstone

Brooke Gladstone is host and managing editor of NPR's On the Media, produced by WNYC Studios. She has been the senior editor of All Things Considered and Weekend Edition with Scott Simon, also a Moscow correspondent and NPR's first media reporter. She has won a couple of Peabody Awards among others.