On Monday (20 August 2007), I had one of the most thrilling experiences of my entire career: I accompanied an author to what I consider to be the most erudite and compelling talk show on the planet. I\'m talking about The Leonard Lopate Show, the noon to 2PM program on WNYC, New York\'s National Public Radio affiliate. The show is rebroadcast in the US each day via XM Satellite Radio Channel 133.
The author was Kaveh Farrokh, who wrote Osprey's book Shadows in the Desert: Ancient Persia at War. Kaveh was utterly absorbing during his 40-minute interview, talking about everything from the legacy of the Persians to contemporary Iranian politics. If you would like to listen, the show is archived here.