For this month's Playback, we're experimenting with something new. Instead of bringing you the headlines from 25 years ago, we're asking the people who created those stories about NPR in the early days. Have you ever wondered what you sounded like 20 or 30 years ago, or what you've learned since then? These are the types of questions we'll be putting to NPR staffers in an occasional series we're calling "First File," beginning with one of NPR's true greats, Susan Stamberg, the mother of public radio.
It takes guts to interview the queen of all interviewers, but our very own Jo Ella Straley was up to the task. Along with Kerry Thompson and Mike Katzif, they've created a GEM of a podcast that's a must listen for any longtime NPR fan.