This was a delightful interview, and I wish I had taken a photo of Noah sitting on BEHEMOTH, holding a tape recorder and chatting with me. I had come to Washington DC to exhibit at Interop Spring (photo with Vint Cerf), and somehow ended up visiting NPR.
Noah was so relaxed that my own nervousness melted away and it just felt like a comfortable conversation… I now look at this as a lesson in how to conduct an interview myself (once I finally use all this fancy audio equipment to start podcasting).
The interview aired on May 26, 1992 — for all these years, a pair of audio cassettes has been sitting in a box awaiting this moment. I dusted off an old Radio Shack portable cassette recorder with one working channel, dubbed the segment to a Zoom H2, inhaled it into Audacity in the MacBook Air, cranked up the gain, rolled off the hiss, mapped it to a mono track, trimmed the ending, and exported this MP3 (5.3 megabytes, 5:49 duration, 128 kbps) for your listening pleasure: