Nicholas is Waiting

As some of you may remember, last year I did a pledge drive. It was called the Shwag Pledge Drive. I gave away a number of prizes to extremely lucky pledgers. There was a pair of boiled wool mittens that my sister made, a box of kindling that my boyfriend cut up, a VPR pledge drive mug, and one of the prizes was going to be an interview with me in my car in the Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot in Montpelier, Vermont. Nicholas won the interview, but he lives in London. So we did the interview by Skype. Nicholas and his wife, Sarah, were just about to have a baby when we spoke. So today’s show is a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE.

Here is a few minutes from our conversation…the speculations and special anxieties that come with the long wait for a brand new person to arrive.

Thanks to producer Mary Wesley for her remarkable production work on this show!

4 Comments

  1. barbara
    barbara December 17, 2016 at 11:04 am | | Reply

    Fantastic! How uplifting it is and finishing with the sounds of a baby hiccoughing is perfection. Thank you Erica!

  2. Hilton Dier
    Hilton Dier December 19, 2016 at 11:13 pm | | Reply

    Nicholas is a stand-up guy.

  3. Sage
    Sage December 27, 2016 at 12:22 pm | | Reply

    This was another fantastic piece of audible art. I’m in love with Nicholas, and it’s not just the accent. He’s got to be the best dad. The honesty of him thinking about his flaws before the babe arrives proves it.

    Our children expose our flaws, and then at some point we can laugh at them together. Like when they get the driver’s permit and do a spot-on impression of you saying “get in your lane.”

    Thank you so much for this.

    The photo is beautiful.

  4. Ruth Kassel
    Ruth Kassel January 31, 2017 at 10:54 pm | | Reply

    Love this; young dads are the best. So human.

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