Follow

I've just been asked by a Dutch radio host to talk about Mastodon in the show .... I'm too shy to say yes! O_o

@NinahMarie I would attempt to listen to that.

Mostly to check out what you sound like.

I don't know a lick of Dutch of course, but that's ok.

@OldandConfused that's okay. Even the Dutch people won't understand me (kidding) because I'm a Belgian. But hey. I would have one listener who promise he won't run and continues listening (you would!!).

@NinahMarie I assure you, I would not!

I am genuinely curious.

@NinahMarie interviewer/audience asks questions about Mastodon on mastodon. I've heard registration is pretty easy. ;-) radio people do such stuff all the time with the internet. Btw Internet People too.

@NinahMarie Ow! I got a similar email two weeks ago; someone from our Radio 1 wanted to chat with me about Kate Bush for their "1000 Classics". Um, me? Talk to a stranger on the phone and have it broadcast on a national station? *insert panic attack here*. I politely declined.

@Nonunsenses hehe I know that's what you'd do! And I already had radio 2 Belgium and others so maybe it's time for the Netherlands. (I don't know which radio actually) @emmeke @haploc

@NinahMarie It all depends on the show and the host (and possibly other guests when airing at the same time).
Hope it's a nice show, you'll say yes, and finally break the news where and when we can listen to you!

@NinahMarie is it possible you announce it? not just toot afterwards? i'm sure several would try to tune in to listen to the show

@NinahMarie @Leonore5506 I often listen to NL radio on FM when weather allows signals to travel across tNorth Sea from - the discussion shows seem more "level headed" than UK radio although difficult to follow as signal fades in and out and everyone is talking at >100km/u 😁
One thing that *is* strange to a Brit is some presenters seem to play "funny" noises from the jingle machine during the middle of serious interviews?! If you do do this interview will try and listen online!

@NinahMarie that may have been a bit to forward. :)

I just like to encourage bravery...

@NinahMarie do it! Sometimes you have to jump in at the deep end to learn. ☺️

@cringe it's lovely to see that a lot of you are actually using that argument. That I can learn of it. <3

@NinahMarie I was a DJ for years... There are no people staring at you... after the first couple of sentences it will be just like a conversation between two people. I promise.

@NinahMarie I have been on TV once (no, not Big Brother or something like that ;)).... And I can tell you, as soon as it starts you forget that there are people watching, it flows quite alright.

@arx on TV?! Djeez it can be worse :D it frightens me more than radio.

@NinahMarie why? Just say yes! Live a little! All personal growth happens outside your circle of comfort, you know.

@JeroenBaten hahahaha you've used just the argument that can make me say yes. It's Tuesday. (If I say yes)

@NinahMarie Good to hear. I know several hosts personally. If I know who it is, I will probably tell you you have nothing to worry about.

@NinahMarie Do it. What could possibly go wrong? I mean - overcoming anxiety is always a chance unbelievably individual growth, isn't it? And obviously you are not too bad with words even if they are written here ...

@homer77 I could see it as a learning phase ... you're right .. but what's the added value?

@NinahMarie Well, who knows? It will widen your freedom beyond your fears, it may strengthen your selfesteem, may open new ways you can't think of yet ...

@MickeyHoyle euhm. Don't know actually. As I am a Belgian I don't know the Dutch radios. I'll take a look and let you know ;)

@NinahMarie Eeuwige roem zal je ten deel vallen. Je wordt een BV. So, great honour, great subject. Accept.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Mastodon

One of the first Mastodon instances, there is no specific topic we're into, just enjoy your time!