It was quite a treat to get in my car Thursday and hear the Twin Peaks theme coming out of the speakers. Yup, David Lynch joined NPR's Talk of the Nation for a lively chat with Neil Conan and a handful of callers. I was surprised that Lynch had agreed to do a call-in show, but he is his usual enthusiastic self throughout, and more than happy to give rich answers to everyone's questions.
Even if you're not a Lynch fan, this is a great listen if only to hear how a dedicated artist so values ideas and how he harnesses them. I particularly enjoyed Lynch's reaction to politics in his movies, and his views about returning to television work.
You can listen to the segment here, and it's also available as a podcast. On that same page is a link to a segment from a few years ago when Blue Velvet was re-released on DVD and Dennis Hopper sat down for an entertaining interview.