Author(s): Phillip Adams
For 21 years Phillip Adams has hosted Late Night Live, one of Radio National's flagship programs, expertly batting questions to world leaders, thinkers, ideologues, crackpots and gurus. In singular style Adams has interviewed thousands of people, many of whom have become regulars - and gathered a broad and intensely loyal audience. But what goes on behind the scenes and when the mike is off? When a guest freezes and when arguments break out? When tricky questions must be asked or when the interviewee's name has slipped from memory? From early days at Radio National where he was looked upon as a commercial upstart, to the days when Henry Kissinger, Gore Vidal, Christopher Hitchens and so many others would line up to be interviewed by him, Phillip Adams has carved a place in radio history. Here he shares the highlights, the lows, the whacky moments and the many unexpected ones in his years of telling bedtime stories.
One of Australia's best known broadcasters, Phillip Adams is also an author, a film-maker, a former advertising moghul, a highly popular columnist for The Australian's weekend magazine, and a prominent member of the Society of Sceptics. He is the nightly host of Radio National's flagship program, Late Night Live, where he chats with the best and most interesting thinkers, doers and crackpots from around the world. Bedtime Stories is his 19th book.