Pick Your Demons

“In 1997, my second book came out. It was a collection of columns I’d written for a Catholic newspaper, so Vatican Radio requested an interview.

Before we went on the air, the host asked me to count to three before answering each of his questions. He needed those few seconds to reach across the console and push the “record” button. You see, Vatican Radio is the world’s oldest transnational broadcasting network. The equipment was installed by Marconi himself.

And they’re still using it.”