Reid Moriarty is Michelle Fischer’s latest guest on A View from my Window podcast, ApostropheMagazine.com special edition. Reid Moriarty stops in for an interview by A View from My Window podcast host Michelle Fischer. A talented musician and songwriter, Reid is the host of his own podcast, Talk Time.
Reid talks to people from all over the world. He and his mom, Andrea, have been traveling across the United States from San Diego, Calif., meeting up with people like Bill Cody, country music disc jockey hall of famer and television personality, and Amy Kurland, original owner of the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tenn. He also stopped in Indianapolis, Ind., during his trip to visit with Michelle about his podcast.
Click the play button below to listen to Reid and Michelle’s conversation, just for Apostrophe.
Did you miss Michelle’s story, Dream job for woman with cerebral palsy? Find it here.
Reid, Why do you like being a podcast host?
An excerpt From Michelle Fischer’s blog, Behind the Mic:
When I met Reid Moriarty, host of Talk Time, I asked him why he liked being a podcast show host. His lighthearted answer was, “I like to ask questions and hear people respond!” And what a talented interviewer he is! I instantly loved Reid and his mom Andrea when they walked into my studio. It was like we had known each other forever and the conversation and chitchat was as easy as pie! What struck me right away about Reid was how quickly and easily he said hello. He looked at me, and stayed connected and was thrilled to be meeting me. I was so touched, and honestly, that’s what drew me to Reid. I was also drawn to his witty, unencumbered curiosity as he interviewed me. His life challenges don’t precede him, but his passion, for his work and people, does!
Reid’s mom, Andrea, accompanies him and watches over him like any other mom who cares for their son with special needs, but what impressed me about her is that she does it in a way that dignifies him and shows him respect. She wants him to enjoy life and keep that delightful personality and all the things that make Reid who he is, but she stays close enough to be there if he reaches a breaking point and needs a soft spot to fall. Andrea writes about her experience in finding Reid’s special interest and how that’s helped him beat the odds that could seem to be stacked against him. Instead, because he’s living his dream and has unbelievable support from those around him, his focus can continue to be on being unbelievably AWESOME!!