Its always great when someone wants to talk to you about your research. Its even better when its also a chance to engage the general public. I had such a opportunity a few months ago when myself and my colleague Carol Lang were invited to speck on Elly Fiorentini’s drive time show! So there were were cup of tea in one hand, clutching micromorphology slides and blocks in the other. I had no idea what to expect as neither of us had ever been involved in anything like this before. After a lovely chat with the producer we were up for our half hour slot! I’m not sure who was more nervous me or Carol, but Elly soon put us both at ease and it was easy to forget about the microphones that were looming in front of us! As Elly was a pro it was easy to get into the rhythm of chatting to her about our respective PhD projects and having both the micromorphology block and the thin section close at hand were a great help in explaining what I was actually using to conduct my research! It was also very funny when she dropped one of the resin blocks! Not to worry they are very hard to break!