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An Interview of Massive Proportions: Grounded with Ryan Dobson

January 6th, 2012 | 1 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

Well, here’s something.

Ryan Dobson has all the radio instincts of his mildly famous father, and his co-host Toben is a crack up.   The combination made for a lively, rollicking conversation that opened with me reducing Montana to F-150 outdoorsy and Washington to Subaru-Outback-sporty-outdoorsy.  A joke about Oregon being the home of VW’s, and it was downhill from there.

For two solid hours. 

In short, it was the most fun on a radio interview I’ve ever had, and if they were all this fun I’d give up writing and go work in radio.

We talk everything from my life in high school to the history of Mere-O to tattoos (Ryan has several, which officially made him the first radio host who understood the culture) to sex and everything else.  If you’re new to Mere-O and want to hear a little about my background, some of the key parts are there in the first ten minutes.  And if you want to know what I fail at, it’s there in the last five.

With a lot of interesting, relevant stuff in between (particularly the second hour, when I found my groove and we really began going).

If you have been reading Mere-O for five years or five months, I suspect you will find it an interesting and enjoyable listen.

Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.