Albeit the cover and the audio sample were intriguing, the lecture was not. There was about thirty minutes of lecture and then student questions. The topic was interesting, but the presentation was superficial and minimal.
For those of us who loved him on NPR, Bob is back (on sattelite radio) and--hard to believe--better than ever. He's still got that wonderful, sexy voice. But maybe because he's not distracted by broadcasting the news, his superior interviewing skills become glowingly apparent. No one conducts a better interview in any medium. As a result, no matter who is the guest, the interviews are interesting and frequently fun.