I think DJ needs to be commended on some of his best work yet in his interiview with Richard Dawkins October 16th. I really found his subdermal and frank questioning of Dawkins to ellicit some fantastic responses that other interviewers would not be brave enough to ask.
I often wonder when I listen to Point of Inquiry each week how long it takes for DJ, Thomas Donnelly and the rest of the crew that contributes to the weekly podcast to come up with such brilliant and inciteful questions that seem adverserial to the interviewers stance on the surface but then yield to an even stronger case for the guest speaker as the discussion progresses.
Of course the weekly guests are always among the finest in the world but their superb credentials demands equally tremendous substance from the interviewer as well to make the discussion fullfilling.
The POI discussion format to me is tremendously powerful and effective. If only we could get Point of Inquiry on NPR so more people could be exposed to this wealth of freethought.