In today’s edition of “Meet the Intern,” we introduce you to Austin Cooper. Austin is one of the NPR Music interns and will be serving as one of the music editors for Intern Edition. He’s currently a student at UNC-Chapel Hill, and we recently asked him a few questions to find out more about this music aficionado.
Best way to spend an evening in DC? Listening to FutureSex LoveSounds (by Justin Timberlake) or Love vs. Money (by The-Dream) on my couch — alone.
What was your reaction when you found out you were offered the NPR internship? I probably said something stupid on the phone — then immediately canceled my summer study abroad plans in China.
What’s your favorite thing about interning at NPR? Getting to write about music with a hint of snarky humor.
What’s your ringtone? Silent — all the time.
What’s your favorite season? Sweater season! I love fall.
What’s the last good book you read? City of Night by John Rechy.
What’s the best thing you’ve done this year? Probably this essay I wrote defending Frantz Fanon from charges of misogyny and homophobia in the context of his presence in Graciela Limon’s novel of love and revolution in Chiapas called Erased Faces.
What’s your favorite meal? Chana Bhatura, any number of Szechuan-style vegetables, or Greek-style pasta with grilled summer vegetables and lots of fresh herbs.
Favorite TV show? Grey’s Anatomy