David Ford said: “The interview concentrated on the question of whether or not we had a viable deal to enable the formation of a devolved Government. I expressed my doubts as to whether a comprehensive, inclusive deal was possible.
“This new format was an unusual experience, a cross between a transatlantic phone call with a friend, slightly gossipy, and a proper interview, never quite sure who was likely to speak.
“It was actually interestingly different, certainly not the same as being interviewed by the small number of journalists whom you get to know in Belfast. Listeners will have to judge whether the difference in style gets more information from the interviewee.
“I am looking forward to feedback, either from those who listened live or from those who log on subsequently.”