Back in the early 2000s, David Gerlach was a print journalist, writing for magazines and working at Newsweek. He, like most of his friends in the industry, would record interviews while reporting a story. A few lines from the interview would make it into print and then the tape — or minidisc or digital file — would be stashed and largely forgotten. No one ever got to hear these remarkable conversations. Until Blank on Blank was launched.