After our paper on Axions and BICEP2 came out (here) we were contacted quite a bit by various media outlets for comment. One article appeared in Nature News. There is another due to appear in Quebec Science tomorrow. All the answering of interview questions made me think quite hard about explaining this business in a manner understandable by the lay person, and I think I got quite good at it. So I've decided to reproduce for you here the transcript of the interview I gave for Quebec Science. Their article only used a few quotes of mine in the end, but this here is the whole shebang!
(P.S. Sorry for the weird formatting: I'm not really sure what happened)