Thomas Dolby’s autobiography (due October 11) shares the story of a relentlessly creative musician whose passion for sound and technology takes him on a fascinating journey from a fruit sellers stand in London to the top of the pop charts, the crucible of ‘90’s Silicon Valley innovation and to a professors chair at Johns Hopkins University. THE SPEED OF SOUND: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology is a revealing look into the life and mind of a true sonic innovator. And it’s a lot of fun.

Dolby visited WTMD’s morning host, Alex Cortright, to share some of his stories. Here’s their conversation. Enjoy!