Twofeetthick has caught three interviews about Backspacer in the past two days and posted great summaries here and here.
If you MUST hear the interviews for yourself, the sources are below.
(1) Ed spoke with BBC DJ Zane Lowe. You can listen on the BBC website iPlayer starting at the 33:55 mark.
(2) Mike McCready spoke with San Diego DJ Holloran (FM 94.9 KBZT). You can listen to an mp3 of that interview at GrungeReport.net.
(3) Mike McCready called into "The Mountain" on Seattle's 103.7 FM. You can listen to that here.
The discussion continues here.