I know a lot of people here would be interested in these topics so some of you might like to see this interview. http://youtu.be/S9zjOTz0enI
If you don't want to click that link, just search Youtube for Matt Chat, or his name, Matt Barton.
The interviewer is kind of stiff in this one and is usually much better.
He has several episodes, but a lot of the small details come out in this last video in the series. If you like this one, I also recommend looking in his back catalog of videos. The ones with Susan Manley talking about Sierra was really interesting and she gives an example of Lucy Bradshaw's (the head of Maxis) creative ideas of the past that paints a picture of why SimCity and that studio have turned out as they have.
I'm not affiliated with him in any way, I just thought they were some really informative interviews that almost no one watches.