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School of Podcasting

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You want to start a podcast, but you’re not sure where to start. You need advice on how to grow or monetize your show, and stop being so scared that it won’t work! I can help by showing you what mistakes NOT TO MAKE and much more. Subscribe to the show and soak in the 16+ years of podcasting experie… read more


The Ultimate Guide to Hosting and Guesting Podcast Interviews

I've performed over a hundred interviews, and I've been interviewed over 130 times on different podcasts. Today I wanted to make an episode to answer ALL the questions about podcast interviews. 

Free Podcast Interview Guide

There is SO MUCH information in this episode, I've combined it into a Free Interview Guide. Click Here to Get the Guide

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Topics Include:

3:15 Appreciating your audience

7:29 Don't get blinded by resumes

10:40 Connect the Dots

16:13 How to turn down someone who wants to be on your show

18:38 Where to find Guests

20:20 Interviewing Celebrities

21:20 The Ask

25:37 Pre-Interviews


32:11 Be Vulnerable

34:08 Tag Team Interviews

41:02 Setting Guest Expectations

44:12 Shaping the Interview Questions

46:36 The Day of the Interview

49:23 Introducing the Guest

50:36 Get them to tell stories

54:15 The NPR Formula

56:54 the Importance of Shutting Up

01:01:00 Gear for conducting interviews on the road face to face

01:06:47 Proper Mic Technique

01:07:16 Recording "in the studio"

01:08:14  Recording podcast interviews remotely

01:14:10 Controlling the Interview

01:17:25 The End of the Interview

01:18:15 Getting your guests to share your podcast

01:23:22 Editing the Interview

01:26:17 Being a guest on podcasts

01:27:13 Do the work

01:30:12 The Golden Rule Guest

If you'd like the full show notes for this episode you can get them as a PDF

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