A podcast these days is just an excuse for two grown men to have a meaningful conversation.

...And learn from one another.

With season 2 dropping Monday, I took some time to think about what podcasting has taught me over the last few months.

The better the prep the better the interview

Pretty self-explantory. The more you know about your guest, the better the conversation is going to be.

Follow your instincts

I always have a list of things I want to talk about, but I'm not too set on it.  I let the conversation evolve naturally and go with the flow. And sometimes, when it seems like there's more to a story, I dig deeper.

Either be a friend or be a fan but you can't be both

I'm just talking to a friend no matter how successful the other person might be. If I'm a friend to them, we can have a genuine relationship. If I'm a fan, we can't.

Identity of a learner

I'm doing this for fun. I get to talk to fascinating people multiple times a week. I get to learn. If I ask a dumb question, odds are someone listening right now has that same question. To me, podcasting is not about sounding smart. It's about learning.

Here's to the next 100 podcasts episodes y'a'll. 🥂

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