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.