Tips for Preparing for a Podcast Interview
Part of the Podcasting For Dummies Cheat Sheet
If you're interviewing someone for your podcast, take some time beforehand to prepare. Knowing a bit about your interviewee and having an idea of the questions you want to ask can stave off uncomfortable — and uninteresting — silences. Use the tips in the following list to help get ready for your interview:
Know who you're talking to and what you want to talk about. It's a good idea to visit guests' Web sites and do research. You don't have to be an expert on their subject matter, but you should be familiar with it.
Have your questions follow a logical progression.
Prepare twice the number of questions that you think you'll need. Then if your guest gives brief answers, you have a stockpile of questions to call upon.
Never worry about asking a stupid question. Chances are, your audience has never heard it answered before.