9 Tips to Give a Great Podcast Interview

I hope someday to be able to do a podcast. Now is not the right time. But I want to keep this information available, and want to share with other writers, so I’m re-blogging.

The Long and Short Stories of Life

podcast photoPerforming on radio and podcasts like a professional requires preparation and practice. Before you arrive at or call in to the radio station or the podcast show, be sure you’ve gotten everything together. Don’t listen to yourself later and wish you could do it over.

There will be many things you’ll forget to say and even more you’ll wish you had emphasized, but if you follow some simple tips, you’ll reduce those ‘woulda, coulda, shoulda’s’ to a minimum.

1. Get the time right

Radio shows and podcasts can take place anywhere in the world. Make sure you know what time it will be at the host’s location. As I write this, it’s 11:00 a.m. in Chicago and 5:00 p.m. in London.

2. Listen to a previous show to get an idea of your host’s style.

Is the host challenging? Is he a talker or a facilitator? Has he read the…

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