So you’ve got a list of people who you know have amazing stories to share – but how do you turn a simple voice recording into a killer, must-listen episode?
On my Exploring Filipino Kitchens podcast, I talk to chefs, home cooks, academics, farmers, food producers, culinary professionals and content creators about their relationship to Filipino food – covering themes around migration, food history, traditions and culture from the Filipinx diaspora.
While each guest’s comfort level in front of a mic (or on a recorded Skype call) differs, as a podcast host, I believe a large part of the job (and the fun!) lies in getting people to open up and share things you know your audience wants to hear.
Key Take Aways
- The importance of storyboarding and starting with a hook (aka the "lede" in journalism)
- How to get the interview
- Interviewing techniques (how to ease guests into conversation, learning when to pause and ask for more details, listening for cues to a good anecdote)
- 5 Ws to set the scene
- Why your personal narrative matters