July 2, 2011, 12:15 p.m.
posted by brevis
I've learned that it's really, really hard to tell
people's stories in an honest wayand in a way
that's interesting to a passing listener. It's hard
to make the first phone call, it's hard to sit in
someone's living room and ask them about their
grief, and it's so hard to whittle that tape down
to a few moments. But it can be so incredible.
Interviews can be a powerful addition to your podcast format [Hack #20]. Through your interviews, your listeners will meet people they never would have had the opportunity to meet in person. They might also hear stories of people just like themselves that touch their hearts.
The hacks in this chapter teach you how to prepare for interviews, how to record them, and then how to edit them to get the results you want. Along the way, you will learn a few tricks of the trade from the pros.