Don’t Be Fooled by Celebrity
There’s a tendency for podcasters to make excuses for certain guests. For example, not getting what you need to create a great show, such as pre-interview. Or allowing a “celebrity” guest to show up for a remote session with sub-par equipment, such as a built-in laptop mic that sounds awful.
I get it. Sometimes we make exceptions to our “rules” in order to get the interview.
But if one door closes in your episode prep or production, balance this out.
If you can’t get a pre-interview with a guest, do one with a manager, agent, or somebody associated with the guest.
If your only option for getting the interview at all is a phone or laptop mic, and this isn’t a deal-breaker for you, do whatever you can afterward to clean up the audio you get.
Always edit interviews to make guests sound their best. And if only certain parts of an interview are worth publishing, only publish those certain parts.
Don’t let “celebrity” fool you. It doesn’t void sub-part content or experiences.