101 podcast interview


OUR 101 Questions

Interviews often lead to some of the most popular episodes in podcasting. The conversational nature and insights from the guests are both enjoyable and valuable for the podcasters and for the listeners. If you want to conduct a great interview session for your podcast, your task is quite simple. Ask great questions and get great answers. We have made a list of questions you can ask at your next interview. Also, remember that being spontaneous, curious, and confident is as important as being well-prepared.

(We have highlighted some of our favorites)

  1. Tell us a little about what you do.
  2. How would your family and friends describe you?
  3. How would you describe yourself in one word?
  4. What is your favorite word?
  5. What do you think your mission in life is?
  6. What does _____ mean to you?
  7. What is your first memory of _____?
  8. What are you most excited about now?
  9. Are you excited about _____?
  10. What are you passionate about in life?
  11. Why are you so passionate about _____?
  12. Are you afraid of _____?
  13. What was your dream job as a child?
  14. Did you ever think you would be _____ as a child?
  15. What was your childhood like?
  16. Did you like school?
  17. What was your favorite subject/class?
  18. What was your least favorite subject/class?
  19. What was your major in college?
  20. If you had a chance to attend college now, are there classes you would like to take?
  21. Did you know what you wanted to do in college?
  22. When did you start _____?
  23. When did you first become interested in _____?
  24. When do you think is the best time to start _____?
  25. What are you most curious about now?
  26. Who has been the most important person in your life?
  27. How did _____ impact you?
  28. How does it feel to be _____?
  29. What was a turning point in your life?
  30. Who influenced you to get into this field?
  31. When did you decide to be _____?
  32. If you could work in a different job field, what would that be?
  33. How did you get started?
  34. What is your typical workday like?
  35. Why do you like _____?
  36. Where do you work?
  37. Do (did) you have a lot of support from your friends and family?
  38. Who do you turn to when you feel stuck?
  39. What gives you the motivation to keep going?
  40. What are some of the challenges you faced when you first started out?
  41. Are there any resources that helped you get to where you are now?
  42. What is your approach to networking?
  43. Do you have a mentor? If so, who is your mentor?
  44. Who is someone you look up to in your field?
  45. Who are your clients/customers/followers/fans?
  46. Why do they choose your product or service?
  47. Who are your competitors?
  48. What are the differences between you and your competitors?
  49. What is the source of your inspiration?
  50. Are you a solo or team player?
  51. How big is your team?
  52. What are the keys to building a great team?
  53. Would you consider yourself successful?
  54. How long did it take you to see success?
  55. What are the unique skills that helped you be successful?
  56. What makes you a great _____?
  57. How do you balance _____ and _____?
  58. What is your personal motto?
  59. How would you like to be remembered?
  60. How did you feel when _____?
  61. Have you thought about giving up?
  62. What are the things people struggle within your field?
  63. What are some of the mistakes you have made?
  64. What do you wish you knew when you started out?
  65. What advice would you give to someone who is entering _____?
  66. What are some of the common myths about _____?
  67. Tell us about your upcoming project.
  68. Where can we find you online?
  69. Is there anything else you want to tell the listeners but haven’t had the chance to?
  70. What is your favorite food?
  71. What is your favorite book/movie/TV series?
  72. What is your favorite character from _____?
  73. What do you do in your down time?
  74. What do you do to de-stress?
  75. What is your ultimate goal?
  76. What is your favorite holiday?
  77. What is your spirit animal?
  78. What is your hidden talent?
  79. What are your pet peeves?
  80. What animal would be your ideal pet?
  81. When you are in the shower, what do you think about?
  82. What Hogwarts house are you?
  83. What is your favorite joke to tell?
  84. What is the thing that makes you most nervous?
  85. What do you look for in a friend?
  86. What is your most embarrassing memory from your childhood?
  87. What is the worst nightmare you have had?
  88. What makes you smile?
  89. What would be the perfect birthday gift for you?
  90. What is your morning/bedtime routine?
  91. What would you do if you had enough money for the rest of your life and didn’t have to work?
  92. If three wishes were granted to you, what would you wish for?
  93. If you were to die tomorrow, what would you do with the time you have left?
  94. If you were ice cream, what flavor would you be and why?
  95. If you were writing your autobiography, what would the title be?
  96. What was the last thing you googled before this interview?
  97. What is the funniest thing that happened to you recently?
  98. How many languages do you speak?
  99. If you were going to write a book, what would it be about?
  100. Do you consider yourself tech-savvy?
  101. Try some of these at your next podcast and see where they will take you!

These questions are amped up and help you dig deeper. Based off of some of the best questions asked by podcasters in the past year. 

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