Three ways to ask more interesting podcast interview questions with Tristan Pelligrino

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Episode Summary

Every podcast creator wants to deliver something unique and unheard of to their audience. But that’s easier said than done since every industry already has its podcast stars — subject-matter experts who are on every podcast host’s guest list. 

So, how can you bring a familiar face and voice onto your podcast without ”forcing” them to repeat the answers they already shared in previous podcasts?

In this episode of Recorded Content, host Tristan Pelligrino shares three ways to ask more interesting podcast interview questions. These include:

  • Ask the unexpected
  • Listen and adapt
  • Use follow-up questions

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Episode Highlights

Ask the Unexpected 

”Chances are, if you secured a guest for your interview-style podcast, they’re not a stranger to being interviewed in some form. […]

Your job as a podcast host isn’t to just ask a question and let the guests go on with whatever they’re going to say. You need to push for something unique, something that wasn’t featured on the last podcast your guest was on.

If you want to push your podcast to the top, be the opposite of every other podcast. Focus on getting answers to unique questions and keeping the conversation engaging.”

Listen and Adapt

”Some of the best interviews come from questions that emerge during a natural organic conversation. Sometimes this can simply mean switching up your outline structure. Other times, it can mean going off-script entirely. And while this may seem counter-intuitive, this is where the most insightful and valuable content gets revealed.”

Follow-Up Questions Serve to Capture the Details

”It’s important to ask the right questions, but it’s even more important to make sure you build a strong, personal connection with your guest. Once you establish that connection, you’ll find the guest gives a much more interesting interview. […] This is why follow-up questions are so important.”