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Monday, July 30, 2012

Asking the Tough Questions

     So I had a Discussion with Sam (she calls it a row) about questions I should have asked my parents when interviewing them for an upcoming podcast. She felt I missed some golden opportunities.

     Basically I asked them what their Five top movies were, why each of them stood out. I asked my Mom her favorite musical, my Dad his favorite western. I asked them what they thought of remakes of classic movies, and what movies released in about the last five years they considered memorable.

    I'd like to know what questions my audience would like asked, so I can get the answers you are looking for in a podcast. let's hear from you what you consider important!


  1. Oh, I admit, I was in a mood. M.O.O.D.

    Looking back, though, I'm not so much concerned with the missed opportunities as I am worried that the two people interviewed were elderly. They had concerns about the recording:

    * Where would be used?
    * Who would have access to it?
    * What information would be on it?

    I'm concerned there wasn't enough of an effort made into putting them at ease.

    We need to fix this. There needs to be a standard response to such concerns. You and I talking to each other is one thing. We can throw respect out the window when it comes down to talking to each other. We can use swear words and say one thing when we mean another. We can bully each other into answering - or into shutting up.

    They're not you and I.

    In the interest of full disclosure I haven't listened to the interview. I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised. So here's crossing my finger.

    And, yes, it is a row. Phhhhbt.

    1. I made sure to address their concerns before I hit the record button. they wanted to make sure no names (or social security numbers) would be used in the interview. it turns out some names did slip in there and I will have to cut them out. but I think you will be pleased with what we have