My Worst Interview Ever
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Host Tim Sinclair talks with some of the world's all-time greatest interviewers about their all-time worst interviews. They laugh a lot and learn a little. All in about 15 minutes.
||CleanMWIE 037: Glenn the Geek (Has a Chip)||If you run in podcasting circles long enough, it's easy to discover people in the industry who virtually everyone respects. A few have developed a gigantic following. Some have perfectly cornered their niche. Others have simply been...||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 036: Jen Briney (Holds A Grudge)||Some people notice things. Other people do things. Some people talk. Other people act. Some people complain. Other people create. Our guest today is other people. After noticing discrepancies between what's true in Washington and what's reported about..||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 035: Buck Ballard (Gets Sick)||It seems like nearly every podcaster has a "day job." A job that pays the bills and provides the knowledge and/or expertise a host needs for his show. Over the course of this podcast, one of my favorite parts has been learning my guests' wide variety...||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 034: Philip Keller (Hangs Up)||As much as I don't want to admit it, I can be an "excuses guy." Miss an appointment with a client? Blame it on not enough sleep or a congested calendar. Bad night playing volleyball? Perhaps I ate too much or didn't stretch. It often feels like the...||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 033: David Hooper (Loses His Guest)||Just like Los Angeles is filled with actors masquerading as waiters, Nashville is packed to the rafters with musicians waiting tables as well. The competition for available gigs is extremely steep and the odds for making a living are extremely long....||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 032: Kenn Blanchard (Gets Political)||They say there are two things you should never talk about at work: politics and religion. (Unless you work at FoxNews or CNN, I suppose.) There are just certain topics that divide people, start fights, and ultimately cause more problems than they...||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 031: Gary Leland (Offends the BBC)||Since starting RINGR, I learned of a phrase called "first to market." Entrepreneurs and investors particularly like it because the concept is seen as a major advantage in the business world. It stands to reason that--if you can be the first company to..||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 030: Matt Macbeth (Gets Tricked)||I first met Matt at an investor meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. A mutual friend introduced us, knowing that we had each spent significant amounts of time in the audio space. Matt on the technical side. Me on the creative side. Also, Matt was carrying a...||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 029: Ana Marie Cox (Tears Up)||Ana Marie Cox is a political columnist and culture critic and is the Senior Political Correspondent for MTV News. She writes about politics and policy, and hosts the “Talk” interviews featured in The New York Times magazine. She lives in...||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 028: Allan Tepper (Gets Ousted)||There are things in life we wish we could do. And then there are things in life we're willing to do. For example, I really wish I could speak Spanish. However, after taking two years of Spanish in high school, going on four extended trips to...||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 027: Joshua Liston (Sees Too Much)||Since the day that I met her, the voice on my wife's phone has been that of a burly Australian man, rather than Siri. I don't know that he has a name, but I've always been kind of jealous of him...speaking all sultry-like to Noel as she drives....||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 026: Anthony Witt (Can't Understand)||I never really started to feel like I was old until recently. I'm rapidly approaching 40, which is the age I remember my parents being when I thought they were old. College students call me "sir" now. And my joints hurt for days after playing...||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 025: Vasavi Kumar (Was Insulted)||When I lived in Chicago, I became friends with a guy named Manny who operated a halfway house of sorts for men who had just been released from prison. Manny was from South America, and he frequently would say to people, "I went to Yale." However, in...||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 024: Heather Ann Havenwood (Pulls Teeth)||"People are like teabags. You find out what's really inside them when you put them in hot water." I have no idea who first said that, but it's one of my all-time favorite sayings. When life is going well, it's easy to appear calm, cool and...||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 023: Daniel J Lewis (Goes Long)||Back in 2014, at the very first Podcast Movement, I met Daniel J Lewis. I was new to the podcast world, new to my business, and standing alone at the RINGR booth trying to meet as many people as possible. Daniel asked a ton of technical questions...||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 022: Holly Worton (Is Distracted)||From the time I was in high school, I have loved creative job titles. In fact, while I was drawing floor plans for home builders in our area (at 17 years old), I called myself a Custom Residential Designer. (Apparently, calling yourself an architect...||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 021: Rob Greenlee (Gets Stood Up)||As a kid, before I ever dreamed of being in broadcasting, I love listening to my grandpa tell stories of his days in radio. He worked overnights in Detroit for a time and, every morning before signing off at 5 or 6am, he would play my...||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 020: Dave Jackson (Finds a Copycat)||The say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Which in some cases is absolutely true. Unfortunately, imitation can also be plagiarism, copyright or patent infringement, or just plain old laziness. It's two sides of the same coin, I suppose....||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 019: Dave Kirby (Feels Awkward)||I spent 17 years working in, primarily, Christian radio. I had a lot of fun and probably pushed the envelope more than most do on these types of stations, though we admittedly had to operate in a much smaller "box" than most. From topics to...||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 018: Dan Franks (Is Offended)||From the time I was in junior high, I had a "side hustle," though that term hadn't been invented yet. First it was a paper route. Then a job at a shoe store. Then I turned my love for architecture into a drafting business. My high school actually paid..||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 017: Emily Prokop (Is Confused)||Every single morning, my grandpa would get up and begin cutting up grapefruit for he and my grandma. She would make oatmeal on the stove, and he would meticulously pick out the seeds and delicately slice each and every triangle-shaped piece. Once the...||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 016: Chris Krimitsos (Kills Time)||There are certain people you meet in this life who always seem to be doing something. Not talking about it. Not planning for it. Actually doing it. In the podcasting space, Chris Krimitsos is one of those people. From leading an...||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 015: Joe Saul-Sehy (Plays Dumb)||In late 1988, my dad began looking for a new job. It wasn't the he didn't like his job as a high school teacher and counselor, but since he also was involved with the music at our church and as a marriage and family counselor at a private practice, he..||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 014: Doug Hannah (Takes on Slater)||Shortly after my family moved to Illinois, I remember my dad mentioning that "the new guy on the radio" had started going to our church. His name was Doug Hannah. In Jr. High at the time (early 90's), I had no interest in radio as a career yet...but I..||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 013: Todd Uterstaedt (In Auto-Update Hell)||Some people find it extremely hard to focus. I know this because 1) it's fairly common knowledge and 2) I'm one of them. (Hey look, a duck!) Todd Uterstaedt, however, is not one of those people. As you'll hear, Todd is laser-focused on a very specific..||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 012: Chris Brogan (Ruins an Interview)||Before "My Worst Interview Ever" began, I put a list of people together who were "dream guests." Essentially, they were leaders in the industry who I didn't expect to get on the show, but I sure hoped to. Each had to fulfill all of the following...||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 011: Elsie Escobar (Is Very Bendy)||Many years ago (though not too many, 'cuz she is super young), Elsie Escobar and her family emigrated to the United States from El Salvador. As you might imagine, it changed her life. Not only was she in a new country with a new language and new...||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 010: Cliff Ravenscraft (Didn't Like His Guest)||In early 2015, mere months after starting RINGR, I moved to Cincinnati, Ohio for six months to join a business accelerator called OCEAN. Being somewhat new to the podcast industry, I had heard Cliff Ravenscraft's name...but I didn't fully grasp how...||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 009: Lisa Williams (Lays on the Floor)||Several years ago I emceed a fundraising event that was being headlined by a well-known, well-respected public speaker. Since we were both seated at the head table, I had the chance to chat with him for a bit during dinner. To say I was surprised...||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 008: Todd Cochrane (Loses His Mic)||There is no shortage of inspiring quotes about dealing with setbacks in life: "Make lemonade out of lemons." "It's not how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get back up again." "Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until...||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 007: Dr. Colin Gray (Is Doubly Bad)||When you spend as many years on the radio as I have, you're bound to have embarrassing moments. The funny thing is--right now--I honestly can't think of any. Not a single one. I can, however, think of plenty for my long-time co-host, Pam...and let's...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 006: Jeff Brown (Wastes His Time)||I once had a boss tell me, "You haven't really worked in radio until you've been fired at least once." That made me a little nervous for two reasons: 1) I had never been fired before and 2) He had the power to fire me. Apparently, I left the company...||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 005: Shawn Smith (Gives Stuff Away)||Growing up, I considered my best friend's dad to be the nicest adult I knew. Gary was strict, to be sure, but he was always kind, polite, and generous. Plus, he and his wife always kept the house stocked with Dr Pepper and salami. Two staples for...||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 004: Brant Hansen (Laughs at Whistlers)||When they were younger, my boys used to ask me "why" a lot. Why do we have to go to the store? Why are clouds white? Why can't I stick my sandwich in the DVD player? Stuff like that. If you're a parent, I'm quite sure you can relate. And while some of..||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 001: John Lee Dumas (Loves KISS)||Most of us like to pretend that "the worst" doesn't happen to "the best." The Kardashians never get pimples. Lebron James never misses a layup. Seinfeld never tells a joke that falls flat. Right? Despite knowing that our assumptions are largely...||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 003: Rob Walch (Almost Gets Arrested)||The best conversations in life always seem to be the ones where you learn something new about the person you're talking to. Whether it's the cashier at the grocery story store, a colleague at work, or even your spouse...getting to a level you've never..||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 002: Paul Kemp (Podcasts w/ Monkeys)||Like Richard Gere in "Pretty Woman" or Tom Cruise in "Jerry McGuire", certain people have lives made for movies. You look at the places they're going and the things they're doing and think, "Man, that can't even be real, right?!" Paul Kemp is...||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMWIE 000: Tim Sinclair (Starts a Podcast)||All of us have had an "interview gone wrong." Probably more than one. Connection issues. The wrong bio information. A guest who wouldn't stop talking. The "yes/no" guy. Prima donnas. Terrible content. Weird distractions. Heck, I once interviewed a guy..||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Every interviewer has had a disaster or two...so far, these have been really fun to hear. It's nice to know I'm not alone!
Great idea with lots of valuable lessons!
As a podcaster who takes pride in being thoroughly prepared for my interviews, I found the title intriguing. What you have in this podcast is a combination of great stories mixed with valuable interview lessons that will help you to become a better interviewer, a better interviewee, or both. I'm glad I subscribed.
Funny, Informative & Tim is Great!
As an interviewer myself, I love listening to these fun, informative, and interesting stories. Plus, Tim has an amazing audio presence and asks great questions.