Without naming names...
 
Hello all,


I've just been listening to an episode of a fairly new project-studio-related podcast, and I have to be honest -- it annoyed me quite a bit! The problem was not the interviewee, who had a lot of interesting things to say, but the interviewer, who under the guise of being super-positive, friendly, and welcoming managed to squander the opportunity of the interview by failing to probe or challenge any of the interviewee's views or advice.


Now I'm not in the business of dissing anyone who's putting themselves out there trying to help project-studio people, so I'll keep the identity of the podcast to myself, but it did get me thinking about an alternative format. What if there were a podcast format specifically designed to try to take the interviewee out of their comfort zone? Question their assumptions and advice? Challenge them to question themselves? In other words, something actually almost comedy-adversarial -- but explicitly in the interests of advancing everyone's learning, rather than trying to make the interviewee look bad. It could also have a certain amount of entertainment value. You know, regular slots like "hit records I hate", "biggest youtube video lies", "my worst-sounding mix", and so on...


I'm just riffing really, and (as with most of my best and worst ideas) this one precedes this morning's third cup of tea, so I'm viewing it with a certain amount of suspicion. As such I figured all of you people might be able to give me some useful input on whether the concept might work, and what kinds of things might work well within that kind of context. Any ideas would be appreciated...


Cheers,


Mike S.