Poll: interviews in print or audio?

Published on 2018-10-24


I'm gestating an idea, and am wondering how you like to experience interviews.

I usually prefer reading them, because I can take a lot in quickly.

But often in the evening, I like watching podcasts (I saw watching, because usually audio-only is harder for me to connect to- even if I'm not actively watching, I like looking up and seeing Joe Rogan and whoever chatting.)

How do you guys feel about this?  I know so many really amazing people that have such great stories, and I'm trying to imagine if there's a way to share the incredible anecdotes I hear from having these relationships.

Please share your thoughts, even your random ideas are of immense help to me.  :)

Thank you for being here, I am looking forward to spending more time discussing this!


ps- the thing I read today that made me think of this was a 2015 interview with Glen Phillips, singer of the band Toad the Wet Sprocket.  From around 1990-1998, we were good friends and spent a lot of time together (this was pre-Facebook, so it was easier to lose touch back then), and it was interesting reading this interview about the business surrounding the development of the band.  Even if you haven't ever heard of the band, it's a really fascinating interview that has a lot of valuable and well-articulated information about how independent artists can effectively blossom.  I'm sharing it, in case you are interested; there's also a follow-up interview suggested at the bottom of the page.


pps- the other thing that made me think of this was when I did a quick interview with writer Grant Morrison.  There were a few details he was sharing about his new SyFy show Happy! that he was saying hadn't come up in interviews, so I suggested that I just do an interview to get those points on the internet.  I LOVE Boing Boing, but for being such a neat interview, it took forever to get them to post it and when they did it was just buried in their feed with no fanfare.  I'd like for things like this to be read by more than ten people!  

Here it is, in case you want to read it: https://boingboing.net/2017/12/21/grant-morrison-on-happy-the.html