Because anyone can have a podcast, lots of them are boring.
Sometimes it’s because podcast hosts don’t do their due diligence in researching the guest.
But other times it has nothing to do with the guest and everything to do with the host and how they do the interview.
What do I mean?
Well let’s let our pal Albert Einstein explain:
“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than 5 minutes.”
Lots of wisdom there.
Whether or not you’re a podcast host.
But if you are a podcast host, then you should know, it’s all about the questions you ask.
If you ask mundane vagaries like, “How do you deal with change”...
You may get boring answers.
Instead, ask vivid, specific questions. Get people telling their stories. Have people give examples and analogies.
The point is, if you ask rote, boring, doo-doo pants questions…
You’re gonna get rote, boring doo-doo pants answers.
It’s simple physics.
And yes, you may have already known that. But since we’re on the topic: