So you’ve finally launched that podcast you’ve been dying to get going—congratulations! Or maybe you haven’t quite started your podcast and are in the process of planning content. Wherever you are in your podcasting journey, you may have some interview episodes in the works and need some questions to help you get started. If that’s the case, you’re in the right place.
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Keep reading this blog post for podcast interview questions to add to your rolodex.
40 Podcast Interview Questions For Your Next Episode
And now for the good stuff—the interview questions. Remember that these are just questions to help get your creative juices flowing. However, if you think they’re fitting, use them and expand on them if possible.
- What’s a piece of advice you’d give your younger self?
- What book have you recently read that changed your life or way of thinking?
- Who is someone that inspires you? (someone you know or look to for inspiration)
- If there was one place in the world where you could live, even for a month, where would it be?
- What are your thoughts on [current event]?
- Can you share a funny or embarrassing moment that taught you something in the end?
- What do you want to be remembered for?
- What’s your biggest pet peeve? Share a recent time you came face to face with it.
- Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Share an example
- What would be the first thing you do if you hit the lottery tomorrow and why?
- What would people be surprised to learn about you?
- What’s a random shower thought you had recently?
- Is there a question you wish I had asked you?
- If you could have [dinner, drinks, etc.] with any three people (dead or alive), who would it be and why?
- What advice would you give someone who wants to start [insert career path, hobbies, etc.)?
- Did you always want to be a [profession]? If yes, when did you know?
- If you could start any business or hobby (money not being an object), what would it be and why?
- What’s your favorite part of being a [profession]? How about your least favorite?
- What was one highlight of your career or journey, and why does that memory stick with you?
- What‘s the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome as a [profession]?
- Who are the most influential people in your field that you recommend all people aspiring to be in the field to follow?
- What are some projects that you have in the works and would be willing to chat about?
- How are you genuinely feeling today?
- How do you avoid burnout?
- What does mental health mean to you?
- What are your favorite acts of self-care?
- How do you tend to your mental health regularly?
- How do routines play into your mental health?
- What are some mental health resources you can share with my audience?
- What are some things that help you feel better when you’re feeling unmotivated?
- What destination is at the top of your travel bucket list and why?
- What are some of your travel essentials?
- Do you prefer solo or group trips, and why?
- What game have you been enjoying lately?
- How do you carve out time for [hobby] without neglecting responsibilities?
- What’s your all-time favorite restaurant?
- What’s the last album you played without skipping?
- What’s the last song that you listened to?
- Can you name three songs you would put on the soundtrack of your life?
- What’s something you tried lately that you enjoyed?
As you can tell, the possibilities are endless as far as podcast interview questions are concerned. We hope these questions will serve as thought starters for your next podcast interview!