Conducting Podcast Interviews: The Ultimate Guide

Srinivas Rao
23 min readJul 23, 2021

Do you have a podcast, but are looking to take it to the next level? Interviewing guests for your show can be a great way to find new content and grow your audience. With this guide, we’ll show you how to conduct a podcast interview by asking questions that will yield interesting responses from your guest while also advancing the conversation.

I’ve produced 1000 podcast episodes and conducted hundreds of interviews with porn stars, bank robbers, drug dealers, billionaires, artists, entrepreneurs, and presidential candidates

In this guide, we’ll go over the four pillars of a fantastic interview

  1. Finding Great Podcast Guests
  2. Doing Research on Podcast Guests
  3. Becoming a Great Listener
  4. Asking Great Questions

Let’s get started.

1. How to Find Great Podcast Guests



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