It’s like a guy saying, “I was there.”
This is my first podcast, and I’m really excited to have you here. There’s a couple of things you should know about me. I’m not a person with a ton of knowledge about how to be the perfect speaker — I’ve spent some time in the speech pathology lab, I was a lawyer and was a medical student. So when I sit down with someone and I listen to them talk, I hear their voice. I hear the intonation. I’m trying to figure out, “Wait, did he have a question or is this like the old-fashioned way you talk about yourself?”
What I’m trying to do is bring some clarity to your voice. But not so much that you feel like this is the way you are, and not so much that you’re like, “No! I’m not talking like a normal person” — because that’s not what people do on the show, so I want to work toward having you be more comfortable and more confident with the whole process.
What are you going to be focusing on this time?
There are a couple of things! A lot of great conversations between people have one thing in common: They were spontaneous. It starts with an idea that has to stick. But there’s like a certain time after that moment when people’re like, well, that was such a great idea!
If you go down that path, you start to think like a comedian, which is like, “What were we thinking? How did this idea start? Should I do that? What are we making funny?”
If that’s what comes out of it all, then awesome! But if it’s not, or you don’t really get that same level of enthusiasm from it — which happens as well — then you’re not going to make the show at all.
Sometimes you’re trying to have something to say and you don’t know how. But you have a good idea and you just have to get it out of your head and into the show.
What are some of the funniest podcasts that you hear?
[My friend] Adam Ferrara has the show, “Adam’s Backpack” — it’s in his car, and it doesn’t take too long. I would listen to it more when it was on and then go, “Okay this is pretty funny!” You’ve got all these different things that you’re trying to
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