My #1 Dream Guest ... But Not Anymore
I did an interview with Dolly Parton yesterday. We did it via Zoom, although everything was recorded locally.
It's pretty surreal to connect to a session like this one, which was part of a larger press day for her. When I logged in, there was a cartoon of Dolly on the screen with the message, "Be right back!"
Then the engineer puts through her video and she's there ... big hair, makeup, and in 100% Dolly mode.
I recorded an episode about the pre-work that went into this and how it happened that you can download here.
I've done a few of these over the years. Strangely enough, one was with Rob Halford of Judas Priest, who has a duet with Dolly on her new album. But Dolly was next-level as far as her ability to work with whatever you throw out and give you a complete interview in the time you have together.
And you have very limited time – there's no room for error. You start as soon as the guest comes on and go until the engineer (who is watching the clock) gives you a 60-second warning that it's time to wrap it up.
I'm going to take you through this process, sharing tape from the before, during, and after.
That's coming within the next week or so ... as soon as I can get it to you. For now, check out the current episode where I talk about how this came together and the opportunity you have to do something similar for your podcast.