Podcast appearances

When you host your own podcast (Random Trek, you should listen!) a funny thing happens: people start inviting you onto their podcasts.

I suppose it makes sense, really. When I think about inviting someone onto Random Trek I skew towards people I know will be able to hold up a conversation, so having podcasting experience is a good thing. Now, some might say, “But, Scott, you’ve been on the Incomparable forever! Shouldn’t people have invited you onto their podcasts based on that?”

No. Why not? Well, I don’t talk a whole heck of a lot on most Incomparable episodes that I am on. So, as a host looking for potential guests I wouldn’t consider me either based on those appearances.

Anyway, a couple of people have been foolish enough to invite me on their podcasts as of late:

The other funny thing about having a podcast is that people ASK to be on it. This is something that has never even occurred to me, to be honest. I listen to a fair number of podcasts and I don’t think I’ve ever emailed/contacted the host and suggested I be on (well, other than Your Daily Lex, but that suggestion was a joke which came true. I’m on episode 3!).

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it; it just isn’t something I would do. Maybe I should be emailing people asking to be on their shows!


One response to “Podcast appearances”

  1. It’s been fun getting to know more about you through these other appearances, because you’re right, you don’t exactly dominate the conversation on The Incomparable. As for people (myself included) asking to be on Random Trek, I think it’s due to the novel approach you’re taking, combined with a style that is much less intimidating than a typical fancast. By going with the random approach, lots of people probably feel like there must be at least one episode they could jump in and talk about while adding value.

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