I don’t listen to a lot of interview podcasts anymore. I’m a bit burnt out on them, despite how many awesome ones are out there. No, what I mostly listen to are science and storytelling podcasts. I love the high-quality production and sound design found in Love + Radio and the like.
It’s those kinds of podcasts which influenced a lot of the production elements I’ve incorporated into season two so far, and I find myself being influenced by the way a lot of NPR and Radiotopia shows often interview people outside. I’ve always wanted to record a podcast outside. There’s obviously a lot of things that can go wrong with it though, and because of that I was always wary of pulling the trigger.
When it came to interview Thom from Gnarwolves though, fate forced my hand. So, we went for a short walk around Glasgow city centre. You can hear the streets shifting and changing as we make our way through them; small bursts of music from buskers, the hustle and bustle of busy shoppers, mysterious tunes echoing from restaurants and bars, traffic sounds and the faint gust of wind are all apparent in this episode.
It gives the interview a lively feel, as if it’s a representation of a specific moment in time. I think all interviews are, but this one feels more real, it has more texture and much more energy to it.
Thom was aware of the utter bizarreness of the situation, and I think that’s what made this interview so much fun. When it comes down to it, we’re just two dudes having a laugh, completely baffled at the context and circumstances surrounding our chat and literally just experiencing things as they happen.
We dive deep into the band’s new album Outsiders. We talk a little about touring, writing songs in the moment, being a creative person, and I also mistake him for his brother, like a total fucking loser. We cover a few more things as well.
He was a fantastic sport, a wonderful guest, and such a charming guy. I would love to do this again with someone else. Maybe I will.
You can let me know if I should.
Enjoy the interview.
Intro: David Szesztay – Combat
Music bed: Lee Rosevere – Planet D
Outro: Blue Dot Sessions – Inessential
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