I am so thrilled that you are going to be part of the In Her Room family! Here are some things you should know about being a guest on the show, and a guide to the most frequently asked questions guests have before we begin recording!
Schedule your interview!
The first thing you'll want to do is schedule your interview. If we've already discussed a date for your episode to air (to coincide with a book launch or other release), please try to schedule for a minimum of two weeks before that date. If we haven't discussed a date yet, do not despair! This simply means that your interview will fall into the production schedule on a first-come basis.
Think about what to read!
Most guests read from their latest published work. This might be a book, collection of short stories or poetry, or even an essay you're really excited to sharing. I aim to include 5 to 7 minutes of you reading your work within the 45-50 minute interview. If you're feeling uncertain about what to read, take a listen to some of the previous episodes.
Don't worry about language in your selection. It's no trouble for me to mark an episode explicit if you drop an f-bomb. I adhere to the FCC guidelines regarding the "seven deadly words" in broadcasting. If you say fuck, shit, cunt, piss, cocksucker, motherfucker, or tits, your episode will be marked explicit on iTunes and SoundCloud. Not because I think those are bad words, but because someone else does.
I can't say exactly when I'll suggest that you read from your work during the interview. It won't be right away, and it won't be at the end -- my best guess is 1/3 to 1/2 way through our conversation. If you're going to be reading from paper, please have it pre-printed and ready so that we're not shuffling pages through your talking.
How to prepare for an interview!
If you've never done a podcast interview before, congratulations! I'm excited to be your first.