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35 Great Podcast Interview Questions To Ask Your Guest

Creating interview questions can be overwhelming and you may find yourself stuck. To avoid this, we're sharing our top guest interview questions that you can use immediately. These questions are designed to get your guest talking about their experiences and insights, and can help you create a more engaging and informative podcast episode. Remember to always listen to your guest's responses and follow up with additional questions to keep the conversation flowing naturally.


Getting the conversation started

  1. How did you get into your industry?

  2. Tell us more about your upbringing? Does it have an impact on who you are today?

  3. When did you first know that you wanted to be a (insert role/profession)? Tell us about the exact moment

  4. Tell us about (insert company name)? How did you get started?

  5. Did you feel hesitant to get started or were you all in?

Dive deeper into the interview

  1. What’s something that you wish you would have known when you first started?

  2. How do you go about embracing change?

  3. What was your highest high and your lowest low in your career?

  4. What has been the biggest challenge that you’ve encountered so far?

  5. What is the biggest common misconception in your industry?

  6. Let's talk about mentors and your support system. Where/who did you get your leadership style from?

  7. How do you find your place in the market? What was your strategy for validating your idea?

  8. Do you feel fulfilled?

  9. What are common mistakes that you think most entrepreneurs make?

  10. Who would you give credit to as your biggest supporter as it relates to your craft?

  11. How has life changed for you in the past 3-5 years? How was your perspective shifted?

  12. What was a turning point in your life?

Keeping it light

  1. If you could be friends with any celebrity, who would it be?

  2. What’s your favorite place to vacation? If you could get away for a weekend, where would you go?

  3. Tell me about your dream project as a (insert profession)?

  4. Tell us a funny story where you had to learn a lesson the hard way

  5. I saw online that you said “quote”. Tell us more about that. *This question requires doing research and finding an interesting quote from your guest that was stated in their book, previous interview, or social media post. Find a quote that interesting or controversial that they could possible elaborate on.

  6. How do you practice or want to practice self-care?

  7. How would your family or friends describe you?

  8. Tell us something interesting about yourself most people don't know

Closing out the show

  1. Tell us more about what’s next for you?

  2. How can we / or the audience support you? What can we do to support you?

  3. What’s one thing that you would like for us to takeaway from our conversation today?

  4. Where can we find you online?

  5. What are you looking forward to the most?

  6. What are you most proud of?

  7. Can you share advice for up and coming (insert guest profession)?

  8. What goals are you looking forward to hitting this year?

  9. What are some books that you would like to recommend that we read?

  10. What podcasts are you currently listening to that you would like to recommend to us?

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