This is the most frequently-asked FAQ. The answer is ... our editorial team chooses the guests.
FB follower, Alec Valcanis, adds: "is it by availability or by invite?"
It's by invitation, Alec. In a calender year we record approximately 45 interviews. When we record depends on the guest's availability and my research schedule (I'll talk about research in a separate post). The editorial team also decides the appropriate transmission dates.
Here's where we find potential guests:
- I see an advert on the back of a disappearing bus.
- Through news and feature articles.
- Recommendations from colleagues.
- Recommendations from guests.
- Schedules of upcoming shows, books, conferences, events, speeches, festivals.
- People write and offer themselves as interviewees.
- Viewers offer suggestions via FB, Twitter and email.
- Professional publicists representing authors, performers, academics, lawyers, and scientists (as a sample) pitch people or ideas to us.
Does everyone you approach say 'yes'?
Occassionally it's a no. We move on.
What do you base your decision on?
It boils down to two questions:
* Why is the audience likely to be interested in this person?
* Is the guest likely to deliver a fascinating, half-hour conversation on camera?comments powered by Disqus