120 Keith Tomasek | The Under-Appreciated Art of the Engaging Interview

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Here’s the Recap:

Keith Tomasek is the host of The Inadequate Life and a professor at University of Western Ontario. He’s a great guy and super fan of the show, having worn the Podcast Junkies t-shirt on Day 1 of his podcasting class. He’s also a masterful interviewer and gives us some great insights in to how make your guest shine! He shares the challenges of living with Crohn’s Disease. A really insightful gem for podcasters.

What We Covered:

  • 11:15 – Keith’s family history and their t-shirt biz experience
  • 13:20 – How did Keith’s podcasting class go?
  • 16:00 – My experience teaching a class at General Assembly
  • 19:30 – Podcasters’ obsession with landing a sponsor
  • 24:00 – How best to position yourself to a sponsor
  • 27:35 – Origins of The Inadequate Life podcast
  • 29:35 – Tips on getting the most out of your show’s name and author field
  • 32:10 – What drove Keith to start a podcast, and his connection to Marc Maron
  • 35:00 – How the podcast grew a relationship with Chilina Kennedy
  • 37:50 – Keith’s performing background
  • 45:10 – How has Keith improved as a host?
  • 47:00 – The challenges of consistency
  • 53:00 – The moment when Keith got a bit emotional
  • 56:10 – A story from his father that really resonated with Keith
  • 01:01:05 – What is the most misunderstood thing about Keith


Links Mentioned

Chakra Tea
The Inadequate Life podcast
Stratford Festival podcast
Keith on Twitter
The Podcast Producers
Chilina Kennedy
Brook “Skywalker” Armstrong
Jillian Keiley Interview

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