...our first podcast recording session is next Tuesday.
Right, awesome day.
The bad news out of the way - we've both been so busy the past week that neither of us had a chance to prepare whatsoever, so today was all talking about structure and ideas and just general banter that we do.
Then at one stage during our general banter, he just said fuck it, let's switch on the mic and see how we go just riffing and rambling.
We had just segue'd into a conversation about memory as the recording starts, and we managed to just banter fairly naturally with zero preparation for 15 minutes on the subject. I'd say 3-5 of those minutes were informative, 3-5 were amusing, and 3-5 were interesting - lots of overlap of course. But for a subject just out of the blue with no clear direction just to purely gauge how we are as a team chatting - it was actually really good.
Because we had no structure we rambled somewhat, and there was a lot of overtalking, but we've discussed this and the structure I've come up with should serve us well for coherent, informative and fascinating discussions.
The production quality of the sound is top notch (he's a sound engineer etc), he's a lifelong theatre student so his voice is projected well, mine still has a nervous timbre in it because I'm acutely aware of being recorded whereas he's a natural performer, but I'm still confident and don't stammer much. Also hearing my own voice is still something I'm not used to.
Point is, we are now confident we have a great team and loads of content waiting to happen, we just need to produce something and find a way to distribute it effectively.