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Podcast Questions List

Podcast Questions List

Preparation and research is the key to an inspiring interview, asking questions about the guest’s expertise and their background will present you the best content for your listers. View our guide on conducting a great podcast interview.

Use our question generator, to inspire some ice breaker questions to ask your desk. We recommend you combine these topics with your own question to create the perfect unique episode!

Podcast Question Generator

What is your earliest memory?

Should I send interview questions upfront?

Some contracts might require a prevetted list of questions, others might ask, and even for those that don’t, it’s polite to send the questions ahead of time. We recommend you don’t send the exact questions, but instead the topic area that you want to cover.

Sending the topic in advance can help ease everyone’s nerves and allows the guest to todo some preparation without your getting a canned response.

Questions to avoid asking

Just as important as knowing what questions to ask, is knowing the questions to skirt. If the guest is regularly interviewed you do your research to avoid asking questions they commonly get asked, otherwise you risk getting a canned answer that does not resonate with your audience.

As a matter of curiosity, you should avoid asking any deeply personal right away, instead, you can start with some ice breaker questions, such as “What’s the worst part of your day?”, or “What does your morning routine look like?”

Don’t ask to many questions, you should be listing the majority of the time - thinking of a way to segway into your next question, to create a natural flow.

Great podcast questions

Below is a list of all of the question in our generator for you to browse through.

  • What do you wish you had known 10 years ago?
  • What is your biggest failure, and what did you learn from it?
  • What advice would you give someone wanting to pursue a career similar to yours?
  • What are the best resources that have helped you?
  • What is the one common myth about your profession that you want to debunk?
  • Who has been the most important person in your life? Can you tell me about them?
  • What was the happiest moment of your life?
  • Who has been the biggest influence on your life?
  • Who has been the kindest to you in your life?
  • What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?
  • What is your earliest memory?
  • What is your favourite memory?
  • Are there any funny stories your family tells about you that come to mind?
  • Are there any funny stories or memories or characters from your life that you want to tell me about?
  • What are you proudest of?
  • When in life have you felt most alone?
  • If you could hold on to one memory from your life forever, what would that be?
  • How has your life been different than what you’d imagined?
  • How would you like to be remembered?
  • Do you have any regrets?
  • What does your future hold?
  • What are your hopes for what the future holds for me? For my children?
  • If this was to be our very last conversation, is there anything you’d want to say to me?
  • For your great-great-grandchildren is there any wisdom you’d want to pass on to them?
  • Is there something about me that you’ve always wanted to know but have never asked?
  • If you could interview anyone from your life living or dead, but not a celebrity, who would it be and why?
  • What is your first memory of me?
  • Was there a time when you didn’t like me?
  • What makes us such good friends?
  • How would you describe yourself?
  • Do you think we’ll ever lose touch with each other?
  • Is there anything that you’ve always wanted to tell me but haven’t?
  • Where did you grow up?
  • What was your childhood like?
  • Who were your favorite relatives?
  • Do you remember any of the stories they used to tell you?
  • How did you and grandma/grandpa meet?
  • What were your parents like?
  • How would you like to be remembered?
  • When and where were you born?
  • Where did you grow up?
  • How would you describe yourself as a child?
  • Do you have a childhood nickname?
  • How would you describe your perfect day?
  • What did you think your life would be like when you were older?
  • Do you have any favourite stories from your childhood?
  • Did you enjoy school?