Indie Perspectives Podcast Guest Instructions
Thank you for your interest in the Indie Perspectives Podcast!
This podcast will include a diverse array of everyday people, with a focus celebrating independent spirit and ways of thinking. We are always looking for our next guest to interview!
This is a professionally-produced podcast that is distributed worldwide. We expect our guests to participate in a professional manner. We want our guests to have fun, but at the same time, we take the production aspect of this podcast very seriously. Therefore, we reserve the right to cancel interviews at any time, and for any reason. Unprofessional behavior will not be tolerated and will result in the immediate cancellation of your interview.
About the show
The format of this podcast is interview style similar to a standard interview you would typically hear on a radio station or watch on television. We will compile a list of interview questions for the show. If you prefer, we will email you a list of questions prior to scheduling the interview. Please note that we will need
to know which questions (and/or any other questions) you wish us to ask during the interview. If we do not receive this information prior to the interview, we will simply ask questions from our list that best fit the conversation.
Why we created this podcast
- Independent People Have Unique Ideas
Independent people are not afraid to think for themselves and challenge the status quo. They are curious and ask questions. Indie spirits have original ideas, are not afraid to share them, and are unafraid to take risks. They are passionate about what they believe in and are not afraid to stand up for it. This means being comfortable with change and ambiguity with the potential for great things. Most importantly, independently minded people know that they can always count on themselves — they are their own best advocate.
- Independent People Are Self-Starters
Independent people are used to taking initiative and responsibility for their own lives. They don’t wait around for someone else to tell them what to do or how to do it. They take action in the present moment, on their own terms, without waiting for a ‘higher power’ to save them. If they want something, they work hard until they get it.
- Independent People Rely On Themselves
Independent thinking also allows people to see things from different perspectives and to find new and innovative solutions to problems. And, perhaps most importantly, it allows people to be in control of their own lives. Celebrating independence is important because it promotes these values and helps create a society in which people are more self-reliant and capable of thinking for themselves.
- Independent People Take Responsibility
Independent people are responsible for their own lives and actions. They don’t rely on others to make decisions for them or tell them what to do. Instead, they think for themselves and make their own choices. This can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on the situation. But overall, it’s better to be an independent thinker. After all, it’s easier to be yourself when you don’t depend on others for your future happiness and well-being.
Independence isn’t selfishness. True independence comes from within. This is why we celebrate those who are undertaking independent projects, whether they are part-time or full-time. We aim to celebrate the spirit of independence in choosing to make one’s passions into their livelihood.
We are here to remind people that the struggle towards financial and spiritual independence is worth the journey. The guests we invite to our show are those who have overcome great odds in putting their own ideas first. These include creatives, independent thinkers, and free spirits. What you are pursuing must be all about your passion and desire to make life better for yourself, your loved ones, and those around you.
What we need
First things first. Please provide a bio about yourself. You can mention anything about yourself that you wish to be included in the introduction. For example…
- What are you passionate about?
- What job or jobs have you had?
- Have you had any unique life experiences that are out of the ordinary?
- Please write down anything you wish to be considered for the introduction. We of course reserve the right to edit for time and/or content.
Please provide us your full name and preferred pronouns. Your options are as follows: she/her, him/his, or they/them. Our podcast is all-female produced and hosted, so our pronouns are all she/her/hers.
Please write down any social media profiles you wish to be posted on the episode page. Additionally, if you have a blog, website, or book links, please include this as well. Please do not mention links, websites, social media profiles, etc. during your interview. These links will be posted along with the episode on the podcast site. You may mention that you have a website, or are active on social media, but you should refrain from mentioning your specific accounts during the interview.
We use Zoom or Skype (audio only) to record the episodes. All interviews are 30 minutes. If you wish to have a 60 minute interview, we will record two separate back-to-back 30 minute interviews.
Please choose a spot in your house that is free from unnecessary noise, such as
running fans, air conditioners, children, other people, pets, etc. Please turn off any electronics that may make noises during your interview. This includes cell phones, pagers, etc. Also, please refrain from taking bathroom breaks, eating, or excessive and/or noisy drinking.
What guests need to be prepared
You will need a microphone that plugs in to your computer for sound quality. Microphones built into laptop computers often generate recordings that have too much background noise. Make sure you are connected to a strong Wi-Fi signal; ideally, a wired connection is preferable. In the event that the recording is not usable for any reason, we will let you know, and may have to cancel or re-schedule your interview accordingly.
We will need to schedule a date and time in which to conduct the interview. If you are unable to make this appointment, please let us know as soon as possible, as we may have another guest who is waiting for an opportunity. No-shows will be re-scheduled or canceled at our option.
Please check the podcast web page for posting schedules and times. Interviews are posted in the order in which they were recorded, unless otherwise noted. In the cases where interviews do not render useful audio, we may decide to transcribe the interview into written form and post the text on the podcast page instead of audio.
It is critical that guests read and understand these instructions and that their release form is clearly signed, dated, and returned, as we are legally unable to proceed without it.
The fine print
- This podcast will not tolerate expressions or depictions of profanity, bigotry, prejudice, racism, hatred, lewd or lascivious behavior, excessive violence, or otherwise socially objectionable content. Content that encourages or directs violence against any individual, government, or organization will not be tolerated, nor will any content that mentions the use of, or manufacture of weapons. We also will not allow mentions or links to any products or services that are unlawful in the location where the podcast content is disseminated (worldwide). If you wish to discuss topics that might be objectionable to our listeners, please discuss your topic ideas prior to scheduling your interview.
- While we want guests from many diverse fields from all walks of life, we do humbly ask to respect that we are not accepting interviews on the following topics: cryptocurrency or NFTs, as well as any topics that are overtly religious or sexual in nature.
- Once the interview is through production and scheduled and/or posted, the recording cannot be removed or modified under any circumstances.
- Guests will not be compensated in any way for their participation, as participation is strictly voluntary. At this time, we are not seeking to monetize this podcast in any way.
If you are interested in being considered as a guest, please email Thomas Slatin (She/Her/Hers).
If you have an idea for the show, please email our producer Amelia Desertsong (She/Her/Hers).