Among other things we hope to bring to the Short Story Geeks podcast, we have in mind to grab interviews of anyone and everyone we can get to talk in front of a microphone who might have interesting things to say about short stories. I meet a lot of authors at conventions, and so I’m creating an “emergency interview kit” for those times when I unexpectedly find myself face-to-face with Neil Gaiman and Peter Beagle (it happened at Balticon!) and can beg ’em for five minutes of airtime.
Besides a short list of all-purpose questions and my handy iPad for impromptu research on an author so I can actually make intelligent conversation, the other thing I need is something to record with! Being a pair of geeks, Mrs. Gneech and I have a lot of extraneous gadgets that we’ve picked up over the years, one of which is a currently-unused iPod Touch. Well, just the thing! Last night I ordered a pair of TouchMic MityMics, and I figure what we’ll do is put one on the iPod and hand it to the interviewee (or put it on the table in front of them, etc.), while I put the other onto my iPhone and talk into it. That way we can keep both sides of the conversation on separate tracks.
It’s a start, anyway. 🙂 We’re not exactly operating on a big budget at the moment, but this should give us something workable.