64 episodes

Interviewing people is an art. The ability to sit across from someone and create a safe, intimate space for them to share with you their feelings, thoughts, and ideas is a powerful skill.

What questions do I ask? How do I make my guest feel comfortable?

In The Art of the Interview, we explore these questions and more, diving deep into the subtle and intricate skill of interviewing through the lens of psychology, science, religion, and other disciplines. Our goal is to become better interviewers, whether we're interviewing the President of the United States or getting coffee with a friend.

The Art Of The Interview William Bowman

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Interviewing people is an art. The ability to sit across from someone and create a safe, intimate space for them to share with you their feelings, thoughts, and ideas is a powerful skill.

What questions do I ask? How do I make my guest feel comfortable?

In The Art of the Interview, we explore these questions and more, diving deep into the subtle and intricate skill of interviewing through the lens of psychology, science, religion, and other disciplines. Our goal is to become better interviewers, whether we're interviewing the President of the United States or getting coffee with a friend.

    Episode 63 | How Much Should I Talk About Myself In An Interview?

    Episode 63 | How Much Should I Talk About Myself In An Interview?

    Ever gone on a date with someone who only talks about themselves? Me neither. But that would be obnoxious, on a date or while being interviewed.

    In this episode, I talk about how much it's appropriate to talk about yourself, your story, your thoughts, and your agenda while interviewing someone. Surprisingly, it's more nuanced than you might think.

    YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg73E-2NebZvD0df2JCEt8w

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2tzoxgGJLmzVfSg0vwFQz4

    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-art-of-the-interview/id1542998239

    • 27 min
    Episode 62 | Three Mindsets To Adopt For Better Interviews

    Episode 62 | Three Mindsets To Adopt For Better Interviews

    Your mindset will influence how your interview. In this week's episode, I talk about three essential mindsets to practice to get better interviews.

    YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg73E-2NebZvD0df2JCEt8w

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2tzoxgGJLmzVfSg0vwFQz4

    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-art-of-the-interview/id1542998239

    • 25 min
    Episode 61 | How To Step Into Empathy When You Feel Only Antipathy

    Episode 61 | How To Step Into Empathy When You Feel Only Antipathy

    Everyone knows the experience of sitting across from someone who you disagree with and feel animosity towards. In this week's episode, I talk about five steps to help you step out of antipathy and into empathy so you can have better interviews and conversations with people who you just don't see eye to eye.

    YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg73E-2NebZvD0df2JCEt8w

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2tzoxgGJLmzVfSg0vwFQz4

    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-art-of-the-interview/id1542998239

    • 29 min
    Episode 60 | 12 Reasons We Need To Ask Better Questions in 2024

    Episode 60 | 12 Reasons We Need To Ask Better Questions in 2024

    The Art of the Interview is back! Starting in February 2024, I'll be hosting a weekly episode and releasing it every Tuesday.

    In this week's episode, I talk about twelve reasons why I think asking better questions is essential to being human in 2024 (in addition to just giving me something to podcast about). From expanding empathy to increasing both tolerance and intolerance (yes, you heard me right), these are a few reasons among many I think asking better questions can help make the world a better place.

    Also, the Art of the Interview is now on YouTube! You're welcome. You can now stare at my beardy face for a full quarter-hour plus as I quack on about doing better interviews :-)



    YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg73E-2NebZvD0df2JCEt8w
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2tzoxgGJLmzVfSg0vwFQz4
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-art-of-the-interview/id1542998239

    Bulletproof Problem Solving Book: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/41091107

    • 38 min
    Episode 59 | From The Library | How To Successfully Delegate Your Video and Audio Responsibilities

    Episode 59 | From The Library | How To Successfully Delegate Your Video and Audio Responsibilities

    In this episode, I talk about why you should delegate your tech responsibilities and, if you do, how to go about it. I tell two stories from The Art of the Interview by Lawrence Grobel about times his delegation has gone wrong and talk about what we can learn from it.

    Through this episode, you'll understand why it's important to give away as many of the technical responsibilities you can. You'll also get some on-the-ground tips for what to talk about with your tech crew so that they understand exactly what they need to do and that you're the one in charge.

    • 7 min
    Episode 58 | From The Library | Why You Should Do Research Before Your Interviews | Part 2

    Episode 58 | From The Library | Why You Should Do Research Before Your Interviews | Part 2

    In this episode, I talk more about why research is (for most interviewers) essential to getting the best interview you can. I also read a passage from The Art of the Interview by Lawrence Grobel about how research is essential to knowing the right questions to ask. 

    Through this episode, you'll get some fresh ideas of how to do research on your interviewees no matter the subject you're interviewing them about. You'll also have a solid understanding of why this part of the process is essential to getting the interviews you want.

    • 9 min

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