When I asked a one of our previous guests to be on the show, her reply was “I don’t have a mic”. My response? Neither do I!
In actuality, we record all of our shows in-person in Joel’s guest bedroom. In pro style, we (he) covers the windows with blankets and we attempt not to move too much in his squeaky chairs.
Most other podcasts record remotely, so guests can be anywhere in the world. Even the hosts can live on different continents.
But since me and Joel live 2 miles and 1 bridge apart, that seems pretty silly. And we think having the guests in the room with us changes the dynamic. Plus, at least for now we want to keep it local–we are from Portland, after all.