I’ve been listening to a lot more podcasts lately – they go well with running long distance. What I’ve been struck by in the best of them, is the generosity between host and guest.
The first rule of improv comedy is “yes, and…”, where you take the premise offered by another then and build on it. You craft a curious tower, shored up with positive energy. In those podcasts I’m enjoying most, that’s the generous act that’s going on. Ideas compound and you’re not listening to just two voices, you’re enjoying a partnership that creates something unique.
I’m looking forward to making a podcast myself soon, with my good friend James at Cultural Writer. He’s had a great idea and is going to educate me a little on the Romantic Era. I hope to be as generous in return.