Be Our Guest!
Paul Ford

One thing I learned from doing radio interviews in nice studios: you might put on the headphones to hear the host ask you questions from a remote location, but when you go to answer you might hear yourself in the headphones on a delay. I know sound engineers do this to help you stay close to the mic and loud, but when you’re trying to build an argument on the fly and keep hearing an echo like a giant baseball park, it’s really distracting.

So I propose a new DO: you are allowed to tell the studio sound engineer to turn your own voice down or off completely in your own headphones if you find it distracting.

I wish I knew that before I botched my first interview on Minneapolis Public Radio.

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.