Re: [podcasters] How to write an interview request letter?
Steve Riekeberg has offered very good advice. I would add that it's worth flattering the prospective guest. Not in an insincere way, of course. But letting them know how much you appreciate them--and meaning it--can help persuade.
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> Greetings fellow podcasters,
> I've been doing more and more interviews in my podcast. Up till now,
> I've been interviewing people I've already met, but I'm starting to
> expand past that, so I'm looking for the best way to contact people to
> request an interview.
> I just sent off a request that looks vaguely like this:
> > Dear XXX:
> > I would like to interview for my podcast, The Skeptical Viewer. We
> are a podcast that focuses on how the paranormal is portrayed in the
> media. Are you interested?
> > You can find our podcast here:
> It struck me as too brief, but I couldn't think of anything else to
> add. What else should I have said?