Hello artistic Dad!!
Thank you so much for agreeing to be a guest on the special Father's Day eps of my podcast. I cant wait to meet you and chat.
I put out 2 lots of Father's Day eps each year - in June to coincide with the UK and USA pbservance, September to coincide with Australia's observance.
Here are the general talking points that I work through on each episode. As my chats are quite organic, we may not end up talking about every one of these, and some may not apply to you or your art form.
Tell us about yourself, your art form, what you create, style, mediums you use, how you got into your art/creating, how long you have been doing it for, influences, etc
Tell us about your family, children, ages, (names are optional) Share as much or as little as you wish.
Being a Dad
Did having a child/becoming a father influence or inform your work?
This one is not about the day to day logistics, more about the
emotions that came up that might have manifested in your work
Day to day
Now, what does your art life look like today?
Hours you are able to spend, challenges, pros and cons
How do you juggle it all?
Did you need to find new ways to work so you could continue creating?
Do you/did you have others in your art circle that have had this experience?
Do you or have you had role models about how to juggle creating art
and the demands of parenthood?
Do you/did you have a support network around you?
How did that/does that affect your work/art/creativity?
We talk a lot about mum guilt on my show. Do you have any thoughts on this?
Do you ever experience "dad guilt" in relation to your art/creativity?
If your art is not your 'day job', do you feel torn about spending time on lesser monetary producing activities?
How did the concept of your own identity change when you became a Dad?
Is it important to you to continue your art as well as be a father?
Is it important to you that your children see you as an artist/creator?
An opportunity for you to share anything additional that you wish to that is important to you
What projects do you have coming up, anything you’d like to mention.
How people can find you online.
You can be as honest as you want on my podcast, swearing is okay too.
If any conversations arise that may trigger others I will put a warning on the episode.
Conversely, you don’t have to be honest, please don’t feel that you have to share anything that you don’t feel comfortable sharing.
You will have approx 3-4 days before I finalise editing of your episode. If you recall anything that you would like removed please let me know before this time and I will be happy to do so.
Before chatting, if you have any topics that are definitely off limits, please let me know and I will be happy to oblige
Please allow 1.5 to 2 hours to record. It might not take that long, but just in case! I like to chat ;)
You don't need any fancy recording gear, just a webcam and its built in mic is enough. You can use headphones if you wish. If you do have fancy gear, that's awesome!
I take snippets of video to make short promo vides. If you would prefer me not to do this for your episode please let me know.
Feeling nervous is natural, just approach it like we are having a nice relaxed chat - because that is exactly what we are doing :)
Although not a topic I ask guests directly about, the subject of mental health comes up more often than not. If you feel comfortable talking about your experience please do so. I have had my own personal experience with post natal depression and anxiety, and feel comfortable talking about the subject,
PLEASE SEND ME -
Please send me promo photos that I can share. This can be of you, an example of your work, your family/children, anything that you would like to represent you. Any number from 1-5 is great, and at least one that shows your face is awesome.
Please send me a list of the materials/equipment you use in your practice. I like to compile a list and provide links for listens to purchase or research further if they wish.
An artistic bio, any special awards or events you would like mentioned in your show notes.
You can send these before or after your episode is recorded.
Your episode will go live on a Friday. Leading up to this I will post the following on my instagram and facebook accounts:
Wednesday - Video with supplied photos and snippet of audio
Thursday - Quote tile
Friday - Out Now image tile with audio
Sunday - Reel - audio and supplied photos
for examples of these check out my instagram
I will tag you in each, feel free to share or repost on your socials, it certainly helps to spread the word to new listeners.
I will also make a short video using raw footage from our recorded interview, to share with exclusive content subscibers on my email list.
You will also have a dedicated landing page for your episode, which is a great place to direct listeners to, if you would like this link for your website or socials please let me know, or you can extrapolate it here: eg www.alisonnewman.net/podcast-eps/firstname-lastname
From time to time I post previous guests’ quotes so you may notice yourself pop up again months down the track. I enjoy taking relevant quotes and sharing them around a theme on my socials.
I break the interview into ‘chapters’ separated by a 25-30 second music grab. I have an APRA AMCOS licence to use copyrighted music on the podcast. If you are happy for me to use yours please send me the links where I can purchase or download.
If you know of anyone who would like to be a guest on the show, please let me know - mums or dads. I love chatting to people I have never met, from all creative backgrounds and from all around the world.
Thank you for being involved in my podcast, I can’t wait to chat.
If you have any queries or questions please let me know, I want you to feel comfortable and happy with your involvement.
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