❉ One-on-one interviews with everyone from Jason Mewes to Sir Anthony Hopkins.
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This week: Skip To The End Podcast’s Mark (@sttepodcast) tells us all about Mark and Me Podcast.
What’s your podcast about?
Mark and Me is a podcast that focuses on interviewing people within pop culture but mostly within the movie industry as this is what interests me the most. It’s a one on one interview and the feedback has been it sounds like a nice and relaxed chat between friends which is something I am very proud of.
If you had to describe your show in 10 words or less, what would you say?
A fun, unpretentious podcast that’s very down to earth.
Which episode would you recommend for a first-time listener? Do you have a favourite episode?
That’s a tough one, Sir Anthony Hopkins was a real highlight and it still doesn’t seem like it really happened but my personal favourites are Jason Mewes and Carl Gottlieb as they were a pleasure to interview and had so many great stories to share.
What inspired you to create this podcast?
I have another podcast called Skip to the End which is a movies podcast and we were being offered a lot of interviews but Skip to the End has a really solid structure that’s very successful and adding interviews to this wouldn’t really work so I thought it was a shame to turn down these interviews so by creating Mark and Me I no longer have to!
Which guests have you had on your podcast so far?
I launched Mark and Me with one of my favourite film makers Kevin Smith which was the perfect guest to start with, anyone that knows me will know how much I love that man, I followed that up with Corey Feldman and as a kid born in the 80s this was very interesting to interview an actor that’s starred in some of my favourite movies.
Since then I have interviewed Big Bird himself Caroll Spinney, Troma Films President Lloyd Kaufman, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Brian O’Halloran, Jason Mewes, Carl Gottlieb and most recently Sherilyn Fenn.
Who would be your dream guest?
I have always enjoyed interviewing film directors so Steven Speilberg, Cameron Crowe, John Carpenter and Edgar Wright are all top of the dream guest list for me.
If there was once actor I could interview without a shadow of doubt it would be Kurt Russell.
Which equipment do you use for your podcast set-up?
When interviewing I use a Shure MV88 microphone which sounds excellent and is tiny so really easy to carry around with me, this connects to a Focusrite Scarlett Solo interface and I edit and mix all of my interviews using Audacity on a Macbook Pro.
What would you say is the best length of time for a podcast episode?
Most of my interviews are 20 – 30 minutes long and I think this is ideal, its long enough for people to listen to on their commute to work etc and I think its long enough to keep peoples interest without getting bored.
Which podcasts (other than yours) would you recommend we listen to?
Skip to the End podcast is my other podcast and something I am extremely proud of so I have to plug that but when I get the time I also listen to The Countdown Pod from Australia, Daniel P Carter’s Someone Who Isn’t Me and How Is This Movie from America.
Where is your podcast available to listen to?
The best place to go is Markandme.com as this has links to Podomatic, Stitcher and iTunes.
What is the future of podcasting as a creative medium?
I honestly believe podcasts are going from strength to strength, more people are listening each week and it’s amazing to see how many different podcasts are out there that cover every single topic you can think of.
❉ Mark and Me Podcast can be found here: http://markandme.com/
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❉ Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes of Mark and Me on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mark-and-me-podcast/id1157152128?mt=2
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