On The Digital Photography Show, I'm used to being the interviewer, but, with the release of my first novel, First You Fall, I've had to wear the opposite hat (because, you know, the concept of an "opposite hat" makes so much sense).
In any case, I've enjoyed the opportunity in the past few weeks to do two interviews in support of the book.
The first was on HRC's The Agenda, hosted by HRC's Executive Director Joe Solmonese and the inimitable Mary Breslauer. Joe and Mary were really great. I thought we had a lot of fun, and I was totally jealous of the professional broadcasting equipement they get to use over at XM Radio. You can hear my interview on The Agenda here.
Next, I chatted with my friends Marc and Fausto over on Feast of Fools. Last year, both Feast of Fools and The Digital Photography Show were nominated for the "People's Choice Award" at The Podcast Awards. Sadly, neither of our shows won, although it was pretty amazing that we were even nominated when you consider that both shows made it to the top ten of over 4,000 nominated podcasts.
The Digital Photography Show was also nominated in the in the "Cultural/Arts" category, where we lost to National Public Radio's "This American Life." (Which was totally fair because you can see where The Digital Photography Show's amatuer budget and production values can compete against the multimillion dollar juggernaut that is This American Life, which, by the way, is not even a podcast - it's a radio show show that is so popular that it also has a spin-off TV series on Showtime. Not that I'm bitter.)
In any case, while I went home empty-handed, Marc and Fausto took home the award for Best LGBT Podcast. It's no wonder - their show is enormously popular and extremely entertaining.
It was really great of the boys to have me on, and I was only too happy to throw on my Feast of Fools t-shirt and rock the interview with them.
Meanwhile, I have to say it's very weird being on the other side of the mike. Suddenly, I was feeling very Janet (Ms. Jackson if you're nasty) - I wanted to be the one in control. Luckily, all my interviewers were terrific and I had a crazy amount of fun. Thanks Joe, Mary, Marc and Fausto. (And thanks in advance to Oprah - just make sure you have me on with that delicious Nate Berkus, hear?)