I’ve gotta give Jimmy credit for this one. Way to undercut me.
As I’ve kept increasing the volume on the general issue over starches—and resistant starches in particular—poking Jimmy regularly, he goes and makes me an offer to host his show, 100% confident that I could not turn it down.
Well played, sir!
Indeed, I had too much fun. I considered it an honor and privilege, and spent a lot of time working it over in my head. I tested the tech in terms of a 4-way recorded call between San Jose, California; North Pole, Alaska; Shanghai, China; and Bumfuck, Tennessee…on Skype. I was worried about the cost, since on my last AT&T Wireless bill—where I picked up my cell and chatted up Grace for 27 minutes—I got nicked for $100.
…Once my people get done with reviewing the numbers, Jimmy’s Webpire People will get a bill for costs. We’re estimating something between $7 and $10 total. …I’ll email your people my preferred PayPal send address, Jimmy…uh, buddy.
So then I make copious notes, a show outline even. I’m going to do a full-pro, scripted show and nobody will tell the difference—except I told Grace, Tim, and Tom that they get zero clues. Only I get to see the Green Curtain!
That was stupid. I don’t even prepare speeches but for a couple of hours in advance. So, once we got going, I tossed the show outline and just went with the flow. Predictable results, from a comment at Jimmy’s place.
So sorry to tell you this Richard, do not give up your day job to become an interviewer. Your writing on the blog is great. Your interviewing skills are not. I’d say you interview as well as Jack Kruse writes, or maybe worse. Tim and Grace and Tom were all very good speakers. They were organized, clear and to the point. You Richard, on the other hand fumbled and stumbled and stuttered and lost your point repeatedly or got completely off track. When your book comes out, please let your co-authors do the talking.
Woe is me.
But, the good news is that you now have two other reasons to listen, beyond any interest in resistant starch and and the gut biome. First, you get to hear me bomb the deal. Second, you get to hear my organized, clear, and to the point guests.
So, you have three whole reasons to take a listen.
Here’s the links.
I believe the later link is the post with most of the links that were mentioned in the show.
Thank you Jimmy Moore. Very manly of you, and hope I didn’t disappoint. And even though you told me it was my hour to do with as I please, I like being a good guest, because I’m a real whore for getting invited back.