questions to have in your back pocket when interviewing


One of the things listed in my “some day” bucket list is interviewing people that I respect and want to learn from.

To make that a reality, I’ve been paying a lot of attention to how podcasters interview their guests. I’m slowly learning that asking smart and engaging questions is half the battle.

Of course, research into the subject critical, but there is certainly value in compiling interesting and insightful questions that I can use for future interviews.

Below are list of questions that I would love to ask to my future interview subjects. This isn’t by all means a complete list and I’ll continue to add to the list.

If you have good questions that you want to share, please share in the comment section below!


21 Questions from The Fashion Spot

  • If my days had one extra hour…
  • When I relax I…
  • My guilty pleasure is…
  • On a typical Saturday night…
  • I’m dying to splurge on…
  • The best piece of advice I ever got was…
  • The last thing I Googled…
  • When I’m lacking inspiration, I…
  • When I have a free night…
  • My most treasured possession is…
  • If I could tell my younger self one thing, it would be…

Proust Questionnaire

  • On what occasion do you lie?
  • What is your most treasured possession?

The Everygirl Questions

  • Go-to brunch order?
  • The song that’s currently playing in your car?
  • Your camera roll is full of…
  • Guilty pleasure?
  • If you could have lunch with any woman, who would it be and why?
  • Last show you binged on Netflix?
  • Favorite app on your phone?
  • Most recent splurge?
  • The movie you could watch over and over again?
  • Sunrise or sunset?

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