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Ask All Knowing Force – Prep Time

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From chomP: “I listen to AKF all the time and I’m curious to know if what you all say about your prep time is true. Do y’all really put that little time in? I did a college radio show back in the day and it took me about 2 hours to prepare each week.”

Andrew: Darius and I send approximately three to four emails
(consisting of one sentence each) to prepare for each show. In
addition, there is a brief discussion before we begin, but that’s
about it. We choose to “put that little time in” because spontaneity
is part of the show’s charm. Darius prep time is a little more
intense as he has to deal with me prior to a show, which is not the
easiest thing, for reasons which I’m sure he’ll talk about. Thank you
for the question.

Darius: We prepped for Scott Lucas. He’s the only guest that made us a little nervous, partly because we’re both such huge fans and we really wanted it to go well. The guy is a genius and he can be a little intimidating too.

Every other interview we just discuss for a few minutes while we’re doing soundcheck, but sometimes we don’t even do that. When I first joined the show, we emailed each other questions for the first couple of interviews but we stopped doing that as well. Andrew and I talk all the time, we know each other very well, and we discovered that prep time is unnecessary for our show and it is usually better if we don’t.

The greatest difficulty for me is getting the sound perfect and getting Andrew to step up his game to the level that I know he can achieve with our show. I occasionally have to get on him but he knows its for the good of AKF.

The fact of the matter is, we have a lot of knowledge about music and the industry, we’re very good friends, and we spend so many hours each week talking about this stuff so that the show is a breeze to conduct, no matter who we’re interviewing. No need to prep because we trust each other.

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