Podcast Interview Question Generator [AI-Powered]

Generic podcast questions are so last year. If you're a host searching for standout podcast interview questions, you're in the right place. At Rephonic, we created a GPT that generates unique questions that will connect deeply with your guests and keep listeners coming back for more.

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If you prefer to come up with questions yourself, check out the rest of this guide for our top tips.

What makes a good podcast interview question?

Deciding what questions to ask is often the biggest challenge for hosts of an interview style podcast. It's easy to default to the same questions for every guest, like "What is your biggest fear?" or "What is your favorite movie or childhood memory?". However, you'll need to dig deeper to ensure a successful interview.

This doesn't mean you should banish these questions from your podcast episodes entirely. But an interview full of them will most likely fail to keep listeners hooked. Whether you aim to entertain, educate, or inspire, it's crucial to plan some of your questions ahead of time.

There are three things you should consider when planning podcast questions.

Podcast interview questions AI generator

Tap into personal experiences

The best podcast interview questions are related to the guest's background. When you demonstrate an understanding of the guest's experiences, you form a stronger connection with them. The podcast audience feels the connection, too, and the depth of the interview keeps them interested in hearing more.

So, how do you come up with personalized questions?

The key is to do your homework before interviewing guests. It's highly likely that your podcast guest included some information about themselves in the first email they sent you or has some on their online guest profile. If so, review it and check out any links they provided, such as their website or social media links.

Podcast interviewee information

Once you've got as much info as possible from these sources, do a Google search to see what other sites say about them. Have they been mentioned in any articles? Do they feature in any videos? Having a deeper understanding of your guest allows for more insightful discussions.

Align with your podcast's themes

It goes without saying, but your podcast interview questions should align with your show's overarching theme and message. Doing so helps keep the content focused and provides your podcast listeners with the content they tuned in for.

Your first job is to have a clear understanding of your podcast, who it's for clearly, and why they listen. If you need help describing your show's essence in a couple of sentences or less, check out our free podcast planner for guidance.

Have a unique interview angle

One effective way to make your interview stand out among the many available is by having a unique angle. It's possible that your podcast guest has appeared on other podcasts or shows and discussed similar topics, so you need to make your episode worth listening to.

Try to explore perspectives or stories rarely discussed elsewhere so you can hold the audience's attention. You may have chosen an angle for the interview during previous interactions with your guest. If not, ask them for suggestions. What haven't they covered before? Or what could they put a new spin on?

Podcast interview topics

Podcast questions to get you started

Creating excellent podcast interview questions can seem daunting, especially for beginners. But fear not! We have you covered with some basic questions to get the conversation started (and to finish up).

Intro questions

Tell me a bit about yourself

What's been keeping you busy lately?

What are you most passionate about?

What led you to where you are today?

Tell me something surprising about you

As a child, what did you dream of doing when you grew up?

What was your childhood like?

Closing questions

What is the most important lesson or biggest takeaway for listeners today?

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your younger self?

How can our listeners connect with you?

Do you have a favorite life motto that you live by?

How do you want to be remembered?

What are you most looking forward to in the next year?

Try Rephonic's AI podcast question generator

Crafting compelling podcast interview questions is a skill that can be honed with practice and a little help. Remember, a great podcast interview question is personalized, relevant, and links to a unique angle. Steer clear of generic questions and instead focus on questions that tap into your guest's personal experiences and align with your podcast topics.

Try Rephonic's AI question generator today to save time thinking up interesting interview questions.


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If you were a type of sandwich, what kind would you be and why?

If you had to choose a theme song for your life, what song would you pick?

If you were given the chance to go to space with a celebrity of your choice, who would you take and why?

Do you have any 'useless' talents or party tricks?

What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?

What are the top podcast questions for business owners?

How did you get started in [specific industry or role]?

What have been the biggest challenges you've faced in your career, and how did you overcome them?

What is your philosophy on leadership and management?

Can you recommend any resources (books, podcasts, courses) that have significantly influenced your professional development?

What marketing strategies have been most effective for your business?

P.S. Looking to save time summarizing your episodes? We tested out five AI podcast summarizers so you can get started straight away.

Becca Butcher

Becca Butcher

Marketing at Rephonic

Find, pitch and get featured on podcasts

Rephonic gives you listener numbers, contacts, demographics and more across 2.5m+ podcasts.

Becca Butcher

Becca Butcher

Marketing at Rephonic

Find, pitch and get
featured on podcasts

Rephonic gives you listener numbers, contacts, demographics and more across 2.5m+ podcasts.