IS MY PODCAST SCRIPTED?
Updated: Sep 9
A common question my podcast listeners asks is... "Do you script your podcast?"
Here's the answer:
I do not script it, I 'landmark' it.
WHAT IS LANDMARKING?
Landmarking isn't an official term, it's just how I describe my process when making podcasts, YouTube videos or presenting live events.
For my podcast, 5-10 mins before pressing 🔴 𝗥𝗘𝗖𝗢𝗥𝗗 on each episode, I'll quickly bullet point my main talking points. If any of those talking points include a funny gag I've already thought of, I'll write it down so I don't forget it during my many, MANY tangents.
See the below pic - notes I wrote before this week's episode. Where it says "THANK YOU, BUT NO THANK YOU!" & "AS IF I'D SHIT IN HIS CORNFLAKES"..... you'll remember those 2 gags from the episode itself.
SO IT IS SCRIPTED, THEN?
Truth is, 𝟭𝟬% of the gags you hear in each episode I thought of before starting it. 90% are in-the-moment bits of spontaneity.
The list at the bottom of the above pic says 'ORDER'..... and simply gives me a basic skeleton for each show - a hideously rudimentary satellite navigation, if you will. You've heard how free-flowing my show is... imagine if I didn't have this sat nav. Jesus Christ, the show would be a mess.
As you can see from the above pic, this week's 55-minute episode was based on 10 bullet points. Hilariously, I totally forgot to assign anything to one of the bullet points, and 2 bullet points I forgot to discuss completely.
I don't know if this peek into my process interests you, but I always enjoy when my favourite artists share their process.
Thank you for listening & messaging & reviewing & rating & not judging how fucking gross my handwriting is x