So, the good folks at Telum interviewed Dom and I for their media email blast thing, and I thought it entertaining enough to reprint here in not-email form. Enjoy!
Telum Talks To… Andrew P Street and Dominic Knight, Presenters, The Double Disillusionists
|What inspired you two to make this election podcast?
APS: I naturally realised that writing a daily column and two books was insufficient for me to say all I had to say on the endlessly-fascinating subject of Australian politics, and that another time-consuming regular commitment would really hit the spot. And I was genuinely excited about Dom no longer being constrained by being employed by our public broadcaster and therefore being free to express political opinions, not least since he’s erudite, articulate and hilarious.
DOM: Aw, shucks! The obvious thing to do after four years of getting paid to talk into microphones is to find a way to keep doing that for free. Mostly I’m just trying to ride APS’ coattails now that he’s the nation’s greatest political commentator (by volume).
How do you know each other and what are your roles within the podcast?
Most memorable campaign moments either from this campaign, or campaigns gone by?
Dom, you’re in Europe at the moment, so how do you ‘sync’ up for Andrew to tape the podcast?
What are you working on apart from this podcast?
The ability to download radio programmes is nothing new, so why do you think podcasting is seeing such a surge in popularity?
Most memorable story / media moment you’ve been involved with?
Coffee, lunch or drinks?
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?