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🙏🏾 amen to that

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Thanks for having a read Kate

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I've always wondered what the protocol is for paying/not paying guests on podcasts.... I listen to a wide variety each week - from hugely popular, to underground - and often assume that guests are there (for free) to promote a new book/album/project. (I'm not directly asking what YOU do Matt, more thinking-out-loud)

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Hi Marc, I actually covered my policy on this pretty transparently in the blog I wrote last year following the original Open Thread. I think the convention is that podcasts are similar to most other media (as a journalist I've never once offered to pay an interviewee for their time, and I think most people would find that odd) and you're right, the promo is considered to be the transaction.

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Good point. I didn't make the connection with print media interviews. You're right, it sounds pretty weird to pay someone for an interview in that format and I suppose podcasts are no different.

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There's the ethics to consider as well. If you're paying a guest that completely changes the dynamic I think.

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