In 2015 I started the Team Guru Podcast. The purpose was to produce content that supported team and leadership development.
But along the way, something much more interesting happened – I learned how to interview people.
Creating an atmosphere that encourages the sharing of stories, feelings and experiences is an art form – and I found myself enjoying that side of podcasting as much as the leadership content I was producing.
Your Story Pod came about because people who listened to my leadership podcast started asking me to interview their dad (interestingly, it was always dads – no mums in the early stages).
“I love the way you interview people on your podcast,’ one listener told me. “I’d really appreciate it if you could have a conversation with my dad about his life.” So I did. And the result was amazing.
“I’ve been listening to dad’s stories all my life and I’ve never heard him talk about that!”
The feedback was so positive. Having these conversations with people’s parents, recording them and packaging the audio nicely was a real hit with families.
Word got out that I’d done a couple of personal story interviews and more requests started to roll in. That’s when Your Story Pod was born. After more than two-hundred interviews within the business space, I knew it was time to put my skills to a more personal use. I love chatting with people about their life. Perhaps being an ‘outsider’ – someone who hasn’t heard the stories before – creates a new angle. A fresh line of enquiry ALWAYS leads to new stories and memories being shared.
The work I do with Your Story Pod is the most meaningful I have done in my career. I get to share in a life, probe and question the big events, hear about the losses and enjoy the highs of a life well lived. But best of all, I help create set of memories that will be part of someone’s family forever. For me, that is a special privilege.
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Being interviewed by David is such a joy - like meeting up with an old friend and catching up on what's been missed. He is an articulate, thoughtful and considered host who genuinely cares about his craft and has an uncanny ability to make you feel relaxed and to ask questions that help you uncover thoughts and ideas in new ways. I found myself saying things I'd never said out loud before - in a good way!
David is a master at drawing out stories and details that provokes thoughtful interactions and therefore great conversations. He made me feel comfortable, relaxed and at ease. I highly recommend David if you’re ready to share your story.
David is a brilliant interviewer who possesses a rare gift to create a safe, authentic, and deep connection with his guests. David made me think and reflect in ways that I hadn’t explored in myself before. I loved the interview, the questions, the conversation, and the connection. My experience with David was fantastic and I’d love to be interviewed by him again.
David's superpower is asking the questions that unlock powerful insights and authentic stories from others. It's a wonderful gift that he shares everytime he podcasts.
David is one of the best interviewers in the business. I have had the privilege of joining David twice on his sublime Team Guru podcasts. He immediately puts his guests at ease, does his homework, his questions are perceptive and his 'calm energy' not only gets the best out of his interviewees but produces entertaining and insightful listening. He is brilliant.
As an experienced guest on shows and podcasts, I have to say that David's interview with me stands out. He is warm and curious, knowledgable and non judgemental. He is exactly what it takes to get the best out of experts. I have listened to many of his interviews and he manages to get to the real nub of the issue in a way that allows the audience to see underneath the immediate messages into a deeper conversation, one that is ultimately more useful and engaging. I actually learnt even more about my own IP when talking to him, and that is his expertise, allowing space to think, reflect and understand content through the lens of his listeners.
Not only was it an honour, but it was also a lot of fun being on interviewed by David Frizzell. David immediately puts you to ease and knows how to break the ice with some great starer questions. David and I had a great chat about all things innovation and he had/showed a great ability for knowing when to probe further or when to move own in order to bring the best stories out.”
A conversation can only go as deep as it is safe. The depth of David’s conversations is a reflection of his ability to create this safe and inviting space for each person he interviews. And yet, a conversation with David rarely feels like an interview. Almost instantly, he can pull you into a conversation that feels both personal and intentional. In doing so, he draws our practical insights and value for those who have the privilege of listening in. If you’re looking for a seasoned professional in the art of interviewing, then David is the person you want on the other end of the microphone.
David Frizzell is a fantastic interviewer. His genuine curiosity and respectful questions mean an interview with David ends up being fun for the interviewee and informative and interesting for the audience. Highly recommended!
Dave is an exceptional interviewer. He is well prepared, deeply insightful and warmly brings out the best in his guests. I have spoken on myriad podcasts around the world and can honestly say that Dave has a gift and rises above the rest.
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Your Story Pod operates within an ethos of fairness and cooperation. While specific policies are outlined below, our guiding principle is to provide a high quality, ethical service to customers. Whatever your situation, we encourage you to contact us so we can work together to reach a mutual agreement.
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Full payment – as advertised on the Your Story Pod website at time of purchase – is required before we will conduct an interview.
Customers are welcome to change their interview time up to 24 hours before scheduled time. You can do this via a link at the bottom of the booking confirmation email.
If a customer wants to change an interview time within 24 hours of original booking, please contact us and we will endeavour to reach a suitable agreement.
We do not offer a refund for interviews that have been booked and paid for. However, if you have exceptional circumstances we’ll be happy to have a conversation and work with you to reach a suitable resolution.
We will keep audio files for 6 months after the interview has been conducted. Therefore we encourage customers to save their interview package in multiple safe places.
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Your Story Pod is a thoroughly ethical service that will never sell or give away customer information under any circumstances.
Your personal information is safe with us.
Any audio we record will be kept securely and will not be shared with anyone outside of Your Story Pod staff and contractors.
Final audio package – the edited interview – will be sent as a downloadable audio file to the person who booked the interview and the person who was interviewed.