FAQ: Podcast guests

Thanks for taking the time to check out my podcast – I’d be thrilled to have you as an upcoming guest. I have a strong knowledge of the Jordan-era and basketball in general.

Recent guests, Peter Vecsey, Christian Laettner, Bill Wennington and Tom Dore kindly allowed me to link to their Twitter handles, should you wish to ask about my interview preparedness.

 

Why do you hope to speak with me? Who are you?

My only claim to fame is this hook shot that aired on Australia’s Funniest Home Videos:

I’ve been an enormous basketball fan for over 23 years. Pre-internet, I read many hoops magazines voraciously and studied the back of NBA trading cards to learn player facts and figures.

Then I started watching games on VHS - fast forward to 2012 – the digital age allows me to converse with incredible guests, whom I’ve admired from afar for many years. Soppy? Perhaps. Do I genuinely love doing this? Absolutely. I am most grateful to all my guests.

 

How will you talk with me?

I use Skype to contact my guests. I speak with you on your preferred device; recording our call with Evaer.

 

What happens after we’ve talked?

Following our chat, I open the resulting sound file on my computer – editing the conversation into a fully-formed podcast episode, using Audacity.

 

Where and when will the episode be available online?

The podcast (mp3 files) home is here on my website. The finished episode will be available online, usually within 72 hours of our conversation.

Episodes are also made available through iTunes and Facebook.

 

Can I help promote our conversation?

If you are active on Twitter or Facebook, it would be fantastic if you can assist promoting our finished episode. I’ll send you a confirmation tweet (or e-mail, Facebook message, etc) with specifics; if you can re-tweet / distribute that information to your followers, this will allow for maximum reach to fans of the show.

 

What if I have more questions?

Easy! Simply contact me on Twitter or Facebook and I’ll be more than happy to answer anything you would like to know.

AIR004: Andrew Gaze – Australian legend – Two-time NBL Champion, Five-time Olympian and NBA Champion | Podcast

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Australia's Greatest Basketballer

Australia’s greatest ever basketballer – 2-time NBL Champion, 5-time Olympian and NBA Champion, Andrew Gaze.

Our discussion begins with Andrew’s formative years, literally surrounded by basketball and the influence of his famous father, Lindsay. We talk about Andrew’s early years in the NBL and representing Australia internationally with his close friends, Luc Longley, Shane Heal and Mark Bradtke. We cover his season playing college basketball at Seton Hall in America, delve into his NBA experiences and get his insight on the NBL of today. The conversation is also sprinkled with Andrew’s fantastic anecdotes.

 

Links to topics discussed:

Book: The Andrew Gaze Story: A Kid, a Ball, a Dream

Gaze’s monster jam versus Geelong | 1988 Olympics – Bronze medal match

1989 NCAA Championship | 1993 NBL Championship, Game 3

Shane Heal v Charles Barkley | “Alley-oop to Copeland!”

Andrew Gaze in San Antonio

 

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