Here is a link to the interviews I’ve done on the McSweeney’s website. I’ve been doing them for 15 years, and there are more than 100 of them out there.
If you want some advice on where to start:
Here is one of my favorites. It’s my friend who was a magician’s assistant for a few weeks. At an amusement park. She accomplished a lot in her short time there.
Here’s another one that’s kind of crazy. Did you know there are waterbeds for cows? Holly Harper Sells Cow Waterbeds
An ostrich egg is pretty big. Do you know how many chicken eggs it equates to? Do you care? Probably not, but this interview is funny anyway, and you will find the answer to that question. Nick Jurkowski Doesn’t Mind Eating Ostriches Because They’re Such Jerks
This next one is an example of the kind of interviews I love. It’s when someone hires you to do something that wasn’t really a job in the first place. It’s just bizarre and funny. 50 Cents Per Rat
Start with those and then poke around. Oh! I can’t believe I forgot to mention this one. I’m telling you, IT’S GREAT. It has the best ending of probably any interview I’ve done. It kills me. And Christopher was nice enough to do a podcast episode with me, so if you want to hear him elaborate on the story, you can listen to “You Got Jobbed” episode 5, “Christopher Escaped the Septic Tank.”
I could go on and on. I have talked to some really interesting and funny people over the years, and I am grateful and humbled by it.
If you’re reading this and you’re one of the people I’ve interviewed, THANK YOU for letting me tell your story!