The trick to a good story, many journalists will tell you, is the ability to ask the right question at the right time. But the art of interviewing is a skill that takes time to hone too.

We have all been there though, drawing a blank on what to ask in interview. When your podcast or next story is on the line, you want to have a safety net.

While planning questions ahead of time is a common sense practice, an article on Buzzsprout offers you five fallback interview techniques if you are stuck, including asking selfish questions.

"Treat your interview like a personal meeting, one where you have the opportunity to pick your guest’s brain and learn from what they have to offer. It’s not every day you get to sit across from someone that has the wisdom to significantly impact your life," it states.

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