Who knew that I would absolutely love podcasting so much? I certainly didn’t. The recording, the editing, and the post production processes somehow speak to my soul. It was an itch I had no idea I needed scratching.
That’s not weird.
So what’s this podcast about? Allow me to elaborate by interviewing myself.
Q: Wow. You’re launching a podcast. What’s the title of your podcast?
A: I Hate Green Beans
Q: WE GET IT. YOU HATE GREEN BEANS.
A: I wanted to make sure the word got out by any means necessary.
Q: What will you talk about on your podcast?
A: Anything that falls under the pop culture category.
Q: Do you talk about The Bachelor?
A: I do!
Q: Does that mean you’re discarding the Bachelor recap? The thing that started all of this hullabaloo?
A: Absolutely not. Writing will always be my first love.
Q: What if I don’t watch that filthy show and secretly judge you for dedicating episodes of your podcast to it?
A: That’s okay! There will be plenty of other podcast episodes for you to enjoy. For example, I have an entire show dedicated to love stories. Who doesn’t love a love story?
Q: I technically don’t. Is that bad?
A: You are dead to me.
Q: No, for real. What other topics will you include?
A: Where do I begin? Movies, music, TV shows, Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds, concerts, headlines, you name it.
Q: I’m going to need you to be more specific.
A: You’re starting to annoy me, but I’ll play along. A few of the episodes are: “Disney Princes — Who would you date?”, “Thanks Millennial! — What the young people saying and wearing that will make me sound and look cooler?”, “My Wish List for Santa,” and “He Said/She Said.”
Q: Isn’t it going to be weird with you just talking to yourself about pop culture?
A: Probably. I talk to myself enough these days. That’s why I have different friends joining me to debate and banter back and forth.
Q: Really? Like who? Our Host Chris Harrison?
A: My people are calling his people. We are totally BFFs, so I imagine it will happen one day.
Q: Please tell me you’re going to talk to your mama.
A: She’s already brainstorming topic ideas.
Q: So which friend is up first?
A: A long-time friend of the blog, Some Guy In Austin helps me out during my inaugural post. He has his own Bachelor blog, so he will be my guest for all the bachelor-related episodes. He brings a certain “je ne sais quoi” to the show. I like having a guy’s opinion, too. He also helps me practice my censor button skills. We laugh. A lot.
Q: How long are these podcasts?
A: Typically between 35-50 minutes, depending on how rowdy we get.
Q: When will the podcast post?
A: Every Wednesday.
Q: Where can I find your blog?
A: On the website and over at iTunes.
Q: Will this effect your blog? With all this book writing and podcasting, what will happen to the original I Hate Green Beans?
A: That’s a great question. My hope is that I will have two posts up on the site each week. And one podcast. Plus whatever shows I’m covering for Entertainment Weekly.
Q: With your busy schedule and Chris Harrison’s busy schedule, how will y’all ever find the time to date?
A: I would ditch everything in a heartbeat to date The Harrison. No offense.
Q: None taken. I get it. Those eyes…
A: You get lost in them, right?
Q: YES! Let’s not forget the way he smells…
A: You mean how he smells of freshly chopped wood, a double shot of Jägermeister, and adventure?
Q: You better believe it, but we’re off topic. Do you have one of those cute tiles with your podcast name on it?
A: I do.
Q: Can I see it?
A: Of course!
Q: What if I don’t like your podcast. Do you want me to tell you?
A: I’m always happy to hear from readers/listeners, but you should know that I take everything personally. It’s part of my charm.
Q: Fabulous. What else would you like to say to your readers?
A: Y’all have touched my life in a way that I can’t describe. I hope you enjoy the book and the podcast.