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If you’ve listened to the podcast for any length of time, you’ve probably heard me say “we” and “our” when it comes to various things related to the podcast. And I get asked about this from time to time, as to who this “we” is.
Sometimes it’s a very straightforward answer. The “we” is myself, Quizmaster Joe, and Scorekeeper Declan for the weekly trivia challenges.
Sometimes I’m thinking of YOU, like when I open the podcasts with a statement like, “Today, we’re talking about the Behind the Scenes video from San Diego Comic-Con.” It’s you and more talking. Sure, I can get it started on the podcast, and you can’t talk to me there, but I’m hoping the podcast can start a dialog between us about whatever the topic of the day is.
And sometimes – like when I said “our friend Tim McMahon” as I did on this epsiode – it’s a little harder to get at. You could say that the “we” is me and the podcast itself. People ask me all the time how I’m able to pull off a daily podcast, and I don’t know how to answer other than to say the podcast has a life of its own, it has its own energy, and it’s working through me.
Call it Force ghosts if you want to. Sometimes I do! But whether you want to call it an energy or some kind of inspiration, I’m acutely aware that it would have been impossible for me to do this by myself. There’s something else at work, and that’s what gets me to say “we” instead of “I,” and “our” instead of “my.”
In case you ever wondered, like a lot of other folks have. 🙂