Hi Johnny, how is Lockdown 3.0 treating you?
Hello! It’s treating me in a way that I’ll look back on and think ‘in hindsight that wasn’t too bad.’ It’s like the first one, only without the tyranny of Zoom quizzes, and with more sighing and hopelessness.
Describe your podcast Lunchwatch to people who haven’t listened?
Lunchwatch is sort of a weekly lunch competition, where you can send in one lunch you’ve had between Monday and Wednesday, and one of them will win, based on criteria that are real and known only to me and kept a strict secret from myself. Also every week my better and more noble half Zoe does a coin toss. I pad out the rest of it with some chit chat and stories over the top of some relaxing and/or sad music which I make using a lot of long-reverbed pianos and that kind of carry-on.
How does the weekly Twitter competition work and how can people get involved?
Click on over to @lunchwatch and submit your lunch, with a picture or without. Remember to say what you had to drink. Or else don’t and then I’ll either ask you or else we’ll just presume it was water. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org. Nobody ever seems to do this, mind you. Yet it remains as an option. Like Costa Coffee’s limited edition ‘Colombian Roast’.
What do you think the main attractions of podcasting are in this day and age?
I’ve been pondering this one for a while and just realised that I had been looking at it from a great height, sort of attempting to put myself into my own mind, in order to work out what attracts *me* to podcasting, and therefore what might attract others. But it turns out I’m already *in* my own mind, so I can just answer the question from my own point of view straight-off. I think being able to do it from home has to be the biggest draw.
What would be your perfect lunch?
I tend to just copy whatever Zoe says she wants to eat. Hmm. We have very good luck with tuna sandwiches. I would say a tuna sandwich, served on a plate. With Vimto (just saying that cos I’m currently drinking Vimto and can’t imagine anything else).
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