50: On the Edge with Andrew Gold
Today’s episode is a wee bit different as I’m interviewing a fellow podcaster, Andrew Gold, who is also a collector of stories! We met over on Instagram and have been a guest on his show too.
I also love his podcast show “On The Edge” he has a great interviewing style and his guests are always fascinating. In this episode we discuss some of the thought provoking people he’s interviewed, whether he should give some of his interviewees the air time and does he have a favourite guest?
He is a multi-lingual TV presenter, podcaster and documentary maker with a keen interest in extreme beliefs and touching controversial ground.
He’s made and presented short documentaries on UFOs and the porn industry for HBO, and his hour-long BBC 3 documentary exposing an abusive exorcist in the impoverished suburbs of Buenos Aires won festival awards and placed in the channel’s Best of the Year list.
He took English at Leeds Uni and later did his NCTJ journalism qualification, before starting his career at the much-maligned The Sun. He hated it, and went back to work in France, before stints in Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Berlin, where he now lives with his Argentine partner of six years, Julieta.
Some key points from our interview:
· How he struggled with OCD tendencies as a teenager but believes it helps him in a positive way now with his work
· How he loves quirky and controversial people but also people that can share their wisdom who are thriving after adversity
· How he learnt a lot from watching his favourite podcasters in the field, especially Louis Theroux
· How he’s passionate about sharing stories that are thought provoking
You can get more info about Andrew here:
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