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Q&A template

A guide to hosting a Q&A episode

Why use Q&A as a format?

We find Q&A to be the most impactful podcast format when hosting multiple people on your show. This format creates the most authentic audio experience and keeps episodes free-flowing.

Use this template as a general guideline for your next episode, or in addition to any of our other scripts.

Q&A template

Introduction

Hi there and thanks for joining. Welcome to [podcast name]. My name is [name], and this is your episode for [Date]. 

Today, I'm excited to be joined by [guest name] to talk about [topic]

Introduction boosts
  • Recap of the last episode—here’s what you missed
  • Encourage commenting—ask for feedback from your listeners

First section: Set the stage

Ask 2-3 questions to get the conversation rolling

Examples of questions to ask

  • An important company milestone
  • Feedback from your customers
  • A big win or a shared accomplishment

Second section: Dig into your topic

Examples of questions to ask

  • Introduce a new shared goal that your listeners can get behind
  • Share why your company was striving for this accomplishment

Third section: Takeaways and parting thoughts

Examples of questions to ask 

  • Offer resources where listeners can learn more about your news
  • Tell listeners how they can get in touch with any relevant contacts

[Optional] Plug for future content

We’ll be back with our next episode [next week, in two weeks, etc.].

In the meantime, we love getting feedback from our listeners right here on Storyboard. To share a newsworthy item we should consider for a future topic, make sure to leave us a comment below.

Wrap-up

Thank you for joining us for another episode of [Podcast Name]. You can find our episodes right here on Storyboard by accessing the mobile app or the website.

To get the latest updates, make sure to turn on Push Notifications in the Storyboard mobile app so you can stay in the loop when new episodes come out. Thanks so much for tuning in. Until next time!  

Wrap-up boosts
  • Ask others to create their own series
  • Encourage users to share this episode
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