I want interview you! I know it’s not the most original idea, but I’ve always been a huge fan of mascots and would love to document all the behind-the-scenes drama, struggles and triumphs that come with being a mascot. Whether you’re a mascot for a store, community college or major league baseball, I want to hear all about the belligerent fans, the long hours, the groupies, the celebrities, the community fundraisers, anything and everything. We can chat for 15 minutes or hours on end, and I will guard your identity with my life, you have my word!
Sadly, I have had very little luck in coaxing anyone into giving me an interview, which brings me to this blog post. I figured I should write something I can direct all my would-be guests to in an effort to convince them to have a chat with me. I guess it’s only fair I begin by telling you a little bit about myself. My passion is working with students with special needs and I also pick up a few extra hours here and there working parks and recreation. I’ve loved mascots from a very early age, and once confessed to my mom I wanted to be a character at Disneyland when I grew up. She wasn’t a big fan of that idea, but that’s a story for a different day. While interviews are a relatively new challenge, I do have 6 years of podcasting experience under my belt for what it’s worth.
As an educator and city employee, I love that mascots help raise money and awareness for important causes, support education, an active lifestyle, and their local communities. I’ve had a few conversations with people who are mascots and I noticed you have a few characteristics in common; you’re all passionate, honest, and none of you want to record with me! Hopefully after reading this some of you will change your mind. My goal is to record as many interviews as I can and release them as a season, whether it’s just one five-episode season or eight thirty-episode seasons. If you’re at all interested feel free to e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or direct message me on Twitter.