Andre Sólo, Spotlight

The Best Questions Ever Asked

Considering that I’m not a major author, I get asked to do a surprising number of interviews. Most of these I don’t highlight here. They always ask the same questions—stuff you already know the answers to.

But sometimes it’s different.

Tal Gur asked some of the best questions I’ve ever been asked. Tal believes in the “zero to hero” approach to life and has devoted himself to learning how to accomplish seemingly impossible goals. Part of how he learns is through the stories of people out on journeys to try to wrangle their dreams.

He asks me, for instance, about how exactly I find clients and work along the way. He asked me a question I couldn’t find an answer to about the connection between art and spirit. And he is the first person who’s ever gotten me to describe my morning routine.

What I thought would be a quick 20 minute email interview ended up taking two weeks. Thanks for the great questions, Tal, and if any of you want to put your rogue priest under a microscope go here.

Andre Sólo, Spotlight

My Inappropriate Interview


Every once in a while I get asked to do an interview, which blows my mind because in my head I’m still the philosophy student with the improper beard who can’t even get a grant to go map long-lost stone circles.

I don’t always link out to interviews here… but this one was kind of special.

When Ryan Carey of the Inappropriate Thesaurus sent me the interview questions, I almost changed my mind. It seemed like a trap. The first one was about whether I like to suffer and the second one was about the sexo.

I put the interview aside for a long time.

When I finally went back, I realized that the questions weren’t traps at all. (Well, one was.) They were actually the most insightful questions I can remember being asked—partly because they’re not normal interview fare.

You can check it out here: My Inappropriate Interview

Thanks for being persistent, Ryan. (Also, I agree about Breaking Bad.)