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Great Father’s Day idea: Interview Dad on your smartphone

This guy from USA Today has a pretty good Father’s Day idea. Instead of giving Dad a gift he really doesn’t need, why don’t you create a little audio time capsule by interviewing him about his life and his memories? I know my dad used to love to talk about “the old days,” and now I wish I had some of those stories on tape or on video so I could revisit them, or even share them with my own kid. Well, thanks to the smartphones we all have now, it’s easy to get started on a project like this. As the guy explains, you could easily do this on video, too, but you can use your phone like a news reporter uses a mike and just do a nice audio interview that will capture what you need. (In my experience, parents are often less intimidated when they know there’s no video involved.) Here’s his 3-minute tutorial on how to do it. Happy Father’s Day!

About John Fisher

John is a Midwest native who started his Northwest radio career in 1992 after moving to Seattle from Chicago. He’s an avid cyclist, painter, traveler, foodie, and dog lover (Hazel and Gizmo, both shelter dogs.) He’s worked with various animal organizations including PAWS, Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Animal Shelter. John got a late start on fatherhood – he and his wife have a 5-year-old son named Dawson who already has a crush on Katy Perry.