Beer: I'll try to do better.
A lot of times in interviews I'm just trying to mentally keep up with the interviewee.
She's a developer on the .NET CLR team. I'm nowhere near as smart as she is.
While I understand its much more effort to arrange, I find the videos where you get the Guest and someone the Guest knows (manager or whatever) together, there is less chance for the silent parts where your thinking whats the next smart question, as the other
person who knows the subject area you are talking about with the guest can then chime in. There's many videos already where we have seen this work best I think, like
Kevin Schofield - Tour of Microsoft Research
Herb Sutter, the Future of Visual C++
Kit George - Tour of .NET CLR Base Class Library Team (Part II)
This tour with expert + a good conversation with guests format is very good as there can both be expert conversation and novice questions and less chance for akward silence. And the guest may even feel more comfortable when theres someone (s)he knows better
to help out if the question is going a bit out of his/her area of knowledge etc..
And my hidden agenda: Less of The Scobleizer laughing and more of the interesting conversation between people who know what they're talking about - if they go too much rocket science, you can always let them know.
But actually I feel stupid whining about this, most of the videos lately have been like I've hoped here, for this video I guess you just could not arrange the better setup?