Last week I received word from the PM’s office that Malcolm Turnbull would be available for an inteview.
This was good news. Unlike his predecessor Tony Abbott, who refused to talk to us for the entire duration of his Prime Ministership – despite also being the Minister for Women (remember THAT???) – the current PM clearly understood the value of talking to women.
“Would he be able to come to our office here at Mamamia?” I asked cheekily. “Everyone would love to meet him.”
Alas, he was too busy so we went to him at his Sydney office. Naturally, I dressed to match the curtains.
Enough about my skirt (Dotti, if you're interested)... this was all just a bit of silliness before the main event.
We had a crew there from our video department, our social media guru and Mamamia's Managing Director Kylie came along too to meet the PM, because why not?
The plan was to do the interview on Facebook live via a phone, while also filming our own video and recording seperate audio for my No Filter podcast.
Listen: Malcolm Turnbull speaks about his marriage to Lucy. (Post continues after audio.)
We had a phone, two cameras, lapel mics and seperate mics on stands. We had a back-up phone and five trained professionals standing around making sure everything was working. Because it's not like you can interview the PM and then afterwards say, "Oh no, we forgot to press record. Can we just go again, Mr Turnbull?"