TRANSCRIPT: Episode 14: Outtakes – delights from seasons 1-3

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Leah Sax:
We were Recording.

Adam Curtis:
I press record button. Waiting. Bated breath.

Leah Sax:
Okay, great. Hello and welcome to episode 14 of Delight Podcast. I am Leah Sax and this is the Reverend Adam Curtis.

Adam Curtis:
Hello. Sorry, *ahem* just caught something in my Throat.

Leah Sax:
Going well already.

Adam Curtis:
Indeed, indeed. Hello? Hello, mate. Oh, I can’t now. Speak. Hello. Hello and welcome to this bonus episode of Delight Podcast, an episode filled with our outtakes. Now, Leah is the one who does the editing and is one who persuaded me that we had to have this episode. And I’ve realised now that she’s done this as a means of humiliating me, as I think this episode is just going to be filled with my mistakes.

Leah Sax:
You know what, it’s actually filled with your laughter, which I love. I can see the sound wave coming up. I’m like, Wait, brace yourself. Adam’s about to laugh and destroy all the microphones. And please know, just for the record, it comes with complete love for you. Because you are a joy to me, brother, an absolute joy. Our first little clip is a beautiful insight into the Delight Podcast recording process and demonstrates one of the many hurdles we face, which is the opening greeting question.

Leah Sax:
By the way, when Adam welcomes you, do you feel free to say hello? Because often the people are like, welcome, and they’re like, silent.h

Adam Curtis:
Or, quite often. It’s like, Did we say hello now?

Simon Pedley:
Thank you for having me on the show. Yeah, Yeah.

Adam Curtis:
That’s what we want.

Leah Sax:
In an American accent.

Simon Pedley:
Yeah. Yeah.

Adam Curtis:
Okay, let’s kick off. Hello and welcome to our podcast today, Kristi Mair.

Kristi Mair:
Sorry. Was that Me?.

Leah Sax:
Can I also Just say you said welcome to the podcast today Kristi Mair. Kristi Mair Not the podcast.

Kristi Mair:
I so Am!?

Leah Sax:
Isn’t she the guest?

Adam Curtis:
No, no. Okay. Our guest today.

Adam Curtis:
Point Prevent is using this episode as an opportunity to humiliate me.

Leah Sax:
Well, because I do the editing, I just have to hear things as they go along and in a loving, sisterly way, call them out.

Adam Curtis:
It’s interesting. Why do, why, why? Why does a hello often struggle in lots of the episodes? I wonder, is it does it struggle because the hello is the big plunge?

Leah Sax:
Yeah, I think people finally realise they’re being recorded and this is a thing.

Adam Curtis:
And actually they’ve got to say something and their friends and family might hear it and that’s it’s got to be worth listening to.

Leah Sax:
And think of the many ways in which you could say hello. Hello, Hi, hello, hello.

Adam Curtis:
Hello there.

Leah Sax:
And that’s we will discover later Adam’s inability to say bye bye.

Adam Curtis:
Oh, I don’t want that one to be included.

Leah Sax:
Tough. I’m the one editing it now. I love that. Kristi Mair is one of your very good mates, and she was an absolute hero on that episode. And you’re going to hear a fair, fair bit from the rest of this outtake series. But we are so thankful for the wonderful friends God has put in our lives. Because they’ve become. They’ve become the Delight Podcast guests.

Adam Curtis:
And we’re not Just thankful because we can now use them. But yeah, I am just so thankful. And I love the fact that yeah, the wisdom they share the stories, that honesty is just it’s just beautiful. I’m so grateful to the Lord for them.

Leah Sax:
Me too. And I also love that because we tend to know all of them, or one of us does. There is so much laughter in those episodes. And so here is a little insight into that world.

Adam Curtis:
Thank you Wicks

Leah Sax:
Goodness. Can we just have like a five series of Amy Wicks talk because it’s so like. Yes. Yeah. Yeah, that was great.

Adam Curtis:
This is mine. This is like my phone conversation with Amy Wicks recently.

Amy Wicks:
Poor Adam phones up and he’s like how are you Wicks ? And I’m. Just like Woaahhhh.,

Leah Sax:
That’s so great to listen to.

Adam Curtis:
That is that was particularly true last time we shot it because it was like it was like, Oh, what did you do today? But I was like, What did you do today? And then boom. But it was because it was so fascinating because I was like, Tell me more.

Leah Sax:
I mean. That’s fine.

Adam Curtis:
We can do it. We after we’ve done the Confession podcast, we can do a marriage counselling. I’ve done a module on this at Oakhill, I’m ready.

Leah Sax:
Plus I’m getting a lot of my insecurities out through this podcast, but I feel like this.

Grace Rees:
It’s a therapy session, Leah. It’s a therapy session.

Leah Sax:
Can I ask a question, Adam?

Adam Curtis:
You didn’t put your hand up.

Leah Sax:
I did. I literally put my hand up multiple times, like before you replied through the replying system. You broke the system, brother.

Adam Curtis:
I’m so sorry.

Leah Sax:
Even Jon was like, Leah, do you have a question? I was like, Yes, Jon, I do.

Adam Curtis:
I think it’s because I was saying, gauge what you were saying. Katherine I was looking at you on the screen.

Leah Sax:
I should wear Something more obvious so that you notice me.

Jon Brown:
Yes It’s true.

Kristi Mair:
Praise the Lord.

Adam Curtis:
Praise the Lord! It’s the first time that’s ever happened

Amy Wicks:
Stop it. That was a response to Leah not you.

Leah Sax:
Amazing.

Adam Curtis:
Miracles do happen.

Kristi Mair:
Stop it

Adam Curtis:
You should be careful because Leah’s going to make an outtake. So.

Adam Curtis:
Let me rephrase that. Ahh Sara painted a beautiful picture.

Leah Sax:
Wait, wait, wait, wait. You need to take a breath for the. Oh, because you just merged everything into one sentence.

Sara Snow:
hahahaa.

Adam Curtis:
That’s the other thing about Christian friendships. They sting.

Adam Curtis:
I’ve had enough

Kristi Mair:
Found in matches.Man. Look at me.

Adam Curtis:
I can assure you. In no way do I feel like an alpha man in this group.

Leah Sax:
But believe me, he is completely right.

Kristi Mair:
With a face like that.

Adam Curtis:
And she did make an outtakes clip.

Leah Sax:
That also contains my favourite. My favourite quote of yours is like, It’s okay, I’ve done a module on this at Oakhill.

Adam Curtis:
I know, I know. Oh, dear.

Leah Sax:
I love your laughter. As I said, I can see it coming a mile off and it fills me with joy. I also love Sara’s little snicker. That sounds really insulting. Little giggle when I’m telling you off for not breathing properly. That was such a beautiful episode to record, actually. So Sara was our beautiful episode on Friendship, and I love that one, because she just shared her life and all the struggles that she’d been going through in the past year. And that brought such richness to that episode. And often Adam and I, we plan, believe it or not, the episodes, and we do, don’t we Adam?

Adam Curtis:
Well we try to.

Leah Sax:
So we often have an idea of what it’s going to sound like, what the answers might be. But actually our guests are full of wisdom and the experience God has given them, and that brings such a gift to our ears.

Adam Curtis:
I know. Yeah, because it’s true. These outtakes, they do show the joy, the laughter. But that joy is just also married together with just such rich, wonderful conversations. Like, I just love hearing every guest, every friends, just story. It reminds me that God’s not after a certain type of individual, but actually God’s got good plans. An abundance of grace for everyone who turns to him.

Leah Sax:
Yeah, there’s such a variety and God’s a creative creator God. And we get a little insight into that. You know, on delight podcast, which I’m so thankful for.

Leah Sax:
Our next little outtake collections reveals the processing of both guest and interviewer and sometimes how difficult it can be to retain the question being asked.

Amy Wicks:
Yeah, I think it has really, it has really changed me. And in terms of what that is like, Oh, sorry, Adam, I’ve actually forgotten your question.

Adam Curtis:
No, that’s fine, that’s fine, That’s fine. Just ignore.Me.

Amy Wicks:
Sorry.

Leah Sax:
So I’ve already forgotten the question.

Adam Curtis:
The purpose of romantic relationships.

Leah Sax:
The purpose of the podcast.

Tree Pedley:
I’m like this with every question that people ask me. What was the questions again?.

Leah Sax:
Forgetting. The question happens fairly frequently and that segways beautifully into our next little section where we’re going to chat editing. Now, believe it or not, how much audio do we normally have in total? Adam Before we, we edit. It down,

Adam Curtis:
I have a comment to make on that little Section.

Leah Sax:
Oh, do you, Adam?

Adam Curtis:
Yes, I do. Thank you. Leah.

Leah Sax:
What do you to make an outtakes of the outtakes?

Adam Curtis:
Yeah, because this outtakes was to show how sarcy you are.

Leah Sax:
I’m very sensible. I’m very grown up, Adam.

Adam Curtis:
My comment is that that wonderful clip there which showed our guests for getting the questions, managed to cover up all the times, which are the asker of the questions had also forgotten the question and was just thankful that the guest was speaking.

Leah Sax:
Is a funny thing when you’re trying to ask a question and listen to the answer and follow up with a following question, this whole interviewing thing. We’ve learnt things, bro. We’ve learnt things. So back to my original question. Now that you’ve had your comment, Adam, how much audio do we normally have after a recorded session of interviewing?

Adam Curtis:
We normally have somewhere between like two, two and a half hours.

Leah Sax:
So we had two and a half hours and what is our goal length.

Adam Curtis:
35 minutes to 40 minutes.

Leah Sax:
And we’ve hit the nail on the head with 43 minutes the entire time.

Adam Curtis:
I’m sorry and our goal, And our goal is to get around 40 to 43 minutes.

Leah Sax:
So needless to say, a lot of editing happens, which has become a small obsession of mine.

Sarah Thrift:
So I think I’ve probably rambled on quite a lot. You’re going to have to edit loads.

Adam Curtis:
That’s all right. Leah loves editing um.

Leah Sax:
I do. Actually It’s Like music. I see it all as music and I’m like, dun dun dun, I fact I begged Adam to be.

Adam Curtis:
She did. I was going to order edit them all and she was like, No.

Sarah Thrift:
great!

Leah Sax:
Copy and paste it and put it in.

Simon Pedley:
Oh. That’s really clever. Can you sort of actually just take a phrase like that?

Adam Curtis:
But yeah, it’s dangerous.

Tree Pedley:
You say stuff. You didn’t actually say! Say the word.

Leah Sax:
I can. I can 100% do that. It’s just that I. You trust me not to, but I. Hundred percent.

Simon Pedley:
That’s so funny!

Tree Pedley:
Whatever you say, don’t say the word bomb.

Tree Pedley:
You said it!

Simon Pedley:
Oh, no.

Adam Curtis:
You know what this means, Leah?

Leah Sax:
What?

Adam Curtis:
We’ve now got to edit the word bomb in somewhere.

Leah Sax:
Okay, I will. The editing also is important because of the way your brain works. Adam. Now, I love the way your brain works, your wisdom.

Adam Curtis:
This is what I was scared about, by the way, with the the the Humiliation of Adam podcast. This was the one area I was very fearful. The fact that I like to externally think and You Leah like to internally think, and thus all my mistakes get caught on by the speaker and all your mistakes do not.

Leah Sax:
It’s not mistakes. It’s just it’s just differences. So when I edit, we have to take out most of what Adam says until he gets to the point which I love. And it’s been an insight into the human brain and also with our guests as to how they process because it is phenomenal how people speak.

Adam Curtis:
All right, Leah, let’s hear the. Let’s hear it.

Leah Sax:
So you think of something and then when you.

Katie Parson:
I find it very hard to talk and think at the same time.

Leah Sax:
Don’t worry. So I’m sure you know, Adam’s an external processor, so he has to say everything out loud. It doesn’t happen.

Tom Parson:
So Do I!

Leah Sax:
Yes! I’m seeing this. And I’m not that. I have fully formed ideas in my head. And once they’re fully formed, then they come out of my mouth.

Tom Parson:
Yeah. You see. I don’t have any ideas in my head. I just like my mouth. That’s a bad way to be.

Leah Sax:
So as a fellow internal processor.

Mike Brooks:
Yeah.

Adam Curtis:
Nightmare! You people are a nightmare.

Leah Sax:
Take As much time as you Need.

Mike Brooks:
Great. Thank you.

Leah Sax:
Adam is an external processor, so I have to do the opposite. I have to not interrupt him when he’s riffing.

Adam Curtis:
Yes, Yes. Because at the end of a riff, I get something good.

Leah Sax:
I feel like you guys just heard the tip of the iceberg.

Adam Curtis:
Yeah, you know what? That wasn’t as bad as it could have been. I was actually quite scared that you were going to make us listen to an entire riff of mine.

Leah Sax:
We would have been here forever. What’s also quite interesting is that we have AI that transcribes our episode, so I then go and proofread. It doesn’t like Adam very much the A I.

Adam Curtis:
I’m trying to speak more clearly and more confidently.

Leah Sax:
That was beautiful.

Adam Curtis:
And I’m working on my diction.

Leah Sax:
Oh, amazing. We are now coming to another love of mine. Not only do I love the editing, our little theme “do get a good that boy do good. You got go”. Yes, you’ve got your hand in the air. Adam This is so we record via an online software, which means we can see each other, but we don’t record the video. So I can see when Adam puts his hand in the air and requests something.

Adam Curtis:
Am I allowed to speak now Leah?

Leah Sax:
Yes, you may.

Adam Curtis:
The theme was what my incredibly musically talented friend James texted me about. He was I can’t actually remember if he talked about the rest of the podcast, but he was like, I love the jazz.

Leah Sax:
Yes. So I woke up in bed one morning. As I woke up in my bed every morning, but I woke up this Particular Morning an was like I’ve got the theme. So I got a voice night out. I was like, I could find the voice note, couldn’t I? Would that be this time to share this?

Adam Curtis:
I don’t know. I don’t know what the voice note is. So I don’t know if I want this to be shared.

Leah Sax:
Okay, so The voice now is the theme for the podcast. Okay, so this is what I woke up and recorded on the 23rd of March 2021. Are you ready for this, brother?

Adam Curtis:
Always.

Leah Sax:
Da da da da da da doo doo. Got tho.

Leah Sax:
That’s what I recorded and that’s what became the theme.

Adam Curtis:
So everyone should count their lucky stars that we don’t have to listen to to Leah’s Humming.

Leah Sax:
To my early morning vibes. However, there has been a little bit of chat about it. Do do do do do do.

Leah Sax:
Do do get do.

Adam Curtis:
Bow Wow!

Leah Sax:
That’s all right. I’ve got to go.

Adam Curtis:
Bye bye. Whoa!

Ben Slee:
Da da da da da da da da da.

Adam Curtis:
Beautiful. Thank you.

Ben Slee:
You should just put one of me in singing it instead. That’s a terrible idea. We’re not doing that.

Adam Curtis:
You volunteered. Not that it’s happening.

Leah Sax:
I could send you an arrangement and you’ll be like, Yes, I’d like it for trombone, church choir and violin.

Ben Slee:
That’s right. That’s what we have every week. Yeah.

Leah Sax:
Amazing.

Adam Curtis:
And now we’ve actually got to have that. This is the problem there. Now, you’ve like lined us up for this incredible intro with a church choir and like, a whole orchestra. Come on, you’ve got to deliver.

Leah Sax:
Because that was the episode with Ben, Ben Slee on singing. I just love the idea of being like, What’s the most awkward arrangement I could give him for a Sunday morning? I will do this.

Tree Pedley:
Bomb!

Leah Sax:
I thought it would be good if we asked each other the bonus question just so we get a bit a bit of deep meaningful in today’s episode as well.

Adam Curtis:
So you have warned me that we were going to do this. And I must admit that I remember season three’s bonus episode. Question Well, what were the other Seasons questions?

Leah Sax:
I’m just going to take our Instagram @ Delight Podcast.

Adam Curtis:
Is what, season two like the person who’s influenced you the most?

Leah Sax:
Yes. And what was season one then?

Adam Curtis:
Oh. The season one was what advice would you give to your younger Christian self?

Leah Sax:
He said, Brother, why did you ask me the question when you had all the answers?

Adam Curtis:
Well, actually, you helped me find the answers because like we’ve already established, I’m an external processor, so that’s talking things through helps me reach conclusions.

Leah Sax:
Whereas because it was never in my head, it was never going to come out my mouth. So, Reverend Adam Curtis, what are you enjoying about God’s character most at the moment?

Leah Sax:
You’re allowed. To speak.

Adam Curtis:
I’m enjoying that. God make sense of the world. Yeah. And because he makes sense of the world, he makes sense of my life. And I get to live and breathe and move with purpose and meaning. Every single day. There you go. I said that with my clear voice for the transcript. And now, Leah, what are you most enjoying about God at the moment?

Leah Sax:
One of my pastors at church last week, Go Christ Church, Mayfair, said in one of his sermons, As a kind of a cast-off comment, Jesus is the answer to all your questions. And I was like, And it just bought me a lot of peace. And as soon as when I’m just stressing out or losing the plot or just generally a bit broken. I’m like, oh no, it’s okay. Back to Jesus. And that’s just brought me a lot of peace in a lot of circumstances recently. So that’s not part of God’s character. It is because he’s the answer. Okay, it’s fine. I was nothing if I didn’t answer my own question.

Adam Curtis:
Well, as we’ve already highlighted, it’s easy to forget the question.

Leah Sax:
Firstly, I also want to say, Adam, you’re great.

Adam Curtis:
Aww you’re you’re great.

Leah Sax:
But doing this podcast with you has brought me so much joy and further love for the Lord. And you’re a great brother. I just want to say thank you to you.

Adam Curtis:
Oh. You did not prepare me for this. This wasn’t in the plan. I think I also think you’re great and you’re a great sister in the Lord. I love the fact that we get to work together on this.

Leah Sax:
I know work has to work in quotation marks. Thank you also to our amazing listeners. This little project which came as part of Adam’s curacy, it seems to have blossomed and gone in directions we never thought it would. Thank you. For those of you who’ve just engaged with us and liked and shared. I know we keep going on about it, but like it is a thing and we’re super thankful for it.

Adam Curtis:
All right Leah. Let’s move on to the next clip. The next level of humiliation.

Leah Sax:
This is basically almost our last clip, our last section. It fills me with joy because it’s just basically you and me destroying each other. Oh, my goodness.

Adam Curtis:
I’m scared.

Leah Sax:
Don’t be scared. I’m full of my brother.

Leah Sax:
And blogs about the topic. And today’s one is actually written about me more about music and singing.

Adam Curtis:
Sorry, you said it’s written about me. No, it’s written by you.

Leah Sax:
I’ll do that again.

Adam Curtis:
And. Sorry. Why is that.

Leah Sax:
Funny? Are you laughing at me?

Adam Curtis:
Oh, and myself. And myself. And that singleness in itself is a beautiful self, a beautiful thing. In fact, both Leah and I single say, Well, here’s our numbers. If you like what you hear, give us a bell. So we’ll leave our numbers in the show note.

Leah Sax:
Can’t say that Adam.

Adam Curtis:
Can I not?

Leah Sax:
I mean.

Adam Curtis:
This is fantastic. I’m loving this.

Leah Sax:
This is. I mean, possibly turning into one of our favourite episodes. Don’t tell the others. Well, I won’t put that in the podcast.

Leah Sax:
Yeah, actually, I know how to phrase that question now, which is similar to yours, but not saying.

Leah Sax:
I love you.

Adam Curtis:
I know how to phrase that question now, which is similar to yours, but not the same. That is the ultimate slam down.

Leah Sax:
Because it made sense in my head, my way.

Adam Curtis:
I do enjoy the fact that at least there was one clip in there where you made a mistake.

Leah Sax:
I do make mistakes because I am not perfect.

Adam Curtis:
Thank you. Thank you for that acknowledgement.

Leah Sax:
But more efficient. We have reached the end of this episode of Delight Podcast and end of this season, Season three. We are going to hopefully see you in the spring for season four of Delight Podcast.

Adam Curtis:
Season four. Yeah. Prepare yourselves, ladies and gentlemen.

Leah Sax:
For what? More Bible. More Jesus.

Adam Curtis:
Yes, that’s a good line. Let’s do that again. Prepare yourself. Ladies and gentlemen, there’s can be more Bible. There’s can be more Jesus. There’s going to be more stories of how God’s grace has changed people. You’re going to be encouraged. You’re going to be built up. You’re going to be spurred on your prayer Life is going to go through the roof and the world is going to be changed for God’s glory.

Leah Sax:
I love that. So, friends, this is Adam and Leah, delightfully signing off. Bye bye.

Adam Curtis:
Good bye now.

Leah Sax:
Can I just also say Adam cannot say goodbye? Do you know how many times I’ve had to edit him?

Adam Curtis:
Fine. I’m going to say goodbye and you can say goodbye. Okay. This is Adam and Leah Delightfully signing off. Goodbye.

Leah Sax:
You forgot to say it.

Adam Curtis:
Bye bye. I’m going to say again. This is Adam and Leah delightfully signing off. Good bye.

Leah Sax:
Bye bye.

Adam Curtis:
Yeah, you struggled there.

Leah Sax:
I didn’t. I was amazing. Okay, bye.

Adam Curtis:
I thought you finally admitted you weren’t perfect.

Leah Sax:
I am not perfect. I can still say good bye. Effectively do good. “Do good. That guy do good.You got by.

Adam Curtis:
Boom. That’s really good.

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