Normal Gossip

By Normal Gossip

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 Nov 16, 2022
more fun than personal gossip!


 Sep 4, 2022


 May 29, 2022

adam
 May 18, 2022
fun show, 5/5, would Goss again

Description

Normal Gossip delivers juicy, strange, funny, and utterly banal gossip about people you’ll never know and never meet. Host Kelsey McKinney discusses reader-submitted comedic gossip with guests, diving into the lives and decisions of complete strangers. The second-hand truth really is stranger than fiction. Produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin. Show art by Tara Jacoby. https://linktr.ee/normalgossip

Episode Date
S3 Ep8: Steampunk-Ass Murder Mystery with Tuck Woodstock
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Gender Reveal host and producer Tuck Woodstock joins us for an epic love story from another time .... the early aughts. 

Follow Tuck on Twitter @tuckwoodstock.

Get your tickets to our live show in D.C. at Sixth & I here

You can support Normal Gossip directly by buying merch or becoming a Friend or a Friend-of-Friend at supportnormalgossip.com.

Episode transcript here

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).

Credits recorded by Theodore Sidell. 
Oct 26, 2022
S3 Ep7: The Science Behind Gossip with Eshin Jolly
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Dr. Eshin Jolly joins us this week to teach us about the science of gossiping!!! Eshin is a post-doctoral researcher in the Computational Social Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at Dartmouth College. 

Follow Eshin on Twitter @Eshjolly

You can support Normal Gossip directly by buying merch or becoming a Friend or a Friend-of-Friend at supportnormalgossip.com.

Episode transcript here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).

Credits recorded by Ben Sattinger. 

Oct 19, 2022
S3 Ep6: In Defense of Children with Youngmi Mayer
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Comedian and host of Feeling Asian and Hairy Butthole Youngmi Mayer joins us to get to the bottom of a decades-old crime haunting one family: WHO flushed the hot dog down the toilet? 

Follow Youngmi on Instagram @ymmayer.

You can support Normal Gossip directly by buying merch or becoming a Friend or a Friend-of-Friend at supportnormalgossip.com.

Episode transcript here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).

Law & Order sound effect created by Mike Post.

Credits read by Jessie Xiao. 

Oct 12, 2022
S3 Ep5: You Can't Fight with Heiress Tongue with Matt Bellassai
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Comedian, writer, and host of Unhappy Hour Matt Bellassai joins us for sojourn into the messy world of queer kickball leagues! 

Follow Matt on Instagram @mattbellassai

You can support Normal Gossip directly by buying merch or becoming a Friend or a Friend-of-Friend at supportnormalgossip.com.

Episode transcript here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).

Thanks to Georgie Du for reading the credits.

Oct 05, 2022
S3 Ep4: Christmas is Cancelled with Laurel Bristow
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We're thrilled to welcome everyone’s favorite guide to infectious diseases, Laurel Bristow. She's the program director for Emory’s TB Research Advancement Center and she's the first Laurel to be on the show! 

Follow Laurel on Instagram @laurel__bristow.

You can support Normal Gossip directly by buying merch or becoming a Friend or a Friend-of-Friend at supportnormalgossip.com.

Episode transcript here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).

Credits recorded by Jenn Pritchard.
Sep 28, 2022
S3 Ep3: Loud Cats and Thin Walls with Sabrina Imbler
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Defector staff writer and creature correspondent Sabrina Imbler joins us for a story about the lives we lead on the other sides of extremely thin apartment walls. 

Follow Sabrina on Twitter @aznfusion and pre-order their book, How Far the Light Reaches! 

You can support Normal Gossip directly by buying merch or becoming a Friend or a Friend-of-Friend at supportnormalgossip.com.

Episode transcript here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).

Credits recorded by Emma Waldner.

Sep 21, 2022
S3 Ep2: The Adventures of Flat Margaret with Jessica Goodman
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Writer Jessica Goodman joins us for a tale of a One Direction concert weekend gone wrong. 

Follow Jessica on Instagram @jessicagoodman and buy her books! 

You can support Normal Gossip directly by buying merch or becoming a Friend or a Friend-of-Friend at supportnormalgossip.com.

Episode transcript here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).

Credits by Shira Belén Buchsbaum.

Sep 14, 2022
S3 Ep1: Righteous Lesbian Energy with Samantha Irby
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Welcome to season 3! We're kicking it off with writer and comedian Samantha Irby for a story about a misguided move to the South and a rogue HOA president. 

You can support Normal Gossip directly by buying merch or becoming a Friend or a Friend-of-Friend at supportnormalgossip.com.

Episode transcript here.


Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.


Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).

Sep 07, 2022
S2 Ep10: Poledancing, book clubs, and gay men's chorus: Your niche gossip
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We've been waiting for your niche gossip all season, and you delivered! Five stories of clubs, communities, and small towns, just for you.

Content warning: We always say that no animals are harmed in our stories, but Alex was tired when she picked these and didn't realize that there are actually two harmed animals in these stories -- one dog who dies (off-screen) and one cat who dies. Please forgive, we will learn from our mistakes. We love animals!

Episode transcript here.

You can support Normal Gossip directly by buying merch or becoming a Friend or a Friend-of-Friend at supportnormalgossip.com.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs). 

Aug 24, 2022
S2 Ep9: Telephone Game with Alex and Justin
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Alex and Justin spent season 2 playing a little game of telephone with the guests....and kept Kelsey out of the loop. Join us to hear how much one gossip story can change from person to person.

You can support Normal Gossip directly by buying merch or becoming a Friend or a Friend-of-Friend at supportnormalgossip.com.

Episode transcript here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs). 
Aug 10, 2022
S2 Ep8: Conflict Archaeology with Julia Furlan
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Julia Furlan joins us for a pandemic wedding saga.

You can support Normal Gossip directly by buying merch or becoming a Friend or a Friend-of-Friend at supportnormalgossip.com.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs). 


Jul 06, 2022
S2 Ep7: Dishing in the Confessional with Emma Eun-joo Choi
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Comedian, writer, and host of NPR's Everyone & Their Mom, Emma Eun-joo Choi, joins us for a story about teenage love that went on way, way too long. 

You can support Normal Gossip directly by buying merch or becoming a Friend or a Friend-of-Friend at supportnormalgossip.com.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs). 
Jun 29, 2022
S2 Ep6: Podcast Famous with Brian Park
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Comedian and host of Feeling Asian Brian Park makes the case for just sending that risky DM already. 

You can support Normal Gossip directly by buying merch or becoming a Friend or a Friend-of-Friend at supportnormalgossip.com.

Episode transcript here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).

Jun 22, 2022
S2 Ep5: Personality of a Tan Wall with Tobin Low
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Tobin Low (Nancy, This American Life, Radiolab) joins us for a romantic (?) tale about hourly work and spilled milk. 

You can support Normal Gossip directly by buying merch or becoming a Friend or a Friend-of-Friend at supportnormalgossip.com.

Episode transcript here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).
Jun 15, 2022
S2 Ep4: Short King of East Texas with Lindsey Weber and Bobby Finger
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Who Weekly's Lindsey Weber and Bobby Finger join us for a story about a dad's mid-life crisis and the friends he meets along the way. 

You can support Normal Gossip directly by buying merch or becoming a Friend or a Friend-of-Friend at supportnormalgossip.com

Episode transcript here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).
Jun 08, 2022
S2 Ep3: Squirrel Enthusiast with Tracy Clayton
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Tracy Clayton joins us this week to affirm her hatred of squirrels, and also to judge who is truly the villain in a group of busybody preschool parents.

You can support Normal Gossip directly by buying merch or becoming a Friend or a Friend-of-Friend at supportnormalgossip.com.

Episode transcript here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).
Jun 01, 2022
S2 Ep2: The Not-Quite-Magicians with Kalyn Kahler
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Defector’s Kalyn Kahler decides whether this week’s story is about a benevolent business owner with boundary issues — or a cult.

You can support Normal Gossip directly by buying merch or becoming a Friend or a Friend-of-Friend at supportnormalgossip.com.

Episode transcript here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).
May 25, 2022
S2 Ep1: Grandma's 'Best Friend' Dot with Danielle Henderson
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Welcome to season 2! This week, Danielle Henderson joins us for a prime piece of vintage gossip that will knock your wayfarers off.

Get tickets to the Normal Gossip live show at Caveat in NYC on June 1 here!

You can support Normal Gossip directly by buying merch or becoming a Friend or a Friend-of-Friend at supportnormalgossip.com.

Episode transcript here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).


May 18, 2022
S1 Ep10: Bonus #2: Your FAQ + Some BIG Announcements!
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Kelsey and Alex answer your most burning questions: How do we make the show? Why did we take a break? WHEN IS SEASON 2 STARTING?

Plus, some big announcements!

Become a Friend or a Friend-of-Friend at supportnormalgossip.com.

Episode transcript here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).
May 04, 2022
S1 Ep9: Season 1 BONUS: Your Family Gossip
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We’re back with a special gossip treat for you! Kelsey is joined by Normal Gossip producer Alex Sujong Laughlin to react to YOUR family gossip stories.

Episode transcript here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).
Apr 20, 2022
S1 Ep8: Spot the Scammer with Claire Fallon and Emma Gray
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Claire Fallon and Emma Gray join us for our season 1 finale to hear about a girls trip gone horribly wrong.

Follow Claire on Twitter @ClaireEFallon and follow Emma @emmaladyrose.

Episode transcript here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP. And don't forget to send us your FAMILY GOSSIP for our special between-season bonus episode.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).

Subscribe to Defector Media and get your first month for 99 cents at defector.com/normalgossip.  

Feb 23, 2022
S1 Ep7: No One Tells Josh Gondelman the Good Gossip
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This week, comedian Josh Gondelman loves the gossip story we told him so much he compared it to O. Henry and Poe.

Follow Josh on Twitter @joshgondelman.

Episode transcript here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).

Subscribe to Defector Media and get your first month for 99 cents at defector.com/normalgossip.  
Feb 16, 2022
S1 Ep6: Nemesis by Proxy, with Delia Cai
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Senior Vanity Fair correspondent Delia Cai joins us to break down some real John Tucker Must Die shit.

Follow Delia on Twitter @delia_cai.

Episode transcript here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).

Subscribe to Defector Media and get your first month for 99 cents at defector.com/normalgossip.  
Feb 09, 2022
S1 Ep5: Leave ‘em a Little Bit Broke, a Little Bit Mad with Laci Mosley
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THE Scam Goddess, Laci Mosley, joins us in an adventure to the South where a group of sorority sisters teach us the first rule of Gossip Fight Club: never text your mess.

Follow Laci on Twitter @DivaLaci and subscribe to Scam Goddess!

Episode transcript available here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).

Subscribe to Defector Media and get your first month for 99 cents at defector.com/normalgossip
Feb 02, 2022
S1 Ep4: Always Google Your Neighbors with Megan Greenwell
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Megan Greenwell dishes some upstate woods gossip and we tell her about a mysterious, entrepreneurial neighbor.

Follow Megan on Twitter at @megreenwell

Episode transcript available here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).

Subscribe to Defector Media and get your first month for 99 cents at defector.com/normalgossip
Jan 26, 2022
S1 Ep3: Can I Say Something Bitchy? With Rachelle Hampton
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Rachelle Hampton, host of Slate’s ICYMI podcast, joins us to unravel the scandal brewing in a neighborhood knitting circle!

Listen to ICYMI and follow Rachelle on Twitter at @heyydnae.

Episode transcript available here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).

Subscribe to Defector Media and get your first month for 99 cents at defector.com/normalgossip
Jan 19, 2022
S1 Ep2: Dickmatized with Sam Sanders
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Sam Sanders, Correspondent and host of NPR's "It's Been a Minute," joins us for our second episode! Join us as we hear a story good enough that it forced Sam to reveal that, "the first rule of fight club is never date a tall, cute bartender."

Check out Sam Sanders' "It's Been a Minute" here, and follow him on social media @samsanders.

Episode transcript available here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).

Subscribe to Defector Media and get your first month for 99 cents at defector.com/normalgossip
Jan 12, 2022
S1 Ep1: Gossiptonin with Virgie Tovar
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Author, activist, and podcast host Virgie Tovar joins us for our first ever gossip story! Join us as we revel in a messy grad school cohort and go on a camping trip with a dog named Pancake.

Check out Virgie’s podcast Rebel Eater’s Club and pre-order her new book, The Body Positive Journal.

Episode transcript available here.

Follow the show on Instagram @normalgossip, and if you have gossip, email us at normalgossip@defector.com or leave us a voicemail at 26-79-GOSSIP.

Normal Gossip is hosted by Kelsey McKinney (@mckinneykelsey) and produced by Alex Sujong Laughlin (@alexlaughs).

Subscribe to Defector Media and get your first month for 99 cents at defector.com/normalgossip
Jan 05, 2022
S1: You didn't hear this from me
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After two years where gossip has been hard to find, we decided it was finally time to create a space for the silly, strange, banal gossip we all know and love. This is Normal Gossip, a podcast from Defector Media. Check back here January 5, 2022 for episode 1.
Nov 17, 2021