Normal Gossip

Normal Gossip

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

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October 26, 2022 86 min
Gender Reveal host and producer Tuck Woodstock joins us for an epic love story from another time .... the early aughts. 

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

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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

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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? 

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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! 

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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.

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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! 

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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! 

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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. 

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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 ou...
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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.

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Julia Furlan joins us for a pandemic wedding saga.

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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.
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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. 

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Comedian and host of Feeling Asian Brian Park makes the case for just sending that risky DM already. 

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Tobin Low (Nancy, This American Life, Radiolab) joins us for a romantic (?) tale about hourly work and spilled milk. 

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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. 
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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.

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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.

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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-GOSSI...
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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!

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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!

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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 hoste...
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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 Laughli...
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