54 episodes

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

Normal Gossip Radiotopia

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 232 Ratings

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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

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Normal Gossip Investigates: The Poop Story

    Normal Gossip Investigates: The Poop Story

    Alex and Jae spent the last month trying to find the source of a tale we first heard back in season two. Is the poop story gossip? An urban legend? Guerilla marketing perpetrated on us all by Big Toilet? All of the above?

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

    Our merch shop is run by Dan McQuade. You can also find all kinds of info about us and how to submit gossip on our Komi page: https://normalgossip.komi.io/

    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). Jae Towle Vieira (@jaetowlevieira) is our associate producer. Abigail Segel (@AbigailSegel) is our intern. Justin Ellis is Defector's projects editor.

    Show art by Tara Jacoby.

    Normal Gossip is a proud member of Radiotopia.

    • 51 min
    A little announcement 🐥

    A little announcement 🐥

    Popping into your feeds for a cute lil announcement — we are going on a mini tour this spring! Come see us in Dallas, Atlanta, Durham, and D.C.

    Get your tickets: https://www.normalgossiplive.com/

    If you want us to come to your city, fill out our zip code survey!

    And we'll see you for our new season in April!

    Sign up to hear Normal Gossip's next secret here.

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

    Our merch shop is run by Dan McQuade. You can also find all kinds of info about us and how to submit gossip on our Komi page: https://normalgossip.komi.io/

    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). Jae Towle Vieira (@jaetowlevieira) is our associate producer. Abigail Segel (@AbigailSegel) is our intern. Justin Ellis is Defector's projects editor.

    Show art by Tara Jacoby.

    Normal Gossip is a proud member of Radiotopia.

    • 10 min
    Splitting the Dog Vote with David Roth

    Splitting the Dog Vote with David Roth

    Defector editor David Roth joins us for our SEASON FINALE! We're about to dive into the stupidest election drama you've ever heard.

    If you love Roth, check out his podcast, The Distraction!

    Sign up to hear Normal Gossip's next secret here.

    Support Radiotopia's fall fundraiser!

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

    Our merch shop is run by Dan McQuade.

    You can also find all kinds of info about us and how to submit gossip on our Komi page: https://normalgossip.komi.io/

    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). Jae Towle Vieira (@jaetowlevieira) is our associate producer. Abigail Segel (@AbigailSegel) is our intern. Justin Ellis is Defector's projects editor.

    Credits read by Emma Deshpande.

    Show art by Tara Jacoby.

    Normal Gossip is a proud member of Radiotopia.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Getting Frisky at the Black Rose with Erika Casupanan

    Getting Frisky at the Black Rose with Erika Casupanan

    Survivor 41 winner Erika Casupanan joins us this week for a story about the perils of gossiping at work.

    Listen to Erika's podcast, Happy to See Me!

    Sign up to hear Normal Gossip's next secret here.

    Support Radiotopia's fall fundraiser!

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

    Our merch shop is run by Dan McQuade. You can also find all kinds of info about us and how to submit gossip on our Komi page: https://normalgossip.komi.io/

    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). Jae Towle Vieira (@jaetowlevieira) is our associate producer. Abigail Segel (@AbigailSegel) is our intern. Justin Ellis is Defector's projects editor.

    Credits read by Libby Crowe.

    Show art by Tara Jacoby.

    Normal Gossip is a proud member of Radiotopia.

    • 59 min
    Dog Salon Divas with Hayes Brown

    Dog Salon Divas with Hayes Brown

    Hayes Brown joins us to learn just how deranged the world of upscale dog grooming can be.

    Follow Hayes on Twitter @HayesBrown.

    Sign up to hear Normal Gossip's next secret here.

    Support Radiotopia's fall fundraiser!

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

    Our merch shop is run by Dan McQuade. You can also find all kinds of info about us and how to submit gossip on our Komi page: https://normalgossip.komi.io/

    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). Jae Towle Vieira (@jaetowlevieira) is our associate producer. Abigail Segel (@AbigailSegel) is our intern. Justin Ellis is Defector's projects editor.

    Credits read by Emma Deshpande.

    Show art by Tara Jacoby.

    Normal Gossip is a proud member of Radiotopia.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Rich Mom Razzle Dazzle with Maitreyi Anantharaman

    Rich Mom Razzle Dazzle with Maitreyi Anantharaman

    Our Defector colleague Maitreyi Anantharaman joins us for a story about private school moms taking a theater performance — and "urban dance" classes — too seriously.

    Follow Maitreyi on Twitter @maitreyiaa.

    Support Radiotopia's fall fundraiser!

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

    Our merch shop is run by Dan McQuade. You can also find all kinds of info about us and how to submit gossip on our Komi page: https://normalgossip.komi.io/

    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). Jae Towle Vieira (@jaetowlevieira) is our associate producer. Abigail Segel (@AbigailSegel) is our intern. Justin Ellis is Defector's projects editor.

    Credits read by Elizabeth Schmidt.

    Show art by Tara Jacoby.

    Normal Gossip is a proud member of Radiotopia.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
232 Ratings

232 Ratings

katietinch ,

A delight!

I came to this podcast late and had the delightful experience of binging it every change I had over a matter of weeks…today I realised I’d caught up as I finished an episode and it didn’t automatically roll me into the next one 😞. I’m living in another country to my homeland, away from my dearest of friends and what I miss most are those incidental gossipy conversations about neighbours/colleagues/school mums etc…this has filled the void. What will I do now?!

Brissy Vet ,

Addicted to gossip

Funny and juicy and I’m loving it. Share with friends!

smsouthwell ,

Binge listening

Best road trip pod

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