Long-form conversations with a variety friends and strangers. Guests include musicians, writers, chefs, parents, painters, designers, herbalists, therapists, comedians, and actors. Here they candidly discuss how they spend their days. We cover connection, creativity, productivity, well-being, sex, love, body image, transitions, and more. Sometimes things get deep and philosophical and sometimes they are funny and light because life is both.
Listener Mailbag With Our Editor Briana Bane (!!) + Mark Malinsky, Founder of Sprout
For the first episode of the new year, my editor and dear friend Briana Bane joins me to answer listener questions. Then I have a conversation with Sprout Living founder Mark Malinsky covering the best advice he's ever been given, parenting and working from home, and more. Let me know if you listen. Happy New Year!
Listen to This: Talk Easy
A special preview of a podcast I’ve been loving for years, Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso, from Pushkin Industries. Talk Easy is a weekly interview podcast, where writer Sam invites actors, writers, activists, and musicians to come to the table and speak from the heart in ways you probably haven't heard from them before. In this preview, he sits down with actor, writer, and director Lake Bell, who shares her path to creating Inside Voice, her new audiobook.
We're Spiraling: Money Shame, Comparison, Marriage, Kids & Different Timelines
Instead of an interview today is a mashup of two episodes of Spiraling, the podcast I co-host with Serena Wolf about mental health and anxiety. The first part is from the middle of the current season, where we discuss navigating different timelines and expectations from ourselves and society. Part two is our goofy reintroduction episode where we each share favorite books, drinks, songs and more.
Anna Fusco on Meeting Lord Cowboy, Community, Taking the Pressure Off & Much More
Artist Anna Fusco, who you might know as Lord Cowboy, works across drawing, writing, and digital illustration. She’s done some big drawings, has a really cool poster and print shop, and writes a reader-supported newsletter called "Unsupervised". We discuss over-processing experiences, care vs. worry, the accountability that comes from living in community, and much more.
Baby This Is Keke Palmer
Keke Palmer has questions for days, about everything under the sun. From the existential to the inconsequential. From pop culture to pop science. From the meaning of life to the meaning of W.A.P. From life in outer space to “Where the eff is Tom from MySpace?" And everything in between. Because Baby, this is Keke Palmer, and she is here for All. Of. It.
Charm Attack with Leona Naess
This week I spoke with singer-songwriter Leona Naess who recently released an album titled Brood X after a family of cicadas that, like her, reemerged in 2022 after 17 years underground. In this conversation we talk about how she got into the music industry young with her hit song Charm Attack, the music industry in the 90s, processing grief, being cool vs. warm, and more.
Like hanging with friends
Dear Katie, on a recent episode you said you hoped that this podcast would feel like a place of comfort, or hanging with your friends. I wanted to tell you that is exactly how I feel! It’s so refreshing to hear you be open and authentic about where you are in your life journey. I’m 34 without children and recently made a career change which makes way less money but is more fulfilling. Your podcasts are such a great reminder to me that people take different paths and none of us are “behind” despite societal “norms”. I also love Spiraling. Thank you for all you do. Love, Kate in Pennsylvania.
It’s like hanging out with that chill friend you wish you had
I love this podcast. This is my go to for relaxing interesting conversations.
Katie is a superb interviewer. People don’t realize that it’s actually hard to be a gifted interviewer. Katie manages to truly listen, recall, engage and ask the right questions. She has a very interesting and diverse roster of guests and I always learn something and feel deeply connected.