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.
Organizing Chaos: Decluttering Expert Tracy McCubbin on Collecting Experiences, Not Objects
This week I spoke with decluttering expert and author Tracy McCubbin on why filling our homes with stuff makes us feel empty, aging and how she both got married and started her business later in life, and why connection and being helpful to others prevents clutter. Tracy came to my apartment and in this you'll hear her help figure out what's been preventing me from making some necessary changes and how you can make them too. Let us know if you listen.
Congrats On Your Breakup! Variety Show ft. Lacy Phillips, Mari Andrew, Yoke Lore, Rachelle Robinett, Robyn Kanner, Jon Marro, Kristin Hanggi & More!
In honor of Valentine’s Day it’s an episode about romantic love… just kidding it’s about breakups! It's part variety show from 2019 where I compiled all of the times (up until then) I spoke with guests on how heartbreak, grief, and sadness can lead to growth. I play some of my favorite clips from my conversations with manifestation advisor and founder of To Be Magnetic, Lacy Phillips, herbalist and founder of Supernatural, Rachelle Robinett, writer and designer Robyn Kanner, author Sara Avant Stover, dancer and writer Cody Cook-Parrott, illustrator and author Mari Andrew, artist Jon Marro, writer Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, musician Yoke Lore, director Kristin Hanggi ... it sounds like a bummer of an episode but it was actually quite optimistic, full of wisdom, and even at times funny. Then I react to hearing their advice 5 years later, talk about if I took it and what has happened since…
Let me know if you listen : )
Paradox & Purge with James McCrae, Author of The Art of You
This week, my friend James McCrae is back on the podcast. James is an author, poet, artist, and founder of Sunflower Club, a global school and community dedicated to conscious creativity. He's the author of several books, his newest being The Art of You, which we talk about extensively here. Something I love about the book is the fascinating facts, anecdotes, and stories about James' life and the accumulated knowledge of different authors, musicians, filmmakers, spiritual teachers, and artists of all disciplines, from the Rolling Stones to Alan Ginsberg. Our conversation covers haikus, mistakes being portals, the id vs. ego, the role of criticism in pushing art forward, boundaries attracting people you love, and much more. Let us know if you listen!
Madelynn De La Rosa Returns (Part 2 of 2): Art, Connection, Embodiment, etc.
This week's episode is Part 2 of my conversation with filmmaker and ceramicist Madelynn De La Rosa. It’s been 3 years since she came over to record last and this conversation centered around all she learned in the last year. Recorded just before the holidays, she talks about how some of the biggest changes she’s made in her life have begun as New Year’s resolutions. In this second half, we talk about: how internal work can lead to external life changes, fear of being ordinary, her film recs, q&a from listeners, and more. If you missed Part 1, we discussed shadow work, learning to be gentler on yourself, gene keys, Abraham Hicks, spiritual principles that have helped us, and learning to not be too dogmatic about any of it. Let us know if you listen!
Madelynn De La Rosa Returns (Part 1 of 2) Reinvention, Resolutions, Cinema, etc.
This week filmmaker and ceramicist Madelynn De La Rosa returns! It’s been 3 years since she came over to record last and this conversation centered around all she learned in the last year. Recorded just before the holidays, she talks about how some of the biggest changes she’s made in her life have begun as New Year’s resolutions. I’m breaking this into two parts: in this one we talk about shadow work, learning to be gentler on yourself, gene keys, Abraham Hicks, spiritual principles that have helped us, and learning to not be too dogmatic about any of it. Next week: how internal work can lead to external life changes, fear of being ordinary, her film recs and more. Let us know if you listen.
Molting and Slow Growth with Andrew Bird [REAIR]
’Tis the season for a repeat. I chose this interview with musician Andrew Bird from the archive because he always reminds me of the holidays. Before I play my 2019 conversation with Bird, I speak about how an episode he recorded in 2020 with Maron impacted me, including his perspective on ‘molting’. Despite the discomfort I felt revisiting something recorded nearly 4 years ago and judging my past self’s interview style, what Bird shared with me in our conversation feels as relevant today as it did then. Happy Holidays!
I love this pod
Katie’s interviews feel so warm and cozy. Like I am sitting and chatting (listening rather, but you know what I mean) with a group of friends. I especially love to listen when she delves into the subject of creativity and the creative process with her guests. It is perfect to listen to when I am painting.
Great show through the years
I love the vulnerability and honesty Katie brings to each interview and the variety of the guests.
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.