63 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://normalgossip.komi.io/

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    • Comedy
    • 4.7 • 4.7K 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://normalgossip.komi.io/

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    The Wormhole of Sasha with Gabby Windey

    The Wormhole of Sasha with Gabby Windey

    We are joined this week by our gayest Bachelorette, Gabby Windey, for a story about queer love, polyamory, and a pair of *very* special tie-dyed overalls. Listen to Gabby's podcast, Long Winded with Gabby Windey. PRE-ORDER KELSEY'S BOOK, YOU DIDN'T HEAR THIS FROM ME, HERE!!!Subscribe to our new newsletter for writing from Kelsey and Alex, blog recommendations, and bonus secrets! 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) and Ozzy Llinas Goodman (@ozzy_llinas). 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.

    • 55 min
    Romancing the Stoned with Jenée Desmond-Harris

    Romancing the Stoned with Jenée Desmond-Harris

    Jeneé Desmond-Harris joins us for a tale of patriotism, fire drills, and accidentally getting too stoned at the wrong time. Listen to Dear Prudence and follow Jenée on Twitter here. PRE-ORDER KELSEY'S BOOK, YOU DIDN'T HEAR THIS FROM ME, HERE!!!Subscribe to our new newsletter for writing from Kelsey and Alex, blog recommendations, and bonus secrets! 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) and Ozzy Llinas Goodman (@ozzy_llinas). 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.

    • 58 min
    Haunted and Constipated with Sonalee Rashatwar

    Haunted and Constipated with Sonalee Rashatwar

    Sonalee Rashatwar (they/he) joins us for an international story about families, inheritance, and haunting. Follow Sonalee on Instagram! PRE-ORDER KELSEY'S BOOK, YOU DIDN'T HEAR THIS FROM ME, HERE!!!Subscribe to our new newsletter for writing from Kelsey and Alex, blog recommendations, and bonus secrets! 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) and Ozzy Llinas Goodman. 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.

    • 57 min
    Minder, the Finder, and the Grinder with Elise Hu

    Minder, the Finder, and the Grinder with Elise Hu

    Elise Hu joins us for a tale of startup bros and the hermit crabs that come between them. Buy Elise's book, Flawless: Lessons in Looks and Culture from the K-Beauty Capital. PRE-ORDER KELSEY'S BOOK, YOU DIDN'T HEAR THIS FROM ME, HERE!!!Subscribe to our new newsletter for writing from Kelsey and Alex, blog recommendations, and bonus secrets! 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) and Ozzy Llinas Goodman. 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.

    • 1 hr
    Sexy Mushrooms with Avery Trufelman

    Sexy Mushrooms with Avery Trufelman

    Avery Trufelman of Articles of Interest joins us for a story about mushroom foraging, cultbrain, and greige athleisure. This is the mushroom video. Click at your own risk. PRE-ORDER KELSEY'S BOOK, YOU DIDN'T HEAR THIS FROM ME, HERE!!!Subscribe to our new newsletter for writing from Kelsey and Alex, blog recommendations, and bonus secrets! 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) and Ozzy Llinas Goodman. 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.

    • 57 min
    Ready to be Bunco-ified with Lindy West and Meagan Hatcher-Mays

    Ready to be Bunco-ified with Lindy West and Meagan Hatcher-Mays

    Lindy West and Meagan Hatcher-Mays join us for a story where the protagonists find themselves, in the words of our submitter, "stuck in an inescapable Samuel Beckett style loop of scandal gossip, rumor and orthotic shoes." Listen to their podcast, Text Me Back, and subscribe to their Patreon!PRE-ORDER KELSEY'S BOOK, YOU DIDN'T HEAR THIS FROM ME, HERE!!!Subscribe to our new newsletter for writing from Kelsey and Alex, blog recommendations, and bonus secrets! 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) and Ozzy Llinas Goodman. 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.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.7K Ratings

4.7K Ratings

PureSaraSue ,

Norm Goss 4eva

Love the pod. Just introduced my husband to the show and he is in. So fun 💐💐💐

Alubl ,

Chicken nuggets

Certainly, here's an essay about chicken nuggets: Title: The Delectable World of Chicken Nuggets Introduction: Chicken nuggets are a popular and beloved fast-food item that has found its way into the hearts and appetites of people worldwide. These bite-sized, breaded pieces of chicken have a fascinating history, a diverse range of flavors, and a significant cultural impact that transcends borders. A Brief History: The origin of the chicken nugget is often attributed to Robert C. Baker, a food scientist and professor at Cornell University. In the 1950s, Baker developed a method of grinding and shaping chicken meat into bite-sized portions, coating them in batter, and deep-frying them. This innovative creation laid the foundation for the modern chicken nugget. McDonald's introduced the first commercially successful chicken nugget in the 1980s, catapulting them to mainstream popularity. Variety and Flavors: Chicken nuggets are renowned for their versatility and wide range of flavors. They can be found in numerous forms, from classic breaded and deep-fried to grilled, baked, or even as a vegetarian alternative made from tofu or vegetables. Different cultures have also put their own unique spin on chicken nuggets, incorporating various spices and seasonings, such as the spicy buffalo nuggets of the United States or the sweet and sour nuggets in Chinese cuisine. Nutritional Considerations: While chicken nuggets are undeniably delicious, it's essential to consider their nutritional aspects. The classic deep-fried nuggets are often criticized for their high fat content and calorie count. However, various manufacturers now offer healthier alternatives, like baked or grilled nuggets, which provide a leaner protein source. It's crucial for consumers to be mindful of their choices and opt for the preparation method that aligns with their dietary goals. Cultural Significance: Chicken nuggets have transcended borders and cultures, becoming a symbol of fast food and convenience. They are often associated with childhood nostalgia, as many people grew up enjoying these tasty morsels. Additionally, chicken nuggets have appeared in various forms of media, from children's books to movies, reinforcing their iconic status in popular culture. Conclusion: In conclusion, chicken nuggets are more than just a convenient fast-food item. They have a fascinating history, offer a wide variety of flavors, and hold cultural significance in many parts of the world. While they may not be the healthiest option, they undoubtedly hold a special place in the hearts and palates of people globally, making them a beloved and enduring culinary creation. Whether dipped in ketchup, barbecue sauce, or another favorite condiment, chicken nuggets remain a beloved treat for many.

sohersch ,

Takes that hurt

I’ve really enjoyed this podcast but hearing some of the takes on a recent episode were really devastating as a Jewish listener. I highly suggest keeping current events out of this show.

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