55 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
    • 4.7 • 4.5K Ratings

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

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

    A Beautiful Blood Celebrity with Ronald Young Jr.

    A Beautiful Blood Celebrity with Ronald Young Jr.

    We are back and pettier than ever with season 6! We're joined by our Radiotopia colleague and host of Weight for It Ronald Young Jr. for a story about the ridiculous things we do when we fall in love with familiar strangers. Follow Ronald on all social media at @ohitsbigron (Instagram, Twitter, Threads, TikTok)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.Credits read by Jennie Vildzius.Show art by Tara Jacoby.Normal Gossip is a proud member of Radiotopia.

    • 58 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.5K Ratings

4.5K Ratings

Bmacwhimsey ,

Love!

This show is so funny and the stories are so well-constructed. One of my favorite podcasts.

Lilaloubee ,

Love!

This is such a fun podcast! My son and I listen to it together driving to and from school, and we look forward to each new episode. I love that the stories are sophisticated but somehow remain mostly wholesome.
Now, speaking as someone who has the biggest garbage mouth of all my friends, the one thing I will say is that it feels like the language is unnecessarily packed with f-bombs, even when the story itself is totally tame. I realize this podcast is not intended for kids, but the content would be a little more interesting if the language could just tone down a bit. I’m all for a well-placed f-bomb, but sometimes it’s so overused that it feels unnecessary and a bit lazy. Kelsey is so smart and great with language so I’d love if she would dig deeper into that. I think her guests would follow suit and the quality of the show would get a real boost.

Topolinastro ,

Love it so much but balance the mics!

The host track is always SO much louder than the guest! I spend the whole episode turning volume up and down. Which is a real testament to the quality of the content, it is SO GOOD I keep doing this and keep coming back.

Top Podcasts In Comedy

The Joe Rogan Experience
Joe Rogan
Call Her Daddy
Alex Cooper
SmartLess
Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, Will Arnett
Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Lemonada Media
The Lonely Island and Seth Meyers Podcast
The Lonely Island & Seth Meyers
Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
Team Coco & Earwolf

You Might Also Like

Petty Crimes
SickBird Productions
Sounds Like A Cult
Amanda Montell & Isa Medina
Maintenance Phase
Aubrey Gordon & Michael Hobbes
You're Wrong About
Sarah Marshall
Scam Goddess
Earwolf & Laci Mosley
If Books Could Kill
Michael Hobbes & Peter Shamshiri