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Normal Gossip
Normal Gossip
Normal Gossip

Normal Gossip delivers juicy, strange, funny, and utterly banal gossip about people you’ll never know and never meet. Host Kelsey McKinney discusses... more

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Episodes

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... more

16 Feb 2024 · 51 minutes
A little announcement 🐥

Popping into your feeds for a cute lil announcement — we are going on a mini tour this spring! Come... more

26 Jan 2024 · 10 minutes
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... more

20 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
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... more

13 Dec 2023 · 59 minutes
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... more

06 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
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... more

29 Nov 2023 · 59 minutes
Weedsgiving with Zakiya Gibbons

This week, our pal Zakiya Gibbons joins us for a story about a Thanksgiving home rental gone horribly, horribly wrong. Zakiya... more

22 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
"Emily in Paris" Meets "Parasite" with Amanda Montell

We're going abroad for a long-awaited au pair adventure with writer and podcast host Amanda Montell! Follow Amanda on Instagram @amanda_montell... more

15 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Should've Said No to the Ceviche with Sarah-Violet Bliss

TV writer and showrunner Sarah-Violet Bliss joins us for an evening of moral quandaries and infinite amounts of ceviche. You can... more

08 Nov 2023 · 47 minutes
25 Bridesmaids and an Empath with Jasmine Ellis

Comedian Jasmine Ellis joins us for a tale about an absurdly large bachelorette party involving sardines, adult jocks, and an... more

01 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Teenage Cop Camp with Josie Duffy Rice

What happens when you send a manic pixie dream girl to CSI summer camp? Journalist, writer, law school graduate, and... more

25 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Vodka Sommelier Bullshit with Katie Barnes

We are BACK for our fifth season! Get ready for 10 episodes of drama, scandal, and pettiness. This week, sports... more

18 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Bonus Episode: Sexy Hide-And-Seek at the Shakespeare Festival with Brydie Lee-Kennedy

We're releasing an episode from our secret feed vault to give you a taste of what you can get each... more

27 Sep 2023 · 47 minutes
Surprise! The Plant Story 🪴

Happy summer! We’re popping in with a little summer surprise: the recording from our December 2022 live show in Washington,... more

14 Jul 2023 · 59 minutes
Family Mealworms with Patrick Redford

Friend of the show and fellow Defector comrade Patrick Redford is on the public feed for the first time! This... more

07 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
'Til Deb Do Us Part with Caroline Moss and Sally Tamarkin

Sally Tamarkin and Caroline Moss get extremely triggered in this episode about a chill bride and her blissfully oblivious wedding... more

31 May 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Murder Binders and Unthinkable Burgers with Mariah Smith

Mariah Smith joins us for a true crime adventure. PSA: This is the EIGHTH of ten episodes this season! Get your tickets... more

24 May 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
The CHAIR SAGA with Hannah Giorgis

The esteemed Hannah Giorgis returns for a tale about what happens when your cousin is too rich for your own... more

17 May 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Vigilante Renovation with Jasmine Guillory

Jasmine Guillory joins us for a tough lesson in bro friendships. PSA: This is the sixth of ten episodes this season! Get... more

10 May 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Processing Our Michael Phelps Trauma with B.A. Parker

B.A. Parker takes a trip back in time to a community pool in the South that has some major logistical... more

03 May 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Is Mythology Just Gossip? With Liv Albert

Liv Albert joins us to ponder the age-old question: follow your dreams, or follow the money? Liv is the host of... more

26 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
I Love All Corgis with Dr. Eve L. Ewing

One of you monsters made Dr. Eve L. Ewing cry by sending us a curséd PowerPoint presentation from a dog... more

19 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
The Only Single Girl at Disney with Blythe Roberson

Blythe Roberson joins us for a story about how wrong a group text can go at Disney World. Blythe's new book... more

12 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Every Peach is a Miracle with Samin Nosrat

We are back for season 4! Samin Nosrat (author of Salt Fat Acid Heat and host of Home Cooking) joins... more

05 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Big Business Announcement Episode (new partner and new season!!!)

We're back with some big announcements and answers to your questions, like:  Where have you been? Who is your new partner? What does... more

26 Feb 2023 · 35 minutes
Steampunk-Ass Murder Mystery with Tuck Woodstock

Gender Reveal host and producer Tuck Woodstock joins us for an epic love story from another time .... the early... more

26 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
The Science Behind Gossip with Eshin Jolly

Dr. Eshin Jolly joins us this week to teach us about the science of gossiping!!! Eshin is a post-doctoral researcher... more

19 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
In Defense of Children with Youngmi Mayer

Comedian and host of Feeling Asian and Hairy Butthole Youngmi Mayer joins us to get to the bottom of a... more

12 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
You Can't Fight with Heiress Tongue with Matt Bellassai

Comedian, writer, and host of Unhappy Hour Matt Bellassai joins us for sojourn into the messy world of queer kickball... more

05 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Christmas is Cancelled with Laurel Bristow

We're thrilled to welcome everyone’s favorite guide to infectious diseases, Laurel Bristow. She's the program director for Emory’s TB Research... more

28 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Loud Cats and Thin Walls with Sabrina Imbler

Defector staff writer and creature correspondent Sabrina Imbler joins us for a story about the lives we lead on the... more

21 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
The Adventures of Flat Margaret with Jessica Goodman

Writer Jessica Goodman joins us for a tale of a One Direction concert weekend gone wrong.  Follow Jessica on... more

14 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Righteous Lesbian Energy with Samantha Irby

Welcome to season 3! We're kicking it off with writer and comedian Samantha Irby for a story about a misguided... more

07 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Poledancing, book clubs, and gay men's chorus: Your niche gossip

We've been waiting for your niche gossip all season, and you delivered! Five stories of clubs, communities, and small towns,... more

24 Aug 2022 · 50 minutes
Telephone Game with Alex and Justin

Alex and Justin spent season 2 playing a little game of telephone with the guests....and kept Kelsey out of the... more

10 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Conflict Archaeology with Julia Furlan

Julia Furlan joins us for a pandemic wedding saga. You can support Normal Gossip directly bybuying merch or... more

06 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Dishing in the Confessional with Emma Eun-joo Choi

Comedian, writer, and host of NPR's Everyone & Their Mom, Emma Eun-joo Choi, joins us for a story about teenage... more

29 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Podcast Famous with Brian Park

Comedian and host of Feeling Asian Brian Park makes the case for just sending that risky DM already.  You... more

22 Jun 2022 · 53 minutes
Personality of a Tan Wall with Tobin Low

Tobin Low (Nancy, This American Life, Radiolab) joins us for a romantic (?) tale about hourly work and spilled milk. ... more

15 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Short King of East Texas with Lindsey Weber and Bobby Finger

Who Weekly's Lindsey Weber and Bobby Finger join us for a story about a dad's mid-life crisis and the friends... more

08 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
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Alex and Justin spent season 2 playing a little game of telephone with the guests....and kept Kelsey out of the loop. Join... more