Moore Theatre | Seattle, Washington
Gossiping is an undeniable part of life. Every now and then, people get engrossed in a story about someone's life. Everyone goes ballistic with sensational tales, whether it is about a neighbor, a familiar friend, a celebrity, or a stranger. There is no shame in saying that gossip can be a delightful part of the culture, and it can be a spark of accountability and, of course, entertainment. This is what Normal Gossip is all about, the podcast you definitely would tune in to but not want your story to be the topic. The "juicy, strange, funny, and utterly banal gossip" is too irresistible to miss, most especially because it leaves you laughing. Hosted by journalist/ author/ podcaster Kelsey McKinney, you are in for a treat on every episode. If you want more from this gem of a podcast. Kelsey, alongside producer Alex Sujong Laughlin, will bring the juicy tale live on stage in many cities nationwide. See them and a surprise guest at the Moore Theatre on August 2. Buy tickets now!
Normal Gossip is a podcast that you want to tune in always but does not want your story to be part of. However, there is one thing that you will surely get from it – a strong dose of laughter. "Juicy, strange, funny, and utterly banal gossip" is what to expect from this podcast. Who does not want that? Your nosy self will definitely be delighted by the topics. Hosted by Kelsey McKinney, producer Alex Sujong Laughlin, and a surprise guest, every episode is a treat. Watch their episodes now if you want to spend some free time entertainingly. Also, if you want more, they have more surprises for you!
Before discussing the podcast, let us gossip about its host, the lovely journalist and proud gossiper Kelsey McKinney. Kelsey is from Texas, and right after graduating from college, she immediately moved on to become a professional journalist. Through years of a career in journalism, she has become a seasoned reporter and writer. The free-spirited journalist has written many articles, from mundane to the most absurd. Apart from journalism, she also is an accomplished author. In 2022, She debuted her novel God Spare the Girls, a fictional tale of two sisters and a secret they uncovered about their father (you should read this).
In 2019, alongside other journalists, they established Defector Media. The media company focusing on sports blogging is employee-owned, meaning the staffers have complete control of the content they put on their website.
Part of their projects is the beloved Normal Gossip podcast. The podcast is the brainchild of Kelsey herself, serving as the host and writer. In this podcast, she reads stories submitted by listeners and discusses them in an old-fashioned gossipy manner. In its many seasons, the premise is an undeniable success. Dana Murphy, the journalist/ author/podcaster's literary agent, says Kelsey "tapped into a cultural nerve." There is no shaming in saying that gossip is a hostile but delightful part of the culture, and it can be a spark of accountability and, of course, entertainment.
Normal Gossip is coming on stage to bring juicy tales to many cities live. See Kelsey, Alex, and a surprise guest at the Moore Theatre on Wednesday, August 2. Buy your tickets now!