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2023 Podcast Host

Normal Gossip’s Kelsey McKinney

Gossip makes the social world go round. Gossip is the foundation of many a friendship. Yet it doesn’t always get the respect it deserves. Kelsey McKinney, author and host of the podcast Normal Gossip, which chronicles anonymized tales of quarrels and petty drama between regular people, seeks to do a little reframing. McKinney moved to Queen Village last year, shortly after launching the program, and since then has taken to our city like a fish to water. The show has similarly earned a rightful place in podcastdom, with thousands of listeners, inclusion in Vulture and Time’s best podcast roundups, and a national tour. But you didn’t hear that from us.