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The Distraction podcast

Drew Magary and David Roth host The Distraction podcast each week. You can find the show anywhere you listen to podcasts.

The Distraction is produced by Multitude. If you're interested in advertising on the show, please email

Namedropping is for anyone who instinctively spells out their name after saying it, shares a name with a war criminal, or chose a new name because they were done with their original one. Or maybe you're just interested in names and what they say or don't say about us. Hosted by Defector's Giri Nathan and Samer Kalaf. Show art by Tara Jacoby. You can find the show anywhere you listen to podcasts.

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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.

You can find Normal Gossip on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and anywhere else you get podcasts.

Become a FRIEND or FRIEND-OF-A-FRIEND subscriber to the podcast at If you have an issue with your subscription, email

Send us gossip by voicemail (26-79-GOSSIP, you'll get cut off after 3 minutes, keep calling back), text us at that same number (267-946-7747), or email us at

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