Way Too Interested
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What is Way Too Interested?

The words, "Podcast: Way Too Interested" over a collage of symbols representing hobbies and interests, including a professional wrestler, a video game controller, and a surfing woman. Below the collage, a yellow face peeks up at the viewer.
About the show
Way Too Interested is a new podcast where we talk to interesting people and ask them about a subject they’re currently obsessed with outside of their everyday lives. Then, the two of us talk to an expert in that subject matter and do a deep dive.

It’s a show about curiosity, discovery, creativity, and, most importantly, pursuing those little things that get stuck in your brain & end up being way more fascinating than you ever expected.

About Gavin Purcell
Gavin Purcell is an Emmy-winning showrunner, writer, and producer who's worked in television and digital media for over twenty years at places like The Tonight Show, Hulu, and Vox Media.

At some point along the way, he discovered his secret power: the ability to become fascinated with nearly anything.

After years of producing talent, Way Too Interested is his first attempt at being talent himself, which gives him hives just thinking about it.

He lives in Los Angeles with his family but you can find him most easily on Twitter @gavinpurcell.

Full transcript of this episode
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GAVIN PURCELL: Hi there! I'm Gavin Purcell, and I'm the host of a new podcast called Way Too Interested, where I talk to interesting people about something they're fascinated with outside of their normal, everyday lives.

This can be anything: The more obscure, the better! Then, the two of us talk to an expert to learn a whole lot more about that subject.

It's a show about curiosity, discovery, creativity, and most importantly, pursuing those little tiny things that get stuck in your brain and end up being way more fascinating than you ever expected.

Over the course of my career, I've discovered that following these little diversions can have unexpected benefits that bring greater meaning to life. And I hope that listening to this podcast awakens your curiosity and gets you excited to learn new things.

I've got a ton of great guests lined up: Felicia Day, Roy Wood, Jr., game designer Tim Schafer, the New Yorker's Helen Rosner, and a whole lot more. We'll learn about a wide variety of topics, like the real origins of Bible stories, famous Japanese wrestlers, and even garden moss, which is SO fascinating. You will not believe it.

Every episode will have a ton of takeaways, and prove that asking questions and learning things is not only worth your time, but super fun as well.

So, you'll be able to find Way Too Interested on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever else you get your podcasts from. It's going to be a lot of fun, and I hope you come along for the ride.

For more info, check out WayTooInterested.com. And be sure to subscribe or follow now, so you don't miss out on our first episodes. I hope to see you soon!

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