Nicholas Quah will be in conversation with  Caitlin Kenney (Gimlet Media)   at   The Difficult to Brunch Reading Marathon   at Study Hall Gowanus on Saturday, May 21 at 12:30 p.m.

Nicholas Quah will be in conversation with Caitlin Kenney (Gimlet Media) at The Difficult to Brunch Reading Marathon at Study Hall Gowanus on Saturday, May 21 at 12:30 p.m.

How is your spring going?

My spring? Allergies are completely savaging my face. I can't sleep, I can't think, I can't breathe. But other than that, it's been alright. Going to be traveling for work and pleasure soon. But I'm afraid of flying so I'm low-key nervous about that. Sometimes I worry that I haven't figured out how to be alive yet. In other words, my spring has been pretty much the same as the rest of it.

What have you worked on in the past year that you're most happy with?

I've been cultivating a man-bun. It started as a joke, and then when folks thought I couldn't do it, I just kept pushing and pushing and now I have a very tiny man-bun. Count to think of it, that's how I came to America.
 
What’s your favorite brunch spot?

My bed.
 
What can people expect from your reading?

I'm going to be speaking with Caitlin Kenney, who heads up New Show Development at Gimlet. We haven't met before, but I've heard a lot of great things about her and I wanted to get a sense about how the creative and development process works over there. Gimlet, of course, is this weird animal in the media/radio/podcast space, working at a resource and risk level that's comparable to radio stations — and miles above what other podcast companies are doing. So I'd like to get a couple of process stories on that. I also want to talk about some other stuff too; she was a founding member of Planet Money, and that's super interesting to me, and I really want to know how she feels about the podcast industries and what opportunities there are for budding producers/operators.