Hello! The Keep It Quirky podcast is hosted by Katie Quinn and we hope this page answers any questions you may have!
Wait, who is Katie Quinn?
Hi! I’m Katie Q and I created this podcast and host it. I’m a video creator, host, and cookbook author. Every week I post videos to my YouTube Channel (which has over 3 million views). My slogan is #keepitquirky because I think life is more enjoyable if you don’t take yourself too seriously. I think there is a story to be told everywhere and I believe that food connects people.
I’m based in London, England, where any day of the week you can find me recording videos, finding a new adventure or experimenting with new recipes.
An Ohioan turned Brooklynite, for the past 10 years I was based in NYC. You may have caught me talking about food on NBC’s Today Show, as a contestant on the Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ or as a judge on ‘Beat Bobby Flay.’ I attended Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Paris and am the author of the “Avocados” cookbook, published by Short Stack Editions.
Before starting the QKatie brand, I worked for NBC, Serious Eats, and NowThis News.
Why is this podcast called Keep It Quirky?
As driven, passionate people — sometimes it’s easy to take our lives very seriously. I think that life is better and, indeed, happier, when you maintain that drive, but keep a sense of quirkiness to your day-to-day! Don’t take yourself too seriously; you can still be a total rockstar and get sh*t done!
You’re a video creator, why did you start a podcast?
Simply put, I love podcasts. I wanted to create the kind of content I love consuming. Plus, I realized how many incredible, inspirational people I’ve met throughout my journey and I thought it was about darn time I start sharing their stories!