I talk to the writer Anne Kadet about her beloved newsletter "Cafe Anne" and how she uncovers fascinating stories that reveal our humanity and accurately reflect our reality but are oft overlooked
This was fascinating! Thank you, Gabe! And thank you, Anne! What I love, love, love about this interview is hearing about Anne's process and philosophy. I learned a lot about one of my favorite newsletters, but I also learned a lot about storytelling.
Awesome interview! I love Anne's work and I've been happily following her for well over a year.
I think the secret humor formula at play in Cafe Anne is that she DOESN'T comment on, or snipe at, or dunk on her subjects, and she DOESN'T discuss politics or current affairs. The informed reader knows these things already, and contextualizes the story within the framework of reality, which makes all the topics and people she covers that much more hilarious and absurd. And, of course, human.
Anne is the BEST!!!!!!!
Oh, wowwowow...!!! I have so much to say about gentle, well-intentioned pranks and storytelling... but will share further along w the episode in Gotham Girl b/c this has ignited my whole Harriet-the-Spy-sister-self! Once again, a triumph, Gabe & Anne!!! Anne, I'd followed earlier on when you were interviewing curious bagel guys... but somehow got knocked off I think when I started The Empress... my poor tech capabilities were surely to blame... anyway, love it all.
This was such a fabulous conversation! Thank you!
Anne’s the greatest!
As a journo I feel I don’t fit in! Why? Because most editors have already decided what the story is… and often you find what the story is as you are writing or recording it. Thank you for a wonderful revelation of what journalism is about. What a marvellous piece!
Oh shit, now I really want to hear Anne's laugh!
I haven't even heard the interview yet. But you can be 100% sure that I will.
I LOVE Café Anne. So very much.