Check out some of our best stories of the year
As the year draws to a close, we at KCM have a lot to reflect on. Our small but mighty company grew in size, and like most companies, we had to learn to adapt to the changing circumstances presented by Covid-19. Despite some bumps in the road (and many, many technical difficulties!), we are proud of the work we put out this year, and we are so grateful to you for letting us tell these stories. Here is a look back at some of our favorites— we hope you enjoyed them as much as we did.
- Kaytlin Butler was working as a hospital chaplain at Mount Sinai in New York with the Covid-19 pandemic hit. She spoke with Katie about the devastating conditions she saw in her hospital, but also shared with us how her faith has given her the hope and strength to continue helping those who need it most.
- At just 26 years old, nurse Kelsey Owen had just started working full time at a New York City hospital when the virus broke out. In a candid conversation with Katie, Kelsey spoke about her experience working in the ER day in and day out, and how watching her patients get sicker and sicker was beginning to take its toll. She is a stark reminder of how much our health care workers and first responders have sacrificed during this virus, and why we need to continue to support them even as we begin to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
- Sarah Sanders was just 34 years old when she was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer this year, and tested positive for the BRCA gene. The once carefree, energetic young woman spoke candidly with Katie about her fears about both cancer, and contracting Covid-19. Since the interview, Sarah wrote a beautiful essay for us about how adopting Sadie, an older dog, completely changed her outlook on life.
- As protests broke out across the country following the murder of George Floyd, Katie spoke with civil rights activist Ruby Bridges, who at age six became the first black child to integrate into the segregated southern school system in 1960, about how she thinks our country has advanced since she was a child and her hopes for a continued fight against racism.
- Mary Trump is President Donald Trump’s niece, and author of Too Much and Never Enough. Mary spoke with Katie about how she believes her uncle may never fully accept the fact that he lost the 2020 election, and why she believes that education is the key to a healthy democracy.
- One of the highlights for us here at KCM was when we heard that Katie had gotten an email from Tina Fey with two wonderful words: “I’m in.” She was referring, of course, to our Mean Girls Reunion. Fey, along with castmates Lindsey Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Rachel McAdams, Tim Meadows and more got together to discuss the enduring laughs and legacy of the now cult classic 2004 film. And lucky for all of us, Katie dressed up as Amy Poehler’s character, full pink Juicy sweatsuit and all, to join in the fun!
- Have you ever heard of a “sauce man?” Well neither had we, until Katie interviewed Stanley Tucci, following his viral negroni making tutorial. He is as charming, polite, and swoon-worthy as ever in this adorably casual cocktail-making conversation with Katie!
- This was quite the year for politics. Lucky for us, former U.S. Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal joined us on several occasions to explain exactly what was going down in Washington. This interview addresses the resignation of Attorney General William Barr, who Katyal says “will go down easily as the worst attorney general in our lifetimes, perhaps ever.”