Interview with Sara Iyer and Steven Ray Morris of The Purrrcast Podcast

Interview with Sara Iyer and Steven Ray Morris of The Purrrcast Podcast

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in interviews |

Since the fall of 2015, college friends and cat lovers Sara Iyer and Steven Ray Morris have been entertaining cat lovers from all around with their fun and quirky The Purrrcast podcast. Having released over 70 episodes to date and on track for 100 episodes by this summer, the pair have tapped into their network of cat owner creatives in their stomping grounds of Los Angeles to welcome guests such as local comedians, writers, filmmakers, and artists. As the podcast is half-jokingly all about “talking to cat people because we can’t talk to their cats,” Iyer and Morris shoot the hay with their guests about the love they share for their feline friends. Topics run the gamut from their cat’s origin stories, cat care, feline bonding, and misadventures in cat ownership. Find out more about The Purrrcast Podcast and its co-hosts, Sara Iyer and Steven Ray Morris. The Honest Kitchen: How did you come up with the idea for The Purrrcast? Sara Iyer: Steven and I have known each other since college. He suggested the idea of a cat podcast after we had been texting back and forth, almost exclusively about cat-related things. It sounded like it would be a lot of fun, and it seemed like something that would have a never-ending pool of possible guests. Steven Ray Morris: My cohost and I are friends from UCSB college days (go Gauchos!). Since living in L.A. we noticed we were always talking about our cats and sharing photos we thought were cute or funny (or both!). We love talking about our cats, and assumed other people do as well. THK: How has the podcast helped connect you with fellow cat lovers? Sara: Cat people tend to be more introverted (in general), and there aren’t really any places where cat people interact on a regular basis, like dog people have with dog parks. Also, our listeners have been sharing pictures of their cats and cat care tips through emails and social media, so we have a really great cat community! Steven: Personally, it’s encouraged me to more seek out more knowledge about cats and cat communities. So many of our guests and listeners know so much that I learn something new about cats every day! THK: Just curious: Are cats of local celebrities any different than cats with “regular people cat owners”? Sara: Nope! Cats are the great equalizer! Everyone is second in command next to their cat. Steven: As someone with a lovable diva for a cat, I think cats resemble their owners. And to me, any cat that receives extra coverage on social media is bound to embrace it. In that sense, every cat is a celebrity. THK: How has it changed since you started? Sara: A lot of our guests will recommend other cat people to us, so most of all, our way of finding guests is even more word of mouth than it...

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