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Boss Wummin'

Boss Wummin'

By Boss Wummin'

Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon.

Edited by Finn Koren, Produced by Katy and Karen Koren

Listen as Katy asks her mum important business advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of comedy.
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Series 4 - Episode 9 - Lynn Ferguson
Series 4 - Episode 9 - Lynn Ferguson
Karen & Katy catch up with their long time friend Lynn Ferguson on this episode of Boss Wummin'. Listen to a few of the many highlights of Lynn's career, her childhood, relationship with her parents and more importantly how she met Karen.  Follow Us On Social Media Instagram Twitter Facebook Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women in Business in Comedy. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of entertainment. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
01:18:53
November 22, 2022
Series 4 - Episode 8 - Lucy Porter at The Fringe
Series 4 - Episode 8 - Lucy Porter at The Fringe
In the final instalment of Live at The Fringe episodes Karen & Katy are joined in the Gilded Garden by Lucy Porter. Lucy talks about starting out in comedy, how she still enjoys The Fringe 20 years later and her relationships with her parents growing up.  Follow Us On Social Media Instagram Twitter Facebook Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women in Business in Comedy. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of entertainment. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
53:46
October 25, 2022
Series 4 - Episode 7 - Kiri Pritchard-Mclean at The Fringe
Series 4 - Episode 7 - Kiri Pritchard-Mclean at The Fringe
In this episode Karen & Katy speak to Kiri Pritchard-Mclean in the Gilded Garden at The Fringe. They talk about Kiri's childhood and how she got into comedy, who her early influences were, working relationships and being on a comedy course at Uni. She also tell us about The Covid Arms during the pandemic and setting up the wonderful Get Off Comedy, an industry born and funded independent HR that aims to eradicate sexual harassment within live comedy.  Find out more about Get Off Comedy HERE Follow Us On Social Media Instagram Twitter Facebook Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women in Business in Comedy. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of entertainment. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
01:05:28
October 11, 2022
Series 4 - Episode 6 - Susie McCabe Live From The Fringe
Series 4 - Episode 6 - Susie McCabe Live From The Fringe
Karen & Katy are in the Gilded Garden at Teviot and in this episode they are joined by Susie McCabe.  They talk about Susie moving from construction to comedy all from a dare, her early memories of comedy in seeing acts like Jo Brand on Friday night TV. She talks about her relationship with her family and the experience of coming out to her parents. Follow Us On Social Media Instagram Twitter Facebook Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women in Business in Comedy. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of entertainment. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
01:00:03
September 27, 2022
Season 4 - Episode 5 - with Francesca Moody at The Fringe
Season 4 - Episode 5 - with Francesca Moody at The Fringe
In this episode Karen & Katy are joined by Francesca Moody in the Garden at Teviot for a chat about her career so far, how she got into the industry, the History of her coming to The Fringe and it's future and being involved with Fleabag.  Follow Us On Social Media Instagram Twitter Facebook Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women in Business in Comedy. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of entertainment. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
55:11
September 13, 2022
Season 4 - Episode 4 - with Kaye Adams at The Fringe
Season 4 - Episode 4 - with Kaye Adams at The Fringe
In this episode Karen & Katy catch up with Kay Adams in the Garden at Teviot in the middle of the Fringe.  They talk about Kay approaching 60, Karen starting to hand Gilded Balloon over to Katy, being a woman in the media and much more.  Follow Us On Social Media Instagram Twitter Facebook Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women in Business in Comedy. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of entertainment. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
01:01:15
August 30, 2022
Season 4 - Episode 3 - 35 Years of So You Think You're Funny?
Season 4 - Episode 3 - 35 Years of So You Think You're Funny?
In this episode Karen & Katy look back at 35 years of Gilded Balloon's new comedy competition So You Think You're Funny? Karen talks about the origins of the competition, how it's evolved and they talk about some of the notable winners and finalists over the years. Check out this year's programme - Fringe 2022 Leith Social at The Pitt - Tickets Work With Us - Jobs Follow Us On Social Media Instagram Twitter Facebook Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women in Business in Comedy. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of entertainment. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
01:03:25
July 19, 2022
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Changes To The Fringe - The Good and The Bad
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Changes To The Fringe - The Good and The Bad
Karen and Katy are back for another episode of Boss Wummin' In this episode they discuss the changes, good and bad, The Fringe has gone through as we celebrate the 75th Anniversary in 2022. Check out this year's programme - Fringe 2022 Leith Social at The Pitt - Tickets Work With Us - Jobs Follow Us On Social Media Instagram Twitter Facebook Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women in Business in Comedy. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of entertainment. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
55:18
June 14, 2022
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Planning A New Type Of Fringe
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Planning A New Type Of Fringe
After an extended absence, for obvious reasons, Karen & Katy are back for Season 4 of Boss Wummin'. In this episode they talk about firefighting the past couple of years and how it's affected both the company and their relationship. Karen talks about her excitement of programming a full regular fringe. They look back at Fringe 2021 and forward to Katy's wedding. Check out this years programme so far - Fringe 2022 Leith Social at The Pitt - Tickets Work With Us - Jobs Follow Us On Social Media Instagram Twitter Facebook Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women in Business in Comedy. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of entertainment. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
28:40
May 10, 2022
S3, Ep15 - Happy New Year from Boss Wummin'
S3, Ep15 - Happy New Year from Boss Wummin'
Better late than never! Boss Wummin', Karen and Katy Koren discuss the shit-storm that was 2020 and look ahead to 2021. This episode was recorded on 31st December 2020 (before Lockdown 3 was announced) so hopefully our naivety to what was to come in January 2021 will be refreshing rather than slightly frustrating to our listeners! Although 2021 has't started as many might have wanted, Karen and Katy are still positively looking to this year together! -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of entertainment. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
41:43
January 09, 2021
S3, Ep14 - Apphia Campbell
S3, Ep14 - Apphia Campbell
In this episode, Karen and Katy chat to the wonderful Apphia Campbell actress, playwright and singer based in Edinburgh and recorded in lockdown. Join them to hear about Apphia's career before she started performing her own work at the Fringe and why she decided to settle with her family here, in Edinburgh. -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of entertainment. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
01:02:56
November 06, 2020
S3, Ep13 - Morag Fullarton
S3, Ep13 - Morag Fullarton
Recorded in lockdown, Karen and Katy chat to Morag Fullarton - Scottish writer, director and the Artistic Director of Play, Pie and a Pint at Oran Mor in Glasgow. Join them to hear about how Morag is coping locked down during Covid-19, about her childhood and how she got into writing and directing some of the best theatre, film and television in Scotland including Taggart, River City and Rebus. -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of entertainment. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
01:03:08
October 02, 2020
S3, Ep12 - Jo Brand
S3, Ep12 - Jo Brand
An extra special episode with the one and only Jo Brand recorded in Lockdown and released during what should have been Gilded Balloon's 35th Fringe. Join Jo as she chats about her favourite Fringe memories, her upbringing and her incredible rise in comedy. It was a joy to chat to Jo and we hope you enjoy too! We've been working hard this August to bring a small programme of shows both online and in the real world this Fringe. More info here https://gildedballoon.co.uk/fringe2020/ & you can donate to our crowdfunder here to help support us here too https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/support-team-gilded-balloon -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of entertainment. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
01:06:29
August 29, 2020
S3, Ep11 - Thanyia Moore
S3, Ep11 - Thanyia Moore
This episode features the incredible Thanyia Moore - comedian, dancer and all round incredible wummin. Karen and Katy chatted to her in the just as lockdown was easing and the Black Lives Matter movement was gaining well deserved moment. Thanyia is an incredible comic and was supposed to be doing her debut show at this year's Fringe, listen whilst hey chat about family, Thanyia's career in comedy and boys. Thanks to Thanyia for being such a fab guest! -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of entertainment. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
01:08:15
August 10, 2020
S3, Ep10 - Orla O'Loughlin
S3, Ep10 - Orla O'Loughlin
In this episode, Karen and Katy caught up with Orla O'Loughlin former Artistic Director at the Traverse Theatre amongst many other credits to her name. Recorded during lockdown, they discuss being a women in the theatre industry, moving to Edinburgh and the future of theatre after Covid! We hope you enjoy this lovely chat with the fabulous Orla! -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of entertainment. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
53:06
July 14, 2020
S3, Ep9 - Elaine C Smith
S3, Ep9 - Elaine C Smith
This joyous episode is with the one and only doyenne of Scottish theatre, Elaine C Smith. Karen and Katy chat to Elaine about everything from her upbringing in Motherwell, her early career as a singer and actress as well as her relationship with her own children. Elaine was a joy to talk to and learn more from her inspiring career in Scottish and UK theatre. We hope you enjoy this episode! -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of entertainment. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
01:21:42
June 09, 2020
S3, Ep8 - Rosie Jones
S3, Ep8 - Rosie Jones
Episode 8 of this series of Boss Wummin features the wonderful Rosie Jones! Karen and Katy chat to Rosie about her childhood and how she started out in comedy. Rosie is one of the most positive, bright and determined person that Karen and Katy have the pleasure of knowing and we hope this episode bring you some much needed joy! -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of entertainment. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
01:16:26
May 25, 2020
S3, Ep7 - Joyce McMillan
S3, Ep7 - Joyce McMillan
Joyce McMillan is theatre critic of The Scotsman newspaper. She has been involved in many campaigns for democracy and human rights, both in Scotland and internationally, and has been a freelance journalist, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, for more than 25 years. Joyce has gained huge amounts of respect from all corners of the arts industry for her passion for theatre and her ability to distill down a piece of theatre to its core and describe it in only a few short sentences. It was an absolute pleasure talking to Joyce and we hope you enjoy this episode! -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of entertainment. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
01:09:22
May 14, 2020
S3, Ep6 - Mama Bross from Bross Bagels
S3, Ep6 - Mama Bross from Bross Bagels
This is it pals - the interview you've all been waiting for! Please welcome to the podcast stage - Larah Bross aka Mama Bross! Larah opened her first Bross Bagels shop in portobello in 2017and since then she's become somewhat of a local legend! In this episode we ask Larah how she got from Montreal where she grew up to selling bagels in her own shop in Edinburgh. And trust us - it's been quite the journey! We hope you enjoy this fab episode with the inspirational Edinburgh legend - Mama Bross. Stay safe x -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of comedy. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
01:00:01
May 04, 2020
S3, Ep5  - Jude & Deb from Grid Iron Theatre Company
S3, Ep5 - Jude & Deb from Grid Iron Theatre Company
Our first interview of Series Three! Recorded over Zoom due to Covid-19, Karen and Katy chat to Judith Doherty & Deb Crewe - the sisterhood powerhouse behind the incredible Theatre Company, Grid Iron. Grid Iron is a multi award winning theatre company known for site-specific theatre and staging shows in unusual and interesting places. Listen as Karen and Katy ask Grid Iron about how the company started, their most unusal locations for their shows and growing up in rural Ireland during the troubles. Also there is a few guest appearances from their lovely dogs too! We hope you are staying home and staying safe and we hope you enjoy this episode! -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of comedy. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
01:02:34
April 27, 2020
S3, Ep4  - Mum's Mum
S3, Ep4 - Mum's Mum
Hoorah! Our first non-covid related episode of this series! In this episode, Katy asks Karen about her relationship with her mum. Ellen Johanne Koren was born on 20th May 1927 in Skien in Norway. Listen as Karen tells Katy all about her Mum's upbringing, about her lavish dinner and cocktail parties in the 50s and how her relationship changed with her as they both grew older. We hope you enjoy this episode of reflection from Karen about her Mum. As always much love from us and hope you are staying safe and well xx -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of comedy. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
01:08:51
April 22, 2020
S3, Ep3  - No Fringe in August?
S3, Ep3 - No Fringe in August?
In this episode, Karen and Katy discuss the news that there may not be a Fringe this August. The Edinburgh Fringe, the month of August that Karen and Katy's business relies on, is at risk of not going ahead at all for the first time since it started over 70 years ago. It's something they could never have predicted happening and there really isn't much they can say at this stage. Who knows where this COVID-19 pandemic is taking us but one thing is for sure, it's going to be tough for their business Gilded Balloon to recover from it. We promise there will be some more light hearted episodes coming up after the first three rather bleak episodes of Series 3. Again, much love from us - hope you are staying safe xx -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of comedy. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
31:17
April 13, 2020
S3, Ep2 - How do you stay positive!?
S3, Ep2 - How do you stay positive!?
This episode was supposed to be the first in Series 3 but due to the ever changing circumstances, the Covid-19 episode was released first. In this episode, Katy seeks advice from Karen on how to stay positive in an increasingly stressful and demanding environment. Unfortunately due to how quickly things are changing at the moment, this episode is fairly redundant as there are other things that are making things stressful right now but we thought we'd release it anyway! More to come on the COVID situation in our next episode. Again, much love from us - hope you are staying safe xx -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of comedy. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
41:18
April 09, 2020
S3, Ep1 - Covid-19 Update
S3, Ep1 - Covid-19 Update
Our first episode of series 3 was recorded on Mother's Day - 22 March 2020. This was before the devastating news went public about the suspension of the five Summer Festivals in Edinburgh including the Fringe. An episode about that... coming soon! In this episode, Karen and Katy discuss the very immediate threat of the Coronavirus outbreak and what that might mean for their business. Also it was Mother's Day and the last day the Koren's would see each other before 12 weeks of isolation. Much love from us - hope you are staying safe xx -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of comedy. Or listen in as they interview some incredible people in the arts and comedy industry to get their tips and tricks of how to survive as a business and a family.
33:40
April 03, 2020
S2, Ep11 - Mary Tobin
S2, Ep11 - Mary Tobin
Our last episode of series two! Our lovely pal Mary Tobin is the brains behind Mary Tobin Presents. Formed in 1986 the company has produced hundreds of unsubsidised shows in a variety of genres including comedy, cabaret, magic, music and theatre. Mary has been presenting the finest and funniest International and Australian Comedy for over 30 years and we caught up with her to hear about how her career has changed over the years. -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of comedy.
55:06
February 27, 2020
S2, Ep10 - Jay Lafferty
S2, Ep10 - Jay Lafferty
Jay Lafferty, everyone's favourite Greenock comic join Karen and Katy for a wee catch up at the Fringe. At this year's Fringe, Jay was 7 months pregnant and still managed to perform in 3 shows every single day. A great pal of both Karen and Katy - Jay chats about working with her husband, her wee mum and what she'd like for her unborn baby! -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of comedy.
54:32
November 17, 2019
S2, Ep9 - Susan Provan, Director at Melbourne Comedy Festival
S2, Ep9 - Susan Provan, Director at Melbourne Comedy Festival
Susan Provan joins the Korens at the Edinburgh Fringe. Susan is the Director of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and is a long time pal of both Karen and Katy's, who has had an incredible career at the helm of the biggest comedy festival in the world for over 23 years. They discuss her business mentors, her mother and her relationship with her own daughter as well as the comedy landscape in Australia and how it has changed over the years. -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of comedy.
54:01
October 20, 2019
S2, Ep8 - Laura Lexx
S2, Ep8 - Laura Lexx
In this episode, comedian Laura Lexx joins Katy and Karen for a chat during the Fringe. Laura is one of the best acts on the UK comedy circuit at the moment with a natural skill that grips any room she is in. This is her second Fringe with the Gilded Balloon and they chat about Laura's comedy career, the global climate crisis, family planning and her wonderful relationship with her own family - all whilst Katy suffers from a raging Fringe hangover (sorry listeners). -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of comedy.
40:48
October 11, 2019
S2, Ep7 - Kate Copstick
S2, Ep7 - Kate Copstick
Kate Copstick is a Paisley-born Scottish actress, television presenter, writer, critic, director and producer. She is part of the furniture of Edinburgh Fringe with more stories than most - Karen and Katy could not get enough of her! Kate is absolutely fascinating to listen to and in this episode - the longest interview they've had with any guest - Kate reveals so much about her upbringing and family, her incredible charity Mama Biashara and of course producing porn films. -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of comedy.
01:26:27
September 06, 2019
S2, Ep6 - Esther Manito
S2, Ep6 - Esther Manito
In this episode Katy and Karen chat to Esther Manito - a Lebanese British Comedian doing her debut at this year's Fringe. Esther was the first female comedian to ever perform at the Dubai Opera House this year and was a finalist in Gilded Balloon's So You Think You're Funny? Competition in 2017. They discuss Fringe first's, family, feminist and how to juggle them all during the Fringe and in life. -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of comedy.
47:14
September 02, 2019
S2, Ep5 - Grace Campbell
S2, Ep5 - Grace Campbell
The first of many interviews this Fringe! Katy and Karen chat to Grace Campbell - comedian, activist and wanker. She also happens to be the daughter of Alastair Campbell. Have a listen to this lovely chat all about Fringe, politics, wanking and mental health. Thanks to Grace Campbell for being this Fringe's first fabulous guest! -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of comedy.
47:44
August 25, 2019
S2, Ep4 - Ed Fringe 2019 Preparations
S2, Ep4 - Ed Fringe 2019 Preparations
In this episode Katy and Karen chat about how preparations are going two weeks out from opening their doors for the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Gilded Balloon's 34 year of presenting shows. They talk networking tips and how to make it through the Fringe; their programme highlights; this year's Pink Wednesday plans and Karen's annual BBQ. -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of comedy.
44:55
July 19, 2019
S2, Ep 3 - Lou Sanders
S2, Ep 3 - Lou Sanders
In this episode, Katy and Karen chat to Lou at Karen's kitchen table. Lou Sanders is a British writer, stand-up, and actor. They discuss Lou's career, her family and Jill in the Pyrenees, Lou's energy healer - the usual girl talk stuff! -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of comedy.
01:11:14
June 21, 2019
S2, Ep 2 - the Business of Comedy Booking
S2, Ep 2 - the Business of Comedy Booking
In our second episode of series two - Katy and Karen discuss all the elements you need to consider to put on a good live comedy show. Karen shares an insight into booking one of the most notorious comedy gigs in the UK, Late'n'Live. -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum for important business and general life advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of comedy.
58:41
May 22, 2019
S2, Ep 1 - Home Sweet New Fringe Home
S2, Ep 1 - Home Sweet New Fringe Home
Welcome to our second series of Boss Wummin'! In this episode Katy and Karen discuss new venues for this year's Fringe and how to make a new space feel like home. Karen tells Katy of all the venues she's operated in the past and their typical quirks that make them unique pop-up venues during the Fringe over the years. -- Boss Wummin' is a podcast about Women, Comedy and Business. It's hosted by Karen and Katy Koren, the mother daughter powerhouse team behind the Edinburgh Fringe venue, Gilded Balloon. Listen as Katy asks her mum important business advice to help her take the reins in running a company in the world of comedy.
50:10
April 12, 2019
BONUS EP - 2018 BLOOPERS
BONUS EP - 2018 BLOOPERS
A few bloopers from this first season of Boss Wummin' - Mainly Karen not being able to say her name... over and over and over again... ENJOY! -- BOSS WUMMIN’, the new, hot off the press, fresh AF podcast from the female powerhouses behind Gilded Balloon: Katy and Karen Koren. As Katy takes the reins of the comedy giant over the coming years, who better to give her advice on running a successful business than the founder of Gilded Balloon – and her mum – Karen. Featuring guests from the world of comedy and inspiring female leaders, BOSS WUMMIN’ delves into the depths of Karen’s mind, and the vision both she and Katy have for the future of Gilded Balloon. Keep up to date with new episodes, guest goss, new happenings or ask the KK's a question using @gildedballoon on Facebook. Twitter or Instagram. Get up to date on all episodes here - https://gildedballoon.co.uk/boss-wummin/
01:48
December 17, 2018
S1, Ep 17 - Oh, Edinburgh!
S1, Ep 17 - Oh, Edinburgh!
In the final episode of 2018 - Katy and Karen talk about the city they call home, Edinburgh. They discuss their love and hates of Scotland's beautiful capital city. This episode ends with Sean Cullen's 'Oh Edinburgh' which he performed at the last Late'n'Live of 2001. Written and sung by Sean and his fellow comedy pals - this song means a lot to the Gilded Balloon and perfectly encapsulates this beautiful city. Watch them perform it here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-4AB-3VDc4 -- BOSS WUMMIN’, the new, hot off the press, fresh AF podcast from the female powerhouses behind Gilded Balloon: Katy and Karen Koren. As Katy takes the reins of the comedy giant over the coming years, who better to give her advice on running a successful business than the founder of Gilded Balloon – and her mum – Karen. Featuring guests from the world of comedy and inspiring female leaders, BOSS WUMMIN’ delves into the depths of Karen’s mind, and the vision both she and Katy have for the future of Gilded Balloon. Keep up to date with new episodes, guest goss, new happenings or ask the KK's a question using @gildedballoon on Facebook. Twitter or Instagram. Get up to date on all episodes here - https://gildedballoon.co.uk/boss-wummin/
44:43
December 13, 2018
S1, Ep 16 - Kath Mainland, Executive Director at Melbourne Festival
S1, Ep 16 - Kath Mainland, Executive Director at Melbourne Festival
In this episode, Karen and Katy catch up with their very very good friend, Kath Mainland CBE. Recording during Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 it's more of a catch up between besties than an actual interview but hey! Enjoy! -- BOSS WUMMIN’, the new, hot off the press, fresh AF podcast from the female powerhouses behind Gilded Balloon: Katy and Karen Koren. As Katy takes the reins of the comedy giant over the coming years, who better to give her advice on running a successful business than the founder of Gilded Balloon – and her mum – Karen. Featuring guests from the world of comedy and inspiring female leaders, BOSS WUMMIN’ delves into the depths of Karen’s mind, and the vision both she and Katy have for the future of Gilded Balloon. Keep up to date with new episodes, guest goss and new happenings here: @gildedballoon gildedballoon.co.uk
51:15
December 02, 2018
S1, Ep 15 - Ayesha Hazarika
S1, Ep 15 - Ayesha Hazarika
In Episode 15, Scottish comedian, broadcaster and political commentator, Ayesha Hazarika MBE joins Katy and Karen during the Edinburgh Fringe 2019. Listen as they discuss politics, comedy and women. Lovely! -- BOSS WUMMIN’, the new, hot off the press, fresh AF podcast from the female powerhouses behind Gilded Balloon: Katy and Karen Koren. As Katy takes the reins of the comedy giant over the coming years, who better to give her advice on running a successful business than the founder of Gilded Balloon – and her mum – Karen. Featuring guests from the world of comedy and inspiring female leaders, BOSS WUMMIN’ delves into the depths of Karen’s mind, and the vision both she and Katy have for the future of Gilded Balloon. Keep up to date with new episodes, guest goss and new happenings here: @gildedballoon gildedballoon.co.uk
47:54
November 02, 2018
S1, Ep 14 - Henry Naylor
S1, Ep 14 - Henry Naylor
Katy and Karen are joined at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Henry Naylor; award winning writer, producer and performer. Henry was head writer for Spitting Image, and has written for many shows including, Alas Smith and Jones, Dead Ringers and Alistair McGowan's Big Impression. More recently Henry has been described as ‘one of our best new playwrights’ in The Times for the incredible play's that have been premiered at the Gilded Balloon over the past five years. -- BOSS WUMMIN’, the new, hot off the press, fresh AF podcast from the female powerhouses behind Gilded Balloon: Katy and Karen Koren. As Katy takes the reins of the comedy giant over the coming years, who better to give her advice on running a successful business than the founder of Gilded Balloon – and her mum – Karen. Featuring guests from the world of comedy and inspiring female leaders, BOSS WUMMIN’ delves into the depths of Karen’s mind, and the vision both she and Katy have for the future of Gilded Balloon. Keep up to date with new episodes, guest goss and new happenings here: @gildedballoon gildedballoon.co.uk
48:40
October 15, 2018
S1, Ep 13 - Zoe Lyons
S1, Ep 13 - Zoe Lyons
Katy and Karen are joined at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Zoe Lyons; comedian, aspiring chef and a firm favourite at Gilded Balloon. -- BOSS WUMMIN’, the new, hot off the press, fresh AF podcast from the female powerhouses behind Gilded Balloon: Katy and Karen Koren. As Katy takes the reins of the comedy giant over the coming years, who better to give her advice on running a successful business than the founder of Gilded Balloon – and her mum – Karen. Featuring guests from the world of comedy and inspiring female leaders, BOSS WUMMIN’ delves into the depths of Karen’s mind, and the vision both she and Katy have for the future of Gilded Balloon. Keep up to date with new episodes, guest goss and new happenings here: @gildedballoon gildedballoon.co.uk
42:01
September 28, 2018
S1, Ep 12 - Fringe Debrief
S1, Ep 12 - Fringe Debrief
Katy and Karen catch up post Fringe 2018 to discuss the highs and lows. -- BOSS WUMMIN’, the new, hot off the press, fresh AF podcast from the female powerhouses behind Gilded Balloon: Katy and Karen Koren. As Katy takes the reins of the comedy giant over the coming years, who better to give her advice on running a successful business than the founder of Gilded Balloon – and her mum – Karen. Featuring guests from the world of comedy and inspiring female leaders, BOSS WUMMIN’ delves into the depths of Karen’s mind, and the vision both she and Katy have for the future of Gilded Balloon. Keep up to date with new episodes, guest goss and new happenings here: @gildedballoon gildedballoon.co.uk
38:51
September 25, 2018
S1, Ep 11 - Maisie Adam
S1, Ep 11 - Maisie Adam
Katy and Karen sit down with 2017's So You Think You're Funny Winner Maisie Adam. Maisie Adam went on to be nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2018. Congratulations Maisie! -- BOSS WUMMIN’, the new, hot off the press, fresh AF podcast from the female powerhouses behind Gilded Balloon: Katy and Karen Koren. As Katy takes the reins of the comedy giant over the coming years, who better to give her advice on running a successful business than the founder of Gilded Balloon – and her mum – Karen. Featuring guests from the world of comedy and inspiring female leaders, BOSS WUMMIN’ delves into the depths of Karen’s mind, and the vision both she and Katy have for the future of Gilded Balloon. Keep up to date with new episodes, guest goss and new happenings here: @gildedballoon gildedballoon.co.uk
52:59
August 28, 2018
S1, Ep 10 - Our first Edinburgh Fringe guests!
S1, Ep 10 - Our first Edinburgh Fringe guests!
Karen and Katy record live from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with guests Edwina Lunn; Director of Programming at the Melbourne Arts Centre and Linda Catalano; Director/Producer of Briefs Factory. -- BOSS WUMMIN’, the new, hot off the press, fresh AF podcast from the female powerhouses behind Gilded Balloon: Katy and Karen Koren. As Katy takes the reins of the comedy giant over the coming years, who better to give her advice on running a successful business than the founder of Gilded Balloon – and her mum – Karen. Featuring guests from the world of comedy and inspiring female leaders, BOSS WUMMIN’ delves into the depths of Karen’s mind, and the vision both she and Katy have for the future of Gilded Balloon. Keep up to date with new episodes, guest goss and new happenings here: @gildedballoon gildedballoon.co.uk
46:32
August 18, 2018
S1, Ep 9 - Surviving the Big C
S1, Ep 9 - Surviving the Big C
Karen and Katy celebrate Karen's all clear. -- BOSS WUMMIN’, the new, hot off the press, fresh AF podcast from the female powerhouses behind Gilded Balloon: Katy and Karen Koren. As Katy takes the reins of the comedy giant over the coming years, who better to give her advice on running a successful business than the founder of Gilded Balloon – and her mum – Karen. Featuring guests from the world of comedy and inspiring female leaders, BOSS WUMMIN’ delves into the depths of Karen’s mind, and the vision both she and Katy have for the future of Gilded Balloon. Keep up to date with new episodes, guest goss and new happenings here: @gildedballoon gildedballoon.co.uk
13:57
August 10, 2018
S1, Ep 8 - I'm terrible with people
S1, Ep 8 - I'm terrible with people
Karen and Katy discuss the trials and tribulations of managing people! -- BOSS WUMMIN’, the new, hot off the press, fresh AF podcast from the female powerhouses behind Gilded Balloon: Katy and Karen Koren. As Katy takes the reins of the comedy giant over the coming years, who better to give her advice on running a successful business than the founder of Gilded Balloon – and her mum – Karen. Featuring guests from the world of comedy and inspiring female leaders, BOSS WUMMIN’ delves into the depths of Karen’s mind, and the vision both she and Katy have for the future of Gilded Balloon. Keep up to date with new episodes, guest goss and new happenings here: @gildedballoon gildedballoon.co.uk
31:09
August 05, 2018
S1, Ep 7 - Shona McCarthy, CEO of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
S1, Ep 7 - Shona McCarthy, CEO of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Katy and Karen sit down with Shona McCarthy, renowned arts industry leader and ambassador. Shona McCarthy is the Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society. She has a wealth of knowledge of the Arts Industry both in the UK and Ireland. In this interview she shares some incredible wisdom she's learnt over the years. -- BOSS WUMMIN’, the new, hot off the press, fresh AF podcast from the female powerhouses behind Gilded Balloon: Katy and Karen Koren. As Katy takes the reins of the comedy giant over the coming years, who better to give her advice on running a successful business than the founder of Gilded Balloon – and her mum – Karen. Featuring guests from the world of comedy and inspiring female leaders, BOSS WUMMIN’ delves into the depths of Karen’s mind, and the vision both she and Katy have for the future of Gilded Balloon. Keep up to date with new episodes, guest goss and new happenings here: @gildedballoon gildedballoon.co.uk
42:04
July 24, 2018
S1, Ep 6 - OMG! What do we do!
S1, Ep 6 - OMG! What do we do!
The KK's discuss business disasters, how they've affected them and how to pick yourself back up an keep going! -- BOSS WUMMIN’, the new, hot off the press, fresh AF podcast from the female powerhouses behind Gilded Balloon: Katy and Karen Koren. As Katy takes the reins of the comedy giant over the coming years, who better to give her advice on running a successful business than the founder of Gilded Balloon – and her mum – Karen. Featuring guests from the world of comedy and inspiring female leaders, BOSS WUMMIN’ delves into the depths of Karen’s mind, and the vision both she and Katy have for the future of Gilded Balloon. Keep up to date with new episodes, guest goss and new happenings here: @gildedballoon gildedballoon.co.uk
42:21
July 13, 2018
S1, Ep 5 - Your gut will guide you somewhere...
S1, Ep 5 - Your gut will guide you somewhere...
Join Katy and Karen this week as they discuss 'that gut feeling'. From Tim Minchin to Maisie Adam the KK's chat the good and bad in trusting ones gut. -- BOSS WUMMIN’, the new, hot off the press, fresh AF podcast from the female powerhouses behind Gilded Balloon: Katy and Karen Koren. As Katy takes the reins of the comedy giant over the coming years, who better to give her advice on running a successful business than the founder of Gilded Balloon – and her mum – Karen. Featuring guests from the world of comedy and inspiring female leaders, BOSS WUMMIN’ delves into the depths of Karen’s mind, and the vision both she and Katy have for the future of Gilded Balloon. Keep up to date with new episodes, guest goss and new happenings here: @gildedballoon gildedballoon.co.uk
36:58
June 29, 2018
S1, Ep 4 - Jayde Adams
S1, Ep 4 - Jayde Adams
Katy and Karen are back chatting to their first guest - comedian Jayde Adams! -- BOSS WUMMIN’, the new, hot off the press, fresh AF podcast from the female powerhouses behind Gilded Balloon: Katy and Karen Koren. As Katy takes the reins of the comedy giant over the coming years, who better to give her advice on running a successful business than the founder of Gilded Balloon – and her mum – Karen. Featuring guests from the world of comedy and inspiring female leaders, BOSS WUMMIN’ delves into the depths of Karen’s mind, and the vision both she and Katy have for the future of Gilded Balloon. Keep up to date with new episodes, guest goss and new happenings here: @gildedballoon gildedballoon.co.uk
39:45
June 22, 2018
S1, Ep 3 - Norway is heaven on earth!
S1, Ep 3 - Norway is heaven on earth!
Katy and Karen take a break at their favourite holiday destination - Norway. Listen while they discuss the difficulties of taking time off from your own business. -- BOSS WUMMIN’, the new, hot off the press, fresh AF podcast from the female powerhouses behind Gilded Balloon: Katy and Karen Koren. As Katy takes the reins of the comedy giant over the coming years, who better to give her advice on running a successful business than the founder of Gilded Balloon – and her mum – Karen. Featuring guests from the world of comedy and inspiring female leaders, BOSS WUMMIN’ delves into the depths of Karen’s mind, and the vision both she and Katy have for the future of Gilded Balloon. Keep up to date with new episodes, guest goss and new happenings here: @gildedballoon gildedballoon.co.uk
29:28
June 15, 2018
S1, Ep 2 - Balance in comedy
S1, Ep 2 - Balance in comedy
Katy gets to grips with whether there is more of a gender balance in the comedy industry these days than what's been before. Have things changed? Aisling Bea's episode on the Adam Buxton Podcast - http://adam-buxton.co.uk/podcasts/ep67-aisling-bea -- BOSS WUMMIN’, the new, hot off the press, fresh AF podcast from the female powerhouses behind Gilded Balloon: Katy and Karen Koren. As Katy takes the reins of the comedy giant over the coming years, who better to give her advice on running a successful business than the founder of Gilded Balloon – and her mum – Karen. Featuring guests from the world of comedy and inspiring female leaders, BOSS WUMMIN’ delves into the depths of Karen’s mind, and the vision both she and Katy have for the future of Gilded Balloon. Keep up to date with new episodes, guest goss and new happenings here: @gildedballoon gildedballoon.co.uk
14:27
June 08, 2018
S1, Ep 1 - Thrive or die at Late'n'Live
S1, Ep 1 - Thrive or die at Late'n'Live
Episode 1 - The story of Gilded Balloon
13:11
June 08, 2018