Electric Enthusiasm


Welcome to the podcast that celebrates unironic enthusiasm. Your hosts, both highly experienced enthusiasts, take each other (and you) on tours of topics that are fun, fascinating and exciting.

Topics include historical figures, media, music, science, movies, books, comic books and much more. There are sometimes guests who share their enthusiasms and there are detours into even weirder stuff, as the fancy strikes us.

Listen for the three words you love to hear: “By the way…”


Latest Episodes


Latest Blog Posts

  • Don’t yuck someone else’s yum
    Do you want to have more enthusiasm in your life? Here’s a rule we suggest: Don’t yuck someone else’s yum. In other words, if someone really likes something, but you don’t, never try to talk them out of liking it. We talk about this golden commandment of enthusiasm (or enthusiandment) at 22:00 in episode 3 …
  • Episode 3: The Banjo – Loud, Fun And… Sexy?
    Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, other platforms… People have a TON of misconceptions about the banjo and often dismiss it as the instrument of hillbillies or rednecks. But did you know that it’s an instrument with a huge history and tradition that can be both loud, fun and… sexy? Our guest enthusiast in …
  • Enthusiastic podcast guests wanted
    We are looking for highly enthusiastic guests for some of our upcoming podcast episodes. Are you super excited about something and willing to share your passion with us and our enthusiastic audience? Let us know in a comment here. You get bonus points if your enthusiasm is for something unusual that people think could not …
  • Our very first review!!!
    The very first review of the podcast is in, from Broc Edwards who runs the Midlife Mastery podcast. Thanks for the kind words, Broc! I was previously a guest on Broc’s awesome podcast – you can hear that episode here.

Meet your hosts.

They’re enthusiastic and they know it.

Katie Cobalt

Katie Cobalt

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Katie has been practising unironic enthusiasm her entire life. She has never once known what it was like to be ironically cool. If you ever need someone to ramble at you for hours about vintage jazz, all things food-related, cartoons and podcasts, I’m your girl!

Alexander Kjerulf

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Alex was probably born enthusiastic. It’s not like he finds everything fascinating, just a lot of things. Or more like a ton of things. Actually, nearly everything excites him. Dammit! He’s especially into swing dancing, sci-fi, snowboarding, CrossFit, 80s pop music, cooking food, eating food, playing the ukulele, leftist videos on YouTube, improv comedy… dammit!