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About Keith and Chemda

Keith Malley and Chemda in the studio

Podcast Hall of Famers Keith Malley and Chemda began the show Keith and The Girl on March 7, 2005. Known as the pioneers of podcasting, KATG is approaching 20 years in podcasting with the most episodes ever released, with Keith taking over the show as Chemda pursues her own produced self-help program.

Keith and The Girl has a loyal following and they keep growing their listenership with a show that delivers honest straight talk and hilarity at the same time. Past guests include: Marc Maron, Doug Stanhope, the late Gilbert Gottfried, Phoebe Robinson, Ilana Glazer, Adam Conover, Kevin McDonald, Eugene Mirman, Tom Scharpling, Hannibal Buress, Andrew W.K., and many others.

Keith and Chemda have published the relationship book What Do We Do Now? with Random House. Released March, 2010, it went into its second printing within one week of its release. They’ve also published The Ultimate Podcasting Guide, a step-by-step guide to podcasting.

The show has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Vulture, Mashable, Playboy, Maxim, and the covers of The Village Voice and Time Out NY, among others.

Keith Malley

As well as being the co-host of Keith and The Girl, Keith Malley is also a stand-up comedian and author. He has released 17 comedy specials that he records annually – one show, one take only. Previous openers include Bonnie McFarlane, Myq Kaplan, Mike Lawrence, and Dan Soder. His albums regularly reach #1 in multiple countries on iTunes.

Keith’s published autobiography, 2010’s The Great American Novel and subsequent audiobook, cover his religious upbringing and ordained father, time in jail, time in the Army, and his early comedy career. His follow-up book, 2024’s The Dad Emails, chronicles the year when Keith catfished his Dad pretending to be Keith’s ex-wife after his Dad inappropriately emailed said ex-wife.


Born in Israel and raised in New York City, Chemda is a multi-talented creative. Along with being the original co-host of Keith and The Girl, Chemda has had success as a writer and singer, performing on Comedy Central and featured on ESPN as well as collaborating with such artists as Dr. Israel, Mighty Dub Katz, Dreadtone International, and Rhys Fulber & Conjure One.

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