35 Conversations People Overheard That Are Too Hilarious Not To Share
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There are ears everywhere, wherever you go. Started as a whim, ‘Overheard’ is now unique journalism that doesn’t report on the newest stories. Instead, it listens to what people are talking about all around the town. Jesse Margolis founded it in 2015 after she overheard a conversation at a health store that feels very Los Angeles-vibe.
With the motto ‘We’re all ears,’ Overheard has branched to four different cities and one niche. Now, people from LA, New York, San Francisco, London, and university students can pitch in conversations they’ve overheard.
Submissions are always anonymous, and about 1.6 million people enjoy giggling at these conversations around LA.
Overheard was established in 2015, started by a stereotypically L.A. conversation that she overheard at a health food store. What started as an Instagram account has now expanded to providing a printed edition, The Overheard Post.
Margolis explained her reasons for expansion to NY Times, “Because we have a great presence on Instagram, but we are kind of siloed there. We don’t want to be on just one platform.
Margolis is frank about her content, “We aren’t journalists — we basically do our best. I think half of the overheard stuff is legit overheard strangers.”
“We’re curating user-generated content, but we’re also directing it toward millennial themes in a different way,” she added. Margolis explains that they aren’t just sharing ‘dumb quotes’ but content that Instagram users find relatable, such as dating life, and food culture.
A more recent branch is ‘OverheardCelebs.’ The Instagram account with 90+ stories and more than 300k followers is ‘An Anti-Gossip Journal’ that was a merge between ‘OverheardLA’ and Isabel Greenberg’s ‘Comments By Celebs.’ Greenberg commented the stories always feel like “Our version of a modern-day tale.”