Status: 02.10.2023, 06:00 a.m.
By: Jana Stabner
The comedian talks to the woman behind "Sally's World" about her baking empire. He is sure: "If you ever need a holiday replacement, don't call me under any circumstances!"
In the podcast "Feelings", which was awarded the German Podcast Prize, Kurt Krömer will be visited by the german-Turkish entrepreneur and content creator Sally Özcan on September 28, 2023. She runs Germany's most successful YouTube channel on the subject of cooking and baking under the name "Sally's World" and has over a million followers on Instagram.
The Berliner and the Badener are immediately sympathetic to each other. Özcan tells Kurt Krömer what it's like to run such a large food content company. She has about 140 employees, says the 35-year-old. Krömer is shocked. "140? I would be completely overwhelmed...", the 48-year-old shouts frightened.
|Pen name||Kurt Krömer|
|Real name||Alexander Bojcan|
|Date of birth||20 November 1974|
|Place of birth/place of residence||Berlin|
|Occupation||Comedian, actor and author|
|Books||A trip to where no one really wants to go: A visit to Afghanistan (2013), You mustn't believe everything you think (2022)|
|TV formats (selection)||The Kurt Krömer Show, Chez Krömer, LOL: Last One Laughing|
Kurt Krömer appalled by Sally Özcan's workload
For the fact that she and her husband have built up such a large baking empire, she makes a very relaxed impression, says Krömer, who celebrated a special anniversary in mid-September. Özcan laughs and replies with a slight irony that her husband probably stresses her more than her job, which is like having a third child at home.
But it's not just a baking empire. After all, she also makes content for gardening, handicrafts, cooking and painting – everything she enjoys. Krömer is appalled by this workload. "When are you off?" he asks the mother of two. Oh, just recently she took her first vacation in a long time (just like Krömer, by the way), which was really good for her. In addition, she does sports regularly, which relaxes and girls' vacations are not bad from time to time.
"What are your hobbies?" Özcan asks the comedian. "Television? Watch the series?" he replies. That's cool, too, says Özcan. She rarely does this in the summer because she prefers to be outside in the garden, but now that autumn is coming, she is looking forward to it again. "Let me guess, you have a garden kitchen?" Krömer asks her. She replied in the affirmative.
"Maybe I also have to learn to give more"
"I'm really sweating because you're doing so much. Yesterday I watched four episodes of a funny series," says Krömer, who recently visited the Berlin City Mission. When the German-Turkish woman, who lives near Heidelberg, tells him about team events where she and her employees make dream catchers, it becomes too much for him. "It crushes me!" he says, half jokingly, half seriously.
"We only do things that we enjoy, otherwise you wouldn't be able to manage the workload," explains the food blogger. "It's already a lot, I wouldn't make it. If you ever need a holiday replacement, don't call me under any circumstances!" jokes Krömer, who also spoke of "murder and manslaughter" in the podcast. She just enjoys it, says the influencer. She is also like that at home and is constantly rearranging things. "Maybe I have to learn to give more," she reflects.
Sally Özcan and Kurt Krömer talk about the life of the content creator in the podcast "Feelings" and the latter almost gets dizzy. © Future Image/IMAGO
Kurt Krömer warns Sally Özcan of burnout
"Have you ever had a burn-out? Have you ever had a day where you wake up in the morning and thought 'Phew, I can't take it anymore?' Because I'm so scared when I listen to you and I think: yes fun. I broke down because I did too many things that I enjoyed," says the comedian. He also alludes to the time of his Krömers Late Night Show, which we remember fondly.
Again and again, the podcast host and comedian talks about mental illness. In his book "You Must Not Believe Everything You Think," he describes what his depression felt like. In one chapter Krömer reports on his first therapy session, in another Krömer speaks openly about his impotence.
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