Hi, I’m Courtney Kocak.
I'm a Los Angeles-based writer, podcaster, and Renaissance woman.
But I don’t like labels … I’d rather be defined by my art, man.
I created, produce, and co-host Private Parts Unknown (FKA Reality Bytes), a comedy-travel podcast uncovering stories of love and sexuality around the world, with my writing partner Sofiya Alexandra. I’m also the lead producer for Neon Hum on The Bellas Podcast with the Bella Twins for Endeavor Audio (the show recently debuted at #1 on Apple, baby!), as well as the podcast version of Amanda de Cadenet’s popular Lifetime series The Conversation for Spotify.
My essays have been published in The Washington Post's Solo-ish column and The Los Angeles Times's L.A. Affairs column. I was a lifestyle contributor to Bustle, a sex writer for Greatist, and a health and fitness contributor to Hint's branded blog The Quench. Other bylines include BUST, Healthline, HelloGiggles, and more.
You can watch my words in action on Amazon’s Emmy-winning animated series Danger & Eggs, voiced by SNL's Aidy Bryant. Sofiya and I also wrote a national Get Out the Vote commercial for the House Majority PAC, starring Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz, which aired leading up to the 2016 election.
I graduated from Stephens College with my BFA in Theatre Arts, and then went on to UCLA's graduate-level Professional Program in Screenwriting. In 2018, I completed Second City's online satire writing program and AIR’s Full Spectrum Storytelling Intensive.