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You know them for their songs, videos, and epic performances, but there is always something even their super fans don't know until now. This is the Spout Podcast, where famous people spout off about more than they're famous for.
4 days ago
Social media can truly make or break new music, but the social media gods are smiling down upon 17-year-old artist Gayle, and her song "ABCDEFU." Gayle spouts off on the viral breakup anthem, how she hopes her ex will respond to her success, dealing with adverse reactions to her art, the real meaning behind her tattoos, touring, follow-up songs, dogs, and a cheesesteak story that foodies everywhere will appreciate.
Jan 10, 2022
Nick Cannon is a multi-generational and multi-format entertainer. From his music, hosting and producing, to broadcasting and interviewing (and that’s just a Monday for him), Nick has amassed one of the most diverse audiences of any entertainer to date. In Episode 38, the father of seven talks about what keeps him going, how he plans ahead for the success in front of him, and the importance of comedy and satire in today’s culture.
Dec 17, 2021
2021 Recap & Harsh Reality
We look back at some of our guests from 2021, including Ed Sheeran, Adele, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Shawn Mendes, and more. Plus, the Spout Podcast creation team shares the podcast that they are binging. Hear the shocking story of reality star Miriam Rivera and how she changed the rules of reality television forever. Wondery – Harsh Reality It was supposed to be a reality show with a twist. In a sun-drenched villa in Ibiza, six hot guys compete for a cash prize and for the love of the beautiful and mysterious Miriam. It’s meant to be her big break: the moment she becomes the superstar she was born to be. But this is the era of “cruel reality TV” and the show producers have a different goal: they want to surprise the men with the fact that Miriam is trans. A new six-episode investigative series from Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and The Apology Line, and from Novel, HARSH REALITY is the story about love, lies, reality TV and a woman before her time: Miriam Rivera. Written by Agnes Borinsky and hosted by Trace Lysette. Listen to Harsh Reality: http://wondery.fm/HR_Spout
Dec 13, 2021
In 2019, Ckay would release the now viral hit that is “Love Nwantiti” not knowing that 2 years later (after a fair amount of regional success), it would go on to make him the first African artist to EVER achieve 20 million Spotify listeners (not to mention one of the most globally shazamed songs of 2021). Just hours after playing London’s O2 Arena, Ckay joined us (live from England) to talk the importance of not only believing in yourself but holding yourself accountable to your dreams. As a fashion icon himself, he shares who’s look influences him and gives a beginners playlist for anyone ready to deep dive into afrobeats.
Dec 9, 2021
Britney Spears "Blackout"
In the mid-2000s, few people were more famous than Britney Spears. But as she began to stumble in her personal life, the price of the public’s fascination was more than just a few nasty late-night jokes. But when you’re a platinum-selling pop princess, the show goes on even when you desperately need an intermission. In the midst of the madness, Spears began recording an album that would become her defining statement, 2007’s Blackout. Collaborators and friends, from the A&R rep who was one of Spears’ closest allies to the producers who crafted visceral hits like “Piece of Me,” tell the story of how Spears’ made classic songs in the eye of a hurricane. The result was an album that stood as a middle finger to Spears’ critics and established a dark, danceable sound that influenced pop for years to come. Wondery – Rolling Stone In the mid-2000s, few people were more famous than Britney Spears. But as she began to stumble in her personal life, the price of the public’s fascination was more than just a few nasty late-night jokes. Paparazzi swarmed Spears’ home and her family, turning the singer into a tabloid punching bag. But when you’re a platinum-selling pop princess, the show goes on even when you desperately need an intermission. In the midst of madness, Spears began recording an album that would become her defining statement, 2007’s Blackout. Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums revisits the album at a time when Spears’ music — and the raw treatment she received from the public and the press — is being revisited and rethought in a big way. Collaborators and friends, from the A&R rep who was one of Spears’ closest allies to the producers who crafted visceral hits like “Piece of Me,” tell the story of how Spears’ made classic songs in the eye of a hurricane. The result was an album that stood as a middle finger to Spears’ critics and established a dark, danceable sound that influenced pop for years to come. Be sure to tune in on Amazon Music. Listen to Rolling Stone 500: wondery.fm/RS500_Spout
Dec 6, 2021
Russell Dickerson established himself as a prolific songwriter and showman through tried-and-true performances, electrifying audiences on tour with Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, Darius Rucker, Lady A, and Florida-Georgia Line. If you are a member of the "RD Fam," you won't want to miss Russ spouting off on what made him fall in love with his wife, how he uses his platform to help those less fortunate, parenting tips, wine 101, God, and Disney hacks.
Nov 22, 2021
After a six-year break, Adele is back with her new album 30. In this special episode, the 15X Grammy winner joins host Tamara Dhia to spout off on the song she will never perform, why she and Drake have a unique friendship, how divorce became her muse and shares some of the inspirations behind her extraordinary release. This is a must listen to episode for Adele fans around the world.
Nov 19, 2021
The concept of the Spout Podcast is famous people spouting off about more than what made them famous. Oliver Tree took that description very seriously. In this episode, Oliver spouts of on circus life, scooters, growth hormones, the Middle East, cattle ranching, boxing, Russia, screenwriting, and about 1,000 other topics in a way that only Oliver Tree can.
Nov 8, 2021
Starting as a street performer, Andy Grammer quickly learned that talent can help pay the bills, but real happiness comes from following your passion and not a paycheck. In this episode, Andy Grammer spouts off on how self-acceptance is essential no matter your field, and he explains how to balance the line between fear, criticism, and creativity. Plus, hear the extraordinary story of how a medium helped connect his daughter with her late grandmother.
Oct 31, 2021
Cam has shared the stage with Harry Styles, Faith Hill and Smokey Robinson. She’s also written songs for superstars like Miley Cyrus and Sam Smith, but as we learn in this episode, Cam has interests and experience beyond music. We find out why she’s taken up astrology, how studying physiology at Berkeley and Stanford has helped her in both her personal and professional life, and listen to her dive into the science of human beings and their attachment styles.
Oct 24, 2021
Not too long ago, we were hoarding toilet paper, hunting for hand sanitizer, and spending our days 6 feet apart. During this unfamiliar and scary time, there was a song that helped us reprioritize - a song with a message that made us stop, think, and bury any grudges we might have - that song was from JP Saxe. JP joins us to talk about his Grammy-winning grandfather's influence, advice for his younger self, and spouts off on his passion for board games, sushi, and John Mayer.
Oct 17, 2021
With her debut solo single “Have Mercy” burning up the music charts, Chloe Bailey seems poised for an explosive solo career. As one half of the Grammy-winning group, Chloe and Halle, the young star is not new to the blinding lights of fame. But stepping out on her own, under the mentorship of Beyoncé, Chloe is blazing her own trail and has the internet talking about it every step of the way. In this episode of the Spout Podcast, Chloe Bailey talks about her upcoming album, the advice Beyoncé and Jay Z gave her, owning her sexiness and the critics who say she is doing “too much.”
Oct 11, 2021
They say the main difference between the successful and unsuccessful is that the successful person was willing to do what others wouldn't. That mindset is part of how Carly Pearce grew to fame. Born in Kentucky, Carly fell in love with Country music thanks to her grandparents. Still a teenager, she was determined to do whatever she needed to achieve her goal of being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. At the age of 31, she's done it. However, the steps towards the most famous stage in all of Nashville haven't always been smooth for her. In episode 30 of the Spout Podcast, Carly shares her journey and what she's learned along the way to being one of Country's leading ladies.
Oct 4, 2021
One day he was posting covers online, and what felt like the next day, he was a pop star. But his journey wasn't that simple. Born outside of Detroit, Bazzi began his quest to be an artist by learning multiple instruments and performing songs for his classmates. With some encouragement from his parents, Bazzi tried out for America's Got Talent and The Voice. On both auditions, the judges missed this diamond in the rough. Fast forward a couple of years, and Bazzi has now toured with Justin Timberlake, Camila Cabello and been nominated for an MTV award. But even with those achievements, Bazzi, like many others, has struggled during the pandemic. In a recent open letter via Twitter, he writes, "I've let a drug problem get out of hand. I've been drinking my boredom away. I've had no sense of structure or anything to work or live towards." Thankfully Bazzi ended the note with encouraging words thanking his fans and admitting he's ready for change. In episode 29, Bazzi joins DJ Automat…
Sep 24, 2021
Anthony Ramos has catapulted himself into the spotlight as one of the main stars of "Hamilton," the most successful musical of all time. The versatile actor is also the lead in the much-anticipated film version of "In the Heights." Taking over the stage and screen aren't the only talents this New York native possesses; he's also a prolific singer and songwriter who has released two studio albums and is featured on the Space Jam soundtrack. In this episode of the Spout Podcast, we have a thoughtful conversation with Anthony, who joins us from the set of the upcoming "Transformers." Anthony spouts off on his creative process, what he's learned through years of therapy and how he has struggled with doubt even after an Emmy nomination and landing the cover of Time Magazine.
Sep 10, 2021
Shawn Mendes has won over 100 awards for the music that has made him famous, but that’s only the beginning of the story. As you'll learn in Episode 26, Shawn is much more than “just” a Candian-born, underwear modeling, Camila Cabello-dating, all-around global rockstar. Shawn reminisces on exactly how coffee has gotten him through the pandemic, the origins of the Shawn Mendes Foundation, and exclusively lets us in on why he should have been cast in Game of Thrones.
Sep 2, 2021
Dixie D'Amelio started by posting a few videos and has quickly turned into a content powerhouse. Her work ethic has been the driving force behind her explosive growth on TikTok and YouTube. It has opened the door for her family's new reality TV show, her own podcast, several modeling contracts, and now music. In our 25th episode, Dixie spouts off on performing, some of her famous friends, the most challenging part of having cameras following you, her high school experience, getting 'shipped' by her fans, and more!
Aug 26, 2021
While it may seem that Walker Hayes’ rise to the top of country music charts has been fast and furious, it’s in fact quite the opposite. With a Nashville music career spanning 15+ years, he has experienced every high and low that Music City has to offer. In Episode 24, Walker talks the accidental success of ‘Fancy Like’, his track that has been casually dominating both country and pop charts alike (as well as Tik Tok). He explains his key to creating relatable music, the personal significance of his new song ‘Briefcase’, coping with losing a parent before you technically lose them and more.
Aug 19, 2021
After more than two years without dropping a single, Lizzo is back and better than ever with the release of “Rumors” featuring Cardi B. In episode 23 of the Spout Podcast, Lizzo spouts off about how she stays strong in the face of adversity, her unrelenting crush on actor Chris Evans, a possible collaboration with Harry Styles, and how she uses social media to laugh at all the rumors.
Aug 12, 2021
With the recent release of her 2nd studio Album, “Happier Than Ever”, and an upcoming concert special, Billie Eilish is back bigger than ever and ready to pen the next chapter of her career.In episode 22 of the Spout Podcast, Billie spouts off on learning to trust others, finding beauty in collaboration, the double-edged sword of social media, and more.
Aug 5, 2021
More than just a Country music legend, Luke Bryan has spent the last twenty years of his career becoming a household name. Known for his titles as a philanthropist, restaurant owner, music label executive, American Idol judge and of course, his relatable discography, Luke Bryan is more than happy to do a deep dive beyond his music. In our Season 2 premiere, Luke spouts off on personal Huntin’ ‘n Fishin’ tips, his passion for biking and perhaps most casually, his newfound ability to fly a helicopter.
Jul 22, 2021
In our Season 1 finale, BTS spouts off on McD’s, their pre-promotion process, who's the best chef in the group, the most challenging part about putting out new music, and deliver a special message for their new fans just starting to binge on BTS.
Jul 16, 2021
Not every artist has over 50 million people following their every move on Instagram, or is getting calls from Mariah Carey giving life advice. That’s partly why Billboard named Anitta as more influential than Beyonce, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga. In episode 19, the Brazilian sensation spouts off on how she does it all: from overseeing contracts to project rollouts, marketing, and more. She also explains the importance of being open and honest with fans and answers questions about plastic surgery, her partying lifestyle, and her dating life.
Jul 8, 2021
With four Grammy Awards, over 50 million albums sold and holding the Guinness Book of World Records for most concert tickets sold, Ed Sheeran's achievements are astounding. But even after his remarkable successes, Ed Sheeran carries himself like someone you'd meet at a pub who would introduce you to his mates and buy you a pint. After a two-year hiatus, he's reemerged as not only the artist we love, but he's added two new titles to his persona as a husband and father. In episode 18, Ed spouts off on turning 30, how he uses art as an escape and reveals that there are 60+ Ed Sheeran original oil paintings scattered throughout the globe!
Jul 1, 2021
The 'A' in AJR, Adam Met, is not only an incredibly successful independent musician, but he's also a graduate of both Columbia and NYU, the founder/executive director of Sustainable Partners Inc, and a philanthropist with a passion for sustainability. In episode 17, Adam breaks down what 'being sustainable' means and how that looks different for each of us. He explains that it's much more than preventing "Climate Change" and how easy it is to take the first step towards making a difference no matter who you are.
Jun 25, 2021
With a list of projects that spans the full spectrum of film, TV and music, Sofia Carson is a triple threat, but she considers being a philanthropist her most important role. At a young age, her mother told her that the greatest responsibility in life is to give to others. Sofia followed that advice, which led to her being named a UNICEF ambassador. In episode 16, Sofia explains her plans with UNICEF, why she shares her music with fans the way that she does, and her mission to create equality for women within media.
Jun 21, 2021
Being under the difficult lens of social media since the age of 12, Madison Beer knows far too well the impact online bullying can have on a person’s mental health. In this episode, she shares how the advice society gives to young people on handling public scrutiny is not practical. She speaks out on the challenges of being healthy and brave in an abusive online world and how if she's not careful, her fame could stunt her art. We also find out what goes on in her DM's, who her current obsession is, what career she'd like to explore next, and what she would do if she had a time machine.
Jun 10, 2021
You know him as the lead singer of Glass Animals. Still, it turns out when his band isn't releasing summer anthems (cue 'Heat Waves'), Dave Bayley enjoys experimenting in the kitchen. Not only is cooking and baking a passion, but it's one of the things that makes him feel most at home whenever he returns touring. In Episode 14, we explore where this love for cooking originated, how baking and music production are similar, and the one thing he can't seem to ever get right when performing in the U.S.
Jun 3, 2021
Early in the pandemic, D-Nice began hosting Club Quarantine on Instagram Live to connect people during the global health crisis. It drew over 150,000 simultaneous viewers, including Rihanna, Dwyane Wade, Drake, Mark Walberg, Janet Jackson, and countless other celebrities and hip-hop fans. The native New Yorker's revolutionary approach to delivering content caught the attention of both the Biden and Obama administration as he's the only DJ to have ever performed for two consecutive U.S. Presidents. In this episode, the NAACP and Webby award winner spouts off on why he no longer raps, his love for photography, why he moved to LA, how it felt to gain over 1 million followers in 24 hours, and so much more.
May 28, 2021
Finneas + Ashe
Best known for his work with his younger sister Billie Eilish, six-time Grammy winner, Finneas isn't new to collaboration. He's produced songs for Selena Gomez, Halsey, Justin Bieber, Camila Cabello, Demi Lovato, Khalid, and most recently, Ashe. In episode 12, Finneas and his frequent co-creator Ashe spout off about the power of collaboration, how friendship can lead to fantastic art, and what it is about one another they appreciate the most.
May 20, 2021
Recently named the youngest musician on Forbes ‘Top 30 Under 30’, Tate McRae’s success goes far beyond her massive hit, ‘You Broke Me First.’ A classically trained dancer since before kindergarten, Tate’s passion for dance is the focus of Episode 11. Tate breaks down her journey that started with ‘So You Think You Can Dance?’ at age 12 to amassing a monstrous YouTube following. The chart-topper explains how her intense study of dance has been the key to staying focused as a teenager experiencing a career explosion. She also reveals what she is most nervous about post-pandemic and her opinion on whether what you see on TikTok should be considered dancing.
May 13, 2021
Only a few artists can go by just one name, and Nelly is definitely one of them. In episode 10, the Dancing With The Stars alum and Midwest rapper talks about how he feels about his music being used in the #BussItChallenge. He breaks down how the Verzuz battle between him and Ludacris came together and what Verzuz competition he thinks the world needs to see. The Grammy Winner also tells the touching story of what happened when he tried to explain to his daughter that he is famous and reveals why he believes country music fans have embraced him over the years.
May 6, 2021
The Kid Laroi
The Kid LAROI is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer who Juice Wrld mentored until his passing. Juice Wrld would be proud that The Kid LAROI's song "Without You" is on the way to becoming the #1 song in America. He's amassing over 29 Million plays per month on Spotify and has just released songs with Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus. What does a 17-year old do with such newfound fame?
Apr 29, 2021
By most accounts, Tiësto has received the highest possible recognition a DJ can receive. Mix Magazine named him the ‘Greatest DJ of All-Time’ and DJ Mag readers crowned him ‘The best DJ of the Last 20 Years’, but we learn there is so much more to him in the latest episode of the Spout Podcast. In episode eight, Tiësto shares with DJ Automatic how blessed he feels to have grown up in the Netherlands, what lessons about celebrity he observed from Jay-Z, his secret to happiness, the funny story about how Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz asked him to play a song they could dance to, and more.
Apr 22, 2021
Mike Posner has been in the public spotlight for over a decade. He's gained fame from not only his hits but the hits he has penned for others. In this episode, Mike Posner spouts off about how he went from radio station intern to touring with Justin Bieber. Mike also takes you along his walk across America, shares a beautiful perspective on his father's passing, lets you in on his creative process, and tells you about the worst career advice he's ever received working in the music business.
Apr 15, 2021
Country artist Mickey Guyton has had a pioneering year. Mickey became the first Black female solo artist to be nominated for a Grammy; and she's made history once again as the first Black female co-host of the Academy of Country Music Awards. During this episode she shares, “I have imposter syndrome and there are many nights where I don't feel like I'm worthy. I've been working behind the scenes trying to open up opportunities for black people in the Country genre." The conversation with Mickey Guyton is led by Keiana Martin who herself is a woman of color working in a field dominated by white men.
Apr 8, 2021
Jason Derulo has reinvented himself thanks to his masterful use of TikTok. Here's how Jason grew his TikTok following to become one of the biggest on the platform and how his social media approach can help anyone looking to grow their brand.
Apr 1, 2021
Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X is so much more than an artist with catchy songs; he's a history- maker. As the creator of the longest-running #1 song of all-time, Nas knows the importance of being your authentic self. In this episode, Lil Nas X spouts off on dating, becoming an author, and how fame has changed his relationships.
Mar 26, 2021
Ava Max is a bonafide pop princess, but as a first-generation immigrant from Albania, her journey to stardom is a unique one. Ava spouts off about her music, Albanian culture, her songwriting process, and the passing of her grandfather.
Mar 19, 2021
24kGoldn has blurred the lines of genres. Is his music hip-hop, pop, or alternative? Regardless of how you define him, he has a style all his own. In this episode, 24kGoldn spouts off about fashion trends, fashion chasers, and the brands he'd like to have hanging in his closet.
Mar 10, 2021
BTS is the biggest band in the world, but even with their level of fame, they are dealing with the pandemic like the rest of us. Hear how they are staying positive, find out what they miss most since Covid-19, and their opinion on one of our favorite debates.
Mar 9, 2021
You know them for their songs, videos, and epic performances, but there is always something even their super fans don't know until now. This is the Spout Podcast, a weekly episodic video and audio podcast where famous people spout about more than they're famous for.