By Spout Podcast
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.
Gayle & Blackbear
What do you get when you combine an artist whose breakthrough single garnered over a billion streams and an artist with numerous hits in his own right? You get FMK - not the game, but the song. In this episode, a veteran of the show Gayle and first-time guest Blackbear join host Erik Zachary to spout off on wardrobes, Taylor Swift's Eras tour, cover songs, food, spelling, Amazon, Grammy nods NYC, and more!
January 31, 2023
Oliver Tree II
On the outside, we see the wacky bowl cut, the colorful wardrobe, the eccentric music videos, and the inevitable scooter. Still, all that flash is backed up by tens of millions of fans who clamor for the music of Oliver Tree. Oliver Tree is unlike any other artist; from comedy to action sports, from reality TV to WWE wrestling, to concerts in Siberia, it's hard to keep up with the "Miss You" hitmaker. He joins us for a second time on the Spout Podcast with host Erik Zachary as the two spout off on dentistry, screenplays, remixes, uncles, a beef with a famous DJ, Oliver's goals for the New Year, and about a thousand other topics!
January 17, 2023
We've taken the Spout Podcast on the road for a special episode featuring Louis Tomlinson in front of an invite-only studio audience! Starting your music career as part of one of the world’s most popular boy bands is a fantastic way to make a name for yourself, but what happens next? Louis sits down with Spout host Erik Zachary and some devoted 'Louies' to talk about the pursuit of perfection, his music festival, future tour, soccer, the difference between his second album and his debut album, answers questions from fans, and much more. With talent in your bones, a dedicated fan base by your side, and a little Faith in the Future, Louis is headed in an exciting new direction.
December 07, 2022
In 2013, an unlikely rapper catapulted to fame by popping tags while wearing an oversized fur coat, convincing millions of fans worldwide to go to the “Thrift Shop.” Macklemore continued his success by churning out several hits (including a pride anthem), winning a controversial Grammy award, getting married, and becoming a father. Nearly a decade later, the Seattle native is making a comeback with new music, a new tour, and a new lease on life following some public battles with addiction. Join us backstage with Macklemore as he spouts off on what we can expect from him in 2023.
November 15, 2022
Presents: Baby, This is Keke Palmer
Keke Palmer has questions for days about everything under the sun. From the existential to the inconsequential. From pop culture to pop science. From the meaning of life to the meaning of W.A.P. From life in outer space to “Where is Tom from MySpace?“ And everything in between. Because Baby, this is Keke Palmer; she is here for all of it! Each week, the multi-talented Keke takes you down the rabbit hole on a topic she cannot stop obsessing over. She’ll also get deep with special guests, trying to answer the questions that keep us up at night. Listen to Baby, this is Keke Palmer Only on Amazon Music: www.amazon.com/BTIKP_us_pfd_AA_110122
November 01, 2022
Very few artists can claim their music has 31 billion global streams. Even fewer artists have had multiple albums become certified 2x platinum. But this artist has exerted an impact beyond their music and even beyond the Grammy nominations (which is accomplishment enough). This artist aspired for even more, and has been named one of Time's Most Influential People, is starring in a series of feature films, and has become a NY Times Best-Selling author. In this episode of the Spout Podcast, Host Tamara Dhia talks with Halsey, who opens up about their new music, acting alongside Euphoria's Sydney Sweeney, parenthood, friendship with K-Pop superstars BTS, and more.
November 01, 2022
Lil Nas X
With the internet birthing new stars every day, it's hard to stand out from the pack, but every once in a while, one of those stars turns into a supernova. Internet-savvy Montero Lamar Hill (better known as Lil Nas X) went from dropping out of college and sleeping on his sister's floor to winning Grammy Awards in the span of only a single year. The super creative, sometimes controversial artist joins us for a second time to spout off on gaming, touring, fashion, fans, tour bus life, gas station food, and more.
October 25, 2022
It’s an undeniable fact that Charlie Puth is a certified hitmaker. Charlie, who’s last studio album was 2018’s "Voice Notes," has spent the past couple years teasing a new album to his almost 20 million followers on Tik Tok. Dropping snippets of his upcoming songs has created a fever pitch in fans clamoring for new music, sending recently released singles like "Light Switch" and “Left and Right” straight up the Billboard charts. Now the wait is finally over with the highly anticipated release of his 3rd studio album "Charlie," where the pitch-perfect musician is back with catchy ear-worm hits. In this episode of the Spout Podcast Charlie talks with Host Erik Zachary about his musical influences, using everyday sounds to make hits and why he hopes to see his name in lights on Broadway.
October 03, 2022
Little Big Town
While most people see the excitement of Country Music stardom, few can personally understand the trials and tribulations that litter the path of stardom better than Little Big Town. The multiple Grammy, Emmy, and Billboard award winners sit down with us for a fun and entertaining conversation with host Josh 'Bru' Brubaker. The Country quartet spouts off on Fashion Week, male rompers, Marvel movies, their beef with Susan Sarandon, why they don't have a lead singer, tour bus tales with Miranda Lambert and The Eagles, what they love about autumn, and their affinity for previous Spout guest Harry Styles! Karen, Kimberly, Phillip, and Jimi are an infectious group that even non-Country fans might fall in love with after hearing this episode.
September 24, 2022
You probably know Jax, who has racked up close to 12 million followers on TikTok, as the songwriter who penned the anthem “Victoria's Secret.” The self-acceptance hit has resonated with countless people worldwide struggling with their own body image and the relentless pressure to conform. Jax brings that same infectious energy on the newest Spout episode, joining host Tamara Dhia to spout off about more than just the song that inspired so many. She shares her journey from babysitter to popstar, the best and the worst advice she's ever received, what she finds more meaningful than a follower count or catchy lyrics, and also offers some hilarious stories about Mark Walhberg, John Stamos, Selena Gomez and more.
September 07, 2022
While Australia often brings to mind pristine beaches, kangaroos, and cool accents, several well-known musicians come from the land down under. From the Bee Gees to The Kid LAROI, Australian artists have significantly impacted the music industry. Vance Joy is one Aussie that has thrown another hit on the barbie. In this episode, Vance Joy spouts off on his time as a footballer, his secret musical focus group, how he feels meeting other famous people, Spanish wine, recording an album over Zoom, and more!
August 17, 2022
Demi Lovato is a multi-decade, multi-talented, multi-media global superstar. Starring in dozens of television shows and films, releasing seven studio albums, touring the world several times over, and mentoring future artists on The X Factor, all before turning 30, are accomplishments out of reach to most people. Still, few are built for it, and sometimes even those who are can crumble under the pressure. Demi joins host Tamara Dhia to explain the deep connection between her album and her sobriety, being non-binary and what lead her to that self-discovery, and her recent pronoun change. Demi also discusses her return to rock music and the real reason for stepping away from her previous pop sound. We even go back to Demi’s earliest time in showbusiness and reflect on her days on the Barney set with co-star turned bestie, Selena Gomez. This episode of the Spout Podcast proves once again that Demi Lovato is growing as an artist, person, and entertainer and still has much more on the horizon.
August 02, 2022
The Lizzo Special Special
While Lizzo’s new album Special has only been out for 3 days we are already declaring it a no skip classic! In our “Special Special” Lizzo shares the meaning and purpose behind each remarkable song. Hear from the Grammy winner herself for the third time on the Spout podcast as she tracks through what we consider her best written, most dynamically delivered, and culturally important release to date. Plus, as is always the case when Lizzo joins us, she drops gems beyond her music. She shares with host Tamara Dhia the never-before-heard story of how she and Harry Styles became friends, why there are no features on her latest body of work, what moved her to make a million dollar donation to planned parenthood, the impact of one fan’s simple tweet, and much more. While the pun is intended, this is a special episode from a special artist.
July 19, 2022
Every year there is a Song of the Summer, and this year’s has to be 'Sunroof' from Nicky Youre. Growing up in California has left an indelible imprint on his music, but there is more to this O.C. native than a song that went viral on TikTok. In this episode, Nicky spouts off on more than what he's famous for, telling all about his years in business school, revealing his aspirations of becoming a pilot, why water polo is his go-to sport, and the deal behind his unique last name (that we still struggle to pronounce).
July 13, 2022
Becoming a member of one of the world’s most successful boy bands and graduating to one of the world’s biggest solo pop stars is no easy feat. It takes more than talent, good looks, and charisma, all of which Harry Styles has in spades. It also takes dedication, hard work, and something special that only comes along once in a generation. The French describe it as "Je ne sais quoi," but whatever “it” is, it’s like lightning in a bottle, and Harry is that lighting. In this event episode of the Spout Podcast, host Tamara Dhia sits down with Harry following the release of his new album, “Harry’s House,” which the world has been obsessing over for weeks. Now you'll hear directly from Harry on his personal favorite songs on the album, the motivation behind them, and what song almost didn't make the cut. As is always the case on the Spout Podcast, Harry spouts off on more than what he's famous for. He talks about his evolution as a creator, his fear of no longer making music, and his opinion on how relationships go from dating to falling in love. Plus, he even answers the million-dollar question about a possible 1D reunion!
June 14, 2022
Camila Cabello has been in the spotlight for close to a decade. We saw her rise from an X-Factor contestant to Fifth Harmony member to a chart-topping solo career and even turn into a fairytale princess as Cinderella. Interestingly when we sat down with Camila, she made us forget about her billions of streams, her duets with MGK and Ed Sheeran, or any version of her famous persona. In this week's episode, the Cuban-born superstar spouts off with host Erik Zachary on being an introvert despite being an entertainer, how she manages her choices to eliminate anxiety, the strength she finds in being alone, what type of wine she is drinking, and more.
June 07, 2022
With a last name like Dior, you might expect to hear about fashion this episode, but Iann Dior spouts off about everything but. Iann joins Spout host Nick Major to talk skateboarding injuries, what it's like to be friends with MGK, the benefits of therapy, hating sushi, Tim Burton, his aspirations to become a director, and dealing with the passing of a friend. Plus, the genre-bending artist explains the full story of how his name came to be, why J. Cole is his inspiration, and more!
May 31, 2022
Gayle joins us for another spout off session! In her second appearance, she reveals advice for excelling in any creative field and also explores the unique challenges she faces when writing songs with curse words. Stay tuned to hear Gayle dish on the pressures of a debut album, reveal all about her tattoos, her inspiration that is Aretha Franklin, and her surprising debate with host Erik Zachary about America's best pizza.
May 24, 2022
Whenever Lizzo joins us, we know she’ll hit us with some gems, and that we might need to have our finger on the bleep button!In her second appearance on the Spout Podcast, Lizzo spouts off with host Tamara Dhia on her new album, tour, TV Show, clothing line, and her rumored collaboration with Harry Styles. She also goes beyond the music as she talks with us about childhood nicknames, becoming a CEO, the importance of prayer and mediation, and shares a beautiful perspective on loving yourself inspired by a heartfelt comment from a particular fan.
May 17, 2022
Eddie Benjamin, born Edward George Hendrix Benjamin, hails from Australia. With a name like that, a music career was destined. Since moving to the United States, Eddie has worked with Megan Trainor, Diplo, Labrinth, Shawn Mendes, and many others. While some may just know Eddie as the boyfriend to actress, dancer, and model Maddie Ziegler, his name will soon be synonymous with Justin Bieber’s Justice Tour, where he’s the opening act.In-between shows with The Biebs, Eddie caught up with us to spout off on his iPhone curse, why a beach is the ideal place to create, the importance of his parents in his career, his love for boots and vintage instruments, his beyond the grave connection to Michael Jackson, and his meeting with Will Smith.
May 10, 2022
Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Cordae joins DJ Automatic to spout off on everything from first jobs to dropping out of college to spending his 21st birthday with Dr. Dre.He shares his five-year plan, what he learned from Anderson Paak, why he was voted “most likely to be famous” in high school, how a chance encounter linked him up with Eminem, and more!
May 03, 2022
Paul Oakenfold is a three-time Grammy Award winner and was voted the No. 1 DJ in the world twice. In addition to his own global hits, Oakenfold has done remixes for U2, Madonna, Britney Spears, The Rolling Stones, and Michael Jackson.In this episode of the Spout Podcast, we talk with the iconic DJ about how it was actually the music business that helped launch his career. Plus, he spouts off on way more than he's famous for; he talks tequila, video games, climbing Mount Everest, becoming an author, the Great Wall of China, old school DJs versus new school DJs, spam calls, his new album 'Shine On,’ and much more!
April 29, 2022
Life in the music industry can be brutal. Longevity takes determination, mental toughness, and, of course, some extreme talent. It's one thing to stay afloat in music; but it’s another thing to become a household name. While some have succeeded entirely on their own, Joe Jonas will tell you that having your family by your side on the way up makes getting to the top that much sweeter.In this episode, Joe spouts off on his decade-plus career and shares way more than what he's famous for. We talk golf, gaming, photography, fatherhood, prank calls, Vegas, Penn State, meditation, being the middle child, the song he is too embarrassed to perform, and more!
April 19, 2022
The Encanto Special
By creating immersive worlds through the power of imagination and animation, Disney has led us on journeys through underwater kingdoms, beautiful bayous, castles surrounded by moats, and magical lands made of ice. They recently introduced us to a hidden Colombian village that is literally alive with music.'Encanto' has enchanted millions worldwide with its musical and cultural significance. We sat down with Jessica Darrow and Adassa, who play Luisa and Dolores, respectively, to get an inside look at this Oscar-winning film's unique story in a must-listen-to special episode for Disney fans worldwide. The cast spouts off on the magic of Lin Manuel Miranda, the challenges of filming during the Covid lockdown, the focus on inclusion in Disney films, and walks you through the making of that song we don't talk about.
April 05, 2022
This week, Spout welcomes Dove Cameron. Dove sits down and shares the emotional story behind her song, “Boyfriend” and how she hopes it becomes a new queer anthem. She explains why being an empath makes it hard at times to stay connected, the psychological differences between being a blonde and a brunette, the truth behind embracing your deeper identity, why she’s like a big sister to her fans, and so much more.
March 22, 2022
Tiesto & Ava Max
Joining us for an encore, we give Ava Max and Tiesto the chance to spout off, but they do it together this time. In this special two-guest episode, “The Motto” hitmakers spout off on manifestation versus hard work, why the show must go on no matter what, how they came to work together, and give us a sneak peek at what we can expect from each of them next.
March 18, 2022
When your last name is Pardi, it's almost a given that you'll be fun to be around. As Country star Jon Pardi prepares for a new album and headlining tour, he joins host Erik Zachary to spout off on bourbon, dogs versus cats, farming, amusement parks, and more!
March 08, 2022
This week on Spout, we welcome The Chainsmokers (and their dog!). Drew and Alex spout off on creating their new album, the NFL, the influence of their friends on their music, their fallback plan if they don’t do music forever, and their ventures into filmmaking and finance.The boys also discuss nostalgia for the past, emo heaven, and diving back into their teenage years. Don’t miss the return of The Chainsmokers and the start of their new era on Spout.
March 02, 2022
While there is no such thing as an overnight success, there are those rare instances when something happens in the blink of an eye.For twenty-year-old singer-songwriter, Emmy Meli, what was initially a fifteen second clip uploaded for her 5,000 TikTok followers became a viral hit overnight. She struck a chord with women everywhere with what would eventually become the song, "I Am Woman."Emmy joins us to spout off on how her life flipped upside-down in a matter of days, the role of her father's influence, her love of painting, her magical pet rabbit, the beautiful and strong women that led to her song’s success, and why her unemployment checks are to thank for her music career’s rapid rise!
February 22, 2022
Lauren Spencer-Smith was born in England but claims British Columbia, Canada as her home. Though no one in her family has a musical background, Lauren absolutely has the gift. Lauren started seeing success on YouTube a few years ago. In 2019, she posted a cover of “Always Remember Us This Way” which quickly reached 2.7 Million views. She followed up with “Someone You Loved” which now has over 8 million views. She kept posting videos to a massive audience until she finally got the chance to wow the American Idol judges. Today, the “Fingers Crossed” hitmaker joins us on the Spout Podcast to spout off on water sports, exercise, heartbreak, humility, the importance of having close friends, her favorite smoothies, and more!
February 15, 2022
Janet Jackson Versus The Halftime Show
Janet Jackson's pop dreams began when she was just the baby sister to the music juggernaut of The Jackson 5. But Janet had her own vision of superstardom. As soon as she went solo, she wasted no time breaking boundaries and finding her own sound. By the early '90s, Janet was influencing the likes of Madonna, Mariah Carey, and even her brother, Michael. Spout Podcast creator Phil Becker and the hosts of Wondery's Podcast 'Even The Rich: Janet vs. The Halftime Show' tell the story of Janet Jackson's historic music career and the infamous 2004 Super Bowl halftime performance that almost derailed it.Listen to the rest of this episode at: http://wondery.fm/ETR_SPOUT
February 15, 2022
Over four years have passed since Joe Nichols released a new full-length album, and the country crooner admits changes were necessary throughout that time to get to a place of musical freedom. Meanwhile, Joe reunited with Benny Brown of Quartz Hill Records, and he reveals why he walked away from his former label to join Benny once again.In this week’s Spout episode, he offers poignant advice for parents who have children considering a career in the music business, reveals the secret behind his good friend Blake Shelton's success, spouts off on his love for sports, and lets us in on must-try southern restaurants. He even gives us a sneak peek into his next release.Despite his 588 million song streams and 20+ years in the music industry, Joe Nichols sits down with TikTok star Josh 'Bru' Brubaker for a candid conversation for country fans worldwide that feels like two good ol' boys hanging out in East Texas inviting you to listen in.
February 08, 2022
Before the internet, your only option was to hit the road and play as many shows as you could, hoping someone influential liked your music. Shows like “American Idol” gave aspiring singers a premiere audition into fame. Benson Boone was one of those unheard voices in early 2021 when he was handed his golden ticket to Hollywood. The 20-year-old’s performance earned him a standing ovation from the judges, with Katy Perry predicting him as the next American Idol. Then suddenly, he quit the show. In this episode of the Spout Podcast, Benson reveals the truth behind his mysterious departure from the show and how taking his own path has been a remarkable journey. Benson also spouts off on his father’s influence on his stage performance style, how he escapes the Hollywood scene, his must-have travel tips, the exhilaration of rock climbing and cliff diving - and more!
February 01, 2022
Landing multiple songs at the top of the Billboard charts is no small feat, yet singer, songwriter, and producer Charlie Puth seems to do it with ease. From his record-shattering songs "See You Again," "Attention," and "We Don't Talk Anymore,” to being a co-creator on The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber's smash "Stay," Charlie is a certified hitmaker.Over the past year, Charlie Puth has pulled down the curtain on TikTok revealing who he is as a creator, person, and artist, all while amassing an impressive 15 million followers.In this episode of the Spout Podcast, Charlie reveals the lessons learned from rejection, why believing in yourself is a superpower, the reason he'll never make music the same way again, his social media ‘secret sauce,’ and more.
January 25, 2022
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.
January 18, 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.
January 11, 2022
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.
December 18, 2021
In 2019, Ckay would release the now-viral hit “Love Nwantiti,” not knowing that 2 years later, it would make him the first African artist to ever achieve 20 million Spotify listeners. Hours after playing London’s O2 Arena, Ckay joined us to talk about the importance of believing in yourself and holding yourself accountable to your dreams. He also shares a playlist for anyone ready to deep diver into afrobeat.
December 14, 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.
December 10, 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.
December 07, 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.
November 22, 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.
November 19, 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.
November 09, 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.
November 01, 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.
October 25, 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.”
October 18, 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.
October 11, 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 Automatic of the Phoniex Suns to talk about the start of the 2022 NBA season, what he has in store musically, how his parents played an essential role in his career, and makes a bold prediction for who will be crowned NBA champs.
October 05, 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 including his newest release "Love and Lies." He is also 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.
September 24, 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.
September 10, 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!
September 03, 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.
August 27, 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.
August 13, 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.
August 06, 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.
July 23, 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.
July 16, 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!
July 09, 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.
July 02, 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.
June 25, 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.
June 22, 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.
June 11, 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.
June 04, 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 28, 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 21, 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 14, 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?
May 07, 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.
April 30, 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.
April 23, 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.
April 16, 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.
April 09, 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.
April 02, 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.
March 26, 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.
March 19, 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.
March 10, 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.
March 09, 2021