Spout PodcastNov 21, 2023
Spout Podcast host Tamara Dhia welcomes the sensational Dua Lipa! Known globally for her chart-topping hits, Dua Lipa reveals intriguing insights about her recent collaboration with Henry Cavill, best known as Superman. She eloquently discusses balancing the allure of acting with her unwavering dedication to music, her true passion.
Dua opens up about the thrill of live performances, sharing her favorite song to perform on stage and the unique energy each live show brings. She also shares a candid discussion on why she chose to buy back her publishing rights.
Dua reflects on her journey to self-discovery and authenticity. She talks about how her latest music feels more 'her' than ever, shedding light on the personal growth and self-awareness that have shaped her recent creations.
Get a rare glimpse into the thoughts and experiences of Dua Lipa beyond her public persona. Tune in to hear Dua Lipa spouting off about the passion, decisions, and experiences that are just part of what makes her a global music icon.
In this captivating episode of the Spout Podcast, host Erik Zachary sits down with the extraordinary 19-year-old sensation, Jessie Murph. From the roots of Huntsville, Alabama, Jessie has swiftly become a musical phenomenon with a major-label debut that defies genre yet captivates millions.
Together, they delve into Jessie's unique sound that merges elements of rock, country, and hip-hop, a blend so unique that it's adored by legions yet eludes straightforward descriptions. Jessie gives us a backstage pass to her 'Cowboys and Angels' tour, sharing the highs and lows and what it truly feels like to connect with audiences night after night.
Erik learns the creative process behind Jessie's songwriting process, unveiling the raw and emotional journey she embarks on with each lyric penned. Jessie opens up about the cathartic experience of performing live, and how it serves as therapy both for her and her fans. With a nostalgic look back at her upbringing in the South, Jessie provides invaluable advice to budding singers and songwriters, drawing from her own experiences.
Jessie and Erik speculate on where her burgeoning career might take her next, and which new audiences are waiting just over the horizon for her music to touch their hearts. This is an episode of inspiration, insight, and a dash of Southern charm, tailor-made for anyone who's ever dared to dream of a life in music.
In this week's episode of the Spout podcast, we sit down with the sensational Luke Combs. Hear about his journey as he recounts the thrill of having the largest world tour ever by a country artist. He explains the contrasts of performing internationally versus the familiar terrains of the United States. Luke shares the unique challenges and joys of connecting with a non-English speaking audience and reveals the three types of people he writes his music for.
Get a glimpse into his passion for golf and discover the intriguing backstory of his famed Tracey Chapman cover. In a heartfelt moment, Luke narrates the tale of how an unexpected song became his most significant hit and the reasons it was almost unreleased.
As a treat, he also shares some of his other most cherished cover songs and the stories behind them. Plus, the award winner shares with host Erik Zachary why the evolving dynamics of Country music are a good thing for the genre as a whole.
In this episode of the Spout Podcast, we've got a special treat for you today – a return visit from the incredibly talented Cordae. Host Tamara Dhia caught up with Cordae while he was on tour with NF and recorded this extra-long episode at the PNC Live Studio in Portland, Oregon.
In this jam-packed episode, Cordae takes you through his life and career, sharing surprising revelations and insights. Cordae opens up about his seldom-discussed relationship with the late Juice WRLD. You will want to hear his heartfelt account of their friendship, their history, and how he paid a touching tribute to his lost friend by drawing inspiration from Jamie Foxx.
Cordae discusses his close-knit friendship with the one and only J. Cole and how good of a hooper the hip-hop star really is. Plus, we dive into astrology as Cordae explores what it means to be a Virgo and how it shapes his creative process.
Intriguingly, Cordae tells the story of his unique collaboration approach, revealing that he's never paid for a feature, not even from the biggest names like Eminem and Lil Wayne! And he takes you inside his literal 'Dre. Day' as he tells the story of visiting Dr. Dre's house.
Cordae also gives us a sneak peek into his upcoming album, promising it will showcase his vulnerability like never before. We delve into his passion for sneakers and hear who he puts on his Mount Rushmore. If that's not enough, you'll hear the story of a night in Vegas with his mom, aunt, and Usher.
Whether you're a fan of his music or just curious about the man behind the Grammy nominations and Emmy wins, this episode is a must-listen.
In this highly-anticipated episode, your host Tamara Dhia sits down with the one and only Cardi B to discuss her remarkable journey, her unique bond with Megan Thee Stallion, and so much more!
Cardi B, often known for her bold and fierce persona, reveals a side of herself you've never seen before. She discusses her surprising shyness and how she's learned to channel her confidence. Discover the power behind Cardi's unwavering support for fellow female rappers and how clapping back at haters has become her secret weapon for maintaining strong mental health.
But that's not all – Cardi delves into her early struggles in the fashion world, explaining why she's perfectly fine with the lack of initial support and how she's turned those obstacles into stepping stones. She also drops some exclusive insights into her upcoming return to acting, the much-anticipated release of her new album in 2024, and what the future holds for her ever-evolving career.
Don't miss out on Cardi B's candid and revealing conversation about her journey, her friendship with Megan Thee Stallion, and the exciting projects that lie ahead.
For more exclusive content and behind-the-scenes insights, be sure to subscribe and follow us on all major podcast platforms. Stay tuned, and join us for this unforgettable episode with Cardi B!
Join us as Melanie Martinez dives into her remarkable trilogy of albums: "Cry Baby," "K-12," and her latest release, "Portals."
She offers a fascinating insight into her creative evolution throughout these three albums and reveals her plans for four upcoming releases. Melanie also discusses her journey as a producer, showcasing her growth from singer and songwriter to multifaceted artist. Discover how Melanie turns limitations into opportunities for creativity. Additionally, gain unique insights into the secrets behind her famous album art.
Hosted by Erik Zahary, this episode is a must-listen for Melanie Martinez fans and music enthusiasts alike. Join us on this captivating journey through Melanie's musical world.
Ed Sheeran is back to spout off! The talented singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran joins us once again. In this exclusive conversation with host Tamara Dhia, fresh off his triumph in a copyright trial, Ed opens up about the three life challenges that inspired his incredible album, "Subtract." He ponders the purpose of writing songs and contemplates whether they always need to be released—a thought-provoking perspective from the generational talent.
Ed reveals an unexpected connection with none other than Taylor Swift. He also reveals a heartwarming tale from his early days, sharing memories of bunking together with former Spout guest, Harry Styles.
But that's not all—Ed takes us on a whirlwind journey through the incredible last few weeks of his life. From the release of his highly anticipated album to a captivating Disney Documentary, the start of his eagerly awaited U.S. tour, and the passing of his beloved grandmother, it has been a truly life-changing couple of weeks for the Grammy winner.
Join us for this captivating episode of Spout as we delve deep with Ed Sheeran, gaining unparalleled insights into his music, his triumphs, and the challenges he's faced. Hit play now for an extraordinary conversation with one of our favorite all-time guests.
This week we have a very special guest joining us, none other than the pop sensation Niall Horan. Niall is a well-known singer, songwriter, and musician who has won the hearts of millions with his music. However, in this episode, we will discuss a wide range of topics with Niall, including his passion for golf, his must-have travel accessories, and much more.
As a coach on The Voice, Niall shares the best advice he's ever given to a contestant. He talks about his coaching style and how he tries to help his team members grow as performers. Niall also reveals his true crime obsession and the shows you can find him binging.
In addition, Niall shares who he would like to have dinner with in heaven, his love for Joshua Tree, and how the desert location helped form his new album, The Show. Niall also talks about his tour preparations for the new album and why he finds fellow Voice coach Chance the Rapper so intimidating.
So grab your headphones and tune in to hear Niall Horan and our host Josh 'Bru' Brubaker head in all kinds of directions.
Join musician Zara Larsson as she sits down with host Erik Zachary on this episode of the Spout Podcast to delve into her experiences using Wim Hof's breathing methods; her newfound passion learning to flying helicopters; collaborating with the production team MTHR; and the value she finds in owning her masters and maintaining artistic creative control.
Also hear Zara discuss the physical and emotional healing of ice baths; an interview that went sideways; why she's cool co-writing songs; and tease what's to come in her next album.
Fans (both old and new alike) of the Swedish-born pop star will love hanging with Zara in episode 80 of the Spout Podcast - where famous people spout off about more than what they're famous for.
In the latest episode of the Spout Podcast, we are joined by Rita Ora! Host Joshua 'Bru' Brubaker goes in-depth with Rita discovering how she went from being a refugee in Kosovo to a thriving career in the entertainment industry.
Rita explains how her choir instructor influenced her early interest in music and why she enjoys playing mixologist at her cocktail parties. We get a look inside her private life as well, learning about her favorite places to travel and her renowned spouse. Rita shares her thoughts on London's fashion week and life in the city. She reveals not just who from Hollywood appears in her newest video, but also what we can expect to hear on her future album.
But it's not all glitz and glamour; Rita also talks about the significance of her work with UNICEF, her go-to hangover cures, and how life changes once you hit your 30s.
Remember to share this episode with fellow Rita Ora fans and leave a review to let us know what you think!
Sabrina Carpenter is a multi-talented American actress, singer, and songwriter. She gained prominence for her role as Maya Hart in the Disney Channel series "Girl Meets World" and has since appeared in several movies and TV shows.
We are excited to welcome Sabrina Carpenter as our special guest on the Spout Podcast with host Erik Zachary. In this episode, she spouts off on various topics, including her admiration for Rihanna, her love of trying out new accents, the challenges of cat pee, the importance of making your bed, and all sorts of nonsense. (Pun poorly forced and intended.)
She also shares stories from behind her album, "Emails I Can't Send," and the corresponding tour. From touring on Broadway in Mean Girls to countless Disney programs and Netflix movies, Sabrina Carpenter is officially a Hollywood centerpiece.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
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!
The Encanto Special
Tiesto & Ava Max
Janet Jackson Versus The Halftime Show
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.
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.
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.
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.