CALL Her Daddy is one of the most streamed podcasts across all platforms.
Alex Cooper, the founder of the podcast, discusses sex-positive stories, personal anecdotes, and the importance of self-love in the episodes.
Is Alex Cooper from Call Her Daddy leaving Barstool Sports?
Alex Cooper has landed a massive deal with Spotify to broadcast her podcast Call Her Daddy on the platform.
According to Variety, Cooper will be exiting Barstool Sports, which has been the home of the podcast since 2018.
Spotify will now co-produce the podcast with Cooper, as they finalized a deal reportedly worth more than $20million, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported on the talks at the start of June.
Cooper released a statement on the new partnership, saying: “I’m incredibly thankful for everyone who has supported, helped and been a part of ‘Call Her Daddy.'
“From its start three years ago, the show has always been about challenging the status quo and manifesting conversations that previously only happened behind closed doors.”
What happened between Alex Cooper and ex-host Sofia Franklyn?
Alex, Sofia, and Barstool Sports owner Dave Portnoy got into a public feud in 2020.
Sofia claimed that Alexandra had gone behind her back to enter into negotiations with Dave despite agreeing that they would consider other options for the show.
“I found out that Alex had gone behind my back and done something,” Franklyn said in a video shared earlier this year.
“And I found out it wasn’t the first time. And that’s why we’re here. I trusted Alex. I feel betrayed, but ultimately she was my best friend and that doesn’t change overnight.”
Sofia said at the time that she was “willing to do Call Her Daddy," but that she couldn’t do it “under the circumstances that [Alexandra] wants."
Alex responded to Sofia's video with one of her own and claimed that she had gotten a pay raise in their first year “for editing and doing all the social media and doing all the marketing."
“I chose not to share this raise with Sofia, and I chose to do that because Sofia made me feel uncomfortable that I did more work,” she said in her clip.
Ultimately, The two sat down with Dave again but allegedly had "very different opinions" on what the meeting meant.
Dave offered the pair $500,000 each and intellectual property rights to the show but Sofia was not having it.
The show went through a "ghost period" while the two tried to meet in the middle, but negotiations escalated.
Alex then went to Dave to sign her own deal.
How can I listen to Call Her Daddy?
All existing and new episodes of Call Her Daddy will remain free on YouTube, Apple Podcast, and on the Barstool Sports website.
Starting July 21, episodes will be available only on Spotify.
Spotify’s exclusive deal with Cooper also covers all future episodes and new projects.
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Dawn Ostroff, Spotify’s chief content and advertising business officer released a statement regarding the podcast’s exclusivity on the platform, saying: “We’re beyond excited to welcome ‘Call Her Daddy,’ one of the most wildly popular podcasts in the world, to Spotify.
“The level of enthusiasm and buzz from listeners generated after each episode is emblematic of the magic of the podcast.
Adding: “Alex connects with the millennial and Gen Z generations while empowering her audience to openly express themselves.”