Nearly two years after breaking up with Barstool Sports and her enterprise partner, Alex Cooper’s insanely standard sex-talk podcast, “Call Her Daddy,” now has 2.3 million followers and a $60 million deal with Spotify.
The 27-year-old Pennsylvania native is now the second hottest feminine podcast host on this planet — second solely to former First Lady Michelle Obama.
“I didn’t exactly know what I was doing in the beginning,” Cooper advised London’s Sunday Times. “I had just got out of college, there were a lot of themes in my life that made me feel like, why do, one, my friends always gravitate toward me?”
“Probably because I’m saying what they’re all thinking,” she stated. “And then, two, why, in the media, is there no space for women to discuss these topics that are totally fine for me to discuss, but the minute a woman tries to navigate the conversation, it’s considered taboo and we get slut-shamed, et cetera.”
The raunchy podcast, which Cooper calls “a woman’s locker-room conversation,” was launched in 2018 with Cooper’s ex-roommate, Sofia Franklyn — and logged 2 million downloads after simply two months of broadcasts.
The success was so sudden that it stunned even Cooper, she advised the Times.
“I remember when someone first brought up the podcast idea and I was like, ‘that sounds like something my dad does,’” she stated. “He listens to podcasts.”
“Wait,” she recalled pondering. “Why am I so not interested in podcasts?”
The unfiltered broadcasts remained a sensation till hitting uneven waters final 12 months when the 2 ladies acquired right into a nasty contract spat with Barstool founder Dave Portnoy.
Cooper and Franklyn additionally acquired right into a bitter battle themselves, ending their enterprise partnership and even their friendship — they nonetheless don’t speak to one another.
Franklyn then went solo, launching a brand new “Sofia With an F” podcast in October final 12 months.
Cooper, in the meantime, relaunched “Call Her Daddy” on her personal — and hit paydirt in July, inking a three-year deal with Spotify for a reported $60 million.
“The number of women that tell me, ‘Thank you for making sex sexy again,’” she advised the Times. “There are so many serious topics that can be discussed, but this is a company podcast.”
“I’m trying to make people feel good about themselves, confident about themselves, excited about sex,” Cooper added