A new podcast coming to iHeartRadio this week is telling the stories of what self-made entertainers ate while they were struggling.
Entrepreneur and founder of Nick Cannon’s “Celebrity High Magazine” Coline Witt has teamed up with Charlamagne Tha God and iHeartMedia’s the Black Effect Podcast Network to create the new podcast “Eating While Broke with Coline Witt.” The podcast will bring in self-made celebrities, entrepreneurs and influencers to recreate the meals they made and ate when they were struggling and broke.
“My friends and I would reminisce about the different hurdles we overcame. During those conversations, we’d often cry laughing at ourselves over the ‘brokest’ things we ate on that journey and the creativity that went into some of those meals,” said Witt. “Some of us grew up poor, others were diverting resources into college, starting businesses or trying to make a career happen and some worked long days and came home to empty refrigerators at night. Either way, the rags-to-riches stories kept my attention like no others and I loved hearing them … and sharing them.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Coline to the Black Effect Podcast Network,” said Dollie S. Bishop, President of Production and Creative Development for The Black Effect Podcast Network. “This is our first food-related podcast to debut on the network, and we’re excited to bring this new genre to our listeners. We’ve all had to start somewhere, and ‘Eating While Broke’ shows how resilience and determination can take you to the top. Some of today’s notable media stars will leave millions of listeners inspired, laughing, and with a new budget-friendly recipe. Who doesn’t love hearing rags-to-riches stories?”
The podcast utilizes an interview format that allows listeners to hear the guests’ hilarious stories through their successes, failures and perseverance along their journeys to “make it” in the industry. The interviews will be produced as in-studio interviews and some will take place in the interviewees’ homes. Some of the first season guests include Zeus network founder DeStorm, recording artist Kid Ink, MTV star Chanel West Coast, recording artist Sevyn Streeter, “Wild N’ Out’s” DJ DWreck, comedians Timothy “DeLaGhetto” Chantarangsu, and RIP Michaels.
“So often you hear about the success but not the climb. This show is for people like me who really hope that ‘you are what you eat’ is super false because if not, 20-year-old me was definitely a day-old dollar taco,” said Witt. “I hope this show inspires the audience to laugh while celebrating how far they’ve come or feel encouraged to dream big – even when dinner is cereal!”
“Eating While Broke with Coline Witt” premieres on Jan. 20 with new episodes dropping every Thursday on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are available, and will also be available in video format on YouTube. Check out the trailer for the podcast below.