NEW YORK -- January 13, 2022 – Coline Witt, serial entrepreneur and founder of Nick Cannon’s Celebrity High Magazine, has teamed up with Charlamagne Tha God’s and iHeartMedia’s the Black Effect Podcast Network to launch a new original podcast titled “Eating While Broke with Coline Witt.” The new podcast challenges selected self-made celebrities, entrepreneurs and influencers to recreate the meals they made and ate when they were struggling and broke. The podcast will debut on January 20, with new episodes airing every Thursday on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are available. Listen to the trailer HERE.
This real, relatable and unique interview format podcast allows the audience to journey through guests’ inspirational and often humorous tales of success, failure and perseverance on their way to finally “making it.” The first season interviews and topics will include: Social media creative juggernaut and Zeus network founder DeStorm discussing the rise and fall of social media network Vine over syrup sandwiches; platinum selling recording artist Kid Ink talking success and the different “Mama I made it milestones” with “pizza toast;” and MTV star Chanel West Coast sharing how she became a celebrity while folding t-shirts at her day job over a cheese quesadilla. Additional show guests include platinum recording artist Sevyn Streeter, Wild N’ Out’s DJ DWreck, comedians Timothy “DeLaGhetto” Chantarangsu, RIP Michaels and more.
“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. 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. 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!”
"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?"
Episodes of “Eating While Broke” will be produced as in-studio interviews and, in some cases, directly from the interviewees’ homes, offering an even deeper immersion for audiences. In addition to availability via iHeartRadio and all major podcast platforms, the podcast will also be available in video format on YouTube. [link back to YouTube page]
About The Black Effect Podcast Network
The Black Effect Podcast Network is a transformative network founded by renowned cultural architect, executive producer, bestselling author, and media mogul Charlamagne Tha God. In a historic joint venture with the world’s number one commercial podcast publisher, iHeartMedia, Charlamagne and iHeartMedia created the groundbreaking first-ever Black Effect Podcast Network, celebrating the most important Black culture-shapers on the planet—in education, politics, entertainment, sports and pop culture. The Black Effect Podcast Network gives rise to emerging and established content creators and storytellers whose perspective and creative vision have been marginalized and overlooked while serving an audience that has been underserved. The Black Effect Podcast Network helps its partners define their place in culture through influence, ideas, and experiences that engage, inspire, inform and empower.
About Coline Witt
A serial entrepreneur at heart, Coline Witt’s first try at a business was a piggy bank company at the age of 19. After running through a gauntlet of random jobs from sales to telemarketing and beyond, she began working with delinquent teens. This led to her creation of Celebrity High (CH), a glossy monthly magazine distributed to over 85 high school campuses in the L.A. market. The magazine eventually partnered with Nick Cannon and his company NCredible Entertainment from 2006-2015. CH launched a Celebrity High TV show on LA Transit TV to over 1.2 million viewers riding the city’s bus and subway system, expanded distribution into shopping malls throughout the West Coast region, hosted events and partnered with major brands such as Disney, Lionsgate and Chipotle.
Her next business, Witt Events, produced events for corporate clients as well as non-profit entities and events reaching low- and moderate-income individuals with an emphasis on financial literacy and entrepreneurship.
A COVID-19 - induced break from the events business created the birthing ground for Famous Failures Productions and its first entertainment offering, Eating While Broke, a video/audio podcast telling the rags-to-riches stories of famous people and how they got to where they are over a meal they once ate when they were broke.
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