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How'd You Do It?

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The “How’d You Do It” podcast speaks with digital mavens on how they gained their following, built their empires and turned their hobby into their job. In a world where millions of people are attempting it every day, we speak to the ones that have broken through and learn.. how they did it.

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32: Elle Mills Talks Weight Loss, Life After Coming Out & What’s Next

March 26th, 2019


This week on the show Elle Mills stopped by our studio and told us all about her weight loss, her new health and fitness changes, what goes into …


March 21st, 2019


The Fat Jewish stopped by and told us his predictions on where influencer culture is headed, becoming the bad boy of wine, going to high school with …

30: Denzel Dion - What I Wish People Knew About Me

January 15th, 2019


Denzel Dion stopped by our studio earlier this week and talked about his start on Vine, how he cut through the noise on YouTube, what people are most surprised about when they meet him in real life and his advice for …

29: Gabbie Hanna - The Monster Meme Explained!

January 12th, 2019


Gabbie Hanna stopped by our studio to explain exactly what went down with the Genius session, how she feels about the viral memes, how she got her …

28: Alex Lange - Business, Team 10 & Dating Advice

December 6th, 2018


This week we have the 17 year old wonder boy, Alex Lange. Alex is an established actor with several show credits to his name, a solid YouTube …

27: Brave Wilderness - Building Our Empire

November 29th, 2018


This week on the show we have Mark Vins, one of the creators and founders of the extremely successful wildlife YouTube channel, Brave Wilderness. …

26: Jenn McAllister & Rickey Thompson

November 8th, 2018


This week on the show we have the YouTube OG herself Jenn McAllister and the hilarious Rickey Thompson! They were out promoting the latest season of their YouTube series "Foursome" and luckily for us they spoke about a …

25: Brandon Rogers - The Reason My Channel Blew Up

November 1st, 2018


Brandon Rogers stopped by the studio and told us the REAL reason his channel blew up after ten years of struggling behind the scenes..

24: James Charles Talks Kylie Jenner, the Sister Squad Formation & Dealing with Haters

October 25th, 2018


This week on the show we have a really talented 19 year old by the name of James Charles. If you haven't heard of him, James kind of exploded onto …

23: The Try Guys - How We Gained Over 3m Subscribers In 3 Months

October 18th, 2018


We crashed a Streamy Awards press day to chat with The Try Guys! They told us all about their wild ride leaving Buzzfeed, starting their own …

22: Cub Sport - Why The Dolan Twins Directed Our Video

October 16th, 2018


Aussie band Cub Sport stopped by our studio and talked tour, their new album, falling in love with your band mate and why the Dolan Twins directed …

21: Connor Franta - Where It All Started

October 5th, 2018


This week on the show have Connor Franta - one of the original YouTubers in the game, a NY Times best selling author, a talented designer and photographer and all around wonder kid and to top it off, one of the founders …

20: JC Caylen & Luka - Music & Superfan Stunts

September 20th, 2018


This week on the show we have the two best buds that anyone could ever have, JC Caylen and Luka talking all things music, content creation and the …

19: Nala Cat - How They Built The World's Biggest Cat Instagram Account

September 13th, 2018


This week on the show we have something a little different, I'm putting my journalism degree to good use and interviewing a cat.. and I'm only half …

18: Kellie Sweet & MacDoesIt: How'd You Do It?

September 6th, 2018


This week on the show we have a two part episode with digital creators Kellie Sweet and MacDoesIt. They delved into how they started, the hurdles they've had to overcome and how they turned their hobby into their job. …

17: Jessie Paege - How I Broke Through On YouTube

August 30th, 2018


This week on this show we have Jessie Paege, a 19 year old artist originally from New Jersey who built her following initially on YouTube. Jessie …

16: Ricky Dillon: LIVE Interview, TWINKIDS Performance & More

August 16th, 2018


This week we have our second live podcast edition with the talented, Ricky Dillon. We invited 20 of Ricky's biggest fans to come to our studio in …

15: Vidya Vox - Mainstream Pop, Indian Classical & A Really Unique Idea

August 9th, 2018


On this week's podcast we have a super interesting creator by the name of Vidya Vox. Vidya was born in Chennai, India and moved the US at the age of 8. She started her YouTube channel in 2015 uploading song mashups that …

14: Tessa Brooks - How It All Started

August 2nd, 2018


This week on the podcast we have our girl Tessa Brooks! We stopped by to meet her last week in LA and talked all things dance, YouTube and her new …

13: Matthew Steffanina & Alyson Stoner - Moonwalking Past The Competition

July 27th, 2018


On this week's podcast we have a two part episode with a couple characters that know their way around a dance floor by the name of Matt Steffanina …

EXTRA: Remi Cruz + Alisha Marie - The Brains Behind The Youtube Channel

July 24th, 2018


This week on the podcast we have a two part episode featuring YouTubers Remi Cruz and Alisha Marie. They are YouTube pioneers with a little over 1 BILLION views between them - so all you aspiring digital creators - …

12: Nikita Dragun LIVE Podcast - The Reason Why I Do What I Do

July 19th, 2018


This week we have something special for you guys.. We partnered with The Sixty Hotel in Beverly Hills and held a live podcast with Nikita Dragun and 15 of her biggest fans who flew in from all over the country to …

Poppy - How I Took Over The Internet

July 17th, 2018


This week on the podcast we have the ever mysterious, singer, actress, and YouTuber - Poppy. If you aren’t familiar with Poppy, she’s a robotic …

11: Ben Azelart + The Stokes Twins "New Compilations & Merch | Episode 11

July 12th, 2018


This week on the podcast we have Ben Azelart and The Stokes Twins! We all met at Ben's house in West Hollywood and huddled around his kitchen table …

10: Kimiko Glenn & Travis Coals - Life On Set With Liza Koshy | Episode 10

July 5th, 2018


This week on the podcast we're down at Vidcon chatting with Liza Koshy's co-stars Travis Coals and Kimiko Glenn (who you might recognize from Orange Is The New Black). They were out promoting their new series "Liza On …

9: GLSEN Podcast Part 1: Gigi Gorgeous + Katharine Prescott | Episode 9

June 28th, 2018


On this week's show we're doing something a little different. We have a two part podcast, talking all things GLSEN. Heard Well have recently teamed up with GLSEN to release a compilation album featuring LGBTQ artists …

9: GLSEN Podcast Part 2: Cyn, Adam Cola, TWINKIDS + Rachael Cantu | Episode 9

June 28th, 2018


Welcome to part two of our podcast special on GLSEN. In part one we spoke with LGBTQ ambassador Gigi Gorgeous and GLSEN committee member Katherine Prescott, and in this episode we're talking with the artists featured on …

8: Betty Who - The Life Of An Independent Pop Artist | Episode 8

June 7th, 2018


This week on the show we sat down with the Aussie pop princess, Betty Who. Betty was an absolute encyclopedia on what it takes to navigate the music …

7: Lenay Chantelle - My Life In Spanish | Episode 7

May 31st, 2018


This week Xavier Brinkman sat down with YouTuber and musician - Lenay. She filled us in on all the goss from why a girl from Minnesota launched a YouTube channel in Spanish, having her boyfriend as her mentor to her …

6: Jay Versace - From New Jersey To Sunsoak'ed Los Angeles | Episode 6

May 24th, 2018


This week, Xavier Brinkman chopped it up with the online sensation Jay Versace on his upcoming Heard Well compilation "Sunsoak," out growing New Jersey, and his struggle for acceptance in the early stages of his career. …

5: Leroy Sanchez - What It's Really Like To Be A YouTube Creator | Episode 5

May 17th, 2018


This week on the podcast, YouTube singer/songwriter sensation Leroy Sanchez stopped by the studio and talked to Xavier Brinkman about his move from Spain to LA, the struggle of the YouTuber life no one see's and …

4: Tanner Braungardt - How I Discovered The Secret To YouTube at 15 | Episode 4

May 10th, 2018


This week on the Heard Well Now podcast Xavier Brinkman sat down with 17 yr old YouTube wonderkid Tanner Braungardt. Tanner delved into his …

EXTRA | Live Performance Throwback ft Billie Eilish + more

May 3rd, 2018


Throwing it back this week to some of the amazing live performances we've had on the show. Featuring the angelic Billie Eilish, Alex Aiono, Drake Bell, Nova Miller and The Heirs. Enjoy!

3: Jessie Paege & Trey Schafer - Surviving Life As A Creator | Episode 3

April 26th, 2018


This week on Heard Well Now we talked inspiration with YouTuber Jessie Paege, her transition from an introvert to a YouTube sensation and her new book "Think Beyond Pink." We ALSO got to talk the man himself Trey …

2: Brandon Rogers - Once a Comedian, Always a Comedian | Episode 2

April 12th, 2018


Comedian and Youtuber Brandon Rogers breaks character and stops by the studio to talk about his upcoming 5-City Live Tour and all things funny. Listen as he takes us on a journey through his comedy that's inspired by …

1: Alex Aiono & Connor Franta - A Musical Conversation | Episode 1

April 4th, 2018


In the premiere episode of Heard Well Now, Connor Franta sits down with musical Artist Alex Aiono for a fascinating conversation that weaves through their lives and how music plays a part in them. Listen as Aiono shares …

BAUM - Captured Moments of Youth (SXSW 2018)

April 3rd, 2018


We chatted with rising sartist BAUM after her last SXSW showcase, and talked about her recent shows, the story behind her buzzy EP, and what she plans on conquering next.

Psychic Twin - Split Personalities Working Together (SXSW 2018)

April 3rd, 2018


We sat down with musical artist Psychic Twin after her last showcase at SXSW to talk about her experience, her musical inspirations, and the story behind the name "Psychic Twin."

Violet Days - I'm Getting a 60's Vibe (SXSW 2018)

April 3rd, 2018


We chatted with rising indie-popstar Violet Days at SXSW about the release of her upcoming EP, and the story behind the aesthetically pleasing …

*repeat repeat - Musical Matrimony (SXSW 2018)

April 3rd, 2018


We caught up with the indie-pop band *repeat repeat about their SXSW shows, traveling together, and what their excited for at the festival.

R.LUM.R - Raised on Emo Bands (SXSW 2018)

April 3rd, 2018


We sat down with R.LUM.R. to talk about how it felt to have his hit single "Frustrated," go viral, plus what inspires him and his music.

Oberhofer - Fight For Your Right to Create (SXSW 2018)

April 3rd, 2018


We caught up with Oberhofer at SXSW to talk about his music, and what it means to create music for an audience.

Cody Simpson and The Tide - High Fives and Surfer Vibes

April 3rd, 2018


Cody Simpson stops by the  studio with his fellow bandmate Reef Boi to chat about their new music, and how the beach and waves inspire their creative output.

Nova Miller - Who Gon' Stop Me Now?

April 3rd, 2018


Trending 16-year old popstar Nova Miller stops by the studio to talk creativity, new music, and how she plans on taking over the music world.

ROSA - My Band Is My LYFE

April 3rd, 2018


Rising indie-pop band ROSA stops by the studio to talk about their newest music, plus share the story of how they first met, and how their musical relationship has grown since.

Forest Blakk - Perspective is Everything

April 3rd, 2018


Rising singer/songwriter Forest Blakk stops by the studio to chat about his trending single "Love Me," plus shares with us stories of people that have impacted his life and creativity.

FF5 - The (Brotherly) Love For Music

April 3rd, 2018


Rock band FF5 stops by the studio to chat about their new music, and how the two brothers of the group have gotten along and made music together throughout their lives.

Cub Sport - Love With a Side of Music

April 3rd, 2018


Indie-rock Group Cub Sport shares some of their inspirations behind their music, plus gives us an inside story about how they found love within one another through the years.

Kara Royster - A Role A Day Keeps the Manager Away

April 3rd, 2018


Actress Kara Royster stops by to chat about her new Youtube Red Series "Youth and Consequences," plus gives us insight in to some of her favorite acting gigs.

Jenn Mcallister - Yes, Yes, Yes!

April 3rd, 2018


Jenn Mcallister stops by to talk about her recent acting opportunities, plus spills all on her favorite Youtubers and Instagram stars.

Jack Baran - Style on Point

April 3rd, 2018


Youtuber Jack Baran dives deep in to his time on Youtube, and shares with us some of his favorite recent fashion styles and trends.

Tiffany Alvord - I Can't Get This Song Out Of My Head...

April 3rd, 2018


Youtuber/Musician Tiffany Alvord shares some of her favorite current artists with us, plus dives deep in to her songwriting process, and what making music for her fans means to her.

Jimmy Tatro - Who Drew The D***s?

April 3rd, 2018


Youtuber/Actor Jimmy Tatro stops by the studio to give us his take on Season 1 of American Vandal, plus shares his rise to Youtube fame and what makes him laugh.

Ranz and Niana - LiTunes and Impromptu Dancing

April 3rd, 2018


Siblings Ranz and Niana stop by the studio for an exclusive interview, where they share everything from their favorite music to how they (sometimes) get along.

Anthony Padilla - New Beginnings

April 3rd, 2018


Youtuber and Co-creator of Smosh Anthony Padilla sits down with us for a deep dive in to his personal life, tackling everything from social anxiety to his favorite emo bands.

Clevver - #trendychats

April 3rd, 2018


The hosts of the hit digital entertainment news site Clevver stop by to talk all things pop culture, plus share stories from behind-the-scenes of …

Alex Wassabi - Acting on Acting

April 3rd, 2018


Youtuber Alex Wassabi stops by to chat about his new Youtube Red Series, and gives us the scoop on his favorite videos that he's made over the years.

Arden Rose - Falling Through a Youtube Rabbit Hole

April 3rd, 2018


Creator Arden Rose stops by the studio for an in-depth chat on her favorite podcasts, weird obsessions, and favorite internet videos.

Connor Franta Interviews LANY

April 3rd, 2018


In this special event, Connor Franta sits down with Paul Klein from LANY to talk about their rising fame, musical inspirations, and much more.

Ricky Dillon - Fresh Digs and Pet Pigs

April 3rd, 2018


Acclaimed Creator Ricky Dillon chats with us on his newest music, life on Youtube, and stories with his infamous pet pig.

Connor Franta Interviews Billie Eilish

April 3rd, 2018


In this special event, Connor Franta sits down with rising superstar Billie Eilish to chat about life, music, and so much more.

Andrea Russett - The One About Popsockets

April 3rd, 2018


Infamous Youtuber Andrea Russett dives in to her life on social media, and gives us the scoop on some of her favorite creators.

Chester See - Anything is Possible

April 3rd, 2018


Youtuber Chester See stops by to chat about his absence from Social Media, and what he aspires to do next with his life.

Dr. Fresch - If Rap and House Music Had A Baby...

April 3rd, 2018


DJ Dr. Fresch gives us the insight scoop in to his G-House genre, and who some of his favorite rappers are.

VICE - Making Music We All Wanna Dance To

April 3rd, 2018


DJ VICE gives us an in-depth look in to his life, music, and who some of his favorite people are that he's collaborated with.

Ben Phipps - Who Wants Free Samples?

April 3rd, 2018


DJ Ben Phipps hops on the line with us to talk about his music, sampling, and what's next for him.

CADE - One Wild Night With CADE

April 3rd, 2018


DJ CADE dishes on one of the craziest nights he's had while DJing a party, and gives us the scoop on his new music.

Elephante - Fans Gone Wild

April 3rd, 2018


DJ Elephante chats with us about how he goes about making music, and shares some crazy stories from his tour.

Drake Bell - Past, Present, Future

April 3rd, 2018


Drake Bell sits down for a conversation about his new music, his past acting, and where he plan to go from here.

Kingsley - Kaleidoscope Music

April 3rd, 2018


Youtuber Kingsley stops by to talk about his compilation album Kaleidoscope and the process behind it.

Cody Johns - Tropical Vibes 4 Dayz

April 3rd, 2018


Singer/Songwriter Cody Johns chats about his new music, and where he finds his creativity in life.

Cast of "Carmilla" - Vampire Movie Making

April 3rd, 2018


Elise Bauman and Natasha Negovanlis stop by to talk about their hit series turned movie "Carmilla," plus give us some stories from the set of the film.

Social Repose - Interviewing In Costume

April 3rd, 2018


Artist Social Repose talks about his unique aesthetic, and shares some tour stories with us.

Nick Hissom - Seriously...He Ain't Better

April 3rd, 2018


Musical Artist Nick Hissom talks about the release of his first single "He Ain't Better."

Jena Rose - In It To Win It

April 3rd, 2018


Singer/Songwriter Jena Rose chat with us about her favorite musicians, plus gives us insight into her own songwriting.

Paul Butcher - New Look, Same Paul

April 3rd, 2018


Musician Paul Butcher sits down to chat about his new music, acting, and moving away from his child star stature.

Low Roar - Music as Art

April 3rd, 2018


Musical Artist Low Roar chats with us about blending music and art to create his unique sound and aesthetic.

Kenzie Nimmo - Brittle Bones Like Snow Cones

April 3rd, 2018


Singer/Songwriter Kenzie Nimmo goes in to the making of her newest single "Bones."

Oliver Riot - Story Time!

April 3rd, 2018


Twin Musical Group Oliver Riot give us insight in to their long journey towards success with music.

FOXTRAX - Wait, Where's the Rest of the Band?

April 3rd, 2018


Indie-rock group FOXTRAX stops by to chat their new music, and what inspires them on their road to success.

Tanner Braungardt - Trampolining Music

April 3rd, 2018


Youtuber Tanner Braungardt jumps on a call to talk about his compilation album "Clickbait," plus give us insight in to his favorite music to …

Damon and Jo - On The Road Again

April 3rd, 2018


Travel Bloggers Damon and Jo stop by to talk about their favorite places to travel, plus give us insider tips and tricks for your next trip.

Mikey Murphy - Filmmaking 101

April 3rd, 2018


Filmmaker Mikey Murphy stops by to talk about his creative process, plus give us some insight in to his recent films.

Bay Ledges - Defining A Unique Sound

April 3rd, 2018


Brother and Sister Pop Group Bay Ledges stop by to chat music and their music making process.

Ninet Tayeb - Making It In America

April 3rd, 2018


International Superstar Ninet Tayeb gives us the story on moving to America in pursuit of her dreams.

Rachel Crow - 2 Cool 4 Skool

April 3rd, 2018


Singer Rachel Crow chats with us about her newest music, plus gives us the scoop on some of her favorite things in life.

The Aces - Girl Power

April 3rd, 2018


Rising pop band The Aces chat with us about making music together and how they get along so well.

AJ Rafael - Do What Makes You Happy

April 3rd, 2018


Youtube Alum and Musician AJ Rafael talks about his music through the years, and what he's been up to now.

Cristian Oliveras - PewDiePie Hates Waffles

April 3rd, 2018


The "King of Weird" Cristian Oliveras stops by to chat about his comedy, and where his digital roots begin.

Lohanthony - Life Through Music

April 3rd, 2018


Creator Lohanthony goes deep in to his past through the music he listened to as he lived through it.

Trey Schafer - The Come Up

April 3rd, 2018


Singer/Songwriter Trey Schafer stops by to chat about his first single "Anxiety," and how social media plays into his creative process.

Zach Clayton - Swag Sold Separately

April 3rd, 2018


Singer/Songwriter Zach Clayton sits down with us to talk about his rise to fame with his music, and what he wants to give his fans.

Ahmed Mahmood - Let's Get Some Shoes

April 3rd, 2018


Youtuber Ahmed Mahmood (of the Mahmood Brothers) stops by to chat Youtube Pranks and his ever growing shoe collection.

Benjamin J. Pierce (Benny) - An Aesthetically Pleasing Conversation

April 3rd, 2018


Benjamin J. Pierce (Benny) stops by to talk about making music, and what inspires his aesthetic.

Danny Padilla - 2 Parts Music, 1 Part Youtube

April 3rd, 2018


Singer/songwriter Danny Padilla stops by to chat about making music for his Youtube and some of his favorite artists.

Youngr - Well This One Time on Tour...

March 26th, 2018


DJ and remix master Youngr stops by to talk about his music, and his favorite live moment while on tour.

AJ Mitchell - Ball + Music is Lyfe

March 26th, 2018


Rising musician/creator AJ Mitchell stops by the studio for his first interview to talk about his music, his fans, and what he likes to do in his free time.

San Holo - San's Solo Plans

March 26th, 2018


Acclaimed DJ San Holo chats with us about his new music, starting his own company, and advice for up and coming DJs.

Max and Harvey - 2x The Fun

March 26th, 2018


Twin Musician/Creators Max and Harvey chat with us about their rising success, and what making music means to them.

Aaron Carter - Guess Who's Back, Back Again

March 26th, 2018


Infamous musician Aaron Carter sits down to talk with us about his upcoming music, and why he shouldn't be counted out.

Conan Gray - This Town Will Never Change

March 26th, 2018


Rising musician/creator Conan Gray jumps on a call with us to talk about his buzzy single "Idle Town."

Romeo Lacoste - Tattoo Talk or (Chat)too

March 26th, 2018


Tattoo artist and self proclaimed "Line God" Romeo Lacoste stops by the studio to talk about his art, and what it takes to continue growing in the digital world.

Betty Who - Second Album Smash

March 26th, 2018


Musician Betty Who stops by the studio to talk about her newest album, and what making music means to her and her fans.

Andrew Lowe - So Put Comedy and Rap In a Blender...

March 26th, 2018


Youtube Comedian Andrew Lowe sits down to chat with us about his upcoming rap comedy album, and what it takes to stay relevant in the digital comedy game.

James Hersey - Songwriting With Somethin' Extra

March 26th, 2018


Musician James Hersey stops by the studio to chat about his music and creative process.

The Heirs - The Gangs All Here

March 26th, 2018


Rising indie-pop band The Heirs stop by to talk about their newest single "Suburban Wonderland," and how the band came together.

"I Love You Both" - Behind The Scenes with the Cast/Crew

March 26th, 2018


The writer, director, and stars of the indie darling "I Love You Both" stop by the studio to talk about what it took to get this passion project off the ground.

Charise Christine - Beauty and Fashion Tips

March 26th, 2018


Youtuber Charisse Christine stops by the studio to  talk about her Youtube channel, and to give us her inside fashion tips.

Allie Michelle - Yoga and Finding Zen

March 26th, 2018


Digital yogi Allie Michelle stops by to chat about life, meditation, and finding your zen.

Bryce Hall - Friends and Favorite Youtubers

March 26th, 2018


Acclaimed Creator Bryce Hall stops by the studio to talk about his rise to digital fame.

Shallows - New Music Updates

March 26th, 2018


Indie rock band Shallows stops by the studio to talk about their music and upcoming EP Release.

Gemma Stafford - Baking and Foodie Favorites

March 26th, 2018


Youtube baking phenom Gemma Stafford stops by the studio to talk about her baking, her favorite foods, and her brand "Better Bolder Baking."

Sierra Schultzzie - Beauty and Being Yourself

March 26th, 2018


Youtuber Sierra Schultzzie sits down to talk about her Youtube channel, and what her content means to her and her fans.

Connor Franta - Note To Self Tour Stories

March 26th, 2018


Acclaimed star Connor Franta sits down to talk about his second published book "Note to Self."

Hunter March - Writing Your First Book

March 26th, 2018


Youtuber Hunter March stops by the studio to chat about his book "TBH: 51 True Story Collabs."

Matthew Santoro - Books, Fun Facts, and Favorite Rappers

March 26th, 2018


Youtuber Matthew Santoro stopped by our studios to talk about rap, fun facts, and his book "Mind=Blown: Amazing Facts About This Weird, Hilarious, Insane World."

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