Spotify reveals a trio of brand-new YouTube creator-led podcast series for Gen Z audiences


With all eyes on Spotify’s 2021 Wrapped set to be announced this week and including the UK’s most listened to podcasts, we wanted to update you on the latest addition to its Spotify Original podcast library with Inner Monologue by Olivia Neill. The brand-new podcast – which went straight to number one most-listened podcast in Spotify’s UK Podcast Charts upon launch – is hosted by Northern Irish TikToker and YouTuber Olivia Neill who has amassed over 3 million social followers collectively.

Inner Monologue will cover a different topic each week from relationships to friendships, with Olivia inviting listeners to share their stories and answer any tricky problems from her extensive fanbase. This 20-episode ‘in conversation with’-style series is the latest in Spotify’s series of podcast launches which celebrate the rising wave of younger digital creators and influencers – and give prominence to some of the UK and Ireland’s most impressive, authentic and creative social media voices.

Inner Monologue by Olivia Neill is the latest Spotify Original signing in a collection of exciting digital creator-hosted podcasts, alongside new exclusive podcast signing Internet Sensation, a popular podcast series by ImAllexx on the digital age, and The Fellas podcast by YouTube sensations Calfreezy and Burnt Chip. These recent exclusive podcast signings speak specifically to Spotify’s enthusiastic and engaged user base of 16-24 year olds, teaming up with Gen Z creators to transform popular YouTube content into podcast series. They build on Spotify’s existing slate which includes Spotify Exclusives JaackMaate’s Happy Hour and The Two Johnnies Podcast.

To celebrate the amazing new creators joining the platform, Spotify has hosted a whole festival of launch events: a launch party for The Fellas where hundreds of digital creators took over the London EDITION basement for a circus-themed party; I’m Alexx’s bowling alley launch party with his coterie of friends which saw him marking the launch moment with a hyper-realist computer cake-cutting; and fans of Olivia Neill being able to head over to her favourite hang – Portobello Road in Notting Hill – to have their picture taken with her mural that she revealed last week to announce the podcast launch.

Internet Sensation, a popular podcast series by ImAllexx, joined Spotify exclusively in October 2021. Alex Elmslie is known for his commentary videos about trending topics. He brings his stand-up comedy to Internet Sensation, making videos on popular YouTube topics or controversies, and featuring a variety of digital influencers and content creators.

The Fellas Podcast is hosted by YouTube sensations Callum Leighton Airey (Calfreezy) and Josh Larkin (TheBurntChip) who have amassed over 5 million subscribers combined. They have both had multiple appearances alongside the Sidemen in recent months and their podcast has featured a stellar line up of guests since its launch including KSI, Behzinga, Vikkstar, Saffron Barker and more. The podcast moved exclusively to Spotify on 16th November 2021.