Weeks after her interview with Drake went viral across multiple social media platforms, TikToker and host of “The Really Good Podcast” Bobbi Althoff is talking about how she landed in Drake’s bed to interview the rapper.
Longtime TikTok followers may know her as a young mom who calls her kids Richard and Concrete. She’s now also recognized for her dry, deadpan, but at the same time, relatable and humorous interview style. Althoff recently opened up about how she got here, how Drake’s interview came to be, and how Snoop Dogg plays into her whole story.
Bobbi Althoff Reveals How She Landed In Drake’s Bed For Her Viral Podcast Interview
Althoff recently sat down with Cosmopolitan to discuss her podcast and she ended up where she is today. As for her Drake interview, it all began with $300 and a dream.
“When I started my podcast in April, I wanted to do interviews with celebrities, but I didn’t know how I was going to get there. It was really hard to get guests, so I made a video on TikTok saying that I would give $300 to any person who successfully connected me to a celebrity for a podcast,” she told Cosmopolitan.
“Rick Glassman, the comedian, was the first person I was able to interview because somebody tagged him, and he was like, ‘Okay, I’ll do it.’ So I sent her $300 and did the episode with Rick Glassman.”
Then a comment on one of her TikTok videos asked if she ever heard of comedian Funny Marco. She took a screenshot of the comment and posted it on her Instagram Stories and tagged him, saying, “Marco, if you want to make this girl $300, DM me.”
“He had over 4 million followers at the time, and I only had 500,000. I was like, ‘He’s not going to see this.’ But he replied, like, a second later,” she said. “So I sent the girl $300 and he came on the podcast. Our video together got so many views, and Drake liked it. Then he followed me.”
That’s when Althoff decided to reach out to Drake in the hopes of landing an interview.
“I decided to just go for it and shoot my shot. I DMed Drake and asked if he wanted to be on my podcast, and he said yes,” she continued. “He sent me his touring schedule, and I knew that I needed to make it happen fast, so my friend and I flew to Memphis two days after the original DM was sent to record the episode.”
And yes, she interviewed Drake all comfy and cozy in bed. See Drake’s interview HERE.
Bobbi Althoff Has A Very Specific Interview Style
Althoff is known for her interesting approach to interviewing. She said she’s definitely more of an entertainer and comedian than a journalist.
“There’s no prep, and that’s the fun of it. I think that’s why celebrities are down to do it,” she said. “They know it’s a character, and we just wing it. It’s not a real interview. I’m not trying to get hard-hitting information about you – I’m not trying to uncover anything. It’s just a conversation. It’s really a parody of a good interview.”
She continued by saying, “The podcast is supposed to be entertaining. It’s fun for fans to see my guests in a way that they don’t normally see them.”
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So who would she like to interview next?
“I love Post Malone. I would love to interview him,” she said. “And then Tyler Hoechlin from ‘Teen Wolf.’ He went to the same high school as me.”
Where Does Snoop Dogg Come Into This Story?
While Althoff is far from a nepo baby, she credits her dad for how Snoop Dogg entered this chat.
“My dad’s a contractor, and he was working on Snoop Dogg’s neighbor’s house. Someone from Snoop Dogg’s team asked if he’d do some work for them – he was throwing away a set of doors. Instead of taking them to the dump, my dad just kept them. They’re literally in his house right now,” she explained.
“That was my claim to fame for so long, that we had Snoop Dogg’s doors. When we got really poor, my dad would sell everything. There was a time when I’d come home and my bed frame would be gone because he needed money. Those doors, we never got rid of.”